Thursday, 7 August 2014

Summer Holidays

Not many posts on here of late, taking a short break ahead of a busy autumn :-)

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Running in Munster, Ireland: Clare...Results of the MMRA Killaloe Trail Race - ...

Well done Edel Hennessy on her third place finish.

Running in Munster, Ireland: Clare...Results of the MMRA Killaloe Trail Race - ...: Long Course 1 34:15 2594 Mike Cunningham 2 34:45 2582 Tom Blackburn 3 36:03 2956 James McIntyre 4 36:33 1942 Thomas Klimas 5 37:14 2228 Bria...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Club Notes This Week

A busy weekend of race results last weekend for our runners and some local runners too.

 Bruff 5 Mile Results

We had a large representation for the last event in the Ballyhoura Series. Edd Valatka continued his winning ways, picking up the prize for the first juvenile, second home was Colm O Neill in one of his first road races. It was great to see such a strong showing by our club members.

8th Place: Edd Valatka 28:34 (PB)
23rd Martin Hennessy 31:19
50th Colm O'Neill 33:30 (PB)
Kevin Palmer 35:45 (PB)
James O Connor 41:03
Michael Halpin 42:00
Anne Daly46:02
Bob Creed47:23 (PB)
Helen Fitzgerald O Sullivan 49:20
Tina Hayes 49:57
Laura Kelleher 52:15

Shannon Airport 5km

Last Friday evening saw a unique race take place at night along the runway of Shannon Airport. Mary Carroll 27:34, Paul Aherne 27:38 and Tom Murphy 33:15 were amongst the 1200 runners who took part.

EMC 5k

Mike Fenton race times are continuing to improve and last week he recorded 22:12 at this 5k race in Cork.



Bruff 5 Mile

 Bruff 5 Mile Results

8th Place: Edd Valatka 28:34 (PB)
23rd Martin Hennessy 31:19
50th Colm O'Neill 33:30 (PB)
Kevin Palmer 35:45 (PB)
James O Connor 41:03
Michael Halpin 42:00
Anne Daly46:02
Bob Creed47:23 (PB)
Helen Fitzgerald O Sullivan 49:20
Tina Hayes 49:57
Laura Kelleher 52:15

Well done everyone.












Monday, 30 June 2014

Club Notes This Weeks

Munster Track And Field
We had four of our top athletes in action in C.I.T last weekend. First into action was Peter Mc Mahon (u17 100m), in what was a very strong event he missed out on a place in the final by one second. Next up was Edd Valatka (u18 800m) who put in a trademark front running performance but was reeled in on the second lap to be edged out of the medals in fourth place. Although it was disappointing not to medal, the good news was that he has qualified for the All Ireland's in three weeks time. On the second day of competition it was the O'Neill family who represented the club with distinction, Colm (u17 2000m s/c) narrowly missing out on the coveted fourth place by just one spot and younger brother Enda finishing seventh I the final after qualifying from the heats in what was one of the most competitive events of the weekend (u15 80m). Both, however have Community Games All Ireland's coming up which will be held in Athlone in August.
All in all, it was a very successful weekend for the club. It would have been nice to mark our debut at this level with a medal but it is very encouraging to see that we are able to compete with the best athletes in Munster. Next year, we will be hoping to have a larger representation in a wider range of events.
 
Cross Country
For our younger runners the attention will be turning to the long distance running when training resumes in August. This will again be where the club ventures into new territory with both boys and girls team competing at county and Munster level. With races ranging from 5000m for older runners (u17) to 1500m (u11) to 800m for u8's, the distances are not too taxing, however in order to be best prepared for their return to training, we would encourage everyone to go for some longer runs over the summer months. The walkway at the sportsfield is the ideal place to train with each lap measuring 725 meters.
 
Other News
This time of year sees a multitude of road races in the locality and our members are regularly in attendance recording great times. However, with races in Glenroe, Bruff, Mitchelstown and Knockainey in the coming weeks, we would encourage as many people as possible from the locality to give one race a try. Times and pace don't really matter only the taking part.
 

         

Charleville Half Marathon Training Group

Have a group of runners aiming to run their first half marathon or are getting back to longer distance races. Going to put together a training schedule and a few other bits of info and advice over the coming weeks.


Monday, 23 June 2014

Aerial Race Video

YouTube Video

Check out the video by Andrew O Gorman and Silver Video Productions




Sunday, 22 June 2014

Club Notes This Week

Last weekend was our busiest one of the year between our road race, the twenty four hour relay and the community games finals in Mungret. The focal point of our year is always our five mile road race. Now in its fourth year, it is our main fundraiser and a great way to promote athletics in the community. 183 runners took to the start line and the standard was very high as always. Mike Carmody of Limerick AC and Noelle Aherne West Limerick AC were worthy winners, with Edd Valatka and Amy O Sullivan were the first club runners home. Well done to all our club runners and the local runners who took part. Great to see some familiar faces taking part. Some of our juvenile athletes helped out with the organisation which was a new addition this year. A big thank you to the small army of stewarts, caterers and officials who put in a massive effort to ensure it passed off smoothly. The full results If not printed here are available at kilfinaneac.com as well as links to some very impressive photos and videos.

Last Saturday at 6pm, Michael Halpin set off on the first lap of a 24 hour relay. For the rest of the day and on through the night a succession of club runners both young and not so young passed the baton which in this case was a pedometer from person to person. After the clock struck 6pm on Sunday, we had recorded 189,711 steps covering 179km or four full marathons and an extra 5km run for good measure. The list of runners/walkers who completed the challenge were as follows: Pat O Sullivan, Michael Halpin, Helen O Sullivan, Peter Mc Mahon, James O Connor, Joan Halpin, Amy O Sullivan, Taylor Ryan, Noah Ryan, Vinny O Donnell, Aga Modzelewska, Greg Ryan, Mike Fenton, Brian Hennessy, Noreen O Sullivan, John O Sullivan, Mattie Watson, Gavin Ryan, Tina Hayes, Leia Hayes, Martin Hennessy, Edel HennessySiobhan Colclough, Nessa Halpin and Bob Creed. Everyone was delighted to have completed what was a difficult challenge for a small club such as ours and also help raise funds for a worthy cause.

Away from Kilfinane last weekend, the community games was taking place in Mungret. While I don't have all the results at the time of writing, the O Neill brothers completed a sweep of the medals, Enda won his heat and final of the 800m in impressive style, Colm finished third in the 7km marathon on the Friday night and went one better with silver at 1500m on Sunday. They will both go forward to represent Limerick and the Ardpatrick/Kilfinane area at the All Ireland's in August, they will also be representing the club at the Munster championships this weekend. Well done to them both and best wishes to them and Edd Valatka at C.I.T this weekend.

Now with the busiest time of the year behind us, it is time to focus on some new challenges. A training group on Sundays will be preparing for the Charleville Half Marathon in September and are looking for the best way to welcome beginner runners to the club. If you are interested in joining or have any ideas that we might be able to use ergo expand the club, then contact us through Facebook, our website or email kilfinaneac@hotmail.com.






Our 24hour relay in numbers

24 Hour Relay Statistics

Participants:
Pat O Sullivan
Michael Halpin
Helen O Sullivan
Peter Mc Mahon
James O Connor
Joan Halpin
Amy O Sullivan
Taylor Ryan
Noah Ryan
Vinny O Donnell
Aga Mod
Greg Ryan
Mike Fenton
Brian Hennessy
Noreen O Sullivan
John O Sullivan
Mattie Watson
Gavin Ryan
Tina Hayes 
Leia Hayes
Martin Hennessy
Edel Hennessy
Bob Creed
Siobhan Colclough
Nessa Halpin

Time:
24 hours
Or
1440 mins
Or
86400 seconds

Distance:
189,711 footsteps
Or
247 laps
Or
179.08 km
Or
4 full marathons (+5km)









Saturday, 21 June 2014

Kilfinane AC 5 Mile Results 2014

Kilfinane A C 5 Mile...Friday 20 June 2014. 7:30 pm

Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    Place    Time    Name    Team    Race Age Category        
    1    0:25:58    CARMODY, Michael    Individual    Men    21    1
    2    0:26:37    CESAR, Julio    Kilmurry/Ibricken A C    Men    24    2
    3    0:26:38    SMITH, Danny    Ballynonty AC    Men    11    3
    4    0:27:02    O CONNELL, John    Leevale A C    Men    15    4
    5    0:27:28    MOORE, Declan    Bilboa A C    Men    39    5
    6    0:27:37    TURNER, Colm    Limerick Tri Club    Men    69    6
    7    0:27:41    O CONNOR, Rory    North Cork A C    Men    28    7
    8    0:27:49    SUGRUE, Eoin    Banteer    Masters Men O40    17    8
    9    0:27:56    SIMCOX, Shane    Mallow AC    Men    37    9
    10    0:28:03    KEARNS, Dermot    Dooneen A C    Masters Men O40    90    10
    11    0:28:20    CUNNINGHAM, Mike Curley    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Men O40    171    11
    12    0:28:34    BLACKBURN, Tom    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Men O40    25    12
    13    0:28:52    VALATKA, Edd    Kilfinane A C    Junior Men    30    13
    14    0:29:02    QUIRKE, Sean    Bilboa A C    Men    180    14
    15    0:29:07    RYAN, Keith    Limerick A C    Masters Men O40    141    15
    16    0:29:10    RYAN, James    Dundrum A C    Masters Men O50    16    16
    17    0:29:15    CREMIN, JJ    Individual    Men    20    17
    18    0:29:56    HUDSON, Sean    Individual    4    18
    19    0:30:08    LAWLOR, Brian    An Bru AC    Men    56    19
    20    0:30:14    JOHNSON, Kevin    Dooneen A C    Men    66    20
    21    0:30:30    CROWLEY, Stephen    Mallow AC    Men    94    21
    22    0:31:05    RYAN, Greg    Kilfinane A C    Men    2    22
    23    0:31:06    O CALLAGHAN, Ruairí    Kilfinane A C    Men    44    23
    24    0:31:20    COUGHLAN, Brendan    Dooneen A C    Men    22    24
    25    0:31:22    O SULLIVAN, Johnny    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Men O40    32    25
    26    0:31:23    KEATING, Mike    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Men O40    31    26
    27    0:31:27    HENNESSY, Martin    Kilfinane A C    Men    137    27
    28    0:31:30    KIELY, Ger    Limerick Country Club A C    Men    91    28
    29    0:31:43    HOULIHAN, Brendan    Mooreabbey Milers    Men    70    29
    30    0:31:52    MC AULIFFE, Eoin    West Limerick A C    Men    8    30
    31    0:32:13    BUCKLEY, Aidan    Mallow AC    Masters Men O40    122    31
    32    0:32:18    HANLEY, Shane    Galtee Runners A C    Men    60    32
    33    0:32:21    FLYNN, Darren    Grange Fermoy A C    Masters Men O40    76    33
    34    0:32:24    CAPLICE, Tony    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Men O40    113    34
    35    0:32:28    CREMIN, Michael    Individual    Masters Men O40    23    35
    36    0:32:32    MC MAHON, Tony    Kilmallock A C    Masters Men O50    121    36
    37    0:32:38    LEWIS, Liam    Mooreabbey Milers    Men    13    37
    38    0:32:46    HANNON, Edmund    Kilmallock A C    Men    111    38
    39    0:32:51    LARKIN, Shane    Individual    Masters Men O40    19    39
    40    0:32:55    MCNAMARA, Diarmuid    Individual    Men    138    40
    41    0:32:56    AHERNE, Noelle    West Limerick A C    Ladies    119    41
    42    0:33:09    HOURIGAN, Ray    An Bru AC    Men    57    42
    43    0:33:10    SCHWIRZ, Laura    Crusaders AC    Ladies    134    43
    44    0:33:20    ENNIS, Joan    Grange Fermoy A C    Masters Women O40    75    44
    45    0:33:21    FITZGIBBON, Clotilde    Grange Fermoy A C    Masters Women O40    77    45
    46    0:33:30    GALLAHUE, Chris    Individual    Men    160    46
    47    0:33:39    MADDEN, Garry    Derg    Men    142    47
    48    0:33:40    CONNOLLY, Joe    Individual    Men    14    48
    49    0:33:44    MCNAMARA, Ger    Dooneen A C    97    49
    50    0:33:49    HOLIAN, Damien    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Men O40    156    50
    51    0:33:54    FARRELL, Caitriona    An Bru AC    Ladies    174    51
    52    0:34:06    QUINLAN, Neil    Galtee Runners A C    Men    61    52
    53    0:34:14    HOWARD, John    Individual    Men    99    53
    54    0:34:15    WILEY, Charlene    Galtee Runners A C    Ladies    181    54
    55    0:34:18    LINEHAN, Shaun    Individual    Junior Men    103    55
    56    0:34:33    RIORDAN, Dick    North Cork A C    Masters Men O40    67    56
    57    0:34:34    O BRIEN, Con    Individual    Men O60    35    57    58    0:34:36    HICKEY, Maurice    Individual    Men    98    58
    59    0:35:03    COOKE, Stephen    Individual    Men    166    59
    60    0:35:06    FITZGERALD, Verling John    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Men O40    38    60
    61    0:35:20    POWER, Graham    Limerick Tri Club    Men    79    61
    62    0:35:22    COUGHLAN, Maurice    Individual    Men    34    62
    63    0:35:34    GRIFFIN, Mike    Dooneen A C    Men    95    63
    64    0:35:38    MEHIGAN, Declan    Mallow AC    Men    93    64
    65    0:35:39    HENNESSY, Bill    Individual    Men    162    65
    66    0:35:40    BRADSHAW, Paul    Dundrum A C    Men    178    66
    67    0:35:43    BUCKLEY, Sinead    North Cork A C    Ladies    53    67
    68    0:35:51    SLATTERY, John    Dooneen A C    Men    105    68
    69    0:36:00    HANLEY, Ellen    Galtee Runners A C    Ladies    107    69
    70    0:36:02    MURPHY, Jim    Individual    Men    96    70
    71    0:36:03    FINN, Stephen    Mooreabbey Milers    71    71
    72    0:36:07    BLUETT, Cora    North Cork A C    Ladies    123    72
    73    0:36:08    DAVERN, Denis    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Men O40    63    73
    74    0:36:16    MC CARTHY, Deirdre    North Cork A C    Masters Women O40    55    74
    75    0:36:17    WALSH, Tony    Individual    Masters Men O40    85    75
    76    0:36:37    COUGHLAN, Ann    Mooreabbey Milers    Ladies    74    76
    77    0:36:40    CLERY, Mark    Kilmallock A C    Men    186    77
    78    0:36:46    PRATT, Michael    Grange Fermoy A C    Masters Men O50    18    78
    79    0:36:47    KENNEDY, Eileen    Galtee Runners A C    Ladies    109    79
    80    0:36:50    HEHIR, Maurice    An Bru AC    Men    47    80
    81    0:36:51    KENNEDY, Pat    Individual    Men    100    81
    82    0:36:54    CRONIN, Pa    Individual    Men    163    82
    83    0:36:55    PALMER, Steven    Individual    Masters Men O40    154    83
    84    0:37:03    TOBIN, Maurice    Grange Fermoy A C    Men O60    86    84
    85    0:37:04    O SHAUGHNESSY, Joe    Individual    45    85
    86    0:37:08    NOONAN, Gabriel    Individual    Masters Men O40    118    86
    87    0:37:09    O SHEA, Marie    Mooreabbey Milers    Ladies    73    87
    88    0:37:16    O BRIEN, Ned    Clonmel A C    Masters Men O50    10    88
    89    0:37:23    COLLINS, Nuala    North Cork A C    Ladies    54    89
    90    0:37:36    MULCAHY, Jean    An Bru AC    Ladies    126    90
    91    0:37:37    COMERFORD, Jason    Individual    Men    164    91
    92    0:37:43    MC CARTHY, Denis    Individual    Men    144    92
    93    0:37:53    BEGLEY, Ben    Kilmallock A C    Men    116    93
    94    0:37:54    CASEY, John    Mitchelstown    Masters Men O50    108    94
    95    0:37:55    BARRETT, John    West Limerick A C    Masters Men O50    51    95
    96    0:37:56    RYAN, Con    Individual    Men    7    96
    97    0:38:06    HARTIGAN, Pat    Mooreabbey Milers    Men    112    97
    98    0:38:28    CROTTY, Paul    West Limerick A C    Men    48    98
    99    0:38:37    BROPHY, Caroline    Mallow AC    Masters Women O40    145    99
    100    0:38:48    LENIHAN, Richard    West Limerick A C    Men O60    81    100
    101    0:38:49    HENRIQUES, Edel    West Limerick A C    Ladies    49    101
    102    0:38:55    MC CARTHY, Malachy    West Limerick A C    Masters Men O50    36    102
    103    0:38:57    GALLAGHER, John    Individual    Masters Men O40    50    103
    104    0:39:10    MURPHY, Linda    Grange Fermoy A C    Masters Women O40    127    104
    105    0:39:27    COLLINS, Mike    Individual    Masters Men O40    150    105
    106    0:39:30    BRIDGES, Breda    An Bru AC    Masters Women O40    12    106
    107    0:39:33    GLEESON, Cathal    Bilboa A C    Masters Men O40    89    107
    108    0:39:38    CUNNINGHAM, Ewan    Mooreabbey Milers    Junior Men    129    108
    109    0:39:39    CARROLL, Noel    Individual    Masters Men O40    102    109
    110    0:39:40    O CONNELL, Jerry    Mallow AC    Masters Men O50    27    110
    111    0:39:46    BLACKBURN, Patricia    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Women O40    26    111
    112    0:39:47    MCCARTHY, William    Individual    Masters Men O40    115    112
    113    0:39:49    BLUETT, John    North Cork A C    Men    149    113
    114    0:39:50    MAHER, John    Individual    Men    143    114
    115    0:39:51    MASSEY, Danny    West Limerick A C    Masters Men O50    64    115
    116    0:39:53    QUIRKE, Carol    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Women O50    184    116
    117    0:40:03    SEXTON, John    Duhallow A C    Masters Men O40    40    117    118    0:40:16    O BRIEN, Mary    Individual    Masters Women O50    179    118
    119    0:40:17    MURPHY, Michael    Individual    Masters Men O40    62    119
    120    0:40:18    MOORE, Ber    Kilmallock A C    Ladies    84    120
    121    0:40:19    MC CORMACK, Joe    Kilmallock A C    Masters Men O40    147    121
    122    0:40:20    BURKE, Karen    Individual    Ladies    58    122
    123    0:40:23    LEONARD, Liz    Individual    Masters Women O40    33    123
    124    0:40:24    MCCARTHY, Paul    An Bru AC    133    124
    125    0:40:39    DAVERN, Eamonn    Individual    Men    9    125
    126    0:40:58    CAREY, Aisling    Kilmallock A C    Ladies    120    126
    127    0:41:08    O SULLIVAN, John    Kilfinane A C    Men    80    127
    128    0:41:10    MARTIN, Bridget    Individual    Ladies    124    128
    129    0:41:20    LOVETT, Conor    West Limerick A C    Masters Men O40    139    129
    130    0:41:31    REALE, Regina    An Bru AC    Ladies    175    130
    131    0:41:34    MULQUEEN, Roger    An Bru AC    Men    148    131
    132    0:41:36    RIORDAN, Julie    North Cork A C    Masters Women O40    65    132
    133    0:42:08    CAREY, Pat    An Bru AC    Masters Men O40    104    133
    134    0:42:10    QUIRKE, P J    Individual    Men    6    134
    135    0:42:39    KENNY, Derval    An Bru AC    Masters Women O40    173    135
    136    0:42:48    SLYNE, Karen    Individual    Ladies    59    136
    137    0:42:50    FRAZER, John    Mooreabbey Milers    Men O60    185    137
    138    0:42:52    MURPHY, Declan    Individual    Masters Men O40    182    138
    139    0:42:53    MURPHY, EILEEN    Individual    Masters Women O40    183    139
    140    0:43:20    BARRETT, Sinead Meade    Mooreabbey Milers    Ladies    161    140
    141    0:43:27    GAFFNEY, Peter    Mallow AC    Men O60    46    141
    142    0:43:29    HAYES, Honor    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Women O40    176    142
    143    0:43:33    MURPHY, Sinead    Lucan Harriers    Ladies    167    143
    144    0:43:52    POWER, Una    An Bru AC    Masters Women O40    140    144
    145    0:44:30    KEARNEY, Lilian    Individual    Ladies    135    145
    146    0:44:31    LARKIN, Ita    Individual    Ladies    132    146
    147    0:44:34    SHEEHY, Carmel    Individual    Ladies    125    147
    148    0:45:06    BURKE, Peggy    Kilmallock A C    Masters Women O40    92    148
    149    0:45:07    CONNERY, Martina    Kilmallock A C    Ladies    83    149
    150    0:45:13    RIORDAN, Jacqueline    North Cork A C    Masters Women O50    68    150
    151    0:45:27    COLLINS, Pa    Kilfinane A C    Men O60    101    151
    152    0:45:38    BAILEY, Cathy    Masters Women O40    130    152
    153    0:45:39    POWER, Martina    An Bru AC    Ladies    78    153
    154    0:45:40    DALTON, Ann    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Women O40    117    154
    155    0:45:41    MEEHAN, Olivia Shanahan    North Cork A C    Junior Women    165    155
    156    0:45:46    COLFER, Mary    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Women O50    131    156
    157    0:46:06    O CONNOR, Shane    Individual    Men    155    157
    158    0:46:28    RYAN, Patsy    Mooreabbey Milers    Masters Women O40    157    158
    159    0:46:32    KELLY, Aoife    Individual    Ladies    52    159
    160    0:46:38    WHELAN, Colleen    Mitchelstown    Ladies    146    160
    161    0:47:03    DOWNEY, Bernie    Individual    Masters Women O40    159    161
    162    0:47:18    BOWLES, Michelle    North Cork A C    Junior Women    168    162
    163    0:47:19    MAC CARTHY, Lynn    Individual    Ladies    88    163
    164    0:47:22    RYAN, Marie    Tipperary Town    Ladies    110    164
    165    0:47:46    MURNANE, Eleanor    Individual    Masters Women O40    136    165
    166    0:48:55    MC MAHON, Peter    Kilfinane A C    29    166
    167    0:49:19    REEVES, Tony    Individual    Masters Men O40    187    167
    168    0:49:30    CREED, Robert    Kilfinane A C    Masters Men O40    5    168
    169    0:50:26    HAROLD, Elaine    Mallow AC    Ladies    43    169
    170    0:50:29    CASEY, Mike    Galtee Runners A C    Masters Men O40    172    170
    171    0:50:49    CLARKE, Marian    Individual    Masters Women O50    158    171
    172    0:50:56    O SULLIVAN, Amy    Kilfinane A C    Ladies    3    172
    173    0:53:09    RYAN, Vicky    Tipperary Town    Ladies    106    173
    174    0:54:42    SAVAGE, Nicola    Kilmallock A C    Masters Women O40    82    174
    175    0:54:59    CAHILL, Gitta    Kilmallock A C    Masters Women O40    87    175
    176    0:55:00    CAHILL, Diarmuid    Individual    Masters Men O40    177    176
    177    0:55:08    RYAN, Patricia    Mooreabbey Milers    Ladies    128    177
    178    0:55:14    KENNEDY, Marie    An Bru AC    Ladies    41    178
    179    0:55:32    MURPHY, Ann Marie    An Bru AC    Ladies    42    179
    180    0:58:20    GREENE, Kate    Individual    Ladies    170    180
    181    0:58:21    GRIFFIN, Úna    Individual    Ladies    169    181
    182    0:58:55    O BRIEN, Joe    West Limerick A C    Men O60    72    182
    183    1:04:34    MCCARTHY, Mary    Individual    Masters Women O40    114    183
There were 183 finishers in the All Competitors category.