A dreary wet morning greeted the 4 Athenry AC members (Myself, David Noone, Ian Pomphrett and Drew Davison) along with the other 180 or so competitors in Kiltimagh on Saturday morning for Race2Glory. The task ahead: 17kms of running terrain comprised of road, trail, bog, river and a bloody big hill, and another 23kms of terrain on bike which also included another bloody big hill.Dave having completed the race a few years previous offered some sound advice..... “Yeah the first hill is a bit tough alright, kinda like Ryehill”.
See attached which has just been received by the AAC.com news desk...
Galway Adult Track & FieldCountyChampionships - 10th July 2014.
We arrived at registration in Dangan Sports track and signed up for 3 events. Both of us in the same category - Masters F35.
1st event - The High Jump.
Officials: Have you ever done this before?
Assumpta & Flora: Nope.
Officials: Now ladies, you need to be technically aware of the event you are taking part in.
Flora: Ah give us a shot.
Assumpta: Go on, we’re quick learners.
It was a successful weekend on the roads for the club with two members placing first in races across the country.
In Portarlington on Saturday morning, Dee Grady ran a 3.20.19 marathon for a 16minute PB, 6th place overall & first female home at the Marathon des Escargots. Dee is showing great form recently & also had a podium finish & sub 19 5k in the Shannon Airport Runway 5k last weekend.
A lovely evening (Thursday, 10 July) and some great performances by athletes from all over the county, and further afield.
Also, we were graced by the appearance of the dual World Weightlifting champion, starring in the High Jump of all things, AAAAAAAAAASSUMPTA FFFFFFFFFFFEENEY!
Final results are now attached.
I would like to thank all the athletes and officials who came on Thursday. Without either there can be no competition.
Sinéad Tuohy was in action today at the GloHealth Junior and U23 Championships held in CIT. Sinéad tied for silver in the U23 High Jump with Emily Rogers (St Peters) with a jump of 1.60m. Gold was taken by Craughwells Catriona Farrell who jumped 1.65.
Congratulations Sinéad, and all the best for the National Senior Championships in a few weeks time.
The 10th Headford 8KM Road Race ran without a hitch last evening (Saturday).
The course is now seared into the collective memory of any road runner in Galway.
Starting on the dot of 7PM, it wound it way through the village and out on to main road to Galway, as well as the rolling countryside of Ballyrikard, Cloghanover, Clooneen (passing Campbells at 3.5KM), Liss, Deerpark, Racepark and back into town to finish near the village square.
Members turned out in force last night to congratulate Assumpta Feeney on her recent achievements of being crowned Double World Champion at the WDFPF World Single Championships in Dusseldorf.
For a relative newcomer to the sport Assumpta has made huge strides & her biggest win to date came at the start of June with winning lifts of 155kg (24.4stone) in the Deadlift Unequipped & 117.5kg (18.5stone) in the Squat Unequipped. She also narrowly missed out on another trophy, finishing fourth in the world in the Bench Uequipped.
Please find attached the results from Day 1 of the County Galway Track and Field Championships.
Well done to Ronan McCarthy who took Gold in the Masters 200m and Masters Long Jump and also to Evan Quirke who took Gold in the Junior Long Jump.
If you have a query with regard to the results then please leave a comment and I will look into it.
Day 2 of the Track and Field Championships will take place at NUI Galway Dangan Sportgrounds on Thursday 10th July.