It was a successful weekend on the roads for the club with two members placing first in races across the country.
In Portarlington on Saturday morning, Dee Grady ran a 3.20.19 marathon for a 16minute PB, 6th place overall & first female home at the Marathon des Escargots. Dee is showing great form recently & also had a podium finish & sub 19 5k in the Shannon Airport Runway 5k last weekend.
Sinéad Tuohy was in action today at the GloHealth Junior and U23 Championships held in CIT. Sinéad tied for silver in the U23 High Jump with Emily Rogers (St Peters) with a jump of 1.60m. Gold was taken by Craughwells Catriona Farrell who jumped 1.65.
Congratulations Sinéad, and all the best for the National Senior Championships in a few weeks time.
The 10th Headford 8KM Road Race ran without a hitch last evening (Saturday).
The course is now seared into the collective memory of any road runner in Galway.
Starting on the dot of 7PM, it wound it way through the village and out on to main road to Galway, as well as the rolling countryside of Ballyrikard, Cloghanover, Clooneen (passing Campbells at 3.5KM), Liss, Deerpark, Racepark and back into town to finish near the village square.
The Galway Senior / Junior / Masters Track and Field 2014 Championship, Day Two, takes place next Thursday July 10th in NUI Sports Grounds, Dangan, Galway. These events are open to all AAI Galway registered athletes with guest athletes from other AAI clubs outside Galway also welcome.
Registration - Trackside from 18.15pm. Entry is €5.00 for day / event at the track.
Members turned out in force last night to congratulate Assumpta Feeney on her recent achievements of being crowned Double World Champion at the WDFPF World Single Championships in Dusseldorf.
For a relative newcomer to the sport Assumpta has made huge strides & her biggest win to date came at the start of June with winning lifts of 155kg (24.4stone) in the Deadlift Unequipped & 117.5kg (18.5stone) in the Squat Unequipped. She also narrowly missed out on another trophy, finishing fourth in the world in the Bench Uequipped.
All Ireland Team events June 21 Tullamore. Athenry had 5 athletes travel and Calum Healy and Adam Molloy placed 3rd in 60m sprint Calum also recorded the fasted time in Ireland 9.16. Fearghus Deeley and Adam Molloy competed in the long jump and it wasnt Fearghus day and he broke all jumps Adam jumped 3.66. Darragh Mc Nelis and Fearghus Deeley competed in the 600m Darragh ran a super race and after 150m Fearghus hamstring went and he had to pull out.