2015 Mayo AC Road Race Series

2015 SERIES ROAD FIXTURES

1 KILMOVEE 10km Sat. Apr. 4th @1pm, CONTACT JOHN 086 173 7111

2 RUN FOR BOYLO, FOXFORD 10km Sun. Apr. 26th @12pm, CONTACT MARTINA 086 863 3461

3 IRISHTOWN 8km Sun. Jun. 28th @12pm, CONTACT DAVID 087 927 2242

4 BALLA 10km Sat. Jul. 25th @7pm, CONTACT BRENDAN 087 294 1227

5 CLAREMORRIS DECARE 5m Sat. Aug. 29th @6pm, CONTACT MAIREAD 094 937 2250

6 BALLYHAUNIS 8km Sun. Sept. 27th @3pm, CONTACT MARTIN 087 245 5989

7 BREAFFY 10km Sun. Oct. 11th @2:30pm, CONTACT MAGGIE 087 632 4252

New Inn 5KM Provisional Result

A truly massive crowd in New Inn, today, Sunday 29 March 2015, for the 4th running of their increasingly popular 5KM road race.

Kudos to the organising committee from St. Killian's Vocational School on a flawless event, except for the downpour that greeted the finishers at the top end of the field back at the finish line, but which hit those poor souls who were still finding their way around the course, out and around the Ballinasloe road.  Sixteen athletes broke 20 minutes while 74 broke 25 minutes with 370 competing altogether.

The Highways and Byways of Craughwell of Sunny Sunday Afternoon in March

Earlier this spring I picked up a nasty flu bug and it put a halt to my gallop for a while, including missing my annual trip down to East Cork for the Ballycotton 10. Last week, feeling a bit better, I ran every day except Saturday, as that day was spent watching rugby on TV, and worth every minute of it too. On Sunday morning I dithered over whether I would go to football, hurling or local horse racing (point-to-point down the boreen from me in Rathmorrissey) but in the end I decided to have a go at the 5th Craughwell 10.

Galway 10M Road Race Championship Result - PROVISIONAL

Congrats to all the 2015 registered runners from around the county who took part in the Galway 10M Road Race Championship, which was hosted with the Craughwell 10M Road Race, last weekend. 

Athletes from 11 different clubs competed (Galway City Harriers, Craughwell AC, Athenry AC, Maree AC, South Galway AC, Loughrea AC, Clare River Harriers, Tuam AC, East Galway AC, Corofin AC and Corrib AC) with 6 different clubs taking home medals.

Craughwell 10M result

There seems to be something about Craughwell that brings out the best in Athenry members as once again the results were littered with PBs.

Jane Ann Meehan reconfirmed her position as probably the top female runner currently racing in Galway, taking the win with a commanding 5min gap to second place, running a 60.18 for a big PB & a staggering 5 minute improvement on last year. GCH completed the podium with Grainne Ni Uallachain & Sinead Brody.

Martin 'Hip-Hop' Keane at today's Craughwell 10!

Not only is our own Martin Keane a legend on the road, he has serious clothes sense too, if his sartorial elegance after the race - see above - is anything to go by!  Straight out of East LA, via Rathmorrissey.

The man was also the only Over 70 male to run in the race today, joined by Mary Cronin (LimerickAC but originally Woodford) as two only two over 70 athletes to complete the course today. 

Kudos to both.

Tralee Marathon Result

Congratulations to Ruthann Sheahan on her third position in this weekend's Tralee marathon with an outstanding 3:09:35.

Although it's only mid March, Ruthann already has eight marathons & one ultra under her belt since the turn of the year!

Currently training for another 24hr race Ruthann is clocking up serious weekly mileage & on current form is sure to challenge her own National record.

Abbey 10KM Result

Congrats to Gerry Larkin, Declan Donnelly and their crew on a very successful race out in Abbey today Sunday, 15 March, their third 10KM.

Congrats to our own Deirdre Quinn on her second place in the senior women's race.

FINAL & OFFICIAL result and prize list is attached.

Twenty Questions - Mairead O' Sullivan

1. What running shoes do you train in?

Mizuno Wave Inspire, have tried a few other brands but keep coming back to Mizuno.

2. How many miles did you run last week?

35

3. What’s your favourite racing distance?

10mile or ½ marathon.

4. Where’s your favourite place to train?

Rinville & Maree, there’s a nice mix of hills, trail, country roads, seaside, (and usually a strong breeze) & as I’m there 5 days a week I try to make the most of it.

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