St Finbarr's Athletic Club
Sunday 9 September 2007. 11:00am
Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile
1 1:11:32 SOSNOWSKI, Wieslaw Eagle AC M 05:27.5 145 1
2 1:12:06 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford AC M 05:30.1 295 2
3 1:12:52 MERRITT, Colin Togher AC M35 05:33.6 167 3
4 1:14:01 O'LEARY, Derek St. Finbarrs AC M 05:38.9 303 4
5 1:14:50 MCINTYRE, James Tulla AC M 05:42.6 403 5
6 1:15:17 O'CALLAGHAN, Donal Riocht AC M 05:44.7 270 6
7 1:15:37 LYONS, Michael Grange-Fermoy AC M 05:46.2 368 7
8 1:16:28 LIDDANE, James Tulla AC M 05:50.1 399 8
I wrote this report last June, but never posted it. Thought I'd get it up here for posterity now. Will be recruiting team mates for next year ... you have been warned.
Never write down a goal … it might come true. I thought about that as I struggled up and down over the last few miles of the Garburn Trail Race. Thoughts weren’t coming easy at that stage, nothing came easy at that stage, as I pushed on over rough, country tracks back towards the town of Windermere and the luxury of just stopping. Standing still has a lot going for it!
The ever-popular four mile road race in Killimor, Co.Galway has been fixed for Sunday the 9th of September at 1:30pm. This is one of the most popular fixures on the Galway racing calendar each year and regularly attracts a strong field of runners from outside the county. Organisers Thomas and Mary Porter make a great contribution to athletics in the county this being just one of the many athletics related projects they involve themselves in each year.
A one-mile junior run (Under 15's) will take place before the senior race at 1:00pm. Entry on the day.
The highly popular Mayo Open Road League continues this Sunday with race four in Ballina when Ballina AC will host their annual 10k road race at 3:00pm on that day. Recently crowned M55 Half-Marathon Champion of Ireland Tom Hunt of Mayo AC has been in touch with the individual standings after the first three rounds of racing.
Sorry if the formatting isn’t great but it’s the best I can do for the moment.
The remaining races in the series are as follows;
Race 4 BALLINA 10K
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th @ 3pm
(In association with Ballina AC)
The 2007 Athenry contingent that set out for Ballybofey were realistic in their outlook this year. After the high point of collecting Senior Men’s Team Bronze at the same event last year, this assault on the National Half Marathon Championship was certainly more in hope than in expectation.
Many thanks to Tom Kilgarriff for a copy of the full results, posted in four different formats below.
Adrian Fitzmaurice of Clare River Harriers has provided us with a fine selection of photographs from the recent Claregalway 10k road race, including many photographs of people as they crossed the line.
Athenry based Predator Triathlon Club will be hosting the first ever Loughrea Triathlon Festival on Saturday and Sunday the 22nd and 23rd of September next. This is a huge undertaking for a recently established club and a considerable logistical challenge. Preparations have been in full swing for quite a while and all seems to be set fair for a great weekend of sport on land and water. This triathlon festival is a major contribution to the sporting life of the County generally and that our sister club in Athenry is leading the charge is something we’re proud of.
Galway masters athlete Andy Talbot of Clare River Harriers will travel to San Giovani in Marignano, Italy this weekend for the World Masters Athletics Stadia Championships. Andy will take place his place on the Irish team for the 8km cross country event next Tuesday the 4th of September and joins a strong Irish team which includes Pat O’Shea and hopes are high for a strong team performance.
Athenry's Paul Hession made his exit from the World Athletics Championships this afternoon at the semi-final stage finishing sixth in his semi-final race. Paul had already fulfilled his stated ambition of making the semi-final of this event and so he must return home satisfied to some extent. Given the fantastic standard he has set on the track this spring and summer perhaps he may be slightly disappointed not to make the breakthrough into his first world championship final.