Galway County 10M Championships this Sunday in Craughwell

The Galway 10M Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Craughwell 10M road race this Sunday, 23 March.

All local clubs are encouraged to ensure that they have teams of women and men competing.

The results of these championships will based on the official result produced by the organisers of the road race and it's incumbent on all athletes to be correctly registered, both club and category.

County Medals will be assigned to the following categories:

Abbey 10KM Result

Congrats to Mairead Blake on her very first podium finish with a third place in the Abbey 10km at the weekend.

Find attached the provisional result from the weekends action in Abbey.  Congrats to Declan Donnelly, Gerry Larkin and their crew on a fine, fine race in dry conditions out in deepest East Galway.

Ballycotton 10mile Results

Nine Athenry AC members made the annual trek to Ballycotton over the weekend for their famous 10mile event.

Lyall Guiney made the most of being back on home soil with a 59.26 to be first member home & bag himself a Top 100 t-shirt. Mick Rice was next home & just missed out on a t-shirt by 5 positions with a 1:01:44.

Lyall Guiney 59:26
Mick Rice 1:01:44
Ray Somers 1:01:36
James Lundon 1:10:40
Brian O’Donnell 1:12:20
Don Nyhan 1:14:41
Mairead O’Sullivan 1:15:41
Maeve Noone 1:17:32
Martin Keane 1:31:38

Athletics Clubs Launch 2014 5km Race Series

Three Generations of Galway Athletics Launch Race Series

http://www.5km.ie/

Galway’s Athletics Clubs came together at the Athenry Physiotherapy & Performance Clinic on Thursday night to launch the ‘Galway 5km Race Series’ for 2014.

This hugely successful series of races, aimed mainly at new runners, has been going since 2006 and attracts around 800 entrants every year. The race series was formally launched by three outstanding athletes representing the past, present and future of athletics in Galway.

Galway 5km Series Launch Night

A short launch event for this year’s Galway 5km Series will take place on Thursday the 6th of March 2014 in the New Health Centre in Athenry at 07:00pm, why not come along and get the inside scoop!! On the evening we’ll be joined by three very special guests representing three generations of Galway Athletics - past, present and future.

The Galway Series occupies a special place in the hearts of many club runners and it will be nice to look forward to the races we’ll have this year in good company.

Great Athenry success at Connacht Indoor Championship

Athenry Juvenile AC Athletes had a very successful outing last weekend at the Connacht Indoor Championships 2014 held at Athlone International Arena. We had thirty juveniles competing across a range of age groups and they managed to bring home 18 medals betweeen them, including nine gold medals so big congratulations to our 2014 Connacht champions:  U12 High Jump Saoirse Healey, U14 Long Jump Aubrey  O’Brien, U14 Hurdles and and 800m Brandon Lee, U15 Hurdles and Sprint Lydia Doyle, U18  long Jump, Hurdles and Triple jump Evan Quirke.

Kinvara Rock & Road 10k & Half Marathon

 

Last Saturday saw the return of the brilliant Kinvara Rock & Road series of races in south Galway. Only in its fourth year, this race has firmly established itself as one of the most popular & well organised events west of the Shannon. With a sell out crowd of 1500 a big congratulations must be given to Chris & his crew for getting the event to this high level in such a short timeframe.

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