The club is hosting a relay event on Tuesday 30th June which promises to be very exciting! There are approx 23 teams (3 runners per team) taking part! Race Director Mr Jim Leahy has put a lot of time and effort in to organising this event. He has given great consideration to team names which I hope does not reflect our performance (Turtles, Sloths). Meeting at the Church Car Park at 7.45pm to collect our name badges and "formulate our race strategy" we will be briefed on the "do's" and "don't" before running to the starting point on the link road. Promises to be an enjoyable event!
The Monivea Half Marathon and 5km took place today, Saturday 28 June.
The 5km is in its 6th year and the half marathon in its 3rd. The half marathon was the official County Galway AAI Championship Half for 2015 and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in addition to the usual cash prizes in all categories.
A great evening for Day One. The results of all events are attached. They have an old-style 80s feel to them with a fixed-width Courier font and wide formatting.
Sincere thanks to Iain Shaw and Brian Bruton for a good night's entertainment...sorry...sport.
Onwards to this Sunday.
Congrats to all in Annaghdown on the 9th running of their 10KM on Sunday, 21 June!!!!! [It has always been on that day. What other road race in Galway runs on the exact same day every year?]
A full provisional result is attached.
I think it all started a long time ago when I was in 3rd class in school, the school sports day was coming up and we had to pick the events we wanted to enter. As a 7 year old you were expected to go in the 60m 80m and 100m, maybe chance the long Jump or the high jump.
Congrats to Bid Kissane, fresh from her Kerry marathon exploits, on rceiving her PhD this afternoon (Thursday, 18 June) in NUIG. Lyall donned the hat but Bid wore the gown.
The title of her thesis is, "Development of Rapid Spectroscopic Methods for the Analysis of Cell Culture Media". Ya wha', Gay?
Martin Keane sends his best wishes from faraway fields while James Lundon took the picture :-).
The 2015 Galway AAI Half Marathon Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Monivea Half Marathon Road Race on Saturday, 27 June.
Enter here (wufoo). Also entries on the day itself!
Saturday 13th June 2015... Portumna hosted their annual event. This year, athletes from Athenry AC took part in every distance, half marathon, marathon, 50km and 100km. The latter started at 7am as Jim Leahy took on the challenge of running his first 100km race setting himself the target time of sub 10hrs. We all believed Jim could do it, and he did, running the race of a lifetime. For months Jim has been pounding the roads around Athenry and Craughwell, clocking up the miles in preparation for the big day.
Tonight's launch of Moanbaun Sports Development Project was a great success and supported by members from both Athenry Football Club and Athenry Athletics Club. Iain Shaw (AAC) and Michelle Healy Leggett (AFC) welcomed everyone to the event and outlined the project to date. Thanks to Ciaran Cannon who supported the launch and for his kind words of encouragement for this new development. Thanks also to Athenry Football Club for their kind hospitality.
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