Rathcormac 4 Mile Race:
The Rathcormac 4 mile road race on Thursday night had 365 runners taking part. It was a lovely route with a very generous spread of food after. Such great hospitality is probably why the race has being growing over the last few years.
Kevin Maunsell of Clonmel AC won the race in 19:18. Catherine Murphy of Eagle AC was 1st female in 25:51.
West Limerick A.C had four members running. Sean O Sullivan led our quartet home, he was followed by Jonathan Scanlon 29:32, Martina Ahern 30.15 and Helen O Sullivan. Well done to all.
Churchtown 5 Mile race:
Friday night’s race in Churchtown saw Niall Shanahan of An Bru A.C. take the win in a time of 25:58. First woman home was Niamh Moore of Leevale A.C. in 30:59.
West Limerick A.C. were represented on the night by Jerry Curtin, Malacky McCarthy and Majella O Connor 51.52.
Rose of Tralee 10k
On Sunday in the Kingdom people were starting the Rose of Tralee celebrations with this 10k race. It was won by Conor O Mahony of An Riocht AC and we had three members running on the day.
First home was George O Sullivan 40:16. He was followed by Con Mulcahy 42:39 (pb) and Paul Crotty 46:28.
Clonmel Half Marathon
Niamh Humphries, Edel Henriques and Diarmaid Lane travelled to Co.Tipperary for the Boston Scientific Half Marathon. This is always a very popular race with over 800 runners taking part. Diarmaid ran it in 1:24:22, Edel finished in 1:46 and Niamh in 2:14:23. Well done.
Dooneen At The Racecourse:
The second year of the Munster Mile and 5k races were held at Limerick Racecourse and organised by Dooneen A.C..
The Mile race saw Jerry Curtin finish in 6:17. Jerry than ran the 5k in 20:51. Also running in the 5k was Sheila Clavin 22:32.
There were a number of club members running in the county Parkruns this weekend. Well done to all. The fastest Parkrun runners overall in Limerick this weekend were Colm Costello (Brothers Pearse A.C.) 17:44 in Mungret Parkrun and Alison Flynn (Dooneen A.C.) 21:58 in limerick Parkrun.
West Limerick A.C. Members:
Running in Newcastle West Parkrun were Aine Mawe, Helen O Sullivan, Patricia Gayer, Martin Liston, Eileen O Connor, Trish Collins, David Goggin, Declan Lynch, Dan Cahill, Mark Ryan and Andrew McNamara.
Running in Limerick Parkrun were Patricia McNamara and Edel Henriques.
Running in Letterkenny was Micheal Guiney. He finished 1st in a time of 20:06.
Full results from the three Limerick Parkruns can be found here
Newcastle West : https://www.parkrun.ie/newcastlewest/results/latestresults/
2019 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup:
Well done to Carolyn Hayes who raced in the Czech Republic on Sunday. Carolyn had another positive result on the journey to Tokyo , finishing in ninth position with a very impressive 10km run of 35:40.
The club are looking for a volunteer to look after the club web page – its just to get the page up to date and add some new forms and also add relevant links not a huge job to someone who knows how. If you have expertise in this area can you please let us know.
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.
Juvenile athletics training for registered members starts back on Tuesday 27th August at 6pm in the Demesne in Newcastle West. We meet at the bridge in the Demesne . The second day of training (Thursday night) will no longer be in the Community Centre but instead on a Sunday morning at 11am in the Demesne commencing on the 1st September, the focus for the next few weeks will be cross country in preparation for the cross country events.
Any parent with a child age 9 and under must stay for the duration of training. We ask all parents to ensure their child uses toilet facilities before each training session as there are no facilities in the Demesne. Also children need their own water bottle at each session , hydration is very important for young athletes.
If you decide to drop off your child and go you are required to return 10 minutes before the session ends, children are not allowed to walk to a car park alone, they must be dropped to and collected from the training area at each session.
Save The Date:
West Limerick A.C. was founded in 1979 and we will be having our 40th Anniversary Celebration in the Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday 9th November. Save the date and book your babysitters. Full details will follow.
Adare 10k 2020:
Adare 10k 2020 preparations are well under way. We hope to have online registration open for October 1st. Keep an eye on our facebook page www.facebook.com/Adare10k for updates as and when they happen.