Avaya Galway Track and Field Championships for U9,10,11 take place this Sunday May 12 in Dangan starting at 12.30. I have attached proviosioinal timetable I would recommend that you arrive an hour before your event is due to start. Best of luck to all that are competing.
The Claregalway leg of the Galway 5k Series again brought out big numbers as just over 600 runners completed the run. The winning time was considerably better than last week's Athenry leg as Peter O'Sullivan recorded a great 16:02 to win by a good margin from Billy King with Enda Mannion in third. Our Sinead Foran was second among the women, well done again.
East Galway Athletic Club sponsored the first & successful running of the Killererin 10K (St. Mary's Ladies GFC) road race on Bank Holiday Monday 6th of May in Barnaderg.
The race took place on a new course this year. Congratulations to Ian Egan and Siobhan Healy on winning the men's and women's races.
Results attached. As the 5k race was unofficial only the placings are given.
Every marathon has its bad luck and Athenry AC seemed to be affected strongly at the Great Limerick Run on Sunday 5th May. We won't dwell on the misfortune but instead we'll note the seven in our colours who did finish the full marathon, with nine more completing the Half marathon.
Pearse Mulhall progresses along the Attymon road during the second kilometer of the Athenry race in the Galway 5k May Series.
UPDATE: The results have been updated, well done to Sinead Foran who is now ranked first among females. See http://www.redtagtiming.com/.
** Official Result attached **
The second annual Labane/Ardrahan/Galway Sports Partnership 10KM took place yesterday (Saturday, 20 April 2013) around the pan-handled course, starting and finishing in the interesting village of Labane, midways between Ardrahan and Gort, off the main Galway/Limerick Road.
The organiers put on a super show again, including ensuring the weather stayed dry albeit a bit windy, which buffeted the runners constantly over the first half of the race.
A full provisional result and prize list is attached below.
A lovely but windy & dry day greeted the multitudes who turned up in New Inn for a second year in a row.
Well done to all who organised and competed in the race.
Full result attached.
Martina Passman writes about her run in Connemara recently.
Folks, an awful thing happened in Boston today, innocent runners and spectators being killed and maimed. It's the first time I can remember a race being the target of terrorism. It's impossible not to think about it and realise that someone we know could have been there, could have been involved. As far as I know, no one from our club was running.
Hopefully the authorities will find and imprison the perpetrators very soon.
I couldn’t sleep. The butterflies in my tummy were circling like the Hitchcock film The Birds. Clock finally went off at 5.50 and I got up – wrecked. This was going to be a day I was never going to forget for the rest of my life. It was Connemara Ultra Marathon day at last. Weeks and weeks of training and preparation led me to this morning – and I got up absolutely jaded – typical!