New Sponsor For The Connemara Marathon

From the Galway Independent

New sponsor for Connemara Marathon 2006

This year’s Connemara International Marathon has a new title sponsor ”“ Fáilte Ireland.

Welcoming the new sponsor, Race Director Ray O’Connor said: “I would see this sponsorship as a natural fit with Fáilte Ireland’s strategy to attract more visitors to Ireland. This marathon is already attracting participants from the US, Australia and many of Fáilte Ireland’s key markets in Europe.”

This year’s marathon will be held on 26 March in the heart of Connemara. The website where further details can be found is: www.connemarathon.com.

Alan Burke's Dublin Marathon 2005 Report

It was raining. Heavily. It was cold and the wind was blowing.

Marathon day had arrived. I had the training done, logged the miles, bought the runners, wore a revealing running singlet. I was ready.

Its 8 am on a Bank holiday Monday morning and I'm standing outside Tescos on Baggot street questioning my sanity. This wasn't, despite Peter Delmer's protestations, 'ideal marathon weather'.

Now, I had done some training runs in abject conditions, weather you wouldn't put a dog out in, most notably in Connemara, always thinking, 'marathon day could be like this. you may as well be ready just in case'.

Liam's Dublin Marathon 2005 Race Report

Before we get to 9 am on a wet Dublin Monday Bank Holiday, I'll take you back to the start of the year and a decision taken to simply enjoy my running this year, not worry about times etc., and hopefully get fit enough to run another marathon. It has been 4 years since I last completed 26 miles, and although I have been at the last 3 Dublin races, I have not lined up at the start.
OK, Confession time. My training has been great this year. Great that is if I had been running a 10 Mile Race. I have checked my running log and as an experienced marathon runner, 18 completed before yesterday, my training diary is definitely not one to be copied. On July 28th I ran 6 miles, which was my longest run of the year, up to that point. On August 20th I raced over 10 miles. At no other point this year have I run further than 5 miles. Can you see a disaster brewing?

31st St Mary's AC Road Race - Result and Report

Gerry Ryan and Veronica Colleran take title at St. Marys Road Race.
The Bernie Meaney Memorial and the 31st Annual St Marys 5. 5 mile road race held at Kilmurry Mc Mahon and organised by St. Marys A.C. attracted a small turnout of athletes with Gerry Ryan Galway City Harriers recording a very easy victory in (26mins . 36secs) over a very hilly course in windy and damp weather with Ian Egan Galway City Harries having to work hard to take second place ahead of Jason Broderick Loughrea who captured the Junior Mens Title and the Tommy Mc Carthy Cup going to Galway City Harriers ahead of Loughrea and Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare.

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