____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ National Masters and Intermediates All Ireland Cross Country The National Masters and Intermediates All Ireland Cross Country is on in the Palace Grounds, Tuam on February 8th. This will be run along with the Juvenile Development events is the first National Cross Country Championship held in Galway since 1999. The event list below shows race distances, how many can be entered plus how many score. Intermediate Mens 8km, 12 run 6 score Master Men Over 35 7km, 12 run 6 score Master Men Over 50 7km , 12 run 6score Intermediate Womens 5km, 8 run 4 score Master Women Over 35 4km 8 run 4 score Master Women Over 50 4km 8 run 4 score There will also be a Masters Men Over 65 Event which is a Club event only 4km Intermediate athletes must be 20 years of age or over on the 31st December in the year of competition and must never have been an individual medal winner or a scoring member of the winning club or county team at National Intermediate Championships.Masters team event is split into Over 35’s and 50’s (But if not enough interest, then one Masters team – eg 35 and all ages upwards – could run once there were 6 on the team). Masters 65’s men race in with masters women’s race. Masters categories individual go up in 5 year tranches ie 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75 etc Club Teams can also be entered separately with 8 to run and 4 to score on all Club Teams except; Master Men O65 4,000m where 6 run & 3 score. Timetable here – http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events-timetable/Intermediate_xc_timetable.pdf
Best wishes to Coldwood NS on their annual 4 mile frundraising run this Sunday at noon. You can register on the day.
This year the organisers have introduced a 1km race for kids up to 3rd class and a 2km race for kids in 4th, 5th and 6th class. Entry is a €5 and every child gets a treat bag. 1st,2nd 3rd boys and girls get a medal.
The kids races start at 11am with registration from 10.30am.
Huge congratulations to Galway and Carrabane woman Olive Loughnane whose silver medal performances at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 is about to be upgraded to gold following the latest drugs scandal in Russia arising from which the gold medal winner has been banned.
Incidentally, when our hard-working U11s were training on a cold night between Christmas and the New Year, who casually popped in for a walkaround the track with her husband - the lady herself, who generously gave up her time for a chat and some photos with the athletes.
You can read a small bit of the athmosphere of that time in 2009 here:- Mike's Berlin Blog although we were not there in time for Olive's masterclass performance.
Well done to Jamie Fallon who last weekend represented Ireland in the Celtic Cross Country in Dunboyne. Jamie was selected for the team on the back of his strong performances in the club cross country last Autumn. THe Celtic Cross Country is an annual event between Ireland, Scotland, Ulster and Wales. Jamie was the second Irishman home in the U20 race and 7th overall in one of the best performances of his career. Results are at http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2288.
So here it is the Club Results, congrats to all participants!!
1 Gerry Carty 196
2 Martin Kearney 194
3 Martin McEvilly 182
1 Niamh Hennelly 201
2 Jane Walsh 195
3 Margaret Sheridan 192
Men Over 40
1 Vincent Jordan 171
Women Over 40
1 Carmel Brannigan 185
Men Over 50
1 No Qualifier
Women Over 50
1 Bernie Kelly 167
So after all the sweat, tears, sunshine, rain, sleet, wind, (more rain, sleet and wind it seemed than sun) the final results of the 2014 GCH Club challenge are in.
Tuam AC would like to pay particular thanks to John Curley and all the staff at Curleys Quality Foods for their on-going support of the Tuam AC 8k Road Race. Curleys have very generously provided fruit for the athletes for a number of years and their generous contribution has allowed us to keep our entry fee low whilst providing a quality race. Their support is very much appreciated.
National Masters and Intermediates All Ireland Cross Country is on in Tuam, Co Galway, Feb 8th next, in the Palace Grounds, along with Juvenile Development events
This is the first National Cross Country Championship held in Galway since 1999.
Theres already huge interest and some strong teams are likely to be fielded for these events.
The event list below shows how many can be entered and how many score on all teams and race distances
Here's a list of Fixtures for your 2015 racing calendar.
Provisional results of the Galway Indoor T&F 2015 is attached here.
Congrats to all the GCH Juvenilles and Senior who took part with some great podium finishes on the day
Tuam AC would like to thank everybody who took part in our 11th annual 8k road race on Sunday 18th. The day started off with 170 juveniles taking part in the kids fun run on the track in St Jarlath’s College. The first boy was Cian Mullins and Alice Kelly was the first girl. Everybody really enjoyed themselves and the goody bags went down a treat after the race. In the adult race we had almost 500 participants which was a 10% increase on 2014. The day was sunny and dry with little wind, ideal conditions for many PBs. The race was won by Gary Thornton from Galway City Harriers in a time of 24:34 with Matt Bidwell 2^nd in 25:53 and Adrian Smith 3^rd in 27:37. The ladies race was a closer finish with Regina Casey from Galway City Harriers 1^st in 29:35 and Jean Ann Healy from Athenry AC 2^nd in 29:47. Both ladies were shadowing each other throughout the race with Regina finally managing to pull away as she came in the Athenry Road. Colette Touhy from Mayo AC was 3^rd lady to finish. Galway City Harriers won both the team races for men and women. Tuam AC men secured second place in the men’s team race consisting of Ian Egan, Tommy Joe Whyte, Dan O’Rourke and Derek Naughton. Ian Egan won further silverware by being first male Tuam AC member to finish and Clare Rowe also winning silverware as the first Tuam AC female to finish. Shauna Bocquet from Craughwell AC won the ladies wheelchair category in 35:07 and Jerry Forde from Blarney Inniscarra AC winning the male wheelchair category in 46:57. Jerry drove up from Blarney, Co. Cork before the race and after some tea and scones headed back. Jerry is a 300 marathon man and is already looking forward to making it 400. Full results of the race are at http://www.redtagtiming.com/results/Tuam8km_2015.pdf Sincere thanks also to the army of volunteers who help us every year and Tuam Gardai, The Order of Malta Tuam, The Mercy Secondary school and St Jarlath’s College. Tuam AC would like to say a BIG thank you to the ladies that helped with the after race refreshments, Patricia Monaghan, Mary O’Neill, Fiona Lardner and Eileen Moran. It is people like them that are the backbone of any amateur club and Tuam AC is indebted to them for their most valued assistance. Here’s to seeing you all again in 2016. Have a great year running everybody !
