Perfect conditions greeted the start of the 2011 road racing season in Galway this afternoon with the first running in the Resolution Run 5KM in and around Renmore. Over 120 athletes & walkers lined up in dry & bright conditions. The race started, as advertised, at 1:11 PM and the winners crossed the line less than 16 minutes later.
Congrats to the race organisers on a perfectly run event. Another worthy addition to the local calendar. The bandwagon now rolls onto The Fields in less than two days time!
The weather blessed the first Carnmore Hurling Club 6KM Turkey Trot in Carnmore this afternoon. Ninety started and finished this 6KM event in very cold but dry and bright conditions. A good number of the finishers were local but were augmented by a number of club runners from around the county's athletic clubs.
Entries were taken at the Carnmore Community Centre, which was very well manned (and woman'ed!) by locals and a warm welcome was extended to all. That warm welcome was badly needed as it was freezing outside!
A lovely event and a pity there wasn't a bigger turnout of
runners but there was a lot of other things on that day. My
first top-10 finish too. The less said about that the better
when one considers the time I "ran" :].
Michael Shannon and Bernie Kelly(!) won the two crystal prizes on
A dry afternoon for the race, with flawless organisation from
registration right through to on the course itself, to the finish
line and the refreshments afterwards served by Marguerite Brady