Another Tuesday night in Galway in early summer and another fantastic night's running. Clare River Harriers made their debut in the series last night as race organisers and put on a great race. The weather just about held up and there was another fantastic turn-out with in excess of 260 runners and walkers on the line at 08:00pm. The host club had provided a challenging course with more than one climb included into the 3.1 miles and a stiff breeze added a little to the difficulty of the task.
(18 minutes 39 seconds)
Many thanks to Mike McLoughlin who was press-ganged into this vital job with very little notice.
CARRAMORE ROAD RACE - Sat 17th May 2008
Position Name Club Category No Time
1 John Byrne Mayo AC MSnr 775 31.54
2 Anthony Devaney Mayo AC MSnr 778 33.42
3 Timmy Glavey Mayo AC MSnr 762 33.44
4 TJ McHugh Mayo AC MSnr 757 34.31
5 Martin Corcoran Craughwell AC MO40 761 34.32
6 Peter Delmer Athenry AC MO40 801 34.34
7 Paddy Murray Mayo AC MO40 771 34.57
8 David Corcoran Civil Service MO40 821 35.54
9 Mick Rice Athenry AC MO40 800 36.03
10 Sean Gallagher Ballina MSnr 789 36.23
11 Ronnie Naylor Mayo AC MO50 792 36.27
12 Billy Gallagher Mayo AC MO50 782 36.34
Carramore in South Mayo is well hidden. At least that’s my excuse for not arriving at Race HQ until 20mins before the off. I ‘navigated’ as Mick drove us in increasingly erratic patterns in search of Carramore. One signpost at a lonely crossroads was passed a number of times before I acknowledged that perhaps it hadn’t been turned the wrong way by some mischievous Mayo native. Perhaps we should follow its instructions despite my flawed sense of direction indicating otherwise.
Our Track session goes from strength to strength, and as the Summer months approach, even more people are likely to come along and see what the fuss is all about.
If you're sick of being out-kicked in the last km of a race, then it's time for track work!
With greater numbers comes a greater need to organise the session, rather than have a free for all. Brian has been doing a great job of suggesting sessions, and groups are sorting themselves out.
Some people have been very confused by me shouting "TRACK!" and wondered what it all means.
The Connacht Schools T&F Championships were held in glorious sunshine in Galway RSC, Dangan this past Wednesday, 14th May. Congratulations to Mary Barrett and all involved in the Connacht Schools organisation for putting on a superb days athletic activity.
(15 minutes 33 seconds - runners going through the finish the first time and all finishers under 30 minutes)
Many thanks to a member of the Mullins (Tuam AC) clan for digging us out of a major hole in providing the results team with the material above.
A large amount of work has gone into these Provisional results and we are very thankful to one of the Mullins (Tuam AC) clan for capturing the vast majority of the finishers on a camera phone. Mark Davis has been able to convert the resulting 3pg file to AVI and thereafter onto Google Video and for doing the really hard work of converting this information into hard finishing times.
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2008 Galway May 5KM Series - Craughwell 080513
Many of you will know that we've employed some extra help at races like the AAI National 10k and the Galway Series to cover medical emergencies. This service has been provided to us at very attractive rates by Sports Medics Ireland. We've been highly impressed with the service that they've been able to provide and it's reassuring for organisers and athletes alike to have such assistance at our events should the need arise.
SLIGO FIT4LIFE WOMEN’S 8K MINI MARATHON - An event for female runners and walkers of all abilities – ideal preparation for Dublin Ladies mini marathon.