Entries closed for this year's Galway 5km Series on Sunday, 13th of April over two full weeks before the first race in Athenry on the 29th of April.
To keep this series to a manageable size all of the Galway clubs decided that we'd accept a maximum of 350 series entries. If you scroll down to the bottom of this article you will be able to see a list of 338 (to date) confirmed entries. As there are a good number of entries still being processed it's clear we've passed our limit and so we've closed entries for this year.
Cratloe Woods was the venue last Saturday morning for a day out on the trails. Twelve orienteering virgins took a crash course in map reading before heading out to get lost on the wooded hills. Gary Doherty made a fine return to running after a few months forced abstinence and single-handedly dragged his team to first place … at least that was how Gary described it.
Ray O'Connor will be taking on the biggest challenge of his sporting life from the 9th to the 18th of May next. Ray has completed marathon races far and wide over the last number of years but this particular event will require him to run no less than ten marathons in ten days. Ray will be the first Irishman to take on such a massive challenge and he hopes to raise some cash for a worthy cause in the process.
24th Annual Michael (Sonny) Murphy Memorial
Sunday 13 April 2008. 2:00pm
Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile Place
1 0:51:08 POWER, Seamus Kilmurry-Ibrickane NC AC M 05:06.7 243 1
2 0:53:21 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford AC M 05:20.0 1 2
3 0:54:22 BYRNE, John Mayo AC M 05:26.1 328 3
4 0:54:45 O'CALLAGHAN, Donal Riocht AC M 05:28.4 2 4
5 0:55:30 DOODY, Martin Limerick AC M 05:32.9 4 5
6 1:56:30 MCKENNA, Eoin Riocht AC M 11:38.8 331 6
7 0:56:43 LIDDANE, James Tulla AC M 05:40.2 364 7
8 0:57:36 DEVANNY, Anthony Mayo AC M 05:45.5 329 8
I just know that this report deserves more time than I am going
to give it.
Why? Because it was probably the best running experience of my
life (to date). I ran my first marathon 6 months after giving up
smoking 30 cigarettes a day - New York 2000 completed in 5 hours
and 15 minutes. I had found a new life.
Little more than a week ago, and now 39 marathons later, I have
found another new life. Two marathons in two days was exciting
but off-road gives a whole new meaning to excitement.