August 2012

Clifden Sky Road 10KM Result and Report

The bustling and vibrant tourist town of Clifden was the setting on Sunday the 3rd of June 2012 for the 2nd annual Sky Road 10K Challenge. Over 160 participants were signed up for the big day. The route took participants on a tour of the famed SKY ROAD which is widely acknowledged as the most scenic route in all of Connemara and indeed as one of the most scenic routes in Ireland.

Coolarne 5KM Result and Report

Turloughmore Hurling Club held its inaugural 5k Run/Walk on Saturday (28 July) in Coolarne.

Over 150 people – both young and old participated. The race got underway just after 6pm.

Race conditions were quite blustery and the rain managed to stay away until one shower midway the race, which was probably a welcome sight to some of the runners!

The first man home was Julio Cesar F.Castro of Kilmurry Ibrikane AC in a blistering time of 16:14. He was followed closely by Jason Broderick of Craughwell AC in a time of 16:24.

Roscommon 5KM series

The 2nd annual Roscommon 5k Series will kick off in County Roscommon on Wednesday August 22nd. Organised by the Roscommon County Board of Athletics Ireland, this event involves a series of 5km runs on four consecutive Wednesday evenings.

Each race will take place in a different location around the county with Roscommon town, Boyle, Taughmaconnell, and Lanesboro each hosting an event. The series is designed to cater for everyone aged 18 or over, regardless of experience or fitness level and will allow participants to track their fitness from race to race as the series progresses.

Athenry Women & Men Teams Place at Claregalway 10k

Despite missing many regulars, Athenry's ladies placed first in the team prize at the 25th annual Claregalway 10k (formally known as "Clare River Harriers Athletic Club 25th Annual Road Race"). The team comprised Lorna Freeman, Fiona Lane, and Liz Broderick and none have ever won a prize of any description before this one. Well done on that, ladies.

Our men - Ray Somers, David Noone, Enda Munnelly, Adrian Fitzmaurice - also did well to place second behind a strong Galway City Harriers. Ray continued his good form by coming 9th overall in 37:15.

The Streets 2012 : Athenry AC Women claim 2nd Team Prize

By Sinéad Brody

I really don’t write much about running, I mean I could give you a lecture for hours on how to run badly, about the quality of that.. but all my news is out of date I’m telling ya, the starting-out-too-fast syndrome is common knowledge but I think for us three ladies, Sinéad Foran, Miriam Wall and I, this syndrome is fading away.