There were great results from the Athenry AC athletes on Day 1 of the 2015 GloHealth National Juvenile Championships. Calum Healy continued a fine year with a silver in the long jump, and he still has two days of competition to go and high chances of further medals to bring back home. Thomas and Jessie Barr are often considered to be the poster siblings for Irish Track and Field but Athenry AC have their own brother-sister team in Brandon and Shannen Lee. Brandon won his hurdles heat by the width of his vest but made sure in the final and took gold in a very convincing fashion.
Congratulation to all who turned up in Monivea last Saturday, 27 June, for the first Galway AAI Half Marathon Road Race Championship.
Jane Ann Healy, Clare Rowe and Mary Kealy were the first three women home (see above).
Oliver Mullins, Adam Leadbetter and Gearoid Rohan were the first three men home (see below).
Full list of medal winners - indivudual and team - is attached. Club secretaries of winning clubs will get them in due course for distribution.
Day 2 of the County Track and Field took place on Sunday 28th June at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan. A small but very active Athenry AC team took home 15 medals, including a massive haul of 6 medals for Anne Lyng who only decided on the morning of competition she was going to compete. Anne took gold in 100m, 200, and 800m and silver in 400m, long jump and high jump. Yvonne Knight, who took a bit of persuading to compete ended up with 4 golds - 400m, LJ, discus and high jump.
The club is hosting a relay event on Tuesday 30th June which promises to be very exciting! There are approx 23 teams (3 runners per team) taking part! Race Director Mr Jim Leahy has put a lot of time and effort in to organising this event. He has given great consideration to team names which I hope does not reflect our performance (Turtles, Sloths). Meeting at the Church Car Park at 7.45pm to collect our name badges and "formulate our race strategy" we will be briefed on the "do's" and "don't" before running to the starting point on the link road. Promises to be an enjoyable event!
The Monivea Half Marathon and 5km took place today, Saturday 28 June.
The 5km is in its 6th year and the half marathon in its 3rd. The half marathon was the official County Galway AAI Championship Half for 2015 and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in addition to the usual cash prizes in all categories.
A great evening for Day One. The results of all events are attached. They have an old-style 80s feel to them with a fixed-width Courier font and wide formatting.
Sincere thanks to Iain Shaw and Brian Bruton for a good night's entertainment...sorry...sport.
Onwards to this Sunday.
Congrats to all in Annaghdown on the 9th running of their 10KM on Sunday, 21 June!!!!! [It has always been on that day. What other road race in Galway runs on the exact same day every year?]
A full provisional result is attached.
I think it all started a long time ago when I was in 3rd class in school, the school sports day was coming up and we had to pick the events we wanted to enter. As a 7 year old you were expected to go in the 60m 80m and 100m, maybe chance the long Jump or the high jump.
Congrats to Bid Kissane, fresh from her Kerry marathon exploits, on rceiving her PhD this afternoon (Thursday, 18 June) in NUIG. Lyall donned the hat but Bid wore the gown.
The title of her thesis is, "Development of Rapid Spectroscopic Methods for the Analysis of Cell Culture Media". Ya wha', Gay?
Martin Keane sends his best wishes from faraway fields while James Lundon took the picture :-).