Last Sunday Tuam AC senior members had a great day at the Galway Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Athlone International Area. Senior Men’s team won silver in the 4x200m. Great running from Conal Burke, Sean Burke, Shane Crisham and Justin Lane. Sean Burke and Tom Mannion ran the men’s 3000mtrs with Sean finishing just outside the medals. Tom had a great run and was very happy with his performance. Marian Coleman had a fantastic run in the ladies 3000mtrs and finished 2nd. Justin Lane bagged another medal by finishing 3rd in the 60mtr hurdles. Congratulations to all!! Also on Sunday, but outdoors, Tuam AC members Patrick Flemming, AnnMarie Hession and Elaine Hynes ran the South Galway Athletics Club 10k in Ballinderreen.
The annual 4 mile Coldwood run takes place on Sunday the 31st of January at 12pm.
This will be the 4th year of the run, and as always, Red Tag Timing will be doing the timing on the day. There will be a children's run at 11am preceding the main race with spot prizes and goodie bags , same format as last year which was a huge success.
Registration for the 4 mile race can be done on the day or on-line on Active Network/Run ireland once that is set up . €15 to enter . Children's run will be registration on the day. €5 to enter.
The Tuam 8km on Sunday last, January 17th, was the penultimate race in the club challenge.
GCH fielded a very strong men's team led home by Gary Thornton, Matt Bidwell, Michael O'Connor and Ruaidhri Geraghty all placing in the top 6.
Regina Casey is back in top form leading the GCH women's challenge in a time of 29:09.
The big mover in the challenge was Mags Sheridan who has now put some daylight at the top of the table between herself and her three main challengers.
The provisional timetable for the Galway Indoors on 24 January is as follows:-
Note that we are still missing lots of help and clubs need to provide more officials. The only clubs to provide their quota so far are Athenry, Caltra and Connemara.
Attaching also the current entry list:-
If any amendments, please let me know asap - email@example.com.
The County Indoor Championships take place on Sunday 24th Jan in Athlone IT. We have over 75 athletes competing from ages 9 to 18yrs. All our coaches will be attending the competition. Best of luck to all our competing athletes, many for the first time!
Please check our Juvenile Facebook Page and your emails for full details of the event later in the week.
Thank you to the almost 400 athletes who took part in our 12th annual 8k road race on Sunday 17th. It was a cold and showery day. The top two men were Gary Thornton GCH in 24.22 followed by Matthew Bidwell GCH in 25.54 and Michael O’Connor GCH finishing 3rd in 27.10. Regina Casey GCH won the women’s race in a time of 29.09. Zola Flynn from Calry AC in Sligo finished 2nd in 31.43 and Clare Rowe GCH crossed the line in 3rd palce in a time of 31.47. Team prizes went to GCH who finished 12t in both the men’s and ladies races. Craughwell finished 2nd in the men’s race while Tuam finished 2nd in the ladies race. Sean Burke and Ann Maire Miskell were first Tuam AC members home and both were awarded silverware for their achievements. There were almost 50 Tuam AC members that ran the race with some of them running 8k for the first time. Teresa O’Dea, Alma Finnegan, Andrea King Claus and Rory O’Connor were some of our members that ran 8k for the first time. Rory was particularly delighted with his achievement and is already eyeing up the race calendar to pick his next race. Well done to all first timers! Tuam AC would like to offer sincere thanks 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 who helped with the after race refreshments, Patricia Monaghan, Mary O’Neill, Vergie Sweeney, Lisa Warren, Fiona Lardner and Eileen Moran. Hope to see you all running again in our 13th annual 8k road race in 2017.
The first round of the indoor national track and field league was held in Athlone IT on Saturday 16th January. After the success of the team last year, the Craughwell senior club entered a ladies team in the competition again this year.
The team performed very well to achieve a score of 46 points and this leaves the team in second place overall heading into the second round on 30 January. Competing on the day for the team was Sarah Finnegan (60m hurdles), Sinead Gaffney (800m), Cathriona Farrell (long jump), Sinead Treacy (60m) and Melissa Mullins (shot putt).
The team would be hoping to put in another strong performance in the second round in order to reach the final on 6 February.
Entries are flying in from all over Ireland and our famous 3 pack of Top Quality running socks are disappearing fast. We might have some socks left for late registrations but cannot guarantee what size they will be. Online entries are still available on Active.com.
We would also ask all club members who have not registered online to please register on Saturday between 3-5pm in The Mercy gym. This will alleviate the last minute rush on Sunday prior to the race.
Sincere Thanks to everybody who has entered so far. Hope you all have a great day in Tuam on Sunday.