With only days to go to the 6th running of the Craughwell 10 preparations are well and truly underway to welcome all of this year’s participants. Once again we ar overwhelmed by the fantastic response to our call for volunteers from our club members, associates, neighbours and friends. This is what club races are built on! Thank you.
Note to Marshals: You will have received a text letting you know what point on the route you have been allocated to. If you click on the image below you will be able to download a pdf map of the route with the marshal points clearly marked by a letter.
The marshal briefing will take place in St. Michaels Hall at 12.00 noon on Sunday 22.03.15. It is important for all marshals to attend as you will received instructions regarding traffic management. Please bring a high visability vest to wear on the day. If you have any questions or have not yet volunteered but wish to do so please call or text 087 2633999. Thanks again for volunteering, it is greatly appreciated.
St. Patrick’s weekend this year was filled with sunshine and so the runners came out in all their glory......all the training in wind, rain, sleet and snow paid off as some fantastic performances ensued.
In the Abbey 10k, Larry Kelly won the Male O40 in 38.12 and was 5th overall, Danny Carr stormed home as first MO50 and in 6th place in 38.25. Sinead Brody was first lady on the button in 40.00 and 11th overall. A storming performance by all!!
We are nearly there, hopefully all your training went to plan and you are all ready to go to the start line of the Craughwell 10. With 5 days to go we have just over 100 places left, please register to avoid disapointment. Guaranteed tech T - shirt and medals for all finishers.
This event will sell out by the end of the week so get your entries in now go to active.com
If you are not running this years Craughwell 10, maybe you could volunteer to help out this Sunday the 22nd of March please message us through the Facebook page. Thank you to all who have already volunteered your services.
We are also calling out for some delicious home made baking, buns, scones, treats these can be dropped into the catering tent on the morning of the 22nd.
All donations and help greatly appreciated.
See you all Sunday.
It was another great weekend for club stalwarts Peter O'Sullivan and Damian Larkin, who both were to the fore again. Peter took on the might of Masters athletes all over Ireland, and finished superbly - taking Gold in the M40 1500 (4.10) and Silver in the M40 800m (2.03).
The 1500m (pictured above) in particular was a great run, as a storming finish saw him finish a convincing winner ahead of all the M35s as well as the M40s in the race in a time of 4:10. Full results are here.
Damian Larkin continues to get stronger with every race, and added the Abbey 10k to his growing list of victories in a solid time of 35:21. Full results of the Abbey 10k are here.
And they're off and running (well, jogging anyway) in the 2015 GCH club challenge. After one of the most successful GCH cross country seasons in years XC fatigue set in and the opening event of the Club challenge (Inter-club XC) had no GCH competitors. However, the first bonus event of the challenge did see 2 GCHers travel south for one of the stars in the Irish road racing calendar, Ballycotton 10. Bernie Kelly and Conor Dolan have laid down their markers for the season ahead and sit atop of the GCH Club Challenge table.
As the National 10km is fast approaching and it carries potential bonus points for PBs can anyone interested in earning these bonus points pass on their current 10km PBs to the Challenge administrator at email@example.com.
Also, watch this space for news on the GCH Club away race.
With just over a week to go, places are filling up fast for the sixth Annual Craughwell 10 mile road race. The race takes place Sunday the 22nd of March at 1pm.
A long-range weather forecast is promising a fine, but breezy day, perfect running weather.
Flat accurate AAI measured10 mile course.
Full road closure.
Incorporating AAI Galway 10 mile club Chaimpionship.
Medal and T shirt for all finishers.
Online entry at www.active.com
€25 entry fee.
Tea/coffee and refreshments for all participants after.