Running in Clare 5k
The first race in the very popular Run Clare race series took place on Saturday. Mary Folan-Ryan and Paul Crotty ran in the race. Paul finished in 23:30 and Mary in 23:49.
Milford Hospice 10k
This great charity race was on in Limerick on Sunday. West Limerick was represented by Tara Carr 51 mins, Ide Curtin 53 mins, Niamh Mulcahy a pb of 47:54, Noelle Woulfe Leahy a pb of 53:30, James Dalton 45:45, Paul Crotty 59mins. This is definitly a race where the event is more important than the results and it was great to see such a huge turnout.
John Tracey Dungarvan 10 Mile
On Sunday the fantastic John Tracey 10 mile was on. This race has been excellently organised by the West Waterford AC club over the years and this year was no different. A high quality field of runners and plenty of food after. There was a large group from the club that headed to Waterford including Maeve Kenrick a pb of 92 mins, Norma Brosnahan 93 mins, Trish Purcell 86 mins, Jenny O Regan 87 mins, Niall O Riordan 59 mins, Mike Brosnahan 69 mins and Carmel McDomhnaill. Well done to everyone. Niall is starting off 2016 as he finished 2015.
The 2016 edition of the Adare 10k will take place on Sunday February 28th at 1pm.
Race entry will be €20 online or €25 on the weekend of the race. This entry fee will include your chip timing, race t-shirt and a medal. This will be the first Adare 10k medal and will be a collectors item. Walkers can enter on the weekend for €10 and will get a medal only, but not chip timing or t-shirt. This is a great local race and helps raise funds for West Limerick AC. It could be a great race or walk to aim for to complete your first 10k and get a medal for your efforts. We would ask any members or friends or the club not running on the day to consider volunteering as an event of this size needs lots of bodies on the day to help it run smoothly. Thank you to all sponsors already supporting us and if you would like to join us as a sponsor please contact our Chairman Liam Healy on 0877725941.
Registration in person can take place at the Adare Village Hall in the centre of Adare. Saturday 27th from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm. Entries will not be accepted after 12.30pm on Sunday 28th. Race T Shirts limited to the first 500 people to register online and
the link to online registration will follow next week.
Our Chairman Liam Healy is looking for sprinters to represent our club in the senior and masters events. It was great to see the club take part in the sprint events at the Munsters last weekend and we want to build on that. This is open to existing members and any sprinters that may wish to join or rejoin the club, both male and female. Please contact Liam on (087) 772 5941. New members as always welcome.
Club training resumed last Tuesday and we had a strong turnout for both juvenile and adult members. Juvenile training is from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday at the Newcastle West GAA All Weather Pitch. Children from the age of 6 upwards can train but must be 8 to compete at events. Adults meet to warm up at 6.45pm and train from 7pm to 8pm at the same venue. Training costs €2 for all adult club members and is free for the juvenile members. Membership forms are available on the night. We strongly advise everyone that trains with us to consider joining the club as the very low membership of €30 covers you for insurance while you train for and compete with West Limerick AC at AAI permitted events. If you are a member of another athletics club and wish to train on Tuesday you are welcome to train with us.
Fit For Life
Our fit for life group will meet at the Courtney Boy’s school @ 6:45pm on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6th Oct. Our fit for life group is a great introduction to running with a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Don’t be shy, new members to the group are always welcome and anyone who wants a bit more information can contact Denis Fitzgerald on 087 3577286 or Sinead O’Shea on 087 2976014.
Membership for 2016 will remain at €30 and is now due. For new members forms are available at training. Existing members just need to pay the subscription to a committee member. The earlier that you pay your membership the more events that you will be able to part in. When you have paid membership the club will pay your entry into the following events should you wish to take part:
National Track and Field , indoor and outdoor- club will pay for 2 events per athlete,
Munster Cross Country and County Cross Country (Novice,Intermediate and Senior)
Munster Track and Field, indoor and outdoor
County and Munster 4 mile.
Your membership also covers you for insurance when taking part in club training. The membership is extremely good value for money and we would strongly encourage every person that takes part in the club training to join for the 2016.
The next championship race on the calendar is the Munster Intermediate Cross Country on Sunday the 7th of February in Enniskeane West Cork . Closing date for entries is next Thursday evening the 28th of January. Anyone who is interested is to contact team captains Declan Guina and Martina Ahern before Thursday. Please note the County 4 mile Championship race and put it in your diary. You must have 2016 membership to compete for West Limerick AC.
5k Doneraile Series starts 30th of January
Munster Intermediate Cross Country-Enniskeane, West Cork, February 7th
Adare 10k 28th of February
County 4 Mile April 10th **Members Only**
The all new website is nearly is now live and is looking very well thanks to Liam Hurrell. The web address is http://www.westlimerick-ac.
If you have results or news for the club notes please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Kevin 0857462413 or Declan 0876332808. If you compete in a race but do not send in results they will not be in the notes. Pictures from races are always welcome.
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Attachment 1: Dungarvan 10 mile: Mike Brosnahan, Maeve Kenrick, Norma Brosnahan, Niall O Riordan
Attachment 2: Milford 10k: Noelle Woulfe-Leahy, Niamh Mulcahy, Ide Curtin, Tara Carr