Another Tuesday evening in May, another new route for the 5k series. Despite the wind, which couldn't make up it's mind on which way to blow, Loughea's new loop through the town was well received with many claiming it to be a fast course. Daragh Larkin of Craughwell AC took the honours on an evening when Athenry AC fielded an astonishing 93 members, three of whom were Top 10, with Gearoid Rohan coming second. A fantastic showing by the club.
Congrats to all who took part in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 6 Mile runs in Limerick today. For some it has become an annual event and for others their maiden voyage! Torrential rain was reported in Limerick overnight but the forecast this morning was promising and it delivered! The rain held off for most of us and we experienced glorious sunshine (some said they would have preferred the rain!). It was very warm! There were a few casualties as the race progressed and a number of athletes had to walk to get to the finish line, it was all too much.
We were all deeply saddened during the week to hear the sad news of the passing of Tuam AC member, Seamus Sweeney.
I thought we don’t get the biblical weather conditions until the Loughrea leg?
Provisional results for the 2015 County Galway U9-U12 T&F are attached.
Any queries of results should be directed at email@example.com .
Congrats to all athletes who took part and the hard-working helpers who made the event a huge success. The weather was fantastic, especially in the afternoon. Met Eireann need to update their forcasting models if this is the best they can do as we were promised all sorts of bad weather beforehand.
We had two members taking part in the London Marathon yesterday with Mary Kealy first home in a brilliant time of 3:21 & Pat Forde finishing in 3:38.
Closer to home our newest piece of kit got its first run out at the Under 9-12s Galway T&F meet in Dangan. With the unsettled weather our new marquee tent was put to good use & I'm sure we'll see more of it in the coming months.
I have been trying since DCM 2008 to break 3 hours, some said “she would never do it” and sometimes I began to think the same….so what happened?
I ignored them and believed in myself.
I have struggled for years with stomach issues since getting Cryptosporidium in 2007, at the time it was a great pre-wedding diet but if only I knew the consequences!
Now for a report with a difference. How else to report on a marathon than in two halves….by two separate people! Mary Rohan & Esther Leahy give a great account of their experience in the Manchester Relay Marathon last weekend.
Part 1 – Mary:
2015 County Galway U9-U12 Track and Field Championships will take place at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 10am.
Time table for Saturday is attached
Please note for long jump and turbo javelin the first group of athletes should be at the event and check in at least 20 minutes before the event to ensure it starts on time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Relays will be decided by heats and finals, all other events will be decided on times only.
Electronic timing is in operation.
The launch for this years 5k Series is being held in the Athenry Physiotherapy and Performance Clinic this evening preceded by the nuber packing for the series if anyone can help out. There will be talks held this evening from both Amphibian King & Athenry Physiotherapy and Performance Clinic. These two organisations are sponsoring the series in a big way – please give them your full support.
The timetable for tonight is;
06:45 – 07:45 Number Packing