Provisional race result plus prize list from last Saturday's race is below and attached in the various formats!
*Provisional* Results of the Ballyhaunis 8K Road Race '09
Pos Num Time Name Club Category
1 56 00:25:03 Gerry Ryan GCH M
2 37 00:25:59 Robert Malseed Mayo M
3 44 00:26:26 John Byrne Mayo M
4 17 00:27:15 Michael Freely Rathfarnham M
5 42 00:27:53 Johnny Lane Craughwell M
A huge crowd of well over one thousand runners and walkers turned out for the Clare 10k in Ennis this morning with many of those taking part raising funds for one charity or another. There was a great atmosphere at the start area with organisers, fun-runners, walkers, fundraisers, and club runners all mixing in anticipation of the run ahead. Athenry AC was well represented by three athletes in Mick Rice, Jane-Ann Healy and Valerie Glavin.
Provisional Results from Sunday's 10KM in Annaghdown are below and attached.
If you weren't there, you missed a great event with Athenry AC being very well represented throughout the field. Brian Bruton was third senior man while Elaine Walsh was third senior woman. Miriam Wall picked up her second race prize in 24 hours in winning the W35 prize!
The day was very warm and sunny with a stiff little breeze buffeting the runners most of the way around the course.
I was very sorry to miss my 'home' race on Friday evening last. Personally I was very gratified that a number of clubmates of mine as well as Bernie Kelly of GCH made the long journey down to enjoy a real country road race and also to remember that great road running stalwart - and Leeds United fan - Ger Mullane!
Another week and another great 5km race to enjoy. As someone said to me in Loughrea last night, "We don't realise how 'spoilt' road runners are in Galway". It certainly was a great night for running in balmy is slightly windy conditions. The organisation was once again superb as the experienced and dedicated Loughrea volunteers and officials provided another opportunity for runners and walkers to test temselves over a challenging course.
Carramore 10k: l-r Ann Lennon (Mayo AC) 1st o35, race winner Catherine Conway (Mayo AC), 2nd place Lucy Brennan (Sligo AC) - Photo: Tom Hunt (Mayo AC)
Carramore hosted their annual 10k Road Race last Saturday evening. The rain held off for the duration and the race was a great success, with a large contingent of Galway athletes making the trip to this excellent race. Mayo AC had a great night out at the races filling the first three places in the senior men's results and Catherine Conway also claimed the women's senior title.
In this age when everyone is running to try and beat their times at various distances (especially during the Galway 5km series) it was a refreshing change when we found out that the timing machine was not able to provide runners times during the event!