Curtins Londis Adare 10k 2023
On Sunday we had the 29th year of our club Adare 10k. West Limerick Athletics Club would like to thank our main sponsor David Curtin and all of our other sponsors, volunteers, Gardai, Red Cross, the village of Adare and our race entrants for making Adare 10k 2023 such a special and memorable race event.
The race was sold out in one week in October which just shows how highly anticipated our race has become. Sunday was a perfect day for racing and runners from all over the country converged on Adare for what has become one of the premier club races in Munster.
At 1pm we were under starters orders. The elite runners set off at a blistering pace, the smiles at the finish line were gone and it was time to go to work. The support of the local , stewards and race supporters helped everyone around the challenging route.
It would become a day where both winners had family connections to past winners. William Maunsell was the overall winner in 30:31. His brother Kevin won in 2020 setting a course record at the time of 30:18. They are the second set of brothers to become winners , following in the footsteps of the famous Power brothers from Co.Clare. Dermot won in 1997 and Seamus in 2003.
Ide Nic Dhomhnaill was the winner in the ladies race. Ide set a course record of 33:59 while winning and took home our Corn na mBan for first West Limerick woman to cross the finish line. Ide’s sister Sorcha has won Adare 10k twice previously in 2017 and 2020.
The top three men were William Maunsell Clonmel A.C. 30:31, Niall Shanahan An Bru A.C. 30:42 and John Kinsella Bilboa A.C. 31:50
The top three women were Ide Nic Dhomhnaill West Limerick A.C. 33:59, Mary Mulhare Portaoise A.C. 34:44 and Kate McDonald Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C. 36:42.
The winners of the team prizes were West Limerick A.C. men and Dooneen A.C. ladies.
Thank you also to our volunteer race pacers on the day. We had Dermot Kearns & Sean Cunningham for 40 minutes, Mark Lenihan, Martin Lyons & Kieran Carr for 45 minutes, Sheila Clavin & George O Sullivan for 50 minutes, Eddie O Sullivan & Sean McAuliffe for 55 minutes, Ger Meehan & Mark Ryan for 60 minutes.
A final thank you to everyone who ran yesterday, those who come back year after year and make our club fundraising race so special.
West Limerick A.C. had a large amount of runners on the day and they were led home by Niall O Callaghan with a pb of 33:17. Niall won our club Willie Costello Cup for first club man to finish the race. Our other members running on the day were Declan Guina 33:38, Killian Lynch 33:43, Karl Lenihan 33:49, Mike Sheehy 33:59, Brendan Costelloe 36:59, Aaron Lynch 37:36, Amy Murphy 39:23, Aisling Fitzgerald 40:28, Noel Fitzgerald 40:40, Mike O Brien 41:31, Karol Downey 41:55, Martin Liston 43:21, Kevin O Donoghue 44:18, Susan Lowe 44:21, Oorla Cusack 45:52, Jonathan Scanlon 46:58, Eamonn Moran 47:14, Shane Quille 47:01, Suzanne Kennedy 47:10, Norma Harnedy 48:47, Luke Broderick 50:11, Declan Lynch 50:44, Derek Mackessy 51:18, Christina Harnett 51:40, John Fitzgerald 53:18, Gerard Hannon 53:41, Theresa Walsh 55:17, JP Aherne 56:16, Trish Collins 57:21, Ann Gilvarry 58:27, Norman Paddle 60:33, Breda Rowsome 62:58 and Fiona Coyle 68:17.