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Tempo sessions continue on Thursdays at 7pm. Members of Athenry AC are very welcome to join us!Category: Running News
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See here and attached for provisional result from today's race, Sunday 19 March 2017.
Congrats to Craughwell AC on a superb event today.
A good smattering of Athenry AC athletes competed successfully, which saw Laura Shaughnessy (DSD, ex-Loughrea AC) first person home. Has this ever happened before in a local road race, a lady being the first home? Congratulations to this excellent local athlete on this pretty unique achievement!Category: Race Result Attachments: craughwell10_2017.pdf
Luke Flynn, silver medallist in the
Galway Community Games U13 Cross Country Finals
Craughwell athletes took part in the Community Games cross-country for the first time in several years today in Tuam. Luke Flynn put in an exceptional performance in the U13 Boys 1200m to take the silver medal – one of his finest races to date.
Likewise, Clodagh O’Meara and Fauve Aylmer both had outstanding runs in the U13 Girls 1200m with Clodagh racing to the bronze medal when finishing 3rd and Fauve taking 6th place on very swampy terrain in the Palace Grounds. The athletes now look forward to the All-Ireland finals which will be held in early May.
Clodagh O'Meara and Fauve Aylmer who placed 3rd and 6th in the
Galway Community Games U13 Girls Cross Country Finals
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See here for a full result from the recent Ballycotton 10, Sunday 12 March 2017.
At least five AAC athletes made the long trip down to this 40th running (1978-2017) of the classic distance: Lyall Guiney, Martin Keane, Ray Somers, Mairea Sullivan and James Lundon.
All finished in good form. Many of the logistical arrangments of the race were changed from last year, to allow the ever-increasing numbers (nearly 3000 finished) flow seamlessly to & from the start/finish area. Weather stayed dry for the most part but it was quite breezy.Category: Race Result
Junior girls (Sarah Woods & Ciara Sheppard) at the start line
Craughwell AC had a very successful day yesterday when some of our finest cross country runners travelled up to Belfast for the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships. The competition took place in the "playing fields", Mallusk on what turned out to be, a beautiful, mild spring day. 10 athletes represented 2 schools (Presentation College, Athenry, & Calasanctius College, Oranmore). We must not forget that 1,000's of athletes have begun this battle to get to the All Irelands and to earn a place in this final is a great achievement.
The first Craughwell athlete to race was Liam Leen (minor boy), who as per his usual style, held a strong position from begining to end, to storm in through the shoots in 45th position. A proud moment for the Presentation College, Athenry as he also claimed, 6th Connacht runner to finish.
Junior girls were next and with the mud and rain from the previous day having played havoc on the ground, there were some last minute procrastinations over whether the largest spikes (pins) that could be found that morning, would indeed be of any benefit at all, and that wellies might in fact be the safest option. Winner of the Intermediate girls ran the entire race with one spike on and one spike off (having lost her spike early on in the race). Our junior girls; Ciara, Sarah and Freya eagerly and strongly pulled out from the madding crowd to push themselves up amongst the middle set of runners. Their finishing posiitons were; Ciara Sheppard (Calasanctius College), 53rd (6th Connacht girl in), Sarah Woods (Pres, Athenry), 69th and Freya Bohen (Pres), 75th.
We also had some fantastic finishes for the junior boys, with Kyle Moorhead charging to the finish in 38th place (7th Connacht), (Kyle has leapt a massive 64 places up from his placing in last years schools x country final). Both Oisin Davis and James Furey had fine finishes coming in 81st and 96th.
Ailbhe Miskella (Pres), who was our only intermediate girl (and having another year to run in this category) had a superb race to finish in 50th place and cross the line as the 5th Connacht runner.
Grainne McDaid (Pres), running in the senior girls race (almost the last race of the day), had to battle through some tough terrain and incredibly muddy conditions caused by the previous races and had a strong 61st finishing place.
This is the end of a very successful season for our Cross Country Craughwell athletes who have all proved their strength of character and determination to train hard for competition and endure whatever our Irish weather throws at them.
After the biblical floods in the week preceding Kinvara Rock and Road 2017 it was a pleasant surprise to wake up to a dry, blustery cool morning race day.
