The fifth annual Boston Scientific 5k took place on Wednesday evening in Maree with a record field of 284 (mostly) smiling finishers. The organisers would like to thank all the people who took part in the race and who helped out in a myriad of ways. All proceeds will go to the Boston Scientific Charity of the Year – Ability West.
A bunch of three were inseparable from gun-to-tape and only 2.5 seconds separated TJ McHugh, Ian Egan and Billy King in a terrific sprint finish to the line. TJ’s winning time of 16:35 earned him first prize on the night.
Three Athenry AC men featured on both evenings of the Galway Track and Field championships recently at Dangan. All three, Iain Shaw, Peadar Nugent, and Pearse Hunter, entered into the spirit of the championships by competing in a variety of events. Iain by the way is now best known as a field event man but in his prime he was a quality sprinter with a best 100m in less than 10.8.
The annual Tonabrucky Challenge took place on Saturday, 9 June. The race now in its second year aimed to raise money for the Rahoon-Newcastle Hurling Club and Pieta House. The 6km course, which is Jones Counter Measured, and the event AAI Permitted, took in the town lands of Tonabrucky, Drum, Boleybeg, Mincloon and the famous Tonabrucky Hill.
Over 230 runners and walkers took part in the third annual running of this event. The day turned out gloriously sunny but not too warm – perfect for running. The summery weather and the big crowds contributed to a very festive atmosphere in the village which was greatly enjoyed by all.