Doneraile 5K Saturday 25 November
We had a number of runners taking part in the fundraising 5K held @ Doneraile Wildlife Park last weekend Due to recent storm damage which resulted in what is usually the first mile of 5K runs being blocked by fallen trees a different course was used this time with a very stiff mile with a very challenging climb. The run itself took place in mostly dry but bitingly cold conditions which attracted a crowd of approximately runners. PJ Carey was first across the line just ahead of Janusz Chelstowski. Krzysztof Sikorski and Donie Dwane filled 8th and 9th places respectively.
Limerick indoor championship.
On Saturday the Limerick Indoor Athletics Championships take place in Nenagh and the Club will be sending a team of underage athletes to the event. For many weeks now they have been putting in extra training sessions under the watchful eyes of coaches Tony McMahon and Nuala Collins. The training sessions have taken place @ the Hurling Field Kilmallock thanks to permission from Kilmallock GAA Club. We wish them all the best and hopefully they will bring back a medal or two.
Our Annual Christmas party is now just over one week away and we ask anyone intending to go but yet to confirm to do so ASAP by contacting Club Secretary Aisling Deady. Good food, music and fun are guaranteed with the not insignificant matter of the announcement of this year’s Club Male and Female Athlete of the year also part of the night’s activities.
The club trains four times a week Monday and Wednesday and Fridays meeting @ the side car park of the Church @ 7 pm and 10 am on Sundays outside Deebert House Hotel. Training for our Junior athletes is on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 @ the track @ St Josephs Chareville.. Anyone new to running or wishing to get back into running is welcome on Fridays where there will be experienced members of the club @ hand to offer advice and encouragement. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. All athletes training in the evenings should dress appropriately with high visibility clothing a must and also to take care when running on the roads.