The fourth Boston Scientific 5km road race took place last night (Wednesday, July 13th) in glorious sunshine in Maree. Over 220 runners took to the roads - from Boston Scientific, local running clubs (Athenry AC, Galway City Harriers, Craughwell AC, Clare River Harriers among others) and Ohio!! The race raised over €3400 for Cope, BSC's chosen charity of the year.
What is noteworthy (for me anyhow) is that a good friend of AAC and a well known character on the road race circuit here in Galway, ran sub-40 for the first time ever: Gabriel Gardiner of neighbouring club, Craughwell AC, and native of Ardrahan.
A sincere and heartfelt congratulations. It really puts it up to the rest of us who haven't broken through this barrier yet.
The results of the 2nd annual Portumna 100km/50km/Marathon/5KM are attached. I am sorry not to have made it out to support a number of Athenry AC athletes, in particular 'tiny' Ed Egan who is in fantastic form at present, but I can't be everywhere at once.
I am very gratified to note that a neighbour's child, Mike Cunningham, took the 50KM victory. Good to see that Cappamore are able to produce more than the odd good rugby (or hurling) player.