Congrats to the small, but merry, band of Athenry AC runners who made the club's yearly pilgrimage down to East Cork last Sunday, 6 March 2016.
Conditions were dry for the race itself but pretty dreary both before and afterwards. Some sort of result is available here, if you have the patience to wade through the various ways this site has decided to slice and dice this classic result.
Kinvara was buzzing on Saturday morning for the annual 10K and half marathon held in the beautiful
south Galway seaside village. The half marathon is now recognised as a truly well organised and
tough training race for anyone heading to Manchester, Rotterdam and even Milan! For the rest of us it
was the first test of the year to see if the Jan and Feb training was reaping any benefits.
A nice morning (Saturday, 27 February) for a last long run before Ballycotton this weekend.
Congrat to Tara Glynn on a well organised romp around the Dave Huane-inspired 4M circuit around Ballindine. It was in memory of the lady's father who died last year at a very young age and was to raise funds for a local medical initiative. I believe nearly E2K was gathered together as a result.
Kilconieron 5 mile charity run is now in its 8th year. The numbers were down from last year (172) with 121 dedicated athletes registering to brave the elements (including 17 from Athenry AC). Temperatures held at a pleasant 12 degrees with a light drizzle but it was evident that the strength of the wind was going to be a factor in this race.
Great day in Tuam, yesterday 14 February 2016. We have everything except competitors: sun, snow and muck in particular.
Glaway cleared the boards with the men bringing back the O'Duffy Cup to Galway for the first time since 1986-87, with the woman also winning their senior title. Both Galway junior teams were second to Mayo in their respective races.
Well Gorgeous Gort certainly lived up to it's name on Sunday with the sun coming out to play in a race for the first time this year, no wet gear or wolly hats needed for the 171 competitors that toed the line, long may it continue.....
Howling gale-force winds on the back of storms Dessie, Barney and Henry, driving Galway rain coming in from the west,
the east, the north, the south, the south-west and the north-east, not forgetting the sub-zero temperatures akin to the
Antarctic in mid-Winter. I just knew when I woke up on Sunday morning that this was going to be the best race EVER!
And so it transpired......