Quite a number of athletes registered PBs in the Craughwell 5k on Tuesday evening, always a great feeling for an athlete. Chief among them, that I heard anyway, was Martin O'Hara who knocked a shattering one minute off his previous best with a chip time of 19:20. If you're gonna break the big 20 minute barrier, why not do it in style?
Results of a Race
The Claregalway leg of the Galway 5k Series again brought out big numbers as just over 600 runners completed the run. The winning time was considerably better than last week's Athenry leg as Peter O'Sullivan recorded a great 16:02 to win by a good margin from Billy King with Enda Mannion in third. Our Sinead Foran was second among the women, well done again.
East Galway Athletic Club sponsored the first & successful running of the Killererin 10K (St. Mary's Ladies GFC) road race on Bank Holiday Monday 6th of May in Barnaderg.
The race took place on a new course this year. Congratulations to Ian Egan and Siobhan Healy on winning the men's and women's races.
Results attached. As the 5k race was unofficial only the placings are given.
Every marathon has its bad luck and Athenry AC seemed to be affected strongly at the Great Limerick Run on Sunday 5th May. We won't dwell on the misfortune but instead we'll note the seven in our colours who did finish the full marathon, with nine more completing the Half marathon.
Pearse Mulhall progresses along the Attymon road during the second kilometer of the Athenry race in the Galway 5k May Series.
UPDATE: The results have been updated, well done to Sinead Foran who is now ranked first among females. See http://www.redtagtiming.com/.
** Official Result attached **
The second annual Labane/Ardrahan/Galway Sports Partnership 10KM took place yesterday (Saturday, 20 April 2013) around the pan-handled course, starting and finishing in the interesting village of Labane, midways between Ardrahan and Gort, off the main Galway/Limerick Road.
The organiers put on a super show again, including ensuring the weather stayed dry albeit a bit windy, which buffeted the runners constantly over the first half of the race.
A full provisional result and prize list is attached below.
A lovely but windy & dry day greeted the multitudes who turned up in New Inn for a second year in a row.
Well done to all who organised and competed in the race.
Full result attached.
Lennane seemed strangely empty in the hour or so before the Half Marathon start on Sunday. However closer inspection revealed the whereabouts of the 2000+ starters behind every available wall, truck, pub, shed, outsized runner, etc., trying to get shelter from a gusty wind blowing from the East.
Some races have a special buzz and the Craughwell 10 Mile race certainly presses that button. Many targeted this race as their main Spring outing and nervous tension along with vigorous arm waving were all there in abundance before the 1 pm start.
Gerry Larkin and his enthusiastic band of helpers from the hinterland of Abbey did themselves and their village & parish proud with their organisational efforts today (17 March) in running the first Abbey 10KM Road Race.
Over 150 toed the line with the men's winner coming home a little under 37 and a half minutes later, Stuart Moloney of Mooreabbey Milers, but originally from much closer to Abbey I'm reliably told. The women's winner was a few minutes after that, Caroline Whiriskey of Loughrea AC, another child of a neighbouring parish.