Streets of Galway 2010 Results

  • Posted on: 8 August 2010
  • By: mel

Provisional Results for the 2010 Streets of Galway 8k Road Race are attached.

Position Race NumberName Gender Category Club Finish Time Chip Time
1 2019 David Rooney M SM Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:23:57 00:23:56
2 6 Sergiu Ciobanu M SM Clonliffe Harriers 00:24:17 00:24:16
3 1283 John Cleary M SM Ferrybank AC 00:25:00 00:24:59
4 2079 Cillian O'Leary M SM Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:25:16 00:25:16
5 2297 Kenneth Rodgers M SM St Cronans AC 00:25:35 00:25:34
6 1453 Matthew Bidwell M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:25:39 00:25:38
7 2322 James McIntyre M SM Finn Valley 00:25:53 00:25:51
8 1296 Simon Reede M SM Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:25:58 00:25:57
9 1931 Ruairi O'Donnell M SM Limerick AC 00:26:08 00:26:07
10 1554 Brian Murphy M SM Ennis Track Club 00:26:18 00:26:17
11 2337 Brian Furey M SM Rathfarnham WSAF 00:26:43 00:26:41
12 1312 Robert Staunton M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:26:45 00:26:44
13 670 David Byrne M SM Tallaght AC 00:26:57 00:26:56
14 1544 Damien Martain M M45 Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:27:01 00:27:00
15 1698 Tony Scanlan M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:27:03 00:27:00
16 2308 Teresa McGloin F SF Finn Valley AC 00:27:09 00:27:08
17 2 Maria McCambridge F SF Letterkenny AC 00:27:09 00:27:08
18 2056 Brian O'Connor M SM Athenry AC 00:27:13 00:27:11
19 2346 Barry Davey M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:27:15 00:27:10
20 2090 Brian Bruton M SM Athenry AC 00:27:18 00:27:15
21 1524 Siobhan O'Doherty F SF Borrisokane 00:27:22 00:27:21
22 2385 Jason Reid M SM Rathfarnham WSAF 00:27:23 00:27:21
23 1494 James Liddane M SM Tulla AC 00:27:26 00:27:25
24 408 Peter O'Sullivan M SM Craughwell AC 00:27:26 00:27:25
25 864 Ruaidhri Geraghty M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:27:31 00:27:29
26 2435 Aogán Mac Domhnaill M SM West Limerick AC 00:27:34 00:27:32
27 503 Turlough Conway M SM Rathfarnham WSAF 00:27:38 00:27:36
28 3 Gary Crossan M SM Letterkenny AC 00:27:50 19:31:27
29 211 Paul Keane M SM Loughrea AC 00:27:53 00:27:51
30 5 Rosemary Ryan F SF Bilboa AC 00:27:53 00:27:52
31 335 Mick Rice M M40 Athenry AC 00:27:53 00:27:51
32 1874 Dermot Lowe M SM 00:28:04 00:28:02
33 1130 Patrycja Wlodarczyk F SF Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:28:06 00:28:05
34 1012 David Foley M SM Athlone IT AC 00:28:08 00:28:00
35 1889 Patrick Muldoon M SM Mullingar Harriers 00:28:10 00:28:06
36 1540 Johnny Lane M SM Craughwell AC 00:28:15 00:28:13
37 2485 Joe Morrissey M M40 Galway City Harriers AC 00:28:35 00:28:34
38 284 Alan Burke M SM Athenry AC 00:28:37 00:28:35
39 862 Keith Fallon M JM 00:28:37 00:28:35
40 1773 Anton Sharapov M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:28:39 00:28:39
41 63 Damien Cox M SM 00:28:44 19:32:21
42 2055 Tommy Niland M SM Craughwell AC 00:28:45 00:28:41
43 343 Owen Byrne M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:28:46 00:28:43
44 1121 Eugene Moynihan M M50 Marian AC 00:28:47 00:28:45
45 1200 Patrick Holohan M SM Craughwell AC 00:28:50 00:28:48
46 1386 Paraic Raftery M SM 00:28:54 00:28:51
47 474 Conor Moloney M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:28:56 00:28:50
48 936 Catherine Conway F SF Mayo AC 00:28:56 00:28:52
49 1412 Noel Curtin M M45 Youghal AC 00:28:58 00:28:54
50 1617 Dermot Hudson M SM 00:28:59 00:28:55
51 1598 Owen Curran M M40 Athenry AC 00:28:59 00:28:56
52 2469 Pauline Lambe F SF Waterford Athletic Club 00:29:13 00:29:10
53 718 Sean Doyle M M50 Rathfarnham WSAF 00:29:21 00:29:18
54 929 John Devlin M M45 Galway City Harriers AC 00:29:23 00:29:21
55 2078 Aoife Brady F SF Sportsworld RC 00:29:23 00:29:21
56 2166 Aoife Talty F SF Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:29:29 19:33:06
57 2508 John Quinn M M40 00:29:35 00:29:32
58 2093 Joe O' Donnell M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:29:36 00:29:34
59 1830 Tony Nevin M SM Craughwell AC 00:29:37 00:29:35
60 1842 Ailish McDermott F SF Clonliffe Harriers 00:29:39 00:29:35
61 466 Brian Duffy M SM Castlegar AC 00:29:44 00:29:41
62 189 John Keenehan M SM 00:29:45 00:29:36
63 1504 Mossy Cahill M SM Youghal AC 00:29:47 00:29:44
64 1133 Gavin Curran M SM Liffey Valley AC 00:29:48 00:29:44
65 1066 Colm Rowe M M40 Tuam AC 00:29:49 00:29:45
66 2077 Crona Brady F SF Sportsworld RC 00:29:50 19:33:27
67 976 Tony Fitzgerald M SM 00:29:51 00:29:49
68 1777 John Greaney M SM 00:29:57 19:33:34
69 769 Sean Hanley M M40 00:29:57 00:29:51
70 267 Paul Giblin M SM Athenry AC 00:29:59 00:29:57
71 1790 Pat Muldoon M M50 Mullingar Harriers 00:30:00 00:29:57
72 1545 Louis Linnane M SM Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:30:00 00:29:57
73 282 John O'Connor M SM Athenry AC 00:30:01 00:29:58
74 868 Mark Rafferty M SM 00:30:01 00:30:00
75 1944 Finbar O Grady M SM 00:30:02 00:29:57
76 1579 John Regan M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:30:03 00:29:59
77 4 Lucy D'Arcy F F40 Sportsworld RC 00:30:10 00:30:07
78 345 Liam Mcguane M SM 00:30:11 00:30:09
79 249 Ray Somers M SM Athenry AC 00:30:12 19:33:49
80 1819 David Muliins M M40 Tuam AC 00:30:14 00:30:11
81 2018 Seamus Rooney M SM Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:30:20 00:30:15
82 1262 Mcnamara Frank M SM 00:30:24 00:30:20
83 1760 Johnny Parker M SM Liffey Valley AC 00:30:25 00:30:21
84 333 Adrian Fitzmaurice M M45 Athenry AC 00:30:26 00:30:23
85 2199 Colm Scully M M40 00:30:28 00:30:25
86 2356 Martin Fleming M SM 00:30:30 00:30:27
87 1513 Hugh Mckenzie Vass M SM 00:30:31 00:30:28
88 1116 Owen Flatley M M40 Kinvara Kickboxing Club 00:30:32 00:30:12
