Congratulations to all on an excellent day out in Tuam on Sunday, 2 October 2016, day one of the Galway XC, Even Ages and Adult XC championships.
Tuam AC set out an excellent course, both technically and in terms of sheer difficulty, which was challenging to all ages. It has quickly become one of the top Cross Country venues in the country, fact!
Iain Shaw (of this parish) did a brilliant job in the box, getting everyone their entries on what was a record-breaking day in terms of entries and finishers.
The first event of the day was the marathon which kicked off bright and early at 8:30am. Starting at Nimo's Pier at the Claddagh, the athletes ran 2 laps of South Park before running through the heart of Salthill as far as the Barna Road junction. The route then lead the athletes back via the Golf Club and along the Prom returning to the Claddagh. Following this the runners completed another 3 laps of this course. The race started under blue cloudless skies and conditions remained dry and very pleasant for the duration of all 3 events.
Congrats to all in Craughwell AC who were involved in Celebrity Operation Transformation which took place in the club's new facility on Saturday, 17 September 2016. See here and here. Should be on the RTE Player too, if you missed the last installation in the current serious