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Senior Club membership falls due on January 1st. Please find the 2017 Membership form attached. Please download this form and complete in full and either give it to any member of the committee or you can bring it to the AGM which will take place on Sunday 8th of January in St. Michael's Hall, Craughwell at 7.30pm. An official registration night will take place the following week. Details to follow.
Any new or existing member who wish to take part in the Galway Indoors in Athlone later in January needs to submit their membership ASAP as they will not be allowed to compete if not registered. Please note that until you renew your membership you are not covered under AAI insurance when competing so it is imperative to submit your forms as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craughwell AC's membership renewal is due at the start of January for all juvenile/junior/student members who are on a Jan-Dec cycle. That's the majority of members. If in any doubt, consult your age group coach who may already have texted you about it.
To facilate getting renewals in, our register Mike O'Connor will hold registration hours at the following times in the green shed at the pedestrian entrance to our new athletics field-
- Thurs 5th Jan: 7pm to 8.30pm
- Tues 10th Jan: 6pm to 8.30pm
Please if possible bring renewal form and membership fees to 1 of the above sessions to help us get the membership renewal done efficiently.
Note we need to get this done by mid January for a number of reasons:-
- current insurance expires on 31 December
- you must be insured to compete in Galway Indoors
- you cannot train if not insured
- we need the funds to run the club and develop the facility
You can download and print the form by clicking on the adjacent image. Or if you want an editable version, click here: word version.
If you would like to become a member of Athenry Athletic Club in 2017 please follow this link!
Festive Fun run report
by Maria Gorman Aged 8
I arrived down at the track, other people were arriving too. We were getting ready to run the fun run. We all walked down to the start line. We had a choice of 1km or 2km and I decided to run two kms which is five laps. Before we started we sang a happy birthday to Stephen.
The whistle blew and away we went. Everyone was wearing something Christmassy and they all were having great fun. I got a bit tired on my last lap and my face actually went a bit red. My little sister Olivia went a few laps as well and she stopped a few times but she is only 3.
When we finished we got cups of sweets and some juice. And after the adults race they had mulled wine an apple punch. I tasted the hot apple punch and it tasted nice. Olivia was messing with the sand trying to make a sandcastle. My mammy ran about 4km in the adult fun run. Daddy was busy talking with lots of people I didn’t know.
Maria enjoying the fun run today. Photo © John O'Connor
A great way to start the new year. Tell all your friends.
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The event starts at noon this year, not the previously 1PM etc. You just need to cut back on your new year's revelries just a little bit :-).
The Allianz Resolution Run 2017 is a 5K road-race that takes place New Years Day at 12 noon in Galway City centre . The course starts at Nimmos Pier and finishes at the Spanish Arch, passing the canal, cathedral, Shop street, Eyre Square and most of the city's famous landmarks along the way. The race is AAI certified.
The race starts promptly at 12 noon at Nimmos Pier by Claddagh Hall. Race number pickup is in Dominican Hall Claddagh between 10:15 and 11.45 on the morning of the race. Entries cost €18 on-line. There will be some entries available on the day at the rate of €20 and €15 for juveniles aged 16-17, however the race is limited to 500 entries. All entrants will receive a souvenir race towel, refreshments and official chip time .
The race is AAI certified and has been officially measured . All participants will have an official timed by Red Tag Timing. Individual results will be sent out via text and all results will be available on Facebook and www.redtagtiming.com shortly after the race finish.
The route is suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities. It is a very flat and fast course Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Male and Female Senior, V40, & V50 and Juvenile.
There will be teas, coffees and snacks available for all participants in The Dominican Hall Claddagh after the race. Presentation of prizes will take place at 1:30 pm.
Please note that there will be no changing facilities or showers available. Roads will not be closed for the event, however there will be either marshals or Guards at all junctions.