Provisional Results of 2008 Galway May 5KM Series Race 4 - Clare River Harriers (Claregalway)

Another Tuesday night in Galway in early summer and another fantastic night's running. Clare River Harriers made their debut in the series last night as race organisers and put on a great race. The weather just about held up and there was another fantastic turn-out with in excess of 260 runners and walkers on the line at 08:00pm. The host club had provided a challenging course with more than one climb included into the 3.1 miles and a stiff breeze added a little to the difficulty of the task. The usual gaggle of lightweight speed-machines jostled for position when it became clear that Andy Talbot was about to get the race underway. Behind the thoroughbreds the normal mortals braced themselves for what was on the way. It's amazing just how much a three mile run can hurt if you're going fast enough. In just a few seconds the smiling hoards were charging into the deep dark Galway countryside.

All our thanks and congratulations go to Andy Talbot and his team in Clare River Harriers for providing such a fantastic race and for being such hospitable race hosts on the evening. They set a very high standard for everyone else to live up to.

As is usual on these race evenings, you could have generated enough electricity to light up a medium sized Irish town from the endless supply of positive vibes both before and after the race. Hands were shook, backs were slapped, injuries compared and then there was a little running or walking to do. Tuesday night running seems to suit so many people and the sheer enjoyment for many people taking part was clear to see in the smiling, laughing and banter around the car park in Claregalway.

What on Earth are we going to do in a few weeks time when this series winds up. Two more left to go - Loughrea next week and then Galway. It's like a good book that you don't want to finish.

Don't hang up those trainers just yet!

