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Galway 5k Series 2015

The 2015 edition of the Galway 5k Series opens for entries on Friday 13th March 2015 at 20.00pm, details of which are below;

Tuesday 28th April 2015 @ 8:00pm – Athenry

Tuesday 5th May 2015 @ 8:00pm – Loughrea

Tuesday 12th May 2015 @ 8:00pm - Craughwell

Tuesday 19th May 2015 @ 8:00pm – Claregalway

Tuesday 26th May 2015 @ 8:00pm – Galway

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ 8:00pm - Tuam

Today's Irish Times

See here for the full article...

That "runner" happens to be Stoke City fan and Tuam AC's own Brendan Monaghan, still celebrating his a first sub-40 10KM (in the recent Fields) in his 52nd year!  

It would have been hard to miss Brendan in that get-up, even if he'd been running in the dark.

2015 Galway AAI 10M Road Race Championships in Craughwell on 22 March

From: James A. Lundon

Sent: 01 March 2015 23:35

The 2015 Galway AAI 10M Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Craughwell 10M road race on Sunday, 22 March.  Enter here.

All Galway clubs are encouraged to ensure that they have teams of women and men competing in this fabulous event, which is the main club race for Craughwell AC.

Great Lakes Challenge Series over the next two months

See attached poster but key details are:

1st March Clonbur 10k 12 noon

7th March Carnacon 8k 12 noon

21st March Claremorris 10k 12 noon

18th April Ballinrobe 10k 6:30pm Walkers & 7:00pm Runners


In each of these events there will be a recording of peoples last 1k time at the event leading for the person with the fastest 1k time over the five

events winning an overall prize.

Be Safe, Be Seen!

Kilconieran 5m Road Race

The seventh running of the Kilconieron 5 Mile Charity Road Race takes place at noon on Sunday 22nd February 2015. This year the chosen charity is Athenry Cancer Care, a local based charity dedicated to helping patients of cancer and their families to cope when cancer strikes. Every cent raised goes directly to providing services to cancer patients in the immediate local area.

Wind Back Wednesdays

Pre Ballycotton Dinner 2006

Welcome to our new feature, Wind Back Wednesdays where we reprint a report from the depths of the Athenry AC newsreel. We start off this week with a Mick Rice account of his Ballycotton 2006 race. Enjoy.


Of Spritzers & Sprinters

Thursday 2nd March ”“ 03:28pm: On the phone from work to my wife, Margaret.

Mick: “Yeah, I feel a little queasy, Declan says there are a lot of people out with a stomach bug, but I don't think I could have that, I’m not too bad.”


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