Pat Mc and Michael D (Ok, our own Mick D) joined Mary and I on this short road trip. The mood was positive, as we had all feared far worse weather conditions. We arrived in Kinvara without much fuss in the way of traffic and got parking hassle free in the middle of the village. We then made our way to the community hall where we got the VIP treatment by the mostly Athenry crew manning the number pick up desks. The superb Kinvara long sleeve running top was also a very welcome addition to the running gear basket. We were all very relaxed as everything was falling into place like clockwork and hopes were high that this would continue for a few more hours
Athenry AC’s Luca Lualdi was in the hall and feeling excited at the prospect of racing his first half marathon. He had an ambitious target of sub 1:50 and as luck would have it, his partner Angel along with Pat Mc were pacing that distance. He was in good hands.
The decision on what to wear was topical as the wind was biting a little. Toughen up and go for just a singlet and risk freezing or layer up and overheat. Went out for a few miles pre-race with Mick D and Jane Ann and also met Mark Mitchell who was out on the quite country warm-up route. With the long sleeve top and windcheater on it began to warm up a little. Decision made in conjunction with running mates that the singlet was all that was required (and shorts I suppose)
Kinvara is one of those races that is so well organised, once you manage to get yourself to that start line in time the stewards will handle everything else. The 10k started at midday and the half marathon kicked off at 12:10 as intended. The maroon singles of Athenry AC were out in force over both distances. At the start of the half marathon we chatted with Orla S, Kieran G, Speedy, Martin O H and Kenneth O’ D, to name but a few of the other club members taking on the course.
No surprise to those of us that have ran this race previously that the first 4 miles are uphill. We had the wind at our backs on this section which helped greatly in reducing the effort required on the inclines. Plan was to speed up slightly at the 4 mile turn off but the blustery wind had a different plan in store. At the turn off into the open Burren landscape the wind was head on and maintaining current pace was the main focus. It may be a wonderful sight in different circumstances but this 3 mile stretch of open barren lunar landscape did little to excite me. Grit the teeth and keep those legs moving.
The photos captured by Anne Lyng around the halfway mark confirmed this was the case!
We all expected a break from the wind at around the 7.5 mile mark as we turned back towards home but for some reason this was also into a headwind and the nearby mountains seemed to work against us. By mile 10 we had the wind at our backs and the final few miles went by pretty quickly, apart from a killer short hill at mile 11, ouch!
The finish line gantry is top notch and included live commentary on each runner that passed.
The chat with the 10k runners seemed to indicate that times were pretty consistent with the target plan before the race whereas the half marathon runners indicated it was a little tougher than pre-race expectations due to the breezy nature of the day.
Post race refreshment were a real “treat” and the carrot cake and coffee was more that welcome.
A snapshot of some of the Athenry runners included Caroline Moore who ran 44:37 and Bernie Mulryan ran 45:44 securing excellent category wins for both athletes in the 10k. Mairead Blake completed the course in a time of 46:37 and was delighted with 3rd place in her category.
Luca romped home in 1:49:35 in the half marathon, job done!
Jane Ann Meehan finished in a very credible second place overall running the half as a training 2:50 marathon pace run in preparation for her next outing over marathon distance. Tammy Corrigan was 3rd in her category and finished strongly in 1:33:37 alongside Ronan “Speedy” McCarth and Yvonne Fehily. Kevin Devane ran a 2:04, Sheelagh Earls completed the course in 1:56 with Kenneth O Dea running a strong 1:39.
Congrats to Chris Deakin and co. for hosting such a wonderful event and delighted the weather picked up on the day to make it a most enjoyable outing for all.
Hopefully we will all be in good health to make it to Kinvara Rock and Road 2018!
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Senior Men's 4x200m relay teams who won silver at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field in Athlone
Ben Garrard, Gavin Cooney, John Cormican, Jerry Keary
Craughwell AC had a super successful weekend at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend in Athlone with many exhilarating performances and heart-thumping moments through the 2 days of events. The club came away with a massive haul of 76 podium placings with 25 Connacht titles coming our way as well as 25 silver places and 26 bronze places and many many PBs from our super athletes.
