Just a small recap of recent events across the country & a bit further afield.
Please find attached provisional timetable for Saturday May 3 for Counties. Please note order of events will stay the same but times may change slightly depending on numbers. Best of luck to all our young athletes taking part.
See attached courtesy of Peter Lyons, who with his helpers a few Sundys ago put on a brilliant show on a lovely day down in St. Mary's in Carnaun!
P.S. Everyone was a winner in the adult race!
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 @ 8PM over the Athenry 5KM course
Result (all Athenry AC):
Gearoid Rohan 18:32.52
Jim Leahy 19:29.73
Brian Somers 19:56.04
Ronan McCarthy 19:58.75
Janey Clancy 22:21.57
Brian Burke 23:22.12
Noel Fox 24:28.28
A huge crowd of 699 finished this evenings opening leg of the 2014 Galway 5k Series in Athenry in perfect running conditions.
Galway City Harriers had the first three runners home with John Greaney taking the win in a time of 16.13. Regina Casey, also of GCH, was first female home in a time of 18.11.
Results located at http://www.redtagtiming.com/results/Galway5kmSeries2014_1_Athenry.pdf
Provisional result is attached below.
It is with great regret that we hear that the great old athlete, Tommy Madden, has passed on to his eternal reward.
The arrangement are as follows from RIP.ie:
The death has occurred of Tommy MADDEN
Derrydonnell, Oranmore, Galway
As always there was a large club turnout for the annual Colemanstown 10k on Saturday. Known for its flat & fast course, the windy weather kept the fast times away last year but there was no such problems this time around with summer-like conditions on offer.
34 members completed the course with Jane Ann Healy (Meehan) taking the honours in the womans race in a time of 38.51 whilst Ray Somers was third man home in a time of 36.24, the fastest 10k time posted by a member this year. Owen Byrne of Galway City Harriers took the win in the mens race.
We had members taking part in marathons across the continent in recent weeks with Philp Magnier & George Livanos running the Paris Marathon and Tony Killarney, Jim Leahy, Frances Leahy, Maeve Noone & Kenneth O' Hara running the London Marathon.
George ran a decent 3.46.30 whilst Philip struggled with illness & finished with a 4.02.28.
Lyall Guiney has shared his report on his brilliant run in Connemara recently. This can also be found on his blog Race the Blue Line.