At the recent Athletics Ireland AGM, the names of the new panel of National Technical Officials were announced for the period 2017 - 2020. Amongst those new NTOs were two from County Galway, GCH's Eamonn O'Donnell and Athenry AC's own Iain Shaw. Both Eamonn and Iain now hold the IAAF level 1 certificate of the Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) - https://www.iaaf.org/development/education/officials.
From Galway AAI:
The 2017 Galway AAI Half Marathon Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Athenry AC Half Marathon road race on Saturday 24th June 2017 @ 11am
All Galway clubs are encouraged to ensure that they have teams of women and men competing in this Athenry AC event.
Great day in Oughterard last Sunday, 21 May, for the latest iteration of the Mayfly 10KM, sponsored by Corrib AC. Over 110 finished the challenging course in windy but very sunny conditions.
Full provisional result is attached.
Images from the day are courtesy of Edenhill77.
Results from the 5th leg of the 2017 series are here.
Images are here.
A great evening for running: overcast with a tiny bit of drizzle though a bit windy, which seemed to be against the runners the who way around. 613 finishers.
Kevin Bartholomew, Craughwell AC 16:59
Neil O'Leary GCH 17:01
Kevin Moore 17:08
See here for a news release on the death of Limerick native, Michael Cunninggam, who competed for many years with Bilboa AC and then Moreabbey Milers in latter years.
Conor Dolan 16:42
Timmy Glavey (Mayo AC) 17:09
Kevin Bartholomew (Craughwell AC) 17:14
Caron Ryan 18:29
Jane Ann Meehan (Athenry AC) 18:51
Sinead Brody (GCH) 19:14
Shauna Bocquet (Craughwell AC) 18:39
Congrats to all club athletes who competed in the recent Galway Juvenile Outdoor T&F championships in Dangan.
Both days' competitions were huge successes, ably organised by Tuam AC.
Another wonderful evening in Craughwell last Tuesday evening, the third leg of the 2017 series. Some very fast times and a few sub-20s for the first time for athletes who have been training and racing well. You know who you are.
Four weeks, three marathons!
Sunday 2nd April.
Rome marathon, 2:51:37, report already filed. A solid return after a year in the wilderness. Three weeks later I was feeling good and whole and ready for the Connemarathon.