Welcome to our first newsletter of 2016. I hope that this newsletter finds you well and that your new year is getting off to a good start. Apparently today is ” give up Friday” , where the new years resolutions go out the window. Well I have included an inspiring video of father and son Dick and Rick Hoyt to keep you motivated, (I hope). Race wise it has been a quite month so far with most people just getting back into shape and we are having large numbers at training. If you have any feedback good or bad just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org . Enjoy…
Senior & Masters Indoor Championships
All roads led to Tipperary for the Senior and Masters Indoor championships. We were well represented in the ladies and mens teams and huge credit must go to both Martina and Declan as team captains for making this happen. It was a great day out for all that attended despite the cold. It was a first time competiting for WestLimerick for John Campbell. Johns daughter Katie competed last year in the juvenile section and it is great to see family participation. John was a cornerstone of the Newcastle West Scrum for many a year and is trying out a new sports career. There were numerous events with some athletes coming home with medals for their efforts. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for the year ahead with the large club representation.
Results: 60m O35 men Tom Roche 6th , 60m Senior Women Aisling Gavin, Senoir Men 200m John Paul Baggot, Senior Women 200m Aisling Gavin, O35 women 200m Maeve Kenrick, Senior Women 400m Norma Brosnahan, Martina Ahern and Maeve Kenrick, Over 60 Women 800m Carmel MacDomhnaill (1st), Over 35 Men 1500m Fiachra MacDomhnaill (2nd), Over 40 Women 3000m Dympha Lawlor (1st), Over 40 Women 1500m Dympha Lawlor (2nd), Over 60 Women 1500m Carmel MacDomhnaill (1st), Senior Men 3000m Ger Guina, Over 60 Women 3000m Carmel (1st), O35 Men 3000m Niall O Riordan (2nd), Over 40 Men 3000m Liam Hurrell, Over 40 Men Shot John Campbell, Over 35 Shot Norma Brosnahan (1st), Martina Ahern (2nd), Over 40 Men WD John Campbell.
Our historic 10k race is fast approaching. Everyone is training hard. Club wise the men will once again be competing against each other to win the Willie Costello cup and the ladies for the Corn na mBan cup. They were won last year by Mike O Brien and Carolyn Hayes and we eagerly await to see whose names are engraved on them for 2016.
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.
There will be chip timing, race t shirt and a medal. This will be the first Adare 10k medal.
Walkers can enter on the weekend for €10 and get a medal only, but not chip timing or t shirt.
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.
Membership Membership for 2016 will remain at €30. We will be taking membership every Tuesday at training and forms are available on the night. Training costs €2per person per night and this goes towards the cost of renting the training facility. 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 advise every person that takes part in the club training to join for the 2016.
New Club Website
After alot of hard work from Liam Hurrell we now have a new website. Together with the site, Facebook, Twitter and notes in the Weekly Observer we hope to cater for everyone and keep the club as active online as we are on the roads.
Click here to view the new website. The club is very grateful to Liam for the time and effort in getting our online home up and running.