The windy conditions definitely didn’t affect the on course performances in Kinvara yesterday as both male course records were smashed with plenty of PB’s also ran in what has quickly become one of the most well organised & well liked races on the calendar.
It was a Fitness Analytics clean sweep in Kilconieron today as Matt Bidwell of GCH took the male honours with Jane Anne Meehan of Athenry AC taking the female honours. With an ever-growing number of Galway runners switching to the 'Matt Way', the sessions seem to be paying dividends as seven of the Top Ten were recent converts to the Fitness Anaytics training programme.
Congrats to all who took part in the Masters & Intermediate & Juvenile Development National Cross Country Championships which took place at Tuam's Palace Grounds today, Sunday 8 February . An event which was brilliantly organised by Brian Bruton, Brendan Monaghan & their army of helpers that included our own Maire Treasa Beatty, Iain Shaw and James Lundon.
Damien Larkin took the honours in Maree today in a time of 28.20 ahead of Lloyd Malcolm with David Meehan of Athenry in third, a minute behind the winner. With the National Cross Country taking place in Tuam there was a much changed field lining out but there was still a respectable 316 finishers. Clare Rowe of Tuam AC was first woman home with Loretto Duggan of Kilmurray Ibricken second & Edel Kelly in third.
Congats to all in Coldwood (Kevin Quirke, Harry Monson and all the other helpers in particular) for a lovely race last Sunday, 25 January 2015. The new season is well up and running and a big crowd from Athenry AC togged and ran in this early season encounter.
Sunday 19th January 2014, the finish line of the 10th edition of the Tuam AC annual 8k race. 31.38 on the clock & Frank Burke crosses the line, pipped at the post by Kieran Guiry a second earlier in what was one in a series of great results for Kieran but what signalled the beginning of Franks ‘Annus Horribilis’ as one injury set back after another had Frank doubting he would line up at another start line again.