Club Notes 30/07/2018


Ballynonty 10 Mile
The Ballynonty 10 mile took place on Sunday in South Tipperary. Hosted by Ballynonty AC this is a no frills race with a very modest entry fee for a well organised and accurately measured event. Declan Guina ran a personal best on the day clocking 55:24 taking almost a minute off his previous best 10 mile time. This time gave Declan third place overall continuing his good form in 2018.
Run Killarney Half Marathon & 10K
Killarney was the venue on Saturday for a number of our runners where the popular Killarney half marathon & 10k took place. There was a very big turnout for both races. The weather played its part as the runners made there away around the scenic routes of Muckross House and Killarney National Park. In the half marathon Michael Guiney was our first runner home in a time of 1:35:37 followed closely by Paul Crotty who set a new personal best time of 1:37:05. Diarmuid McCarthy clocked a time of 1:41:55 over the 13.1 miles. Kate Murray led home the West Limerick ladies in a time of 1:50:23. Suzanne Kennedy and Breda O Sullivan also ran well to finish in 1:53:47 and 2:08:14 respectively.
In the 10K it was great to see John O Connell back out in the green and white finishing in a time of 44:25 and Catriona Lenihan finished well up the field also in an excellent time of 47:34 setting a new personal best in the process. Well done to all our runners on the day.
Gneeveguilla AC 1 mile race series
Colum McCarthy was in Ballydesmond on Wednesday evening for the 4th race in the Gneeveguilla AC 1 mile race series. Colum’s dominance of the series continued with another first place finish although he had to battle hard all the way taking 1st place by 2 seconds in 4:43. Aidan Cahill of Farranfore Maine Valley AC was 2nd behind Colum in 4:45 and he was followed in third by Dermot Dineen also of Farranfore Maine Valley AC in 4:50.The series finale is on Wednesday evening next in Gneeveguilla at 8pm.
Curraghchase 10K 2018
The Curraghchase 10K run/walk 2018 takes place on 19th August at 11am around the picturesque woodland area of Curraghchase forest park. This is always a popular and well supported event which caters for runners and walkers. For further information please contact or follow the Curraghchase 10k Facebook page.
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 in September.
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.
Adult Training:

Our Tuesday night senior training sessions in the Desmense will return on the 4th of September after the summer break.

Juvenile Training 

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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