Cahir Half Marathon and Relay:
This popular Half marathon and relay hosted by Mooreabbey AC milers took place in Cahir on Saturday and attracted a large field of athletes once again this year.
We had 2 West Limerick members travel and take part in the half marathon. Kevin Kelly ran the course in 1.34 and he was followed by John O’Connell in 1.39. Great running by the lads. Well done.
Roscommon Harriers 10 mile road race.
Well done to Edel Henriques who travelled up to Roscommon on Saturday and completed the 10 mile road race in excellent time of 1.19.11.
Coillte 10k Road Race.
The Coillte 10k road race took place Wednesay night in Dundrum and there was a great turnout of over 230 athletes out to support this popular and well organised race in very warm weather conditions.
The race was won by David Mansfield from clonmel AC in 31.04.
We had great performances from west limerick on the night with Declan Guina leading the men home in 34.37. He was followed by Mark Lenihan in 38.19, Caroline Conroy 42.43, Marcella Mcgrath 46.27, Richard Lenihan 50.07 and Malachy McCarthy In 52.29.
Great running by all. Well done.
Hell of the West:
Well done to club members Joanne Kelly, Rita Brouder, Karen O Brien, Edel Henriques and Audrey O Dwyer who completed this triathlon in Kilkee by Limerick Tri Club.
Adare 10K 2020
We will be planning over the next few months but you can save the date 23.2.2020
Online registration will open in October.
Due to the large numbers of juvenile members attending training on Tuesdays and Thursdays we have closed registration to new juvenile members for 2019. We have reached full capacity in our current facilities and in coaching ratios. We are currently looking for parents and/or people in West Limerick with an interest in athletics to obtain Garda Vetting and get involved with coaching in the club. If this is done we will be able to increase the numbers that can take part and we can offer more training to juveniles in our area. West Limerick A.C. will pay for all necessary courses once a commitment is made to join the club and help in the juvenile section of our club.
Our current coaches are Mike Cussen, Tara Carr and Kevin O Donoghue along with assistant coaches Aogan MacDomhnaill, Aine Mawe and Micheal Rowsome.
2019 West Limerick AC registration is still open for adults (over 19) and juveniles , all registration and payments are now online, all members are requested to complete the on line form and make the payment electronically. Adult membership (over 19’s) is €35 and Juvenile membership is €25. The club is no longer using paper forms and/ or cash transactions. Full details and link to registration are on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Payment for club gear can also be made through the online account.
Senior training for West Limerick AC members continues each Tuesday evening at 7pm on the Astro turf in the Desmene Newcastle West. You must be registered before you can train. There are no exceptions. The €2 fee remains. Non athletics Ireland members will not be allowed take part for insurance reasons. This goes for Juvenile, Fit4Life and Interval training. If you are not a member of the club you will not be allowed train with the club.
AAI Permit Races
In a bid to highlight AAI permit races to athletes we are trying to put a list of permitted races together.
Upcoming Permitted Races:
10th Anniversary Banna 10k Run and 5k Fun Run, Sunday, 4th August at 9:30 a.m..
Curraghchase 10k August 11th – see Curraghchase 10K Run/Walk
September 15th or 22nd – Novice, Masters and Even age Juveniles XC
Limerick Mini Marathon – Sept 29th – Limerick
October 13th – Senior, Intermediate and Uneven Juveniles XC.