Galway 5k Series 2015 - Athenry

Published in Reports on 28th April 2015

I thought we don’t get the biblical weather conditions until the Loughrea leg?

At 7.15pm with temperatures hovering at 4 degrees, the only people venturing out into the torrential rain were the hardy marshals with their multiple layer of wet gear. But thankfully, just as the masses were being shooed out the door of the medical centre by a fog horn wielding Valerie Glavin, the rain eased off & with it the biting wind that had put a halt to many people’s warm up for tonight. As bad as it was it didn’t deter the crowds as over 700 turned out for another record attendance at a 5k series leg.

It was never going to be a night for hard racing with underfoot conditions as they were but regardless, tonight’s first leg (Year 10 - Race 52) of the 2015 Galway 5k Series provided plenty of decent times with John Greaney of GCH coming home in 16.45, well clear of Damian Larkin of Craughwell AC & Culan O’ Meara, GCH.

Despite the bad conditions & the fact that a huge portion of the members were helping out with marshalling etc the club again showed its love for the 5k series with a brilliant 71 members completing the course tonight, 18 of whom were sub-20. Gary Doherty remains a stalwart, as do the other two!

Results located here.