With the best wine kept to last, the senior men’s 4x200m relay team provided one of the most exciting moments of the weekend when they took the silver medals in the final event of the weekend when splitting 2 incredible Carrick-on-Shannon teams which featured a number of international sprinters. But we had our own international in action on our team with Jerry Keary literally gobbling up the ground on the 3rd leg of the relay with giant strides, looking as though he was on springs such was the ground that he covered on each step. John Cormican marked his return to the sport after a couple of years absence with a fine performance in both the individual 200m where he ran 24.69 and in the relay where he ran the 1st leg, handing over to Gavin Cooney to Jerry Keary and to Ben Garrard. With Gavin and Ben having run an 800m just an hour earlier, it was a fine performance. In a nail-biting finish, with both Carrick-on-Shannon teams thundering down the finishing straight as if their lives depended on it, Ben held on to clinch the silver medal in the tightest of finishes in a time of 1.38.19 just 0.27s behind 1st place and 0.15s ahead of 3rd place. It was the tightest finish I have ever seen in a Connacht senior relay with all 3 teams separated by just 0.42s. Fair play to Carrick-on-Shannon for fielding 2 teams of that caliber.
Craughwell AC's Senior Women's and U19 Girl's 4x200m relay teams
who won gold and silver at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field in Athlone
Back: Shauna Tobin, Aoife Walsh, Laura Cunningham, Sinead Treacy, Jessica Heneghan
Front: Sinead Gaffney, Aisling Keady, Grainne McDaid
Our senior women’s team were also impressive in their 4x200m with the team claiming the Connacht title with a comfortable victory in a time of 1.54.85. The team featured Sinead Treacy, Sinead Gaffney Jessica Heneghan and Grainne McDaid and it was great to see them back in relay action as bar 1 had not run a relay in many years. With each of the team having medaled previously at National level in different juvenile age groups, it was lovely to see them competing so well on a senior relay team.
In the individual senior events, Sinead Gaffney put in an impressive performance to win the Connacht 800m title in a time of 2.25.17 with Grainne McDaid taking the bronze medal. Peter O’Sullivan had a strong run to take the silver medal in the Senior Men’s 1500m in 4.22.25 while Gavin Cooney raced to bronze in the Senior Men’s 800m in 2.14.13. Paul Armstrong made his debut at Connacht level with a fine performance to take the gold medal in the Senior men's high jump with a clearance of 1.60m and the bronze medal in the long jump with a leap of 5.39m.
Ben Garrard was one of the top performers for the club on the day with gold medals in the U19 Boys high jump and long jump and then a scintillating finish to win the Connacht 800m title on the line in 2.02.93. Laura Cunningham matched this achievement with 3 individual golds in the U18 Girls grade – taking victory in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Aoife Walsh took the silver medals in both the high jump and long jump with Shauna Tobin taking the bronze in both events. The same three U18 girls partnered with Siona Lawless to take the gold medals in the U18 Girls 4x200m and with Aisling Keady to take the silver medals in the U19 Girls 4x200m.
Top 3 in the U18 Girls High Jump at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field in Athlone
Aoife Walsh (2nd), Laura Cunningham (1st), Shauna Tobin (3rd)
Jerry Keary was in flying form in the jumps taking victory in the U18 Boys high jump with an impressive clearance of 1.90m and in the long jump and adding bronze in the 200m. Siona Lawless took silver and bronze in the U17 Girls long jump and 60m sprint while Leanagh Gilligan took double silver in the U16 Girls high jump and long jump. Chloe Casey heaved the shot putt out to 13.06m to win the Connacht U16 title. Ciara Sheppard had a strong run to take bronze in the U16 Girls 1500m while Ryan Gallagher took bronze in the U16 60m hurdles and silver in the U16 long jump with an impressive 5.31 with Garvin Surlis taking 5th place. The U16 Girls raced to silver in their 4x200m relay with Chloe Casey, Freya Bohan, Leanagh Gilligan and Ava Power.
A strong U15 squad saw impressive performances in the relays with both Connacht titles coming to the club. The girls were particularly impressive when taking victory in a time of 1.53.75 with Chloe Farragher, Aleisha Larkin, Ava Finn, Ornait Coen and Aine Kelly while the boys also had a convincing victory with Shaun Gilligan, Gavin Lee, Robert Urquhart and Paschal Walsh.
In the individual stakes, Ellie Cronin sailed over 1.55m in the high jump to take the Connacht title, with Aine Kelly 3rd and Ava Finn 4th. Chloe Farragher took double silver in the long jump and 60m sprint, with Aleisha Larkin also qualifying for the National finals with a 4th place finish in the 60m sprint. Paschal Walsh took an impressive silver in the 60m with Shaun Gilligan 4th, a position shared by Jack Fitzgerald in the 60m hurdles. Lughaidh Morgan took a fine silver medal in the U15 long jump and Liam Leen and Sean Cotter placed 2nd and 4th in a quality U15 800m race.
Craughwell AC's U15 High Jumpers at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field in Athlone
Aine Kelly (3rd), Ellie Cronin (1st), Ava Finn (4th)
In the U14 age group, Rian Kearney led the way with an impressive leap of 4.87m to take victory in the long jump and added a silver medal in the shot putt. Conor Hoade also had a good day with victory in the 60m hurdles, silver in the high jump and 4th place in the long jump. Lukas Schukat took bronze in the high jump while Robert Urquhart took 4th place in both the high jump and 60m hurdles. Jack Kinane took the Connacht title in the U14 Boys 1000m race walk, a feat repeated by Anna Molloy in the U14 Girls event. Rebekah Flynn took bronze in the high jump with Saoirse Pierce in 4th place while Eve Ayo finished just outside the National qualifiers with a 5th place finish in the U14 60m sprint. Both the boys and girls relay teams placed 3rd in their event with Saoirse Pierce, Rebekah Flynn, Jade Moorhead and Fauve Aylmer racing to bronze in the girls 4x200m and Conor Hoade, Lukas Schukat, Rian Kearney and Liam Mulveen (with subs Oisin Keane and Fabian Fleetwood) doing likewise in the boys 4x200m.
Craughwell AC's U13 Girls Relay Squad at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field in Athlone
In the U13 Girls grade, Clodagh O’Meara had an exceptional run when taking silver in the 600m in 1.54.23. Rosemary Maduka was impressive in the shot putt when taking the silver medal there while Jade Moorhead had fine performances with bronze in the long jump and 4th place in the high jump. Alicia Locteau and Erin Kelly went close to the podium with 5th place finishes in the high jump and long jump. The boys put in some star performances when taking one-third of the qualifying positions for the Nationals finals. Cian Lavan led the way with 3 individual bronze medals in the high jump, long jump and hurdles.
Evan Hallinan was also impressive with victory in the high jump, silver in the hurdles and 4th place in the long jump. Calvin Ryan and Odhran Gilligan took 4th place in the shot putt to qualify for Nationals while Daniel Galvin went close with a 5th place finish in the 600m in 1.52.40. The U13 boys relay team of Cian Lavan, Evan Hallinan, Odhran Gilligan, Ryan McDonnell and Killian Walsh raced to the silver medals in their 4x100m.
In the U12 grade, Evan Moran was the star performance with triple gold in the 60m sprint, 60m hurdles and 600m. Darragh Kearney was strong also with bronze in the 60m and silver in the shot putt. Adam Jordan took bronze in the high jump while Tomas Fitzgerald and Ben O’Dwyer also qualified for Nationals with 4th place in the long jump and shot putt, with Cormac McFadden just missing out by 7cm with 5th place in the long jump. In the girls’ events, Chloe Hallinan won a brace of silver medals in the hurdles and high jump and placed 5th in the long jump. Grace Lynch took bronze in the long jump with Isabella Fitzgerald doing likewise in the high jump while Niamh Duffy threw impressively to win the Connacht title in the shot putt. The girls relay team put in an incredible run in their 4x100m to take the Connacht title with Grace Keaveney, Niamh Duffy, Chloe Hallinan and Aoibhe Donnellan with the boys taking the bronze medals in their 4x100m with Jamie Collins, Eoin Spellman, Darragh Kearney, Evan Moran and Conor Gilligan.
Full results of the 2 days are here.
With less than a month to go to Craughwell 10 Mile Road Race preparations are well under way. It's been a busy week of entries so don't forget to register here: http://www.active.com/craughwell-galway/running/distance-running-races/craughwell-10-2017?int=
This year we are delighted to announce that Revive Active are our main sponsors you can see their range of products here https://reviveactive.com/
This year the category prizes are as follows
1st 2nd 3rd lady
1st 2nd 3rd male
first lady over 40
First male over 40
First lady over 50
First male over 50
First lady over 60
First male over 60
We have added 10th male and female this year!!! Revive Active have kindly donated hampers as prizes another great reason to Enter this great race.
Have a look at this link for map of NEW route and addtional information.
Looking forward to welcoming you all on the 19th of March.
Results from today's race