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.
Despite the weather at the weekend it didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned out in such large numbers for the second running of the Cong 8km (in aid of Cancer Care West) on Sunday morning. The rain had just held off at the start of the event with the sun looking to break through by the time the first finisher came home.
A total of 285 runners registered for the event with 260 participants on the day.
Find attached the full results of the recent Under 9 to 19 Galway Outdoor Track & Field Championships held on Saturday, 12 May and Sunday, 20 May 2012.
Many people make these championship possible, especially at the size they now are: nearly 600 individuals took part over the two days, but a very special thanks must go to Mike Tobin (Craughwell) who took all the scraps of paper away afterwards to produce the two result PDFs attached!
Michelle Collins was competitions' secretary the first day while I was the "lucky" person the second day out.
Race organisers hailed the 2nd edition of the Colemanstown 10k as an overwhelming success with just under 175 participants registering with huge representation from all local athletic clubs namely Athenry AC, GCH, East Galway AC,
A good day in the Beagh/Shanaglish area yesterday with the third running of their 10K road race, now renamed the Martin Egan Memorial 10K Road Race. Margaret Walsh - organising her second race in a little under a month - and her band of helpers from the local area and her home club, South Galway, put on a fine show for visitors and locals alike.