"What am I doing this for?"
Congrats to our neighbour, Olive Loughnane, on the latest addition to her medal haul.
Many years ago when the children were young, we decided to go on a family holiday. So one morning with the exception of the kitchen sink we loaded everything and everyone into the car and didn't stop going until we landed somewhere in the middle of France. On arriving there we were amazed at the long straight roads and the miles of vineyards growing in the fields. Soon we were to discover that the grapes growing in the region we were in were the ones used in the making of brandy and that the town of Cognac, home to the Hennessy and Martel distilleries, were only an hour’s drive away.
RedTagTime provided timing services for the 12th running of the Headford 8KM yesterday, Saturday 2 July 2016. See here and attached!
Over 250 finished in what look like a decent evening's running, over what is not that easy a course. It is the exactly same route that was employed the first year out back in 2005 and has stood the test of time since!
St Brendan's NS in Loughrea held a permitted 5KM on Thursday evening 23 June 2016 around the Masonbrook loop.
The full result is below:
A fantastic day in Monivea, on Saturday 25 June 2016, for the first running of the Athenry AC Half Marathon. It also featured the Galway AAI Half Marathon championship. Both full provisional results are attached.
Congrats to all in the club, especially Patrick Forde as race director, on an excellent event.
Larry Morgan Photography was there to capture the event in its totality. Check his work out on Facebook.
Congrats to the organisers on reaching 10 with their running of a series of permitted races out in Annaghdown on Sunday, 19 June. I was very sorry to miss it, having competed in all previous 9. It was not to be on what looked like a really difficult day for racing - both my car and the Limerick hurlers let me down very badly that day. Deirdre Brophy (Athenry AC) was the first woman how in a time very close to 40 minutes. Congrats.
Screengrabs of the 10KM result and prize winners is attached.
Here's to the next 10 iterations.
The Forest Marathon event was a great success again in Portumna Forest Park on Saturday, 11 June 2016.