A massive crowd in Oranmore on Wednesday evening (21 August) for the second running (2011 was the first) of their out-and-back 5KM. A number of Athenry AC runners took part. The weather held up, though there was a bit of an onshore breeze to buffet the runners on the outward out. Congrats to Maree AC on a successful race. The result is here.
See here for full details on the four race series!
The series is:
- Wednesday 21st August, 7.15pm, Roscommon Town, Hannons Hotel – hosted by Roscommon AC
- Wednesday 28th August, 7pm, Boyle, Boyle GAA Club – hosted by North Roscommon AC
- Wednesday 4th September, 7pm, Lanesborough, Rathcline GAA Club – hosted by Lough Ree AC
- Wednesday 11th September, 7pm, Taughmaconnell, Taughmaconnell Community Centre – hosted by St. Ronans AC.
After a quiet-enough period in recent weeks here in Galway, things are hotting up again. Distances from 5KM to marathon are being run, all AAI permitted too!
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 19:30:
Saturday, 24 August, 2013 - 18:00
Sunday, 25 August, 2013 - 12:00
From our on-the-ground correspondent:
Some brilliant performances put in again on a tough day. Windy conditions led to some fun (for want of a better description) off-road sections on the bike.
Frank Burke 4:39:12 – 84th / 1407 - 28th MV40
Jim Leahy 4:47:06 – 114th / 1407 - 1st MV50
Ronan McCarthy 4:52:56 – 136th / 1407
Sub 5 in this race is a very good result so they are cracking times.
Kenneth O’ Hara 5:46:20 – 539th / 1407
Ollie Kyne 5:53:53 – 606th / 1407
Orla Stevens 6:08:17 – 750 / 1407 - 10th FV40
Good news from the Masters last weekend with three different club members bringing home medals: Peadar Bolt...sorry...Nugent, Martin Farah...sorry...Keane and Dave...Shefflin...sorry.
Peadar takes pride of place medalling in the M8 in 100M (bronze), 200M (silver) and 400M (silver).
Martin was third V7 in the 5000M.
Dave was third V2 in the 400M.
Congrats and well done to all who competed!
Provisional result are here.
A great night at the 28th running on The Streets yesterday, Saturday, 10 August! The results can be found on the GCH web site here.
Thanks to our neighbouring club on a fantastic evening's entertainment. The weather stayed clement, albeit a bit windy. The new course was favourable to fast time too.
The Great Glinsk Gallop has galloped its first race! Thank you to everyone who braved the tail end of the heatwave in July to support Caisleán Óir, Glinsk Community Childcare http://www.caisleanoir.com/ ; all the runners, walkers, volunteers, marshals, MC, warm-up lead, music, refreshments and prize-givers...and many many more who helped make this day possible. It was a great afternoon and the weather was perfect, not too hot and with a cooling breeze as people ran to the finish line!
Thanks everyone for coming out on the night. Congratulations to our Club Champion Senan Coffey, our Master Chamption Marion Quirke, and our Fastest Runner on the night Ray Somers.