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2008 Galway May 5KM Series - Clare River Harriers 080520
Pos Series ID Time Name
1 CR452 16:04 Art MacManusa
2 389 16:06 Conor Moloney
3 165 16:16 Timmie Glavey
4 67 16:23 Mark Davis
5 133 16:33 Ruaidhri Geraghty
6 CR462 16:38 Anthony Devaney
7 91 16:44 Ian Egan
8 75 16:54 Peter Delmer
9 194 17:14 Johnny Lane
10 391 17:33 Brian Bruton
11 38 17:35 Regina Casey
12 395 17:36 Mick Rice
13 372 17:44 Tommy Joe Whyte
14 CR457 17:46 Brian Duffy
15 51 17:53 Eoghan Considine
16 272 17:55 Justin Niland
17 178 18:01 Larry Kelly
18 CR459 18:02 Gerry Griffin
19 268 18:02 Tony Nevin
20 373 18:05 Dave Mullins
21 386 18:20 Martin McEvilly
22 200 18:25 John Loughlin
23 243 18:26 Darragh McShane
24 CR451 18:27 Danny Carr
25 302 18:31 Peter Payton
26 17 18:40 Mark Breen
27 32 18:55 Niall Callanan
28 CR461 18:58 Gerry Carty
29 189 18:59 Billy King
30 369 19:02 Barry Phelan
31 312 19:05 Michael Rooney
32 377 19:10 David Reilly
33 154 19:11 Brian Heavey
34 37 19:16 Ann Carter
35 160 19:18 Ollie Higgins
36 79 19:21 Gary Doherty
37 216 19:22 Barry Maguire
38 39 19:25 Caroline Clancy
39 CR455 19:34 Patrick Coen
40 252 19:36 Brendan Monaghan
41 CR453 19:39 Kevin Duffy
42 223 19:42 Brian Martin
43 81 19:44 Conor Dolan
44 45 19:45 Derek Conerney
45 ? 19:48 #N/A
46 202 19:49 James Lundon
47 270 19:53 Ciara Ni Mhairtin
48 237 19:54 Michael McMahon
49 191 19:56 Seamus King
50 392 19:58 Elaine Walsh
51 323 20:03 David Scully
52 153 20:03 Jane-Ann Healy
53 380 20:04 Ferdy Whelan
54 205 20:10 Michelle Lynch
55 215 20:12 Philip Magnier
56 74 20:17 Julio Delgado Mangas
57 327 20:31 Brian Smyth
58 158 20:44 John Joe Higgins
59 40 20:50 Joseph Clancy
60 103 20:51 Cathal Feeney
61 201 20:52 Enda Loughnane
62 387 20:57 Gerard Keane
63 96 20:58 Tony Fahy
64 150 20:59 Brendan Hayes
65 159 21:00 Mary Higgins
66 246 21:00 David Meehan
67 7 21:01 Gary Begley
68 217 21:01 Niall Maguire
69 218 21:03 Jim Maher
70 21 21:04 Alan Burke
71 240 21:07 Aileen McNamara
72 57 21:08 Seamus Coyne
73 53 21:17 James Corbett
74 50 21:18 Finbarr Connolly
75 143 21:20 Dave Greaney
76 127 21:21 Brian Garvey
77 273 21:24 Oliver Niland
78 5 21:27 Maire Treasa Beatty
79 362 21:28 Donal Ward
80 378 21:29 Ronan Kelly
81 148 21:31 Aidan Hanley
82 291 21:32 Trevor O'Reilly
83 19 21:33 Pat Moran
84 56 21:34 Joe Cormican
85 247 21:36 Colin Melville
86 83 21:37 Peter Dooley
87 142 21:38 Alicia Gormley
88 334 21:39 Gerry Synott
89 6 21:41 TJ Beatty
90 126 21:42 Josephine Gardiner
91 95 21:44 John Fahey
92 152 21:44 Maurice Headd
93 219 21:48 Michael Mahon
94 157 21:49 Anne Higgins
95 287 21:49 Sinead O'Donnell
96 113 21:51 Sinead Foran
97 33 21:51 James Cannon
98 XXX 21:55 #N/A
99 125 21:57 Gabriel Gardiner
100 71 21:58 Nicola Deacy
101 278 22:00 Sean Noone
102 384 22:01 Donal Nelson
103 161 22:03 John Hingston
104 394 22:08 Miriam Wall
105 184 22:08 Lisa Kenny
106 146 22:09 Conor Griffin
107 173 22:11 Fiona Keane
108 YYY 22:14 #N/A
109 145 22:15 Niall Grenham
110 69 22:19 Don Deacy
111 188 22:21 Ruth Kilcawley
112 11 22:22 Cian Blake
113 118 22:29 Liam Frawley
114 248 22:29 Damien Melville
115 401 22:30 Rory Brennan
116 299 22:33 Andrew Parkinson
117 363 22:35 Sean Ward
118 CR464 22:39 Tom Hawkins
119 14 22:40 Carmel Brannigan
120 49 22:43 Sean Connell
121 397 22:48 Martin Talbot
122 370 22:51 Roger Rushe
123 CR465 22:51 Mary Rafferty
124 283 22:52 Cormac O'Connor
125 199 22:54 Seb Locteau
126 347 22:54 Sharon Walsh
127 87 22:59 Declan Duggan
128 288 23:03 Joseph O'Neill
129 141 23:07 Siobhan Glynn
130 CR463 23:13 Breege Staunton
131 303 23:16 Shaun Porter
132 374 23:22 John Mongan
133 82 23:23 Jim Donnelly
134 277 23:23 Maeve Noone
135 35 23:24 Adrian Carey
136 4 23:27 Gerry Bartley
137 13 23:30 Irene Brady
138 177 23:43 Bernie Kelly
139 232 23:48 Grainne McGuane
140 115 23:49 Kendra Rabbitt
141 340 23:51 Niall Mannion
142 235 23:51 Cathal McLaughlin
143 209 23:55 Mary Lyng
144 61 23:56 Siobhán Cunningham
145 182 23:56 Paula Kelly
146 332 24:00 Eileen Sweeney
147 400 24:02 Christy Smyth
148 16 24:05 Grainne Breen
149 CR460 24:09 Eugene Hoade
150 122 24:13 Brenda Gannon
151 155 24:19 Maria Hehir
152 131 24:20 Jenny Ganty
153 231 24:23 Breege McGrath
154 367 24:24 Kathleen Waters
155 CR458 24:30 Jane Reeves
156 304 24:31 Diarmuid Quill
157 279 24:31 Peadar Nugent
158 254 24:32 Brid Moran
159 305 24:33 David Quinn
160 292 24:34 Valerie O'Reilly
161 333 24:36 Seamus Sweeney
162 230 24:39 Pearl McDonagh
163 281 24:49 Rachael O'Brien
164 3 24:49 Louise Arrigan
165 290 24:56 Ailish O'Reilly
166 68 24:56 Orla Davis
167 282 25:00 Tony O'Callaghan
168 116 25:01 Enda Fox
169 251 25:03 Eileen Molloy
170 266 25:08 Pauline Murray
171 222 25:15 Genevieve Marren
172 167 25:21 Richard Humphreys
173 213 25:22 Orla Madden
174 124 25:26 Treasa Gannon
175 112 25:26 Niamh Foley
176 241 25:29 Noreen McNamara
177 80 25:32 Rena Doherty
178 398 27:39 Gerry Forde
179 338 25:41 Niamh Tierney
180 111 25:44 Debbie Flynn
181 9 25:44 James Beirne
182 163 25:45 Muiriosa Holohan
183 197 25:47 Clodagh Lennon
184 55 25:49 Ann Cormican
185 171 25:51 Gerry Joyce
186 10 25:56 Karyn Beirne
187 72 26:00 Rena Deely
188 175 26:00 Deirdre Keary
189 318 26:00 Caroline Ryan
190 CR454 26:03 Marie King
191 102 26:10 Assumpta Feeney
192 104 26:13 Monenna FitzGerald
193 101 26:14 Bernie Farrell
194 379 26:17 Eoin Hanley
195 262 26:17 Michelle Murphy
196 261 26:17 Maria Murphy
197 181 26:28 Patrick Kelly
198 208 26:32 Anne Lyng
199 343 26:33 Anne-Marie Walsh
200 190 26:35 Sarah King
201 98 26:36 Breda Fallon
202 269 26:38 Paula Newell
203 371 26:42 Mickey Kelly
204 293 26:42 Caoilinn O'Rourke
205 310 26:43 Andrea Ridge
206 151 26:48 Catherine Hayes
207 140 27:00 Michael Glynn
208 322 27:01 Dymphna Scanlon
209 2 27:09 Noreen Armstrong
210 187 27:10 Daniel Kielty
211 315 27:11 Deirdre Ruddy
212 132 27:18 Brian Geraghty
213 238 27:30 Siobhan McMahon
214 130 27:32 Brenda Gaughan
215 204 27:41 Marguerite Lynch
216 59 27:43 Marie Cronnelly
217 34 27:44 Sheila Cannon
218 121 27:52 Julie Gallagher
219 210 27:53 Fiona Lyons
220 186 28:00 Liz Keyes
221 271 28:01 Caroline Niland
222 1 28:07 Sharon Allen
223 44 28:19 Gina Concannon
224 42 28:20 Caitriona Collins
225 43 28:23 Michael Collins
226 196 28:30 Breege Lardner
227 297 28:30 Slaine O'Sullivan
228 221 28:33 Sally Mannion
229 207 28:36 Ruth Lynch
230 63 28:43 Cepta Daley
231 29 28:44 Niamh Cahalan
232 77 28:47 Keith Devane
233 256 28:49 Pauline Mulqueen
234 206 28:55 Peggy Lynch
235 CR456 28:56 Pat Mullins
236 255 28:56 Sabrina Mullins
237 399 29:35 Padraig Farragher
238 22 29:42 Annette Burke
239 276 29:47 Joanne Noone
240 328 29:47 Mel Stanley
241 295 29:53 Norma O'Rourke
242 156 30:25 Sinead Heneghan
243 179 30:27 Máire Kelly
244 172 30:47 Suzanne Joyce
245 348 30:52 Deirdre Ward
246 249 31:16 Niamh Moffatt
247 326 31:34 Iain Shaw
248 85 31:54 Maire Doyle
249 311 32:47 Maeve Rohan
250 137 32:48 Paddy Gilmore
251 344 33:33 Liz Walsh
252 97 34:15 Tracey Fahy
253 CR450 35:15 Steve Scott
254 192 35:15 Alma Lacken
255 ? 36:50 #N/A
256 107 38:18 Nuala Fitzpatrick
257 106 38:19 Anthony Fitzpatrick
258 162 39:00 Kathleen Hogan
259 214 40:59 Sandra Madden
260 227 41:06
261 ? 50:27

