News for senior members and athletes
Mallow AC have decided to cancel Sunday's race due to the continuing bad weather. The following is what I received from them
"Unfortunately we have had to cancel Sunday's race. We ran the course today and while most (95%) of the road is dry, there are a few patches of ice which hadn't cleared by late afternoon today. We could not be certain of the safety of all runners
Based on the forecast it is unlikely that things would have got better before Sunday. We were keen to avoid the situation of four years ago where the race was cancelled on the start-line due to safety concerns
The following message has just been issued by the County Board Chairman, Brendan Monaghan:
"I am sorry to report that on safety grounds the Galway County Indoors scheduled to take place on Saturday next 9th Jan 2010 has been cancelled. I would like to thank everybody who replied to e-mails and the very helpful advice I received from a number of clubs and officials before we made the final decision today.
Both GCH Track sessions - Juveniles and Seniors have been cancelled this evening, Wednesday 6th January, and the track is closed due to the icy conditions.
For Seniors, normal track sessions will resume next Wednesday 13th(hopefully). Warm up 5.30 and session proper 5.45 to 6.45 . All welcome regardless of running pace or lack thereof after this particularly bad spell for training!
WESTPORT 5K CANCELLED……………
MAYO AC HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT DUE TO THE CONTINUING WEATHER
SITUATION THE WESTPORT 5K RACE+WALK WHICH WAS DUE TO BE HELD NEXT
SATURDAY JAN 9TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
A NEW DATE FOR THE EVENT (PROBABLY THE FIRST WEEKEND IN FEBRUARY) WILL
BE CONFIRMED BY THE ORGANISERS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS………….
Mallow 10 mile, Sun 10th Jan, update
At the moment going ahead but a final decision will be made by Saturday lunch-time as to whether the race will go ahead. This will be posted on their web-site at 13:00. www.mallowac.ie
The indoors start at 11.00am in Nenagh with the relays the first event.
A bus will leave Dangan at 8.00am on Saturday morning collecting at the bus stop across from Dunnes Stores on the Headford Road at 8.10am & the Oranmore Community Centre at 8.25am. Cost of the bus €7. Anybody travelling by car needs to be at the track in Nenagh by 10.15am.
Because of the weather situation the County Board will monitor the weather forecast over the next few days & in the event of adverse weather on Saturday will decide by Friday if the event will go ahead.
An occasional series - the personal musings of a novice runner.
[acidfree:2607 title=" " align=right size=80]My memories of the Los Angeles olympic games in 1984 are hazy enough (it is almost 26 years ago after all and I'm not that old!), but, I do have much clearer memories of RTE broadcasting the official documentary film of the 23rd olympiad entitled "16 Days Of Glory" late one Friday evening in 1988 before the Seoul olympic games commenced.
Now, through the power of YouTube, this truly wonderful IOC documentary is available to all.
[acidfree:3407 title=" " rotate=right size=90 align=right]In case you missed it (and let's face it, a television programme that goes out at 0:35 on a "school night" is hardly targeted at a mainstream audience), Paul Fallon has been good enough to pass on a link to the Running To The Limits documentary which went out on Channel 4 last Tuesday night. This is well worth viewing for any aspiring or even veteran marathon runner.