The Galway Senior Track & Field Championships for 2008 will resume this coming Thursday for the second of three evening's scheduled competition. Events on the track will be the 100/110m hurdles, 200m, 1500m, 4x400 and the thowers will take their turn with the javelin.
There was a great night's competition on the 19th of June and another enjoyable evening of friendly competition is anticipated on Thursday.
Athenry AC sprint star Paul Hession will take on some of the best sprinting talent the world has to offer over the unusual distance of 300m in Ostrava (Czech Republic) tomorrow the 12th of June. Paul's race is previewed on the event website here http://www.zlatatretra.cz/default.asp?lng=1&sektion=a&page=447 The field will include US star Jeremy Wariner who will target the unofficial world record for the seldom raced distance. Paul McKee, also of Ireland, will also take part in the race.
Athenry AC has a long-standing association with Croi, The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, and their Event Co-Ordinator Seona Joyce has been in touch looking for volunteers to run some of the summer's big races on their behalf. If you're thinking of taking part in these events anyway, why not avail of the chance to be part of the Croi team.
We are looking for people to participate in the Streets of Galway on our behalf.
Paul Hession got his outdoor season underway this evening in Oslo with a very respectable race over 200m in the Gloden League meeting. His time of 20.48 seconds was only 0.18 of a second outside his Irish record for the distance. We'll publish more details as they become available.
Meanwhile, checkout the interview with Paul in the latest issue of Irish Runner magazine.
Athenry were well represented at the community games athletics county finals which were held in Ballindereen over the bank holiday weekend.
We had participants in near all events with over sixty children from Athenry competing who all be very proud of there performances.
I calculate that only three people have run in all 15 races over the three years of the Galway May 5KM series. Stand up, Tony O'Callaghan (Craughwell AC), Jim Maher (HP Running Club) and our own Gary Doherty. See attached image!
Many & sincere thanks to Rory Brennan for the quick deployment of his hi-tech camera phone to capture vital video of the finish line.
I still want to hear from those who are not included in the current result and any information they can give me about their finishing position and time.
All such information helps...
2008 Galway May 5KM Series - GCH 080603
Pos Series ID Time Name
1 165 16:37 Timmie Glavey
2 133 16:43 Ruaidhri Geraghty
3 67 16:54 Mark Davis
4 G2163 17:09 Seamus Gilhooley
5 G2168 17:13 Paddy Murray
6 194 17:15 Johnny Lane
The Galway 5km series concluded in Galway City last night in Dangan amidst smiles and sunshine. There was another huge turnout of runners and walkers who took advantage of the beautiful weather to once more test themselves over 5km. It was a treat for many to be back on the softer surfaces of the Dangan Sportsgrounds after the roads in Athenry, Tuam, Loughrea, Craughwell and Claregalway.