P.S. A very clear Finish Line video via Google Videos will follow in due course.

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Comments

It was a shame about the traffic jam on the outskirts of Claregalway last night. Several runners had to abandon their cars and run to the start. We got there just in time to see the runners heading off into the distance! Still we made it round the course and that exclusive T shirt is in sight! Well done to all the organisers from the various clubs on a great 5k series. A special congrats to Ray on his superb achievement! It was great to see him there last night to cheer on the rest of us!!

I thought it was such a pity that the start of the race could not have been delayed for 5 minutes to allow all of the competitors who were caught up in the traffic jam, due to roadworks to make their way to the start. These werer exceptional circustances out of the hands of the competitors.It was a bit disheartening having abandoned the car about two km away, racing up the road to the start and the runners fading into the distance. I think i'll be leaving an extra half an hour early next week incase of any unforseen roadworks etc....

Sorry for missing the start on Tuesday evening.

The series has always prided itself on starting all the legs to date exactly on time.

If I am correct, Andrew Talbot set us off within 30 seconds of 8:00 PM!

bit disappointed by the race in Claregalway, the cars were all over the route which made running rather uncomfortable - no need to enter a race if you're going to be hasstled off the road by cars. Also, having to run through the runners who had finished and to slalom around cars to reach the finish line was far from enjoyable. Not to mention the finish sign was taken away before the last runners arrived - it felt like it was not a race for the common people but rather geared towards for the elite runners.

I can understand some of what you're saying, but it's impossible to hold race organisers responsible for the actions of every motorist. Even in the biggest, best resourced, most stewarded races there can be problems when angry or impatient motorists do stupid things. The point about runners warming down on the race route is valid and this has been a problem for other races too. Certainly the people who finish towards the front of the field should be more thoughtful of their fellow runners who are still completing the course. In fairness though to the organisers it's nearly impossible to enforce good etiquette on hundreds of runners and collect a race result at the same time. Perhaps we should remind our runners and walkers of what's expected before the last two races so that we can all try to get the best out of the series for this year.

This series is most definitely not meant to be geared towards the people who normally finish at the front of the field and we should make sure we protect that spirit.

We live and learn. Thanks for the feedback.

Claregalway 5k was not all bad. I was talking to some of the girls after the run and they did PB there. I think it was well run and would like to say thank you to Clare River Harriers for a good evening. A place to change toilets need I say more weather was good 2. See you all next week. Hard to please 261 people!