Weekly Notes 1/7/2018


Bruff 5 Mile
The Bruff 5 mile was hosted by An Brú AC on Friday night last in very warm running conditions. Just over 130 took to the start line for the race which was won by Bilboa’s Declan Moore with Shona O Flynn first woman. We had 7 of our members running on the night with Karl Lenihan first home for the club in 29.51. It’s great to see Karl appearing at races recently and the race sharpness is beginning to return with plenty of summer racing to come. Following Karl we had race regular Paul Crotty in 37.05, Gerard Donovan 38.36, Richard Lenihan 38.52 and Malachy McCarthy 39.33. Tara Carr and Kate Murray were flying the flag for the West Limerick ladies and both ran well finishing in 42.32 and 43.13 respectively. Well done to our friends in An Brú AC on a well run event as always.
Kilcock 5K
Colum McCarthy was in action at the St Cocoa’s AC Kilcock 5K on Friday evening last. There was intense heat in the Co. Kildare town for this race which presented an unfamiliar challenge for most competitors. Nevertheless some excellent times were recorded and Colum had a super run clocking 17.12.
Hell of the West Triathlon 
Congratulations to all our members who took part in the Hell Of The West Triathlon in Kilkee on Sunday last.
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 on Saturday September 14th.
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.
West Limerick AC Training
Our adult training takes place in the grounds of the Desmense, Newcastle West. The Adult session is from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday evenings. It is €2 per person for training. New members always welcome and membership forms are available at training.
Adult Training:

It is advised to have an easy 15 minute warm up done beforehand so that the training proper commences on time at 7pm. New members are always welcome to come along and try out our training.

For any county people living in the city we have a number of members who meet at the track session in UL on Tuesday nights. Warm up at 6.45 and session starts as 7.

For longer runs there are various groups that meet in the county and in the city. If you would like to meet up with anyone or need further details just contact us or ask at training.

Juvenile Training 

Juvenile training is finished for a summer break. When we return we will be in the demense and all parents/guardians will be required to be present for the duration of training.
Please forward any results club news and photos to iankelly32@yahoo.ie for inclusion in our weekly notes.


Want to Join The Club?

Adult Membership is currently open. If you have been a member of a different Athletics Club in the past 3 years a Transfer Form is required. Please contact us and we will assist with the transfer.