Well done everyone on fantastic performances yesterday and thanks to the army of volunteers who helped as officials on the day!!! Provisional results from the track attached here and I will confirm all tonight and add the field results.
Thanks to the almost 500 runners who crossed the finish line today. We hope you enjoyed the race and hope to see you all again next year. In the meantime, the results are here
The Galway County Indoor T&F Programme is attached for this Sunday's events on 18th January in Athlone IT
The event starts at 9.30am
Also please NOTE that there is no Juvenile Training in Dangan on Sunday 18th.
A bus will leave Dangan at 7.30am, collecting at bus stop Headford road opposite Dunnes stores & Dunnes Stores Ballybrit car park, cost 10 euro per person.
Tuam AC have been lucky enough to get a final late delivery of 100 packs of the top quality Kelanji running socks. There are three pairs in each pack and to ensure that as many people as possible get socks we are going to keep our online entry open until Saturday night and we are also having an open registration session at The Mercy Gym, Dublin Rd Tuam on Saturday 17th Jan from 3pm – 4.30pm. Late entries will be taken from 11am on Sunday morning in the Mercy Gym but we cannot guarantee there will be any socks left on Sunday morning. Late entries will close at 1.45pm and race starts at 2.30pm Sharp. Entry is still only €15 and everything is looking good for Sunday, we are even expecting good weather. This race is the perfect way to start your New Year and we especially welcome walkers, joggers, runners and World Class athletes and we hope to see you all in Tuam on Sunday. Full race details and 8k FAQ available at www.tuamac.com Enter online via www.runireland.com
The program for this Sunday's Galways Indoors is below. Best to luck to everyone in it, I am sure in this weather that you're glad its indoors!!
This Sunday 18th January is Tuam Athletics Club annual road race @ 2.30pm. It is the 11th annual running of this very popular and successful AAI permitted 8k road race. There are prizes in all categories including first 3 Men and Women. All age categories Women 35,40,45,50,55,60,65 and Men 40,45,50,55,60,65,70 First 2 teams Men and Women Three pairs of Kelanji running socks are available for the first 300 entries. If you want to secure your 3 pairs of quality running socks from Tuam AC please enter online now via http://www.runireland.com/events/tuam-ac-8k. Even though we offer superb cash prizes, chip timing, hot showers and our legendary post race refreshments, we have still managed to keep the entry fee at only €15. Chip timing is by RedTag Timing. Registration is available on the morning from 11am to 1:30pm and also on Saturday afternoon from3pm to 4:30pm in The Mercy gym on the Dublin road. We also have a kids fun run which starts at 1pm sharp in St. Jarlath’s. Registration from 11am to 12:30. Goody bag and quality medal for all entrants. Entry fee €3
With just two weeks to go to the Tuam 8k Road Race on Sunday 18th Jan 2015 we have allocated well over half of our socks. Tuam AC give 3 pairs of top quality running socks to the first 300 online entries but when they are gone they are gone.
If you want to be sure of getting this great free gift from Tuam AC enter online now via Run Ireland. Thanks from All in Tuam AC.
The Annual General Meeting of the Senior Club takes place on Sunday 11th January 2015 at 7.30pm in St. Michael's Hall, Craughwell. All our members are encouraged to attend and show your support for the club. We welcome input and new ideas from all our members and look forward to seeing you all at our Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting of the club's juvenile and executive committee will take place next Wednesday night 7th January commencing at 6.30pm. It is hoped that alot of parents and coaches can attend to hear a quick update on the year's activities and on facility development.
All going well, the meeting will be over within 45 minutes so please try to attend if possible to support your hard-working committee and coaches.
Also we are holding our 2015 registration nights on this coming Tuesday and Thursday Jan 6th and Jan 8th from 6pm to 8pm in Craughwell hall. We need to get all who will be participating in the Galway indoors on 18th January to register next week for 2015 as you need to be registered in order to take part. The registration form is available on the club's website at http://www.craughwellac.com/site/images/juvenileapplicationform.pdf or copies will be available on the night.
For anyone wishing to purchase club tracksuits or tops, Geraldine Jennings (085 8404509) will be taking orders on the registration nightes. Tracksuits cost €35 and training tops cost €25. Geraldine also has a small stock of club rain jackets (€35) and beanie hats (€7).