Brandon Bay Half Marathon & 10K
The Brandon Bay half marathon and 10k took place on Saturday with over 540 competitors taking part between both races. This event is unique in that it is run entirely on sand along the beaches of Brandon Bay in West Kerry. Liam Hurrell took on the half marathon distance and had a top ten finish in 1.34.11. a very good run by Liam on the sand. West Limerick AC had the winner of the 10K with Karl Lenihan first home in a time of 40.33. Declan O Keeffe also had a strong race coming home in 46.58 and a top 20 finish. Well done to all and congrats to Karl on a great win in the 10K.
Kilkee Half Marathon
The Run Kilkee half marathon & 10K 2018 took place on Saturday last in the Co.Clare town. The route for the half marathon event runs along the loop head peninsula and while scenic is also a challenging course with plenty of hills for the runners to contend with. We had two members competing in the half marathon. Michael Guiney had a very good run coming in just under 1.45 in a time of 1.44.34 which was very solid running on this course. We also had Bryan Hartnett running on the day finishing in a time of 2.09.06. It’s great to see Bryan back running consistently and clocking up the miles again. Well done to both Michael and Bryan.
Gneeveguilla AC 1 mile race series
The Gneeveguilla AC annual 1 mile race series continued Wednesday evening last in Fossa where West Limerick AC were to the fore again. Colum McCarthy was first athlete home for the second week in a row clocking an excellent time of 4.40. Colum was followed very closely in 2nd place by Declan Guina in 4.44. Martina Ahern ran well also finishing in 6.56 to finish well up the field. The series continues this Wednesday evening at 8pm in Knocknagree
Newcastle West Couch To 5K
Our Couch to 5K has proved a big hit with huge numbers attending on Tuesday and Thursday night last and it’s still not too late to come and join us. The group will continue to meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the Demesne from 8pm to 9pm.The goal is that each participant will complete a 5k on Saturday September 14th.
The couch to 5k is for men and women of all abilities but specifically for those starting out or looking to get active again. The people taking part will go at their own pace. The coaches will be there to guide and encourage those taking part.
The only cost is your time.
For ages 18 and upwards.
Our Tuesday night senior training sessions in the Desmense will return on the 4th of September after the summer break.
Juvenile training is finished for a summer break. We will return on the 14th August in the Desmense, Newcastle West and all parents/guardians will be required to be present for the duration of training. The cross country season will be the focus of training when we return.
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