Monday, May 19, 2014

Race notice...Kilmallock 5 mile road race - Fri 23rd May 2014

The Kilmallock 5 mile road race is coming up on Friday the 23rd of May 2014 and its the second race on the Ballyhoura Limerick Race Series. This is a brand new race and is being organised by Kilmallock AC.

Details....Registration from 6pm at Deebert House hotel...Race Starts 7.30 Sharp...Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd male and Female...1st O40 O50 O60 Male and prizes and refreshments after.

Notes from series organiser Tom Blackburn....This Friday night Kilmallock AC will hold their first event as a newly formed running club, this is a club with a deep history in running. But for a couple of years the club disbanded and fell by the way, and it looked like it was gone forever. This year however it has been reformed, and with some help from Mike Reynolds and Tony Mc Mahon, who ran with the older club,and with the guidance of of a new committee led by their chairperson Simon Reynolds Kilmallock AC is back and at 7.30 pm Friday night 23rd of May Kilmallock AC will hold a 5 mile road race from the  Deebert  Hotel in Kilmallock. The club hope to have Jim Hogan on the night to start the race, Jim has been ill of late, but to anyone who knows the great Jim Hogan this will be a special treat.This promises to be a really good run as 4 miles of the course is the same as the Charleville half marathon, so it will be flat and fast. So get your racing flats on for Kilmallock on Friday night and start your weekend with a Ballyhoura Active series race .

Reg from 6pm in the Deebert Hotel Kilmallock. Tea/refreshments and prizes in the Deebert Hotel after.

From Kilmallock AC...It is with great honour that Kilmallock A.C. have Jim Hogan, the 1966 Gold Medal European Marathon Champion sounding the gun on the night to start the race. Jim, originally from Athlacca was born on 28th May 1933 and began his very successful running career at the age of 19. Jim now resides in Maria Gorettie Nursing Home in Kilmallock. What makes Jim Hogans achievements even greater is that he did all this while running bare footed

Location of Deebert House Hotel, start and finish points in Kilmallock...

Preview.....Having looked at the course, it certainly looks like a fast one. Full preview with maps and photos HERE

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