West Limerick AC Notes 25/6/2018


Shandrum 4 Mile
We had a large number of athletes in action at the Shandrum 4 mile on Friday night last. This was the latest race in the Ballyhoura summer series. We had some great results on the night with a number of prizes secured. Declan Guina was the first West Limerick AC athlete to finish. Declan came 2nd overall in a time of 21.49. Karl Lenihan won his category in a time of 23.11 as did Carmel Macdomhnaill in a time of 30.51. There was plenty of more fine performances throughout with Sean O Sullivan 24.32, George o Sullivan 25.12, Kieran Carr 25.50, Malachy McCarthy 30.22, Tara Carr 32.11 and Michelle Lenihan 35.19 completing the lineup from the club on the night. Well done to everyone.
Dunshaughlin 10K
Ian Kelly and Mark Lenihan made the long trip to Dunshaughlin in Co. Meath on Saturday to run in the Michael Manning memorial Dunshaughlin 10K. This is a very popular event on the national running calendar and attracts some of the top runners from all over the country. The course is fairly fast with a few hills to negotiate over the last two miles.  Ian and Mark both ran very well with Ian finishing in a time of 36.33 and Mark crossing the line in 37.53 (pb)
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.
5k Charity Family Run/Walk
Club member Mary Ita O Connor organised a very successful 5k event on Sunday last in the Desmense, Newcastle West with over 500 people taking part. All proceeds from the event will go to Parkinson’s Ireland. Well done to Mary Ita, to all the organisers the participants and to everyone who helped out on the day.
Dromcollogher 4 Mile
The Dromcollogher 4 mile is just around the corner taking place on Monday 2nd July 2018 at 8pm. This race has an AAI permit granted. Registration is from 6.30pm on the evening of the race.
On Wednesday the 4th of July at 7.30pm there is also an open sports event taking place as part of the Dromcollogher festival. There are various races from U4 to U16 as well as a mothers race and fathers race.
Church Gate Collection
West Limerick AC wish to sincerely thank the people of Rathkeale and the surrounding area who gave so kindly to our church gate collection last weekend. The monies raised will go towards the continuing development of athletics in West Limerick.
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.
Running in warm weather
While the beautiful weather we are experiencing is most welcome we would advise a little extra care when running in the warm conditions. Ensure you keep well hydrated before during and after your run as well as wearing plenty of sun screen. A cap or running head scarf is very important to give your head adequate protection from the sun.  It is also advisable to start off slowly and give your body a chance to adjust to the warmer temperatures. Avoid running when the heat is at its peak during the day and maybe consider routes such as forests and parks where the trees will provide some shade from the sun. Enjoy the sunshine.
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.