A few weeks back we got news that former Olympian Martina McCarthy had re-joined the Athenry AC ranks and over the weekend we get news of Martina's return to competitive action with a second place finish in the 200m and a fourth place in the 400m at the AAI games which were held at the Athlone IT track.
Carramore 10k: l-r Ann Lennon (Mayo AC) 1st o35, race winner Catherine Conway (Mayo AC), 2nd place Lucy Brennan (Sligo AC) - Photo: Tom Hunt (Mayo AC)
Carramore hosted their annual 10k Road Race last Saturday evening. The rain held off for the duration and the race was a great success, with a large contingent of Galway athletes making the trip to this excellent race. Mayo AC had a great night out at the races filling the first three places in the senior men's results and Catherine Conway also claimed the women's senior title.
Photo: Front: Joe Deane & John Quigley; Rear: John Ryan, Joe Dineen & Dan Byrne
From John Quigley Eagle AC, Cork.
The C Team - Cancer Survivors are running in the relay section of the Cork City Marathon on Monday June 1st 2009. The C Team - Cancer Survivors is a very special and unique relay team. Each of the members is a survivor of cancer.
The team members are:
In this age when everyone is running to try and beat their times at various distances (especially during the Galway 5km series) it was a refreshing change when we found out that the timing machine was not able to provide runners times during the event!
All Shook Up - A race report of sorts from Craughwell, Race 3 of the 2009 Galway May 5KM Series
Irish Olympian Rosemary Ryan from Bilboa AC has just been on to let us know the arrangements for this year's Ger Mullane Memorial Bilboa AC 10k Road Race.
Another absolutely beautiful evening in Craughwell was a gift from heaven for Galway 'fitness freaks' last night. The small roads that suround the beautiful East Galway town were thronged with cotton and lycra clad runners and walkers of all varieties. It was quickly clear that there would be a large turnout given that the local club were accepting 'one off' entries on the night. The increased numbers on the night only served to increase the sense of excitement and anticipation amongst the assembled crowd.
The Carramore 10k is the first race in Mayo AC's 2009 Road Race League, which is sponsored by Vodafone C & C Cellular and supported by Mayo Sports Partnership.
The First Annual 'Independence Day at the Bay 5K' presented by Irish Running Tours has something that appeals to everyone.