. We have some great photos of the Galway Triathlon held at Carna a couple of weekends ago, courtesy of John O'Connor. They can be found at the link below. There are plenty of familiar GCH faces in the mix.
News just in that Gerry has won the Castlepollard 5k this evening in an amazing 14.44.
Men’s Team Results (4 to score): 1. Raheny Shamrocks AC (3, 4, 7, 8)=22 2. Galway City Harriers AC (2,19, 21, 46)=88 (3. Athenry AC (14, 20, 32, 43)=109) Women's Team Results (3 to score): 1. Athenry AC (109, 117, 140)=366 2. Galway City Harriers AC (76, 180, 181)=437 (3. Raheny Shamrocks AC (71, 118, 271)=460)
GCH's Matt Lockett was the winner. This race took place on July 18th.
Results from the 2009 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8k Road Race are in the attached PDF file. The first 100 are listed below:
Pos Bib Name Club Sex Cat Finish Chiptime 1 2526 Josphat Boit Clonliffe Harriers M Senior Men 00:22:49 00:22:48 2 2507 Gerry Ryan Galway City Harriers M Senior Men 00:24:40 00:24:39 3 2527 Mark Kirwan Raheny Shamrocks M Senior Men 00:24:53 00:24:52
A friend passed on the following link recently to the Vibram FiveFingers footwear which may be of interest to some, given the high-value some athletes place in running barefoot.
Anything named "best innovation of the year" (Time magazine - 2007) is worth a look at least in my book.
John O'Connor's photo-deck from the recent July magic mile in Dangan is now available via the Athenry AC web-site at: Magic Mile July 2009
Some great action photographs in there, particularly from the home-straight, where every sinew was being strained, eye-balls were beginning to pop, oxygen was being gulped - ya get the message!
Young Jack Larkin of Galway City Harriers AC had a fine win in his first competitive road race, taking the Junior Men's Title in the Dermot Power Memorial 4 mile road race at Kildysart, Co. Clare. Jack also finished 13th overall in a time of 23.21. He'll be running in the Streets next week and hopes to have another good outing there. Also, up near the top of the field for GCH was Tony Scanlan, who came in 6th overall in 22.13. Tom Porter and Bernie Kelly also represented the club well with fine runs, Tom just missing the 26 min mark with 26.01. Full results are attached.
The Woodies's DIY Senior Track & Field Championships are on this weekend in Morton Stadium Santry. The competitions are held over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday. Earlier today in the Senior Men's Shot Putt, GCH's Sean Breathnach claimed the Silver medal with a throw of 15.18m, behind Colin Quirke with 15.90m. GCH have 5 athletes competing:
Brendan Glynn (800m); Eddie Costello (800m); Joe O'Donnell (800m); Feargal Geraghty (1500m); Sean Breathnach (shot putt, discus, javelin, 56lb distance and 56lb height). Regular updates and results will be found at: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?page_id=8385
Coordinated and organised brilliantly by Athenry AC's Alan Burke with good help from many of his own club's stalwart members (not forgetting our own Oliver Geraghty who fired the starting gun), there were 7 legs in total, ranging from the faster guys and girls in group A (running a 4mins 45secs mile or thereabouts), through groups B1, B2, C1, C2, D and E (running a 7mins 30secs mile or thereabouts). Once again, a great night's track running was had by all with well over 50 athletes going to the line.