Congrats to all involved in the GSP 10KM in Labane on Saturday, 18 April. A lovely event, not spoilt in the least by the strong sun and gusty wind that greeted the runners all the way around the rolling and roiling hills of Ardrahan.
Congrats to Loughrea AC on a fine race yesterday, Monday 6 April, around the town. It is a prelude to the new couse which will hopefully be seen come this year's 5KM series next month.
Athenry AC were well represented in the race. A fine morning greeted the over 250 runners and joggers. One and a half laps of the town followed by a spin out to the Gaelscoil and back in to finish where we started near the Temperance Hall in sprint sun shine. Refreshments and prizes were in the hall afterwards.
Full provisional result is here. Full report is here.
Congrats to senior section secretary, Kieran Guiry, on breaking 40 for the first time. There is only ever a first time and everyone in the club heartily congratulates the man on finally breaking into the 39s. Kieran's previous PB for the distance was 40:02 set at the same stage last year!
Seventeen of the top 34 finishers had Athenry AC down as their club. Always nice to see...
A truly massive crowd in New Inn, today, Sunday 29 March 2015, for the 4th running of their increasingly popular 5KM road race.
Kudos to the organising committee from St. Killian's Vocational School on a flawless event, except for the downpour that greeted the finishers at the top end of the field back at the finish line, but which hit those poor souls who were still finding their way around the course, out and around the Ballinasloe road. Sixteen athletes broke 20 minutes while 74 broke 25 minutes with 370 competing altogether.
Congrats to all the 2015 registered runners from around the county who took part in the Galway 10M Road Race Championship, which was hosted with the Craughwell 10M Road Race, last weekend.
Athletes from 11 different clubs competed (Galway City Harriers, Craughwell AC, Athenry AC, Maree AC, South Galway AC, Loughrea AC, Clare River Harriers, Tuam AC, East Galway AC, Corofin AC and Corrib AC) with 6 different clubs taking home medals.
There seems to be something about Craughwell that brings out the best in Athenry members as once again the results were littered with PBs.
Jane Ann Meehan reconfirmed her position as probably the top female runner currently racing in Galway, taking the win with a commanding 5min gap to second place, running a 60.18 for a big PB & a staggering 5 minute improvement on last year. GCH completed the podium with Grainne Ni Uallachain & Sinead Brody.
The windy conditions definitely didn’t affect the on course performances in Kinvara yesterday as both male course records were smashed with plenty of PB’s also ran in what has quickly become one of the most well organised & well liked races on the calendar.