Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race

On Saturday 11th February 2017, mountain runners from around Ireland will arrive in Kealkil for the very first running of the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra Trail Race. The race will follow the route Beara-Breifne Way for 70km, and that evening finish at West End in Millstreet.

The race is a fully way-marked trail that covers just over 70km of this route (with approx. 2000m climb), running along the Beara-Breifne Way between Kealkill and Millstreet. Runners will cross the Sheehy and Derrynasaggart mountain ranges over a variety of tough open mountain terrain, forest trails and quiet country roads.

Full information on the race is on the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Page

The last section (from Ballyvourney to Millstreet) after they have already run 47km is described here:

“Stage 4: Ballyvourney to Millstreet 23.4km, 780m climb
The final stretch of the Slí climbs steadily out of Ballyvourney and up into the Derrynasaggart mountains, skirting Mullaghanish with its 220m high transmitter (the 4th tallest structure in Ireland). Here the Slí is [read more …] “Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race”

MonsterMac 2016

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Come join us on April 30th 2016 for the 6th annual MonsterMac adventure race. The MonsterMAC (Munster Adventure Challenge) is set in the picturesque Millstreet Country Park and brings together a mix of off road running and road biking.

The area offers some of the most unspoilt countryside at the base of MusheraMore in the Boggeragh mountains to make all 3 legs both challenging and rewarding.

Details, booking, etc. are on the new website monstermac2016.com, with updates on the MonsterMac Adventure Race page.

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Munster Autotest Championship this Sunday July 5th at K and L Complex in Millstreet

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KDMC will be hosting round 5 of the Munster Autotest Championship this Sunday the 5th of July at K&L Deliveries Venue in Millstreet with a starting time of 11:30.This was a very successful run event last year which showcased some excellent displays of car handling and control. Marshals are meeting at 10am,if anyone can help out please Contact COC Todd Falvey 087 2386276.

Check out the link below for Action from Last Years Event and see what this popular sport is all about.

 

James Winters of Kanturk Successfully Completes the Marathon Des Sables

Sincere congratulations to James on so very successfully completing such a difficult Marathon and in doing so has assisted such praiseworthy causes.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sincere congratulations to James on so very successfully completing such a difficult Marathon and in doing so has assisted such praiseworthy causes (James raised funds for three charities, Kanturk Community Hospital – where his dad has been cared for over the past seven years; Millstreet Community Hospital, where his aunt was looked after incredibly well in 2014 prior to passing due to cancer, and the Irish Cancer Society). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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MonsterMac Sports Winner

Pictured right is 2014-04-26 Donal Kelleher from Aubane who won the Sports Section of the MonsterMacDonal Kelleher from Aubane who won the Sports Section of the MonsterMac today.

The MonsterMac was organised by St.John’s GAA Club, and based out of Millstreet Country Park, and included mountain running, cycling and canoeing, and in very wet and windy conditions this morning.

[Photo thanks to John F Kelleher]

See lots of more photos from today on the MonsterMac Facebook Page

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Very Successful Clara Mountain Run 2014

Some 52 very fit athletes  participated in this evening's annual Clara Mountain Run where running conditions were good and the weather held relatively fine.   Here we feature the first of our uploads of the important event.  We view an inspiring 11 year old and his father from Cork who took part in an inspiring manner and we meet athlete supreme, Tim O'Donoghue from East Cork who won the race in an excellent time...well under 30 minutes!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Some 52 very fit athletes participated in this evening’s annual Clara Mountain Run where running conditions were good and the weather held relatively fine. Here we feature the first of our uploads of the important event. We view an inspiring 11 year old and his father from Cork who took part in an inspiring manner and we meet athlete supreme, Tim O’Donoghue from East Cork who won the race in an excellent time…well under 30 minutes! Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Tim O’Donoghue of East Cork who won the race

Above we meet Chris Murphy and Denis McSweeney before the race.  Now we view the enthusiastic athletes after returning from the 7km climb and run to Clara Mountain on this Easter Sunday evening.   Congratulations to the dedicated Organisers of [read more …] “Very Successful Clara Mountain Run 2014”

MonsterMac Adventure Race

 

Join Ireland’s unique adventure race on Saturday 26th April 2014. With a varied mix of challenging on road biking, off road running and a short kayak section, it is set to get the hearts racing on either the 64km MonsterMAC EXPERT category, the somewhat shorter 33km BigMAC SPORT category or the 20km “BabyMAC” event which is achievable by anyone looking for their first ever adventure challenge.

 

More information about the event soon, in the meantime it is time to start training!  🙂

 

 

 

The future for MonsterMAC

The future for MonsterMAC

Marie Griffin, and her MonsterMAC team of organisers, are unfortunately no longer in a position to manage the event www.monstermac.ie.  She and many others would like to see this  fun Millstreet event continue to grow in the future so if any individual or group is interested, please feel free to contact Marie as soon as possible on 086 171 2326 to discuss.

Monster MAC Draw Takes Place in Wallis Arms Hotel

The local group which was successful in the Monster MAC Draw last night in the Wallis Arms Hotel was Millstreet Development Group who will now act as the Main Stewarding Group for the highly prestigious event to be held in May and centred at Millstreet Country Park.   They will received the monetary prize for their important participation.  (S.R.)

The local group which was successful in the Monster MAC Draw last night in the Wallis Arms Hotel was Millstreet Development Group who will now act as the Main Stewarding Group for the highly prestigious event to be held on Saturday, 27th April 2013  and centred at Millstreet Country Park. They will receive the €800.00 monetary prize for their important participation.    (S.R.)

 

 

MonsterMac 2013 Volunteers

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offered an opportunity for a Millstreet based charity or club to raise funds by volunteering to Marshal and help at the Saturday April 27th adventure race hosted in the Country Park.

We now have 5 entries for the €800 prize for a minimum of 25 volunteers 

 

Aubane Social, COPE, LTV2, Millstreet Macra & Millstreet Development

 

Each will provide a representative (or two or ten!!)

to meet in the

Wallis Arms

Friday 15th March at 8pm. 

We’ll invite each of the applicants to say a few words about why they have applied and what they would use the money for (if their name came out of the hat!!).  We’ll have a short chat about MonsterMAC and then we’ll have the draw (it will be less than an hour).

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Local charity or club fundraising opportunity………

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MonsterMAC2013

are offering an opportunity for a Millstreet based charity or club to raise funds by volunteering to Marshal and help at the Saturday April 27th adventure race hosted in the Country Park. 

 

€800 is on offer to local charities or sports clubs. Charities or sports clubs wishing to avail of this generous offer must be willing to supply  25 voluteers on the day for about six hours.

 

If interested send an e-mail to

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 for the attention of Marie Griffin before 28 February.   If we have a significant number of applicants, we will carry out a draw for the winning charity/club…. It could be you but if you’re not in, you can’t win……

 

So will you be conquering the Munster Monster this year???

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Monstermac success

This weekend saw the second MonsterMac adventure race in Millstreet Co. Cork. Unfortunately I was not a competitor but this time the shoe was on the other foot I was one of the organizers and it’s a totally different perspective. A long day was put in on the day before the race marking the run routes and the bike routes. Transition areas were put up and registration set and ready. Thankfully the rain stayed away but it was a frosty morning and the sun rarely appeared so the layers were needed for this race. This year we put on a shorter route the BabyMac to encourage first timers and we had 70 brave virgin adventurers.

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