Galway Senior T&F Series - Day 1 Results

The Dream Team
The Dream Team

Results attached for Day 1 of Galway T&F Series Incorporating Galway Co. Championships.

Very promising turnout and some quite impressive results. Thanks to all who helped out on the night, particularly Mick, Andy, Paddy, Patricia, Nicola and Brian for officiating and Tom and Ray for medal presentations. Next outing is 24th May with 200m, 1500m, Javelin and 4x400m on the programme. 10,000m may also be added depending on demand.

Galway Track and Field Off To A Cracking Start

The first evening of the revamped Galway County AAI Track and Field Championships got the series off to a fantastic start in Dangan last night. In almost perfect weather a strong field of competitors enjoyed the revised format enormously. Of particular note was the standard of the Shot Put competition with one of the longest domestic throws of the year being recorded on the night (full results to follow). The evening also included track races over 100m, 800m and a distance medley relay. In the field, in addition to the shot, there was a highly competitive long jump competition.

Tuam race (2007 Galway 5KM Series #2) a great success!

Almost 200 people turned up in Tuam last evening for the second
in the Galway 5KM series. The weather also smiled on us, again,
even though things were very much touch-and-go for a while before
and after the race.

The race itself went off without incident with the local Gardai
doing a fine job in leading out the pack out and standing at the
Milltown roundabout to guard the runners at probably the most
dangerous part of the circuit. No incidents were reported by any
runners in the town itself, coming up to the square and back down
to the park carpark finish line.

Ray's Belfast Amble for #31 - three marathons in 15 days!!!!!

My thirty first marathon is going to get a small report. Mainly
because my actual run was exactly the same as Vienna last week,
but also because Belfast lacks something.

I'm not sure what it is that's wrong with this event as Belfast
has a lot of positives. I stayed in the Hilton which is a
fabulous hotel, great location, excellent food and a perfect base
for marathon start and finish. I arrived the evening before
after a quick visit to the 'Expo' which was actually a small
marquee 5 miles from the centre of Belfast with one shop on

New (and out-of-print) books on Irish athletes/athletics available

Maeva Kyle, the legendary Irish woman Olympian, has recently
released a book about her and her family's exploits in Irish and
world athletics. More details of the book and how to order it
are available directly from her at maevekyle at tinyworld dot co
dot uk .

I have also come across a little supply of the now out-of-print
book published nearly 10 years ago by Noel Henry called _From
From Sophie to Sonia: A History of Irish Women's Athletics_.

Both are musts for any person who has even a passing interest in
Irish athletics!

Bless me Mick for I have sinned: I've only run two miles since my last marathon - Ray O'Connor 30th (marathon) in Vienna!

I came up with the title of this race report while standing on
the start line of the Vienna marathon, as apprehensive as always.
Granted it was only a week since London but I still got a chuckle
out of it.

So here I was, number 30, the big threeeee zerooooo. I should
have been excited, but really it was just another marathon. You
would assume with such experience I'd be very well prepared in
advance of this race, but I have found that experience brings
complacency, and complacency spells trouble. I couldn't believe
it, I was actually shaking my head in disbelief, that I was

Galway Athletics Clubs - Contact Details and Training Sessions

Galway Bay...

Ever wondered how you could become involved with one of the many athletics clubs or meet and train groups around the county? Well, on this sheet we’ve tried to draw together details of all of the main groups that organise Athletics in Galway, their contact details and training sessions so that you can take that first step and become part of the action.


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