A truly massive crowd in New Inn, today, Sunday 29 March 2015, for the 4th running of their increasingly popular 5KM road race.
Kudos to the organising committee from St. Killian's Vocational School on a flawless event, except for the downpour that greeted the finishers at the top end of the field back at the finish line, but which hit those poor souls who were still finding their way around the course, out and around the Ballinasloe road. Sixteen athletes broke 20 minutes while 74 broke 25 minutes with 370 competing altogether.
Congrats to all the 2015 registered runners from around the county who took part in the Galway 10M Road Race Championship, which was hosted with the Craughwell 10M Road Race, last weekend.
Athletes from 11 different clubs competed (Galway City Harriers, Craughwell AC, Athenry AC, Maree AC, South Galway AC, Loughrea AC, Clare River Harriers, Tuam AC, East Galway AC, Corofin AC and Corrib AC) with 6 different clubs taking home medals.
There seems to be something about Craughwell that brings out the best in Athenry members as once again the results were littered with PBs.
Jane Ann Meehan reconfirmed her position as probably the top female runner currently racing in Galway, taking the win with a commanding 5min gap to second place, running a 60.18 for a big PB & a staggering 5 minute improvement on last year. GCH completed the podium with Grainne Ni Uallachain & Sinead Brody.
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.