Mooreabbey Milers A.C. - County and Adventure Glory





County Roads 10 Mile
The final county roads race of 2018 took place last Sunday in Moyglass Co Tipperary. The hardest was left to last namely the county roads 10 mile. We had five men and 1 lady endure the testing 10 mile course. With the pace set from the start everyone knew it was going to be challenging. With much of mile 5 to 9 mostly uphill this brought us to our rapid 1 mile downhill finish. Our only lady Sarah Fitzpatrick was 3rd lady over all while in the men's Willie O'Donoghue took gold in the M/55 and Tom Blackburn took silver in the M/50 category. Giving it there all was Tom Blackburn, Willie O'Donoghue, Kevin Lenihan, Damien Holian, Ger Hanley and our only lady Sarah Fitzpatrick we can truly say they left nothing out there.

The Knockmealdowns Adventure 
Last Saturday morning Liam O'Donnell took part in the Knockmealdowns Adventure Challenge event on the Knockmealdowns mountains.
The multi-disciplinary event involved a 15km Cycle from Newcastle to Kilballyboy Wood car park and picnic site on Vee Road outside Clogheen, then a 2.5km run from Kilballyboy Wood to Bay Lough from there Liam had a half kilometre kayak around Bay Lough then back on his feet again for a 2.5km run from Bay Lough to Kilballyboy Wood car park and finally a 33km Cycle back to Newcastle. Liams day of glory came when he took 1st position in the race.

Munster Mountain Running Association 
The Munster mountain running association winter/spring league and summer league have concluded for 2018. The club took many top 20 finishes along with many podium category winners.
In the Winter/spring league:
Overall Men top 20 league finishers 
Ewan Cunningham 8th, Willie O'Donoghue 9th, Patrick Holian 10th Robert Cunningham 11th and Damien Holian 16th. Overall Women top 20 league finishers Marie O Shea 1st, Sarah Fitzpatrick 2nd. Martina Moloney 5th just outside the top 10 was Mandy Parslow in 11th. In the M/50 category Willie O'Donoghue took 1st and Damien Holian 2nd. In the W/40 Marie O Shea took1st and Mandy Parslow 6th.
Summer League 
In the summer league:
Overall Men top 20 league finishers
Tom Blackburn 2nd , Willie O'Donoghue 10th, Kevin Lenihan 12th and Damien Holian 15th. Overall Women top 10 finishes Sarah Fitzpatrick 2nd , Mary Pyke 7th and Patricia Ryan took 10th.
In the M/50 category Tom Blackburn 1st, Willie O'Donoghue 4th and Damien Holian 5th. In the W/40 Mary Pyke finished 5th.

Training Adults
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.

Training Juveniles 
Juvenile training has resumed after the summer break. Training in the community field in Galbally Monday nights at 7pm and Thursday nights at 6pm. For insurance reasons all juveniles must be registered with the club. Registration forms are available at training each night. Cost of Registration is €15 per juvenile. (Family rates available). Looking forward to seen you all back.

Couch to 5k
Get in shape keep fit. A new coach to 5k programme has begun. It is facilitated by Patricia Blackburn each Monday night at 7pm in the community field Galbally. €5 a session. Group/individual advice. Go on you know you want to.

Save The Date 
With 15 weeks left to Christmas here's a date for the diary. On Saturday 29th December the Mooreabbey Milers will host there annual mile dash. So add the date to your dairy weather your looking for a PB or a stroll with the family this is the place to be. More details to follow.

One To Look Forward To In 2019
Get the training started as the Cahir Half will take place on Saturday 6th July 2019.