So, I finally got fed up of Pat McDonagh and Tomas Ruane talking about running. Couldn't meet for a social pint but the conversation would always turn to race times, training plans, beating this lad and that lad in recent races, will I ever be able to run a half marathon etc etc.. And for a non-runner such as myself I really couldn't see the attraction. But their persistence paid off and they finally wore me down. I bought a cheap pair of Asics and took to the road.
This year’s Galway 5k Series is open on Friday 13th March at 20.00pm. Full details below;
Tuesday 28th April 2015 @ 8:00pm – Athenry
Tuesday 5th May 2015 @ 8:00pm – Loughrea
Tuesday 12th May 2015 @ 8:00pm - Craughwell
Tuesday 19th May 2015 @ 8:00pm – Claregalway
Tuesday 26th May 2015 @ 8:00pm – Galway
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ 8:00pm - Tuam
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!
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.
James Lundon was presented with his prize for Clubperson of the Year 2014 at the recent club (senior) AGM.
This was the result of completing 44 races in 2014.
He is the 9th different winner in the 9 years of the award:
Fair play to Mickey Burke for donning a 2014 Fields 10KM hat at the recent Loughrea Careers Day. Seen in a recent Connacht Tribune!
"Mickey Burke, Sarah Glynn and Jonathan Boland at the St Raphael's College, Loughrea Careers Day"
See here for the full article...
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.
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.
The Colemanstown 10k takes place on Easter Saturday, 4th April @ 12.00pm.
- AAI permit sponsored by Athenry AC
- Redtag Timing
- Fast loop course, good target for a PB
Registration available via link below: