Published in Reports on 14th August 2016
2506 athletes completed this year's Streets of Galway 8km. The iconic club photo usually taken on the steps of Jury's Hotel was organised by James Lundon. There was a smaller representation from the club this year as the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon was on the following morning. Race conditions were described as blustery, but for once, we saw the wind favour athletes as they ran along the prom in the final stage of the race. There were a few reported PB's and possibly more! We saw an impressive finish to the ladies race with only 18 seconds separating the 3 podium places.
Sergiu Ciobanu 24:25
Jake O'Regan 24:36
Seamus Lynch 25:27
Adam Leadbetter was first club man home, crossing the line in 29.20 and finishing in 45th place overall while securing a PB! Fabian Mangan also brought home a PB clocking an impressive 32:46. Well done Fabian!
Siobhan O'Doherty 27:19
Caroline Crowley 27:23
Laura Shaughnessy 27:37
Deirdre Brody was the first Athenry lady to complete the race. She ran a PB of 31:21. Another PB was achieved by Janet Clancy who crossed the line in 35.43 mins. We done ladies!
As always the race was very well organised and a great success. The local turned out in force along the route to cheer and encourage the athletes along their way! Roll on 2017!
Report: Anne Lyng