West Limerick A.C. Notes May 1st


Regeneron Great Limerick Run

Limerick City was awash with athletes from all over the country for this years Great Limerick Run.

We had a number of members compete in the Marathon,  Half Marathon and 6 mile races.


Brendan Costello was first home for the club in a time of 2:57:25. He was followed by Amy Murphy 3:10:36. Amy was 7th woman overall and it was a huge result for one of our newest members. 

Also completing the 26.2 mile distance were Padraig O Donnell 3:32:14, George O Sullivan 3:47:46, Martin Liston 3:53:12, James Dalton 3:59:43vand Derek Mackessy 4:15:59.

This was Derek’s 350th marathon. An incredible achievement. 

Half Marathon

Karl Lenihan was 10th overall in 1:13:57. Alan Kehoe 1:49:24, James Costello 1:57:36, Siofra Hogan 2:04:14, Moica Kiernan 2:07:17, Gerard Hannon 2:07:38, Trish Collins and Mark Ryan 2:08:55, Norman Paddle 2:20:30.

6 Mile

In the 6 mile race Karol Downey was first from the club to finish in a time of 40:36. Karol was followed by Shane Quille 44:50, Eamonn Moran 45:28, Con Mulcahy 46:13, Timmy O Carroll 48:41, Dwayne Blenkinsop 51:19, Rachel O Brien 55:22, Fiona Coyle 1:08,  Eileen O Connor 1:18:31, Marcella Histon 1:22:36.

Sheila Clavin was running as a guide runner to Ross Gallagher from Kerry. Ross finishing in a time of 51:29.

Well done to everyone who ran.

Belfast Marathon 

Well done to our six club members who ran in the Belfast Marathon. 

Mark Lenihan was first home in 2 hours 44 minutes. He was followed by Martin Lyons 3:11:56, Kieran Carr 3:19:30, Kevin Kelly 3:30:02, Noel Fitzgerald 3:46:50 and Robert Maharg 4:01:26.

Niall O Riordan of An Bru A.C. finished in 2:44:44.

Burnfort 5 Mile

This was a new race on the running calendar and was held on Bank Holiday Monday.

Located just outside Mallow , this run was organised by North Cork AC as a fundraiser for Burnfort National School. 

Representing the club were Kevin ODonoghue 36:32,  John Fitzgerald 45:46 and Norman Paddle 51:05.

Cry Monagea 10k – Remembering Niamh & Darra

This local charity event is a very worthy and well supported cycle, walk and run. The organising committee and community of Monagea deserve great credit for putting on such a lovely event. We had many adult members involved in the 50km and 100km cycle, while some of our juvenile members took part in the 5km walk.

The 10km route which took participants around Gardenfield, Killeline and back up the Monagea road was a good test for anyone walking or running. Sean O Sullivan was first man home and Kate Murray first woman home. Grace O Donnell and Suzanne Kennedy completed the podium. Other members running on the day were Karl Lenihan, Kevin O Donoghue, Seamus Cawley, Malacky McCarthy, John Paul Aherne, Mary Liston, Luke Broderick and Jonathan Scanlon.

Well done to everyone who helped raise funds for CRY while remembering both Niamh and Darra.


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