Roscommon 5KM Series starts this evening and goes to 11 September...

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.

Loads and Load of Upcoming Local Races

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

Gale Force Tidings

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

Masters Medals to Athenry

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.

Great Glinsk Gallop Race Report

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 ; 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!