Killeeneen is located outside Craughwell and this is the second year they have run this event. The back to school road race took place on Thursday 10th September. Monies raised go towards the Killeeneen National School building fund. Just over 80 athletes took part in the race. Jason Broderick won the race and completed the distance in 15.44 followed by Peter O Sullivan 17.24 and Johnny Lane was third in 18.14. The first lady home was Edel Kelly with a chip time of 19.47. In second place was Fionnuala Keane 20.47 and Aideen Gilchrist took third place in 23.08. Congrats to all!
The 4th flatline Athlone half marathon and 10km took place yesterday Saturday 12th September 2015 at St. Aloysius College. The event is run by runners for runners and they pride themselves on being one of the best organized and best value for money races in the country. They did not disappoint us!
GENERAL RUNNING SAFETY TIPS
Did you know that more than two-thirds of fatal pedestrian collisions happen at night? Although you can hear a car coming and see its lights, the driver may not see you (and certainly won’t hear you). We don’t want you to become another statistic so we have compiled a list of safety tips to help keep you safe while running…
Claregalway 10km took place on Saturday 22nd August. The course is relatively flat giving opportunities for PBs.
See RedTag result here.
We had 18 members taking part in the recent National Half Marathon Championships which were held alongside the Rock n Roll half marathon in Dublin. There was a strong showing too with two bronze medals making their way back across the Shannon from a notoriously slow course.
This year saw the 30th anniversary of the Streets of Galway 8km road race. Since its inception in 1986 the event has grown in to one of the most prestigious road races in the country, yet remains true to its original motto of Sport for All, as many locals and visitors continue to run the event annually.
The 10th running of Athenry AC's Guess-Your-Own-Time/Handicap/Burger Run 10KM Championship took place on Friday, 24 July 2015.
James Corbett and his now usual band of helpers clicked into action at race HQ, St. Mary's GAA grounds out in Carnuan.
A record crowd of 45 toed the line at 8PM, to take in the old Fields 10KM course (with slight modifications, primarily the taking out of the level crossing, which this year was a very good idea as the gates in hte town came down as the 45 minute runners were coming through).
Page 22 of the Galway Independent of 22 July 2015 has a lovely feature on willie Morris, in the Talking History column by William Henry.
See here for the electronic version of the newspaper - will be current until later this week then it becomes archived!