Croom 10k and Half Marathon
Well done to Mark Ryan who completed the half marathon in 1:58:48 and to Trish Collins who ran the 10k in 58:29.
Tralee Harriers Half-Marathon & 10k
The Tralee half marathon and 10k took place on Saturday and there was a grand turnout of over 400 runners on the day. This is one of the more popular half marathon/10k events and attracts a large crowd annually. Weather conditions were very challenging with heavy wind and rain but this didn’t deter any of our athletes who make the journey down to brave the elements.
The half marathon was won by Derek Griffin In 1.15.29 and first lady home was Sorcha Loughnane In 1:28:22.
We had 3 of our west limerick athletes who took part in the half marathon and all performed very well on the day. Gerard Hanlon was our first man home in 1:38:03. Suzanne Kennedy also had a great run and completed the course in 1:48:56. She was followed by Niamh Humphries in 2:17:41.Great running and well done to everyone.
Mullingar Half Marathon
Well done to Marcella McGrath on getting a new pb of 01:40:08 in the Mullingar Half Marathon today.
We had members running in various Parkruns in Limerick on Saturday.
Limerick: Patricia McNamara and Edel Henriques
Mungret: Sheila Calvin
Newcastle West: Martin Liston, George O Sullivan and Helen O Sullivan.
We are delighted to announce that we are inviting back all past winners again in 2020. We had a great response this year and we in West Limerick A.C. felt that it was the right to continue to support the athletes that have supported us in the past.
So if you won in the past but missed out this year don’t worry as we will have a place reserved for you in 2020.
Due to the large numbers of juvenile members attending training on Tuesdays and Thursdays we will have closed registration to new juvenile members 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 so that we can support our current coaches and offer more training to juveniles in our area. We need your help if we are to continue our juvenile training. 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. It is hoped to have everyone registered by Jan 1st. 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:
Limerick County 4 Mile – Championship Race – Club members only – Kilmallock March 24th
Castleconnell Boat Club Race – March 31st –
An Riocht 10 mile and 5k – April 14th – Castleisland , Co. Kerry
Great Limerick Run – May 5th – Limerick
10th Anniversary Banna 10k Run and 5k Fun Run, Sunday, 4th August at 9:30 a.m..
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.