Shandrum AC 4 Mile Road Race
Shandrum Ac had almost 150 runners for their 4 mile road race which was race 7 in this year’s Ballyhoura series. The race which was shortened since its debut in the series which was ran in warm conditions and again featured a strong showing from our runners. First home for the club was John Paul McCarthy in a time of 24:54 which was good enough for 14th place in a quality field. Next just a couple of places behind John Paul was Donie Dwane in 16th place in new PB for him of 25:18. Patrick Roche who was having a rare weekend off from his usual marathon running finished in a very good time of 31:12 (59). Adrian O’Brien was next to finish in a time of 31:50 (69). Zac Bishop who was having his first race since the Kilmallock 5 mile race over a month ago finished in a time 32:22 (74). Jerry Sheedy who is usually the oldest competitor in most races he competes in these days is certainly never the last to finish and here he finished in 86th place in a time of 34:01. Next Friday the series moves on to Bruff for An Bru Ac’s 5 mile road race.
The Galtee crossing is a ultra trail race that takes those brave enough to take the challenge on a 31K route through the Galtee Mountains. It’s part of the Munster long Distance league series and Kilmallock AC had 2 runners in it Krzysztof Sikorski and Janusz Chelstowski. Both of them are no strangers to ultra mountain events having already taken in the Glendalough ultra race and the Ballyhoura Ultra marathon (which is also part of the Munster Long Distance series) already this year. Krzysztof finished in a time of 5:00:00 in 22nd place with Janusz just a place behind him in a time of 5:00:05
Other Running News
On Friday night Edyta B Kreft took part in the Shannon Airport Midnight Runway Run which is rumoured to be the last time this event will take place on Ireland’s longest runway. In the event the run which is advertised as a 5k worked out as a 5.6K run which proved no problem to Edyta as she finished in a time of 35 minutes.
Andrew Wormald and his son Joshua took part in Clondalkin park run on Saturday last with Joshua who was having his first full park run finishing 43rd overall with his father finishing 45th in times of 27:25 and 25:27 respectively. Indeed Joshua who was possibly the youngest runner in the race also finished as first in his category.
Kilmallock/Bulgaden/Effin Community games athletics squad
Limerick Community Games 2018
A quick mention of the Kilmallock/Bulgaden/Effin team @ this year’s Limerick Community Games Athletics Championship 2018 which had many Kilmallock AC members taking part as well as the involvement of our members in preparing the team. The team had the honour of winning the trophy for the participation award which demonstrates the commitment by our athletes and our coaches to promoting athletics in our town and parish. There were loads of medal winners over the two days. Sean Maguire has the honour of representing limerick in the national finals in UL in August after winning the under 12 600 metres. Congratulations and good luck to him and all the athletes who competed so well over the weekend. A special thanks to the team of coaches and helpers Nuala Collins, Tony McMahon, Colin Kinnane, Caroline Fenton and Carol Power.
The club trains four times a week. with training Mondays, Wednesday’s and Friday’s @ 7 pm @ the side car park of the church with training on Sundays outside Deebert House Hotel @ 10 am. Training for our Junior athletes takes place @ 6:15 till 7:15 in St Joseph’s Chareville every Tuesday, Cost is €2 per child. New members are welcome all year round. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.. The Club can be contacted on Facebook or our Twitter account @Kilmallock_AC