The Ballyhoura Active series started on Friday night at the country club in Limerick, on a beautiful evening for running, as it was cool and not too much sunshine yet dry and bright. It was great to see all the club colours as each club took their pictures before the race set off. Numbers were up on the night, but Niall Shanahan An Bru AC still romped home well clear in 25.49 followed by Patrick O Connor An Riocht AC and Garry Scully Nenagh AC third. The first lady on the night was Shona Keane from Limerick Tri in a time of 30.56, in second was Niamh Hartnett from North Cork AC and third was Tracey Johnson from Dooneen AC. Thanks to all the Lads in Dooneen AC for such a great night and a great event and thanks to NavSal( Watersports)Limerick for their sponsorship of the first prize on the night which went to Niall Shannahan, enjoy. We are off next Friday night and Friday the 11th we are in Galbally for the Michael (Curley) Cunningham Memorial 4 mile race ran by Mooreabbey Milers AC this has a 7.30 pm start so you will have a great chance to get there after work. You can register on line on http://www.itsyourrace.com/. Sign in on the night is from 6.30 in Galbally Community centre.
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Next weekend is the Bank holiday and the Ballyhoura Walking festival is on in Kilfinane there are loads of walks for all different standards all over the region so sign up on event bright and have a health weekend. Remember if you are going out on this event please bring good hiking boots a rain Jacket some snacks like fruit or a sandwich and some water, also bring a change of clothes in case the weather turns nasty.
The Ballyhoura Mountain marathon is also on this weekend and this event is fully booked out, there is an Ultra Marathon, a Marathon a half marathon and a 10 km. This event starts and finishes in Scoil Pol. There will also be events for children on the day in the field. There are some stands by some of the event sponsors so come a long and check it out.