The wet & blustery weather didn’t prevent a good turnout by the Athenry members for this local 5km race yesterday. Twenty club members toed the line with nine of those crossing the finish line in under 20 minutes, amongst those, Kieran Guiry, who after very many attempts :), dipped under the 20 minute marker for the first time. He did it in style too with a time of 19.26 & in current form it won't be long before he breaks the 19 minute barrier.
Results of a Race [whether posted in Events or not]
Congratulations to Jane-Ann Healy who made it two wins in the space of eight days, following up her win in Abbeyknockmoy last week with her 1st place in the Clarenbridge 10km today in 38.34. She was followed closely by another Athenry AC runner, Sinead Foran, who took second position a further 15 seconds back. They were well clear of the 3rd place female & after another close finish it looks like we will see some great battles between these two over the next year.
Full provisional result from the East Galway 4M (held in Abbeyknockmoy) yesterday, 17 November, is attached.
From the Race Director:
All here at East Galway Athletic Club were very pleased with the turnout for this year’s annual 4 Mile Challenge in Abbeyknockmoy last Sunday. Over 137 people registered for the event with 126 people completing this challenging course. For the 2nd year running the elements conspired against us, but despite that, a great response from other clubs helped to make this club race a great success and definitely one for the diaries.
Congrats to Jane-Ann Meehan who won the hilly Abbeyknockmoy 4mile road race today which was organised by East Galway Athletics Club. Further south Ruth Ann Sheahan was first lady home (& third person overall) with a brilliant 3.10 marathon in the Eddie Murphy Memorial marathon.
Full report to follow on both.
See attached a full provisional result from today's very successful F4L 5KM out in Newcastle, Athenry.
Congrats to Maria Hehir and her band of helpers on a very efficient race. The weather stayed dry too, which alays helps.
A small gallery of images from the day can be seen here.
Race Director's Report:
See the mayoac.com report here...
Normal service resumed yesterday in Corofin with Matt Bidwell continuing his dominance of the Galway road racing scene, taking 1st position in a time of 26.11, a full three & a half minutes ahead of 2nd placed Ian Egan of Tuam AC. Tuam also took the 3rd place with Tommy Joe White a further 44 seconds back.
The second running of the Gort RFC 10KM took place today (Sunday, 20 October) on a relatively flat course on the Tubber/Beagh side of Gort, starting and finishing in the Square in the town itself.
Congrats to Peter Minihane and his efficient crew of helpers on a well organised race, both before and after, especially their ability to keep the rain away, with it stopping just before the race started exactly at 2PM, and staying away for the rest of the afternoon.
The first NUI Galway 8K took place in near perfect running conditions on Saturday 12th Oct.
After a couple of weeks of frantic preparation, all the pieces came together on the day with local charity Jigsaw benefiting from the proceeds.
A great turnout with almost 400 finishers, some of the usual suspects showed up to compete up front and throughout the pack for bragging rights and podium places.
This event was part of Nui Galways Alumni weekend and a big show of NUI Galway Alumni and Students and Staff made up over half the field.
The 3rd North East Galway 10k Road Race held on Sunday 13th October and attracted runners from various athletic clubs in Galway, Mayo and along with fantastic community support and race participation, it was a great day. Some photos and comments can be viewed on our Facebook page shortly.
I would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day in the planning and organising of the event. Without an active Community, what do you have?