Mooreabbey Milers club notes
“Milers Compete Far And Near”
This race was part of the Munster Championship and the South East league and was a 12km up and down course with a 600m climb. It started with a 3km long climb on a peat based trail, up to the summit of Coumaraglin. Then starts the steep climb towards Seefin. The turnaround point was on the summit, and back down again. Out on the day was Tom Blackburn and Sarah Fitzpatrick. Tom ran home in third place while Sarah was 3rd lady.
On Tuesday last Willie O’Donoghue made the trip to the east cork town of Cloyne. Cloyne GAA were the beneficiaries of the Cloyne 5K road race. This was a race which saw over 300 competitors take part. Willie was getting back to flying form and finished first in his category.
Willie O’Donoghue accepting his prize at the Cloyne 5k.
Rochestown woods County Cork was the venue for the latest run in the MMRA Summer League run. We had two ladies take part Marie O’Shea and Mary Pyke. This was a 5.6km double loop mainly on trails and fire roads. Marie O’Shea was 3rd lady. Well done ladies.
Willie O’Donoghue headed out again on Friday night to Conna again in Co. Cork for the 6th annual 5km which is now part of the Avondu 3×3 race series. On the night there was an extremely low sun running into the home stretch but this didn’t deter Willie from taking first in his category.
Borrowdale Fell Race
On Saturday last Robert Cunningham competed in the Borrowdale Fell Race in the Lake District. This was an enduring 27k run over 7 peaks including England’s highest mountain, Scafell. The race started and finish at Scafell Hotel Rosthwaite and visited Bessy Boot summit, Esk Hause shelter, Scafell Pike summit, Styhead stretcher box, Great Gable summit, Honister Hause and finally Dalehead summit.
Carrick On Suir Triathlon
Well done to husband and wife duo Mandy Parslow and Ray Murray who took part in the Carrick on Suir triathlon last Sunday. The triathlon consisted of an entirely downstream swim then it was onto the bike for a 20.75km cycle and finally an out and back 5km run.
A Helping Hand
Well done to all the club members that gave of their Sunday afternoon to help dismantle the fence in the community field this needed to be done before the machinery can move in to upgrade the path and improve the lighting system. This is an amenity the will benefit the whole community.
Adults train on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm in the community field in Galbally. New members always welcome. Adults also do hill/mountain and trail training, become a registered member and get the added benefit of being included if the club’s whatsapp to keep up to date with training/races and events.
Registration forms are available at training.