Due to popular demand a 10,000m track race has been scheduled for tomorrow evening, Saturday 26th May @ 7:30pm in Dangan, Galway. This race is be incorporated into the Galway Senior Track & Field Series Incorporating Galway Co. Championships. This is the only time slot available until next September as the track is to be ripped up and resurfaced late next week.
Another thoroughly enjoyable Thursday evening in Dangan and for the second time we got lucky with the weather. Really tight finishes in both 1500m races with exciting battles for honours down the home straight, while both 200m races saw battles all the way to the line.
The attached is my interpretation of the people who've run in at
least one of the four races to date.
At the moment, there are 176 people in with a chance of, or who
have already qualified, for a series T-shirt of the type above.
As before, queries of the back of twenty euro note to me at:
jameslundon at yahoo dot co dot uk .
Day 2 of the Galway Senior T&F Series incorporating Galway Senior T&F Championships takes place this Thursday, 24th May commencing at 8pm at the Regional Sports Centre track, Dangan, Galway.
The short programme of events sees action in the 200m, 1500m, Javelin and 4x400m. All athletes aged 16 and over are welcome. This is an excellent opportunity for some low-key early season competition.
For athletes unaccustomed to competing in track & field it is an excellent opportunity to register pb’s in a variety of events.
'Battle for mid-table mediocrity'
Open the sports section of any newspaper and you read articles
about elite sportsmen and women, a soccer player who scores a
wondrous goal, a hurler who drives a ball over the bar from the
touchline or an athlete who breaks his or her own national
record. However for each elite athlete, there are a thousand
athletes who are battling for what could be termed mid-table
mediocrity. And these battles can play themselves out in many
different forms. The Loughrea 5k was one such battle for me and
For anybody who is taking part is the 5km series, and is taking on the mini marathon, some useful information
Maire Kelly from the Galway Meet and Train has booked a 29 seater bus for the Mini marathon on 4th June.
We won't fill it ourselves so if you know anyone who would like to join us, you
can get in touch with me or get them to contact me. We could pick them up at
Derrydonnell Cross.. Obviously, the more people who travel, the cheaper it
Thanks a million,
You can contact Maire on (086) 8036044
The fourth in the Galway May 5km Series will take place on Tuesday May the 22nd next in Loughrea.
To PB or not to PB - that was the burning question I asked myself
as I jogged the streets of Shannon town yesterday afternoon. I
was on a 4k warm-up for the Peach 10k, on my own wondering if I
really was in good shape for this race as my previous two races
had suggested (two Galway 5ks - Athenry and Tuam) or would the 20
tight turns and three small but sharp hills on this course
prevent me from running to my potential.
I returned to the car park for the final preparations and headed
to the start line where I met Dave Huane the only other familiar
Four Galway athletes were delighted to join the Irish team at the European Veteran Championships 2007 held in Regensburg, Germany over four days from Thursday 17th May to Sunday 20th. Athenry's Martin Keane and Philip Magnier accompanied those two diehards of Connacht athletics, TJ Beatty and Andrew Talbot for the
Southwell Running club
O'Dowd's 5mile road race
Roundstone Co. Galway
Sunday May 27th 2007
Start time 3pm.