See RedTag result here.
We had 18 members taking part in the recent National Half Marathon Championships which were held alongside the Rock n Roll half marathon in Dublin. There was a strong showing too with two bronze medals making their way back across the Shannon from a notoriously slow course.
This year saw the 30th anniversary of the Streets of Galway 8km road race. Since its inception in 1986 the event has grown in to one of the most prestigious road races in the country, yet remains true to its original motto of Sport for All, as many locals and visitors continue to run the event annually.
The 10th running of Athenry AC's Guess-Your-Own-Time/Handicap/Burger Run 10KM Championship took place on Friday, 24 July 2015.
James Corbett and his now usual band of helpers clicked into action at race HQ, St. Mary's GAA grounds out in Carnuan.
A record crowd of 45 toed the line at 8PM, to take in the old Fields 10KM course (with slight modifications, primarily the taking out of the level crossing, which this year was a very good idea as the gates in hte town came down as the 45 minute runners were coming through).
Page 22 of the Galway Independent of 22 July 2015 has a lovely feature on willie Morris, in the Talking History column by William Henry.
See here for the electronic version of the newspaper - will be current until later this week then it becomes archived!
Preparation on track for 50th running of the Hollymount International Road
With just 4 months to go until the big day, major planning and
preparation is making strides to ensure the 2015 Hollymount Road Race
is the best ever in its distinguished 50th year history. Sunday
November 15th will see everyone from elite athletes to complete
beginners descend on the South Mayo village to test themselves around
the picturesque circuit.
Date for your diary...
Claregalway 10km Road Race is on Saturday 22nd August at 6pm. Enter online at www.runireland.com Entry fee €20 (€5 from each entry goes to Galway Hospice) T-Shirt for all entrants. Race pack pick-up and late entries at Claregalway Community Centre. Race starts outside Claregalway School and finishes outside Claregalway Community Centre. Prizes for first 5 individual men and first 5 individual ladies and first 2 men and ladies over 40, 50 and 60. Brendan Gavin memorial plaque for the largest team entered.
The Martin Egan 10KM in Beagh took part on Sunday, 12 July.
The result and prizes are attached as PDFs. A set of photos are also to be found here.
Athenry AC are hosting their annual 10km Burger Run on Friday 24th July at St Mary's GAA Club House (approx 2.5 miles outside Athenry town). Registration is on the night and the race starts at 8.00pm. Our very own Master Chef Owen Curran is organising the BBQ again this year and there will be a delicious burger for all athletes after the race!