Last nights race was hosted by Craughwell AC. 88 athletes from Athenry AC (1 less than last week!) donned the maroon and white for the second leg of the series. A total of 732 runners completed the 5km distance. There was a significant improvement in the weather from last week with some sunshine making pleasant and perfect running conditions! The route remained the same as last year, starting at the school and taking us through the village before turning left at the bottom of the hill and looping around finishing at the bridge in Ballywinna.
Results of a Race
It's that time of the year again, the much loved Galway 5km series! For the past number of years the first leg has been hosted by Athenry AC. This year GCH kicked off the series by hosting the event in Ballybrit Racecourse. A cold and windy night but it was dry (with the exception of a few drops!) so we had very little to complain about! 727 athletes lined up at the racecourse to take on a variety of terrains over the 5km distance. There was a headwind which was challenging on parts of the one and a half loop course, a new route from 2014.
Congrats to all in Labane on the successful running of the latest iteration of the GSP-sponsored 10KM, today, Sunday 17 April 2016.
Full result & prizes attaced.
Men's winners below:
New Inn's 5th annual road race took place today. There was good running conditions for the race as 261 runners, joggers and walkers took on the one loop course. The rain held off for the duration of the race allowing most of the competitors to complete the course and get home dry! Numbers were down on last year but there was still a great turn out and great support.
Results: Wheelchair Shaun's Bocquet Craughwell AC 17:12 (finished 3rd overall)
Colemanstown Soccer Club always put on a great race and they kept the ball rolling in 2016 with another great day out for the annual 10K. This was year 6 of the run and sometime between the kids race and the start of the main race the marquee had a fit of giggles and decided that R Kelly might have been on to something. Turns out though that marquees can't fly, or at least not for very long or very far thankfully. The post-race goodies were saved and moved to the clubhouse, a great example of the behind the scenes work that goes on at races.
We've been longing for a day like this for quite some time now, after the wind and rain of the last number of months we got the most absolute perfect conditions today for the annual Craughwell 10 mile and boy did it show in the results. All the talk was of PBs at the end, some very big ones too for Athenry AC runners, so lets start the report right there....
Congrats to the small, but merry, band of Athenry AC runners who made the club's yearly pilgrimage down to East Cork last Sunday, 6 March 2016.
Conditions were dry for the race itself but pretty dreary both before and afterwards. Some sort of result is available here, if you have the patience to wade through the various ways this site has decided to slice and dice this classic result.
Kinvara was buzzing on Saturday morning for the annual 10K and half marathon held in the beautiful
south Galway seaside village. The half marathon is now recognised as a truly well organised and
tough training race for anyone heading to Manchester, Rotterdam and even Milan! For the rest of us it
was the first test of the year to see if the Jan and Feb training was reaping any benefits.
A nice morning (Saturday, 27 February) for a last long run before Ballycotton this weekend.
Congrat to Tara Glynn on a well organised romp around the Dave Huane-inspired 4M circuit around Ballindine. It was in memory of the lady's father who died last year at a very young age and was to raise funds for a local medical initiative. I believe nearly E2K was gathered together as a result.
The result of the race can be found here.