Wind Back Wednesday

This week it's a brilliant report from Peter Delmer on his experience at the 2007 Garburn Trail Race.

Never write down a goal … it might come true. I thought about that as I struggled up and down over the last few miles of the Garburn Trail Race. Thoughts weren’t coming easy at that stage, nothing came easy at that stage, as I pushed on over rough, country tracks back towards the town of Windermere and the luxury of just stopping. Standing still has a lot going for it!

Large medal haul at Connacht Indoors

Athenry AC fielded a very competitive team at last weekends Connacht Indoor Championships bringing home a substantial medal haul.  These championships are important in the juvenile calendars as they serve as qualifiers for the National Juvenile Championships later this month.  Every single athlete gave a good account of themselves and each and every one should be proud of their performances.  There were 12 individual medal winners bringing home 18 medals and it could have been even more with several of our relay teams coming agonisingly close.

Today's Irish Times

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That "runner" happens to be Stoke City fan and Tuam AC's own Brendan Monaghan, still celebrating his a first sub-40 10KM (in the recent Fields) in his 52nd year!  

It would have been hard to miss Brendan in that get-up, even if he'd been running in the dark.

2015 Galway AAI 10M Road Race Championships in Craughwell on 22 March

From: James A. Lundon

Sent: 01 March 2015 23:35

The 2015 Galway AAI 10M Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Craughwell 10M road race on Sunday, 22 March.  Enter here.

All Galway clubs are encouraged to ensure that they have teams of women and men competing in this fabulous event, which is the main club race for Craughwell AC.

Twenty Questions - Kenneth O' Hara

I started running for fun back in 2009. After a few weeks of solo training my first race was the Streets & a couple of weeks after that I did Gaelforce West. Like many others I foolishly thought I was naturally fit & would be fine. At 65k long with Croagh Patrick thrown in the middle of it, it nearly killed me. It was an eye opener.

Great Lakes Challenge Series over the next two months

See attached poster but key details are:

1st March Clonbur 10k 12 noon

7th March Carnacon 8k 12 noon

21st March Claremorris 10k 12 noon

18th April Ballinrobe 10k 6:30pm Walkers & 7:00pm Runners


In each of these events there will be a recording of peoples last 1k time at the event leading for the person with the fastest 1k time over the five

events winning an overall prize.

Be Safe, Be Seen!


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