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Club Relay - 30th June 2015

The club is hosting a relay event on Tuesday 30th June which promises to be very exciting! There are approx 23 teams (3 runners per team) taking part! Race Director Mr Jim Leahy has put a lot of time and effort in to organising this event. He has given great consideration to team names which I hope does not reflect our performance (Turtles, Sloths). Meeting at the Church Car Park at 7.45pm to collect our name badges and "formulate our race strategy" we will be briefed on the "do's" and "don't" before running to the starting point on the link road. Promises to be an enjoyable event!

Kick Assphalt 10km & 10 mile

The Galway Simon Kick Assphalt took place on Sunday 28th June. Athletes had an option of running a 10km or 10 mile race. There was almost 500 finishers in the 10km with Gavin Lynch and Sinead Brody winning the men's and ladies. In the 10 miler Damien Ridge was first man to cross the line while the first woman home Jane Ann Meehan.

Race Report to follow

Monivea Half Marathon & 5KM Results and Report

The Monivea Half Marathon and 5km took place today, Saturday 28 June.

The 5km is in its 6th year and the half marathon in its 3rd. The half marathon was the official County Galway AAI Championship Half for 2015 and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in addition to the usual cash prizes in all categories. 

Annaghdown 10KM Result

Congrats to all in Annaghdown on the 9th running of their 10KM on Sunday, 21 June!!!!!  [It has always been on that day.  What other road race in Galway runs on the exact same day every year?]

A full provisional result is attached.

Bullaun 8km - Sat 20th June 2015

Bullaun's 8km saw approx. 130 athletes participate last Saturday evening (20 June). Mark Walsh was first across the line in 28.43. Hot on his heels was Craughwell ACs Damien Larkin in 28.46 with Athenry ACs Gearoid Rohan finishing 3rd in 29.30.
 
Another member of Athenry AC Jane Ann Healy was first woman home in 29.57 (and 5th overall). There was only seconds between Tammie Corrigan 35.28 and Sinead Martin 35.33 who finished in 2nd and 3rd place.
 

Dr. Kissane, I presume?

Congrats to Bid Kissane, fresh from her Kerry marathon exploits, on rceiving her PhD this afternoon (Thursday, 18 June) in NUIG.  Lyall donned the hat but Bid wore the gown.

The title of her thesis is, "Development of Rapid Spectroscopic Methods for the Analysis of Cell Culture Media".  Ya wha', Gay?

Martin Keane sends his best wishes from faraway fields while James Lundon took the picture :-).

A Day To Remember - Portumna Marathon 2015

Saturday 13th June 2015... Portumna hosted their annual event. This year, athletes from Athenry AC took part in every distance, half marathon, marathon, 50km and 100km. The latter started at 7am as Jim Leahy took on the challenge of running his first 100km race setting himself the target time of sub 10hrs. We all believed Jim could do it, and he did, running the race of a lifetime. For months Jim has been pounding the roads around Athenry and Craughwell, clocking up the miles in preparation for the big day.

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