Moylough 10km - Sunday 11th October 2015

The 5th North East Galway 10km race took place yesterday in Moylough. There was also a 1.5km run for children and a 5km walk/run. The temperature was a very pleasant 14 degrees (for this time of the year!). There was little or no wind, blue skies and the sun was shining! The route was one undulating lap giving an elevation of only 19 meters for the 75 athletes who took part in the race. The last km was downhill which was a very welcome sight for most. There was great support from the locals who gathered at garden gates and doorways along the route to cheers the athletes along their way.

Athlone 3/4 Marathon - Sunday 4th October 2015

The Athlone ¾ Marathon was on Sunday 4th October. The race in its 5th year started in the lovely village of Glasson just outside Athlone. The route a fantastic running experience with its beautiful scenic views but also challenging and many run this race in preperation for DCM at the end of the month. The course takes in magnificent lakeside views around Lough Ree on quite country roads passing local historical sites. Just over 800 athletes took part the challenge of running the 31.646km or 19.664 miles!

Galway Cross Country Championship - Tuam 4th October 2015

Beautiful weather conditions matched the superb condition of the palace grounds in Tuam for this years County cross country. James Lundon and co. had precedings running like clockwork, great organisation by all involved

Some fantastic juvenile races kept us entertained prior to the adult events. Emma Moore (Caroline's daughter) stormed home in the U12's while Tomas and Jane Mangans sons Geordan and Fabien were in flying form also to name but a few.

Galway Bay 10km, Half Marathon & Marathon - Saturday 3rd October 2015

Galway Bay 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon all kicked off on this morning. The race started and finished alongside the famous Claddagh Quay on the edge of Galway City. The Marathon was the first race of the day starting at 9.00am. Weather conditions were perfect (although it felt a bit cold while standing around!). 203 runners lined up to take on the course, a lovely flat route of 4 laps.

National Marathon Championships

So with the countdown begun to our annual trek to Dublin it's time to unveil our secret weapon for the National Marathon Championships, the one & only Haile Gebrselassie.

The winner of two Olympic Gold medals, four Worlds Outdoor & four Worlds Indoor Golds plus long time holder of the marathon distance world record, Haile has recently retired from elite competition & is looking for a new target. Athenry AC have been lucky enough to convince him that his next challenge lies in the West of Ireland.

Galway Primary Schools XC Championships

From: Michael Tobin

Subject: Results of today's Galway Primary Schools Cross Country finals


A big well done to all of the participants in today's primary schools cross country!

The weather smiled on us again on a glorious day in Renmore. Thanks to Renmore GAA club for the use of their changing rooms, to Galway City Council for the use of the playing fields, to the Civil Defence for the provision of first aid and to the army of helpers who as always help us to run off a very efficient event.

Grey Lakes 8km Road Race - 27th September 2015

Just over 220 athletes took part in Loughrea Athletic Club's inaugural 8km road race today. There were two events, a Fun Run for children at 1.30pm followed by the 8km at 2.30pm. A new distance and new route, the race comprised of two 4km laps of the town (similar to the route for the 5km series). The route was flat (as advertised!) with an elevation of only 6 meters! The sun shone and temperatures hit an unexpected but glorious 18 degrees. It was hot! There was an onshore breeze as we ran in the direction of the lake which was welcome.


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