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Longford AC 10KM and 5KM Road Races 2014 | by Peter Mooney
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Longford AC 10KM and 5KM Road Races 2014

This is a photograph from the Longford Athletics Club 5KM and 10KM Road Race which was held at The Mall, Templemichael Road (Longford Leisure Center), Longford Town, Ireland on Sunday 16th March 2014 at 11:00. The race was organised in conjunction with Longford Sports Partnership and also featured a special 5KM race for Junior runners and joggers. The race was AAI approved and measured with chip timing provided for all participants. The race has expanded since last year with the addition of a 5KM option for participants.


Reading on a Smartphone or tablet? Don't forget to scroll down further to read more about this and race and see important Internet links to other information about the race!


Our full set of photographs from today's races is available in the Flickr photoset:


Route Description: The 5KM race took one loop of the following course description whilst the 10KM simply repeated the loop a second time. The race started about 1/2 KM from the Sports Center on the link road to the N4: start ( Google Streetview). The race then proceeds in a clock-wise direction onto the N4 Bypass ( Google Streetview) for about 1KM. Then the race turns at the well known McDonald's Roundabout which will be known to anyone who has ran in the Longford Half or Full Marathon (McDonalds Google Streetview) and then follows the R198 towards the town center along Battery Road and Crosskeys, Church Street to Bridge Street crossing the Camlin River and then left onto Great Water Street returning back to Templemicheal and the finish area. The only climb on the course is the rise at the McDonald's Roundabout. On the By-pass participants were marshalled onto the walking path inside the hard shoulder.


The race was organised in conjunction with Longford Sports Partnership which was established in 2008 under the auspices of Longford County Development Board. One of the key mission goals of Longford Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and physical recreation and ensure that local resources are used to best effect. The Partnership also help to ensure enhanced planning of sport at local level.


This was a very well organised event and the members of Longford AC and the Sports Partnership deserve great credit for this. The running of the 5KM and 10KM races simultaneously worked very well. There were about 180 participants in both races combined. Refreshments were served in the Scouts Hall beside the Leisure Center after the race.


Some useful web links associated with this race


Results will appear on


Longford Sports and Leisure:

Longford Athletics Club on Facebook:


Finish area at Longford Leisure Center: (Google StreetView)


Longford Sports Partnership:


Garmin Connect GPS Trace of the 2013 10KM route:


Our Flickr set of photographs from the 2013 race:



We use Creative Commons Licensing for these photographs

We use the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License for all our photographs here in this photograph set. What does this mean in reality?

The explaination is very simple.

Attribution- anyone using our photographs gives us an appropriate credit for it. This ensures that people aren't taking our photographs and passing them off as their own. This usually just mean putting a link to our photographs somewhere on your website, blog, or Facebook where other people can see it.

ShareAlike – anyone can use these photographs, and make changes if they like, or incorporate them into a bigger project, but they must make those changes available back to the community under the same terms.


Creative Commons aims to encourage creative sharing. See some examples of Creative Commons photographs on Flickr:


Can I use these photographs directly from Flickr on my social media account(s)?


Yes - of course you can! Flickr provides several ways to share this and other photographs in this Flickr set. You can share to: email, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, LiveJournal, and Wordpress and Blogger blog sites. Your mobile, tablet, or desktop device will also offer you several different options for sharing this photo page on your social media outlets.


We take these photographs as a hobby and as a contribution to the running community in Ireland. Our only "cost" is our request that if you are using these images: (1) on social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter,LinkedIn, Google+, etc or (2) other websites, blogs, web multimedia, commercial/promotional material that you must provide a link back to our Flickr page to attribute us.


This also extends the use of these images for Facebook profile pictures. In these cases please make a separate wall or blog post with a link to our Flickr page. If you do not know how this should be done for Facebook or other social media please email us and we will be happy to help suggest how to link to us.


How can I get full resolution, print-quality, copies of these photographs?


If you just need these photographs for online usage then they can be used directly once you respect their Creative Commons license and provide a link back to our Flickr set if you use them. For offline usage and printing all of the photographs posted here on this Flickr set are available free, at no cost, at full image resolution.


Please email petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com with the links to the photographs you would like to obtain a full resolution copy of. We also ask race organisers, media, etc to ask for permission before use of our images for flyers, posters, etc. We reserve the right to refuse a request.


In summary please remember when requesting photographs from us - If you are using the photographs online all we ask is for you to provide a link back to our Flickr set or Flickr pages. You will find the link above clearly outlined in the description text which accompanies this photograph. Taking these photographs and preparing them for online posting does take a significant effort and time. We are not posting photographs to Flickr for commercial reasons. If you really like what we do please spread the link around your social media, send us an email, leave a comment beside the photographs, send us a Flickr email, etc. If you are using the photographs in newspapers or magazines we ask that you mention where the original photograph came from.


I would like to contribute something for your photograph(s)?

Many people offer payment for our photographs. As stated above we do not charge for these photographs. We take these photographs as our contribution to the running community in Ireland. If you feel that the photograph(s) you request are good enough that you would consider paying for their purchase from other photographic providers or in other circumstances we would suggest that you can provide a donation to any of the great charities in Ireland who do work for Cancer Care or Cancer Research in Ireland.


I ran in the race - but my photograph doesn't appear here in your Flickr set! What gives?


As mentioned above we take these photographs as a hobby and as a voluntary contribution to the running community in Ireland. Very often we have actually ran in the same race and then switched to photographer mode after we finished the race. Consequently, we feel that we have no obligations to capture a photograph of every participant in the race. However, we do try our very best to capture as many participants as possible. But this is sometimes not possible for a variety of reasons:


     ►You were hidden behind another participant as you passed our camera

     ►Weather or lighting conditions meant that we had some photographs with blurry content which we did not upload to our Flickr set

     ►There were too many people - some races attract thousands of participants and as amateur photographs we cannot hope to capture photographs of everyone

     ►We simply missed you - sorry about that - we did our best!



You can email us petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com to enquire if we have a photograph of you which didn't make the final Flickr selection for the race. But we cannot promise that there will be photograph there. As alternatives we advise you to contact the race organisers to enquire if there were (1) other photographs taking photographs at the race event or if (2) there were professional commercial sports photographers taking photographs which might have some photographs of you available for purchase. You might find some links for further information above.


Don't like your photograph here?

That's OK! We understand!


If, for any reason, you are not happy or comfortable with your picture appearing here in this photoset on Flickr then please email us at petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com and we will remove it as soon as possible. We give careful consideration to each photograph before uploading.


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Taken on March 16, 2014