89 19 Martin McEvilly M M60 Galway City Harriers AC 00:30:33 00:30:31
90 314 David Huane M SM Mayo AC 00:30:34 00:30:32
91 2282 Nigel Killeen M SM 00:30:34 00:30:30
92 349 Sarah Neary F SF Boards AC 00:30:37 00:30:33
93 2104 John Hannon M SM 00:30:40 00:30:37
94 1155 Brian Spring M SM Ennis Track Club 00:30:42 00:30:39
95 2386 Brian Rodgers M SM 00:30:43 19:34:20
96 1605 Aaron Turner M SM 00:30:50 00:30:39
97 2066 Enda Mannion M SM 00:30:50 00:30:44
98 2167 Darren Murphy M SM 00:30:54 00:30:49
99 1836 Ciaran O'Toole M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:30:56 00:30:50
100 382 Willie Burke M SM 00:30:56 00:30:49
101 1765 Pat Bán Gallagher M SM Inishowen AC 00:30:58 00:30:54
102 488 Enda Gaffney M SM 00:31:03 00:30:51
103 701 Colin Joyce M SM Bilboa 00:31:05 00:30:55
104 441 Sean Hudson M SM 00:31:07 00:31:01
105 2506 Paul Nugent M SM Mount Pleasant AC 00:31:07 00:31:01
106 1340 James Nealon M SM Lucan Harriers 00:31:07 00:31:01
107 1125 Joyce O'Hare F SF Clonliffe Harriers 00:31:12 00:31:08
108 1163 Michael McBride M M40 Ennis Track Club 00:31:16 00:31:13
109 299 Aidan Hanley M SM Galway Triathlon Club 00:31:19 00:31:17
110 1305 Philip Wright M M55 Rathfarnham WSAF 00:31:20 00:31:16
111 846 Adam Gallagher M JM 00:31:22 00:31:15
112 2415 Alan Connolly M SM 00:31:22 00:31:14
113 687 Colin Duane M SM Athenry AC 00:31:23 00:31:19
114 1368 Annmarie Hickey F SF Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:31:28 00:31:26
115 420 Lyall Guiney M SM Athenry AC 00:31:33 00:31:24
116 705 Frank Burke M SM Athenry AC 00:31:35 00:31:31
117 2472 Adrian Callaghan M SM Letterkenny AC 00:31:37 00:31:35
118 518 Eoin O'Connor M SM 00:31:38 00:31:22
119 1871 Joe Aherne M M55 Bilboa AC 00:31:40 00:31:38
120 1457 P.J. Hall M M50 Mayo AC 00:31:42 00:31:36
121 1425 Fiona McGreevy F SF Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:31:43 00:31:41
122 397 John Cleary M SM 00:31:44 00:31:34
123 1810 Lonan O Farrell M SM 00:31:45 00:31:12
124 1719 Brian Kenny M M40 Clare River Harriers 00:31:48 00:31:40
125 1044 Kevin Campion M M40 00:31:48 00:31:40
126 812 Ita O'Connor F SF 00:31:53 00:31:46
127 1990 Kathy Connolly F SF Mayo AC 00:31:54 00:31:51
128 139 Micheal McEvoy M SM 00:31:55 00:31:51
129 1993 Andrew Talbot M M55 Clare River Harriers 00:32:01 00:31:59
130 867 Martin O'Donnell M M55 Clare River Harriers 00:32:05 00:32:01
131 2347 Thomas Kennedy M SM 00:32:11 00:32:05
132 623 Brian Meaney M SM 00:32:12 00:32:02
133 2266 John Gillane M JM Galway City Harriers AC 00:32:13 00:32:11
134 763 Michael Rooney M SM Athenry AC 00:32:15 00:32:07
135 527 Alan Curran M SM 00:32:16 19:35:53
136 1946 Susan Brady F SF Raheny Shamrocks AC 00:32:17 00:32:14
137 1424 Michael Connolly M M40 00:32:17 00:32:01
138 1318 Adrian McKiernan M SM 00:32:20 00:32:17
139 1078 Ronan O'Flaherty M SM 00:32:20 00:32:02
140 2387 Thomas Bryant M SM 00:32:21 