In just a few days time we will all become experts in converting Irish time to Rio time so that we can plan our viewing around the upcoming Olympics. However, before we sit in anticipation to chart the progress of the Irish team in Rio there is a somewhat significant display of domestic elite athletics that will be of great interest to us in County Galway. The GCH mens team and the Galway ladies team have both comfortably qualified for the National Track and Field League Final in Tullamore Stadium on 7th Aug (from 11.30am).
The 11th iteration of the new infamous Burger Run successfully place around the old Athenry 10KM course last evening, Friday, 23 July 2016.
Thirty six hardy souls toed the start line shortly after 8PM under the watchful eye of starter, Mick Rice. James Corbett again laid out the logistics, refreshments and prizes, with the expert help of MTB & BAW as well as young Michael & Sean Rice. John O'Connor was there to capture the event! A full album will follow on Flickr's 77EdenHill in due course.
A few of us headed in the direction of Mullingar this Sunday for the annual Mullingar AC 10 mile road race. We knew from my better half Esther, who had participated the previous year, that it actually takes place outside the town of Mullingar in a little place called Dalystown, so Google Maps was our navigator.
Athenry AC Annual Burger Run takes place on Friday 22nd July at 8pm on the old 10km Fields of Athenry course. It starts about 200 meters from the gates of St. Marys GAA clubhouse in Carnaun and finishes just outside the gates of the complex - one full lap but not into the town, turning right before the level crossing and back out the Tuam Road.