Friday, 11 April 2014

Castleisland Track Location

Directions to An Riocht AC for tomorrow's Athletics Ireland Course. The track is opposite Nolan Steel just off the Main Street.

 "Please meet at 9.15am sharp on Saturday at An Riocht AC clubhouse next to the track in Castleisland. Come prepared to be active and outdoors and also bring a packed lunch with you.
Your tutor on the day will be Kevin Grant 087 2443312. Best of luck with the course."

Juvenile Group Photos

Well done to all our little athletes group who received their medals and certs for completing stage 1 of their development program last week.
Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who have helped to make the training run smoothly to date. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Running in Munster, Ireland: Event notice...Ballyhoura Mountain Marathon - Sat ...

Running in Munster, Ireland: Event notice...Ballyhoura Mountain Marathon - Sat ...: This 26.2 mile mountain marathon takes place on Saturday the 3rd of May 2014 on the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border. ...

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Club Notes This Week

Juvenile Update

Training continues for our young athletes continues every Tuesday evening at Scoil Pól. So far an introduction to Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Hurdles, Sprints and Relays has been a big success. With the brighter evening now upon us, training can move outdoors where preparations for the upcoming county championships in May will begin in earnest. The club would like to thank the hard work of our coaches and volunteers in helping get this new venture off the ground. For any of our young athletes who wish to compete at their events before the county championships, Limerick AC are hosting a track and field open at UL track on April 13th.


The main race last weekend was the 10 mile run in Mallow. Martin Hennessy put in a very strong run to finish in 98th place overall out of 960 finishers in 1.04.14 and Anne Daly finished in a time of 1.40.46. Well done to both.

Upcoming Events

Limerick Athletics hosts it's annual Feet on the Street Series during the month of April. The first leg is on Friday 4th April, the second on Friday 11th April and the final leg is on Friday 25th April. All three legs of the series would be held over the 6k Route in an around the Raheen Industrial Estate. Online entry at at a cost of €7 or enter on the night at a cost of €10.

Although still a few months away, our 5 mile road race on June 20th is our main event of the year. Last year over 200 runners completed the course and this year we would love to have an even bigger race. With the marked increase in people taking up running as seen by the numbers using the community walk at the GAA field, we hope as many local people as possible will take part and help support the club. 

LIMERICK ATHLETICS Juvenile Track & Field Championships May 11th 2014

Thomond Games Coming Soon

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Club Notes This Week

Firstly apologies for the lack of notes over the last few weeks. A lot if work going on behind the scenes meant something had to give. Hoping to be back to normal from now on....

Juvenile Athletics
Last Tuesday in the sportshall of Scoil Pól saw the first official training session for our little athletics program. With 70 boys and girls aged from 5 to15 split across two sessions, it was great to see the enthusiasm of the children involved. It is our intention to cover the basics of sprinting, throwing, jumping, middle distance and relays to give everyone the opportunity to see what areas interest them in particular. A big thank you to Scoil Pól for the use of their facilities and to the parents and club members who are volunteering their time to ensure the sessions run smoothly.

Munster Schools Indoors.
Two fantastic results saw Edd Valatka claim silver in the 600m and Peter Mc Mahon continue his improvement with 4th in the 60m sprint.

Race Results.
Well done to Kilfinane duo Adrian Hennessy and Lia Carr on two fantastic times of 59.07 and 1.25.56 respectively at the iconic Ballycotton 10 mile road race. 
Was great to see the club represented in local runs in the locality recently, it's been difficult to keep track of all the events going on so a general well done to all our runners running the various 5ks and 10ks event. Best of luck to club runners taking part in the Lisbon Half Marathon this weekend.

Club Training
Juvenile training will continue indoors for the next few weeks, Tuesdays 6.30 to 8.30. Thursday 7-8pm sees a mix of adult training and some specific sessions for our older juvenile runners. All newcomers welcome to attend. 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

News Update

Apologies about the lack of club notes over the last few weeks. Between the lack of internet connection and work getting the juvenile section off the ground, the time has not been there to update the site.

Our new juvenile training program. 
Due to the large level of interest in the program, it has taken a few weeks to get all the details in place. Our aim is to have two training groups on Tuesday evenings,  a session for 5–9 year olds girls and boys in the hall at Scoil Pol from 6.30-7.30pm, and for the following hour a session for children aged 9+

Then there will be a session at the community walkway at the Sportsfield from in conjunction with our adult training session for the older kids (10 years +). 

Well done to our runners at Adare and Ballygiblin, results to follow

Monday, 10 February 2014

Club Notes This Week

One of the quieter weeks on the running calendar for the club this week. Plans for the juvenile club are in full swing and the training on Thursdays and Sundays continues to draw a crowd.
The road race season really kicks into shape over the coming weeks startuing with the Adare 10k on the 23rd Feb.
A reminder rthat our own rad race will take place on the 20th June this year.