Mooreabbey Milers Club Notes Weekending 12/08/18

Mooreabbey Milers club notes

*From Clare to Galway to Home*

Castlelyons festival 5k
Willie was ticking over on the road again last Tuesday night with another 4 mile down in Castlelyons. Keeping up last week’s success Willie was 1st in his category.

 

James Fletcher Padraigin Riggs and Ger Hanley who ran the GR8 in Mitchelstown.

12 O Clock Hills MMRA
Wednesday night last saw 4 club members travel to County Clare to run the stunning 12 o clock hills. Snaty in Kilkishen was the starting location with the proceeds from the run going to the upgrade of the walking routes in the area. First off the hill for the club was Tom Blackburn in 3rd place followed by Sarah Fitzpatrick who was first lady followed by Patricia Blackburn and Jo Drea.

1st female Dymphna Rayn 1st junior Niall O’Shea and 1st male Kieran Lees at the Glen 5k.

GR 8
On Friday night James Fletcher, Gerard Hanley and Padraigin Riggs ran the GR 8 in mitchelstown. This was the second race in the Avondu 3×3 race series.

Munster Half-Marathon League
On a misty Saturday morning 6 Milers left Kings yard to compete in the Munster half marathon league, they followed the stunning woodland trail north to the famous black road then onto the open mountain where they hit three of the mountains highest points Galtee Beg at 799m, Galtee Mór at 917m and Lyracappall at 878m all before they descended back down into the valleys on the south side to finish back in Kings Yard. Out on the climb was Robert Cunningham, Kevin Lenihan, Denis Ryan, Paddy O’Shea, John Hayes and our only lady competitor Marie O’Shea. RD for the day was club member Barry Hartnett helped by club president Tom Blackburn.

The six milers that took on the Galtee half marathon challenge.

The Streets of Galway
After the most beautiful summer to happen in Ireland in decades Saturday saw the fall. She was known as storm Debbie and did she make her presents felt dumping a deluge of rain around the streets of Galway. No stranger to the Galway 8k course and back for his 3rd year in a row was Willie O’Donoghue, joining him this year was father and son duo Damien and Patrick Holian and what a run these 3 had all finishing in the top 100 out of over 3,000 runners. Willie also finished 1st in his category.

The Glen 5k
On the home front was the Glen 5k supporting local charities the Irish wheelchair association and the aherlow/kilross community council. Out for the club were a whole host of individuals and families. Kieran Lees claimed first place, Tom Blackburn was 4th Martina Moloney was 3rd lady, Niall O’Shea was 1st junior followed by The O’Shea family, The Lees family, Patricia Ryan, The Chapman Family, Mary Pyke, Mandy Parslow, The Cunningham Family, The Hayes Family and The Moloney family.

Training
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 on the club’s whatsapp to keep up to date with training/races and events.

*From Clare to Galway to Home*

Castlelyons festival 5k
Willie was ticking over on the road again last Tuesday night with another 4 mile down in Castlelyons. Keeping up last week’s success Willie was 1st in his category.

12 O Clock Hills MMRA
Wednesday night last saw 4 club members travel to County Clare to run the stunning 12 o clock hills. Snaty in Kilkishen was the starting location with the proceeds from the run going to the upgrade of the walking routes in the area. First off the hill for the club was Tom Blackburn in 3rd place followed by Sarah Fitzpatrick who was first lady followed by Patricia Blackburn and Jo Drea.

GR 8
On Friday night James Fletcher, Gerard Hanley and Padraigin Riggs ran the GR 8 in mitchelstown. This was the second race in the Avondu 3×3 race series.

Munster Half-Marathon League
On a misty Saturday morning 6 Milers left Kings yard to compete in the Munster half marathon league, they followed the stunning woodland trail north to the famous black road then onto the open mountain where they hit three of the mountains highest points Galtee Beg at 799m, Galtee Mór at 917m and Lyracappall at 878m all before they descended back down into the valleys on the south side to finish back in Kings Yard. Out on the climb was Robert Cunningham, Kevin Lenihan, Denis Ryan, Paddy O’Shea, John Hayes and our only lady competitor Marie O’Shea. RD for the day was club member Barry Hartnett helped by club president Tom Blackburn.

The Streets of Galway
After the most beautiful summer to happen in Ireland in decades Saturday saw the fall. She was known as storm Debbie and did she make her presents felt dumping a deluge of rain around the streets of Galway. No stranger to the Galway 8k course and back for his 3rd year in a row was Willie O’Donoghue, joining him this year was father and son duo Damien and Patrick Holian and what a run these 3 had all finishing in the top 100 out of over 3,000 runners. Willie also finished 1st in his category.

The Glen 5k
On the home front was the Glen 5k supporting local charities the Irish wheelchair association and the aherlow/kilross community council. Out for the club were a whole host of individuals and families. Kieran Lees claimed first place, Tom Blackburn was 4th Martina Moloney was 3rd lady, Niall O’Shea was 1st junior followed by The O’Shea family, The Lees family, Patricia Ryan, The Chapman Family, Mary Pyke, Mandy Parslow, The Cunningham Family, The Hayes Family and The Moloney family.

Training
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 on the club’s whatsapp to keep up to date with training/races and events.