More Details on Galway Twilight Track Meeting

Published in Club News on 15th June 2006

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Athenry Athletic Club, and The Irish Milers Club are pleased to announce that they will be holding a number of events at the Galway Twilight Meeting on the evening of July 8th in Galway city. The highlight of the meeting will include a men's 5000m and mile race, as well as a womens 3000m/1500m race. This inaugral event is a result of the determination of the Athenry AC members to hold a top class track meeting in the West of Ireland. The 'City of the Tribes' will play host to all the top class distance athletes in Ireland as they prepare for the European Championships in Gothenburg in August as well as a number of top class international competitors from the UK, Europe and Africa.

The men's 5000m race sponsored by is being paced for a European Qualifying time of 13.40. The organisers are looking for athletes to run sub four minutes in the mile race, the first ever in the west of Ireland. The womens race is been sponsored by the IMC.

The programme of events will also include a number of supporting middle distance races which will provide the opportunity for club runners to rub shoulders with the elite. A more detailed programme of events is given below, which may be subject to some small alteration as demand for particular events becomes clearer.

All entries for this event should be sent to [email protected] before 24th June and athletes will receive confirmation of their entry by June 28th. More information on these races will be posted on the Athenry AC and Irish Milers Club websites as it becomes available and enquiries can be made to Paul Mc Namara on +353 (087) 9690294 or Mick Rice on +353 (087) 2896989.

5:00pm Men Mile B - Open
5:15pm Women Mile B ”“ Open
5:30pm Senior Women 3,000m - Open
5:45pm Senior Men 5,000m - Open
6:25pm Women Mile A - Open
6:45pm Senior Men A Mile - Invitational
(Subject to qualifying time 04:20 Mile or Equivalent)
7:00pm Senior Women 1,500m - Invitational
(Subject to qualifying time 4:50 1,500m or Equivalent)
7:20pm Senior Men 5,000m - Invitational
(Subject to qualifying time 15:30 5k or Equivalent)

5:15pm Senior Women Long Jump - Open
5:45pm Senior Men Long Jump - Open
6:15pm Senior Women High Jump - Open
6:25pm Senior Men Shot Put - Open


Congratulations to all involved for bringing quality Track and Field to the west of Ireland. Wishing you all the best on the night and heres hoping that the windy back straight takes the night off!