Mooreabbey Milers Club Notes Week Ending 1/7/2018

*Another half marathon and relay success*
Cahir Half Marathon

The day finally arrived last Saturday for the biggest race of the year for our little club. With all hands on deck everyone pulled together to make the day a success. 260 runners descended on Cahir on a glorious sunny day with temperatures hitting 25°. The race which saw individual and relay teams take to the start line. To all the athletes that took on the 13.1 mile run a massive well done goes out to you all especially with the tough heat conditions that greeted you on the day. We like to thank all the volunteers from within in the mooreabbey milers club including extended friends and family, Cahir meet and train, Galbally cycling club and the Gardi, without volunteers and support a race this big would not be able to go ahead. A special shout out goes to our RD’s Patricia Ryan, Patricia Blackburn, Catherine Hogan, Jane Griffin and especially Louise Rennie who was our main RD who took on the duties this year, lots of hard work goes in behind the scenes to which we are grateful to all for the work put in over the last few months. Success for the club started with Kieran Lees who ripped up the roads to claim an impressive 3rd place. The success continued with JT Ryan and Ewan Cunningham who paired together for the relay and saw them take 3rd male relay team. Michelle Carey paired with county team mate Anne Marie Boland of Clonmel AC, the girls fantastic effort saw them take 1st female relay team. Damien Holian was just outside the top 20 followed by Denis Ryan, James Fletcher, Patricia Ryan and Padraigin Riggs. Congratulations to all on the day. It was a fantastic day that went off well, when our little club comes together we can do so much.

Kieran Lees accepting his prize after the Cahir Half Marathon and relay.

The Dromcollogher carnival 4 mile took place on Monday 4th July. Representing the club was Willie O’Donoghue. Willie finished 11th overall and took 1st in his category.

Lisvernane MMRA Run and BBQ
The latest MMRA run took place in Lisvernane on Wednesday 6th July. The club had huge army of runners out on the night. There was 2 courses on offer a 4km and a 9km. Opting for the short course was Patricia Blackburn who finished 2nd and Mandy Parslow who finished 3rd. Colm O’Shea, Ruairi Cunningham and Ryan Cunningham took part in the kiddies race. Opting for the 9km route and first home was Liam O’Donnell, followed by Kevin Lenihan, Patrick Holian, Willie O’Donoghue (some going from these boys who were 10, 11, 12 and 13th) Robert Cunningham, Ewan Cunningham, Damien Holian, Marie O’Shea, John Hayes, Patrick Hartigan, Patricia Ryan and Mary Pyke. RD on the night was club president Tom Blackburn with his army of Mooreabbey Miler helpers Ger, Paddy, Jane, Lynda, Mairead, Grainne, Stuart and Louise. The night was finished off with a BBQ and plenty of tea and coffee.

Coilte 10k Dundrum
We had one representative at the Coilte 10km last Wednesday night in Dundrum. Denis Ryan toed the line for this hotly contested run. Denis put in a great performance finishing well inside the top third of the race.

Group of Mooreabbey Milers that took part in the Lisvernane MMRA last Wednesday night.

Bjorn is getting back to running form again after completing the leaving cert.
Bjorn competed in the Cork BHAA and finished well inside the top 20.

Moxie Adventure Race
Liam O’Donnell took part in the moxie adventure race in Wicklow last Saturday. Firstly Liam had a 1km run around Lacken. Then things got a little tougher as the next stage of Liam race took him up Black hill (Kilbeg) where the footing is uneven with a 290 meter climb before it levels out, then it’s a downhill run on to the beach where Liam grabed his kayak onto Blessington Lakes for a 2km kayak. Then It was onto his bike for a 25km cycle. Liam finished in a very impressive 6th place.


Clonmel Trail
The latest instalment of the South East league took place in clonmel last Sunday. We had 3 ladies that took on the enduring course. This was described as a trail but was more like a mountain run proclaimed by one of the ladies. The three ladies were Marie O’Shea who finished 2nd lady Mary Pyke and Mandy Parslow. Well done ladies.

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.

Lynda Hynes club PRO