The School Run out in Newcastle (Athenry) was a great success on Sunday afternoon last. More than 80 started and finished the now classic 5KM course. There was a kiddies race during the main event, which attracted a similar number of tots!
Well done to Mick Rice and his crew of local helpers on this fund raising effort on behalf of the local Scoil Chroí Naofa Primary School.
***** TXT result added taken from the update posted on CraughwellAC.com *****
The third annual Kilconieron 5M road race (for the AWARE charity)
took place on Sunday last in brilliant early spring sunshine
around the now familiar 5M loop, starting and finishing close to
the Kilconieron Hurling Club grounds, halfways between Athenry
Another stunning crowd turned up, with only a minority wearing
club colours of any sort I noted. The running boom knows no
bounds in Galway in 2011.
A fantastic event and one that Athenry AC has always been proud
to support in every way possible over its recent history. At
least 35 from the club ran there this time round, including
Valerie Glavin who ran to Tuam from Athenry and then back to
Athenry afterwards. Yes, she ran in the race itself, albeit not
The 4th Maree 8KM took place in brilliant weather conditions last Sunday. Matt Bidwell won and has posted a very entertaining blog entry on his day here: http://beermatt.blogspot.com/ A race result has been posted on the Precision Timing web site here: http://precisiontiming.net/result/view/id/146 I've captured a HTML of the result and further processed it into XLS, PDF, TXT and DOC here.
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!