Saturday, 8 Setpember, dawned bright and very warm in South Galway for the second annual Kilcolgan Castle 4M road race sponsored by South Galway AC.
Over 110 toed the line around the very scenic four mile pan-handled course. First home was local athlete, Peadar Harvey of the neighbouring club, Cruaghwell. He was followed closely by former Athenry stalwart but now unattched, Conor Dolan. Peadar's equally young teammate, Neil Greaney was third. Our own Mick Rice, less than a month after his latest epic 100 mile sojourn around Connemara, was 4th.
Over 100 runners took part in the Corrib/Mask half marathon challenge on Sunday the 26th of August last, in aid of the local Zambia Housing Project. The organisers were delighted with the turn out on this, the first year in holding the event. The weather was ideal for endurance running and the majestic scenery between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib further complimented the event. The race started and finished in the village of clonbur taking in the townland of Cloughbrack and the village of Cornamona.
Athenry athlete, Ruthann Sheahan, did brilliantly to finish 38th overall out of 248 finishers when running for Ireland at the 2012 IAU 24H WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Katowice, Poland on the weekend of 8-9 September. Ruthann finished 7th among the women and was only just beaten by Irishman John O'Regan.
Juvenile Athletics training is back from Monday September 10. Children born 2004 and older Monday Wednesday Friday nights Raheen Picth at 6.45 to 7.45. Little Athletics children 5 years and older must be school going at Vocational school gym Monday nights at 7 to 8 oclock. Any questions contact Sinead on 0876330527. As always if there are any parents willing to help out please contact Sinead.
We had 51 runners at Newcastle for our 9th annual 5k handicapped Club Championships, we believe this to be a record turnout. It took us a while to figure some of the placings and times. Please let us know with a comment or a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information to add.