Mooreabbey Club Notes Week Ending 4/3/2018

Mooreabbey Milers

The Beast and Emma played havoc with weekend runs.

Willie O O’Donoghue out on a training run after the storm passes

Met Eireann warned us to stay indoors that an exceptional spectacular weather event was going to hit and by gosh were they right. As night drew in on Thursday with the chill in the air almost romanticsque snow flurries started to fall by morning time the countryside was covered in a blanket of white snow. While the place looked beautiful it meant all races were called to a halt for the safety of organisers, volunteers, runners and spectators. Club members were due to take part in slí gaeltacht mhúscraí {Rescheduled to Saturday March 17th}, the national indoor masters in Athlone {Rescheduled to Saturday March 10th}, the Hospital 5 mile in aid of Milford Hospice {Rescheduled to Sunday March 11th} and Killeagh 4 mile {Rescheduling In Process Date To Be Confirmed}. Best of luck to all running in the rescheduled races. Some milers weren’t deterred by the unique conditions and were bulling to get a run in so took the opportunity to hit the quiet roads, some serious dedication from Kevin, Tricia and Willie. While some were running some were having some fun and frolics in the snow building snowmen and igloos. The competitiveness doesn’t stop on the road, hills and fields it spreads to snowman making too. All in good fun and the prize for the best snowman goes to . . . .

Kevin Lenihan’s shoes after a training run post storm Emma.

‘The Michael ‘Curley’ Cunningham 4 mile’
The Michael ‘Curley’ Cunningham 4 mile run will be held in Galbally on Friday 11th of May at 7.30pm. A perpetual cup will be awarded in his honour to the overall winner of the race along with cash prizes for the first 3 men and women. As Curley wished we will make a donation to the oncology unit of CUH. Save the date.

‘The Cahir Half Marathon’
The Cahir Half Marathon is back for the 4th year in succession. This time it’s on Saturday 7th of July, so you can make a weekend of it in the picturesque town of Cahir. Save the date & spread the word. AAI Permit granted. Early bird offer of €25.
Our early bird offer will end on March 31st, after this date the entry fee will increase to €30 for an individual entry & €40 for a relay team of two. Register on

Juveniles train each Monday night at 7pm and each Thursday night at 6pm. Juveniles aged 7 and upwards are welcome to attend but must be registered with the club for insurance reasons.

The Blackburn’s family of snow people.

Adults train on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. New members always welcome.

Thinking of giving up something for lent because your new years resolution got away from you. Why not take up something instead? Tricha Blackburn runs tailored made classes. A programme can be tailored to each person’s ability. This takes place each Monday night at 7pm.

All training takes place in the community field in Galbally.