A soft day in Carnmore saw a total of 204 runners go to the line for the 3rd. Annual Carnmore Annual Turkey Trot. Competition was very keen with Matt Bidwell of GCH taking the honours in the mens race in a swift 16mins 01 secs and the Ladies winner by a good margin was Emer O'Leary from MSB. All the age categories were keenly contested.
On behalf of Carnmore HC I would like to take this oppoutunity to thank all the athletes, who came from far and near, for their participation and without whom the event would not have been so successful.
Clarenbridge Charity 10K Run/ Walk, November 25th 2012
Last Sunday was one of the colder days of Winter, however such conditions turned out to be perfect for what was to be the fourth annual Clarenbridge Charity 10K Run/ Walk. A record number of more than 300 participants found their way to Kilcornan in Clarenbridge to help raise much needed funds for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Lourdes Fund.
Despite the day starting with rain, numbers were up this year for the “Winning Ways” 8k held today (Sunday, 4 November 2012) in Corofin. Local clubs were again well represented as were all age groups. First place went to Niall Cunningham with Bernie Mulryan of Athenry AC the first lady to finish.
The square in Gort was bathed in unseasonably warm October sunshine when 160 hardy souls took off for the inaugural Gort RFC 10k run on Sunday last (21 October), in aid of the club & Spinal Injuries Ireland. The route took runners around the square, through Ballyhugh, Sheeaun and back into Gort via the Tubber road, with the Burren in the foreground for the first half, and Slieve Aughty in view for the second half of the race.
Moylough woke up to the sounds of hundreds of runners shuttling up and down an otherwise pretty deserted main street yesterday morning (14 October), from the hours of 10AM 'til after 2PM.
It was the occasion of the second North East Galway 10KM road race, organised by Linda Cummins and a veritable army of local volunteers! The weather just about stayed dry for the race and it was organised seamlessly by Linda and her crew.
Spanish runner, Jaime Lobo, set a new course record at the Conamara 10k on a glorious day in Carna last Saturday. Lobo won in 34:17 on a very scenic coastal course, the second year of a race that saw much faster race times than 2011. He was followed to second by Gearóid Hynes, and Richard Farnan of Galway City Harriers finished third in 35:11.