Raheny 5 mile
Well done to Mark Lenihan and Carmel Macdomhnaill who travelled to Dublin on Sunday to take part in the Raheny 5 Mile race. The race was one of the more highly competitive events and attracted a huge turnout of over 4000 runners on the day. Mark had a fine race to finish in a time 29.31 and Carmel also crossing the line in 40.03. Well done to both athletes.
Clare series 5k
The first 5k race of the Clare series took place on Saturday in Scarriff, Co. Clare. There was a huge turnout of over 800 runners for this very well organised and popular event. Weather conditions on the day were challenging with the heavy wind and rain. However, this did not deter many of the athletes who had fine performances on the day. Two of our West Limerick athletes took part on the day with Mary Folan Ryan finishing in 24:28 and Ide Curtin in28:15. Well done to both.
2019 West Limerick AC registration is now 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.
We are delighted to welcome Ger Cremin as our new adult head coach. Ger has a wealth of athletics experience and enthusiasm to get us moving faster as we aim for our new year goals. As a club we will be aiming for County 4 mile and Munster 4 mile championship races in particular. There is also our Adare 10k and the Great Limerick Run. Training plans will be available on request for club members.
Saturday Mungret Park Run
Michael Guiney ran the Mungret run on Saturday and had a fine run finishing in a time of 19.53 . These park runs are free timed 5k runs are great for getting active.
Analog Devices Adare 10k 2019
The Analog Devices Adare 10K 2019 sold out in October and there are no more entries available. Last year we had nearly fifty volunteers and we will need the same again for this race. The 25th anniversary of our road race will take place on Sunday February 24th at 1pm. As this is our 25th anniversary we are looking forward to welcoming back our previous male and female winners from past races.
We are looking for members and friends of West Limerick A.C. to volunteer for our main club fundraiser. In 2018 we had 20 volunteers for number collection and 50 volunteers for race day. We will need the same again for this year. The race is on Sunday February 24th. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Kevin O Donoghue firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to volunteer. Many hands make lighter work.
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:
Milford 10k – February 3rd at 11am – Starts at UL , Limerick
Adare 10k – Feb 25th at 1pm (SOLD OUT) – Adare, Limerick
Munster 4 Mile – Championship Race – Club members only – March 3rd – Dundrum , Tipperary.
Duhallow 10 mile in Newmarket on Sunday 10th of March 2019 @ 13:30pm
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.