Provisional result is attached. Anyone with any good images from the evening?
Women's winner was Mairead Sullivan while first home and men's winner was Ray Somers. We had both women and men guests this year, with both prizes going Craughwell AC side, in very close attendance to Athenry's own in the predictions stakes.
Great work by James Corbett and his large band of merry - but ultra efficient - helpers on what turned out to be not such a bad evening for running.
P.S. Whose new car is the article image? Clue: he's just upgraded from a 1997 Red Starlet!
Please find attached a final set of results for Day 2 of the Galway Track and Field championships. The 5000m result has been slightly ammended to remove an athlete who appeared in the results by mistake and also to add Sean McDermott from Castlegar who had been omitted. The 5000m results has been checked and double checked now so all should be in good order.
Congrats to Miriam Wall of this athletics parish on finishing 7th in 43:35 in last Sunday's (23 June) Galway Simon Women's Mini Marathon. No wonder the woman was smiling at the finish line - see above.
The full result is here while photos from the event can be obtained courtesy of Jane Walsh here.
It was breezy (i.e. the wind really whipped up during the race) and was a bit damp (i.e. poured cats and dogs and other animals) but it did not dampen the spirits in Annaghdown last Friday evening (21 June) for the 7th running of their mid-summers evening 10KM.
The Craughwell 5KM School Run went off without a hitch early yesterday (Sunday, 16 June) afternoon, starting and finishing around Craughwell NS - close to the start of the 5KM series. Thanks to all the organisers for putting on a fine show. A goodly number of the usual suspects were there from the neighbouring club i.e. US AKA AAC!!!!!
The Tonabrucky Challenge, now in its third year saw close to 300 runners and walkers taking to the roads of Rahoon on Saturday 8 June. The race which is AAI Certified this year attracted a large running crowd from all across Ireland and as far as America. The hilly course which rakes in the entire Tonabrucky and parts of the Rahoon area is notorious with local runners for it mountainous terrain!