Ten of the best in a month for Roche
Even by his standards July was a very busy month on the roads for Patrick Roche as this weekend he completed another B2B set of marathons to make it a magnificent 10 for the month. This weekend Patrick’s travels around the country took him to Roscommon for the Ros Run festival of running. Patrick completed Saturday’s race in a time of 4:52:58 which saw him finish 26th and first in his age category. On Sunday Patrick (who was one of a small number who completed both races) finished the tough course in a time of 6:29:52.
Killarney Half Marathon
The main racing event in the southern half of the country this weekend was undoubtedly the Run Killarney Half marathon and 10K which took place on Saturday last the 28th of July. Over 2000 runners took part in the two races including several from Kilmallock. Colin Kinnane taking part in the event for the first time finished in a time of 1:56:54 with Margaret Atalla finishing in 2:19:49 a PB for her. Also taking part was Margaret’s sister Ide O’Sullivan who finished in 2:07:26. Another native of the parish Michaela Moloney who has won many honours in the past representing the club completed the race in 2:07:25.
MMRA league Run Slievereagh
Our Wednesday evening trail runners had a short journey to last week’s race as the league latest run took place in Ballinvreena just outside Kilfinane. The race took runners on an almost 350 metre climb to the summit of Slievereagh through fields forests and open mountain tops, on fire roads and narrow forest trails. Donie Dwane finished 17th place in a time of 46:41 with Ed Hannon not far behind in 21st place in 47:24. The last of our competitors Andrew Wormald finished in 44th in a time of 56:50. Mike Reynolds helped marshal the race which attracted almost 70 runners.
Training 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 is on a break until September. 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