Kilfinane 4 Mile Road Race
Friday evening saw the 5th race in this year’s Ballyhoura series take place hosted by our near neighbours Kilfinane AC and a strong and sizeable team of club runners make the short trip. As we left Kilmallock the heavens had almost literally opened with torrential rain and even the rumble of thunder. Thankfully by the time we reached our destination we were only greeted by cloudy conditions with only sporadic bursts of very light rain which made running conditions very favourable for the over 100 runners who took part
First home for the club and on the podium in 3rd place was PJ Carey in a time of 22:46. Next home was Janusz Chelstowski in a time of 25:03 (12). Janusz’s time was impressive as he had cycled from his home in Mitchelstown as a warm up for the run. John Paul McCarthy was 16th home in a time of 25:36 which saw him finish 16th. Donie Dwane finished 19th in a time of 25:48. Just inside the top 25 was Krzysztof Sikorski in 24th place in a time of 26:05. Derek Sheedy running for the first time in this race recorded a fine time of 28:37 (37). John Moloney 29:08 (43) was followed by Paudie Deady 31:35 himself another first time runner in this race and he in turn was only inches in front of Mike Reynolds 31:36 who finished 2nd in his category. Patrick Roche who was warming up for the Portumna forest Marathon on Saturday finished a couple of places further back in 31:36 (63) just a place and 1 second in front of Seamus Murphy. Joe McCormack 32:38, Colin Kinnane 33:34, Aisling Deady 33:39 and Jerry Sheedy 36:36 completed the list of runners. Thanks to Kilfinane AC for a very enjoyable and well organized race. Next Friday the series continues with the Bilboa AC 10K/5K.
Adam Lewis who is part of Team munster in this weekends Special Olympics national finals
Portumna Forest Marathon
Patrick Roche having ran in the Kilfinane 4 mile road race on Friday evening made the long trip to Portumna in Galway in the early hours of Saturday morning to take part in the Portumna Forest Marathon. Patrick who last week completed a B2B in Tullaroan and Cork finished the race in a time of 4:41:31. This was his 19th marathon of the year so far and his 110th overall since his first slightly over 3 years ago.
Special Olympics National Finals
Adam Lewis age 15 is heading to the Ireland Games for Special Olympics this weekend in Dublin. He is a member of Kilmallock A.C and will be one of five hundred athletes representing Team Munster at the games.
Adam qualified for the Ireland Games after winning the Munster Gold in the 100m sprint and long jump in CIT Cork last June. As well as these two events, he will compete in the 4x100m mixed relay during the competition in Dublin.
Adam’s other hobbies are music and dancing. With plenty of entertainment on campus each night, he is sure to be hitting the dance floor with some of his moves!
The Lewis Family would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who took part in or supported the various fundraising events that were held over the last few months. A special mention must go to all in Kilmallock A.C, Fogarty’s Chemist Staff & Management and the Management & staff of Kilmallock Ryan’s Supervalu.
‘Let me win but if I cannot win let me brave in the attempt’
Special Olympics Motto
Estelle & John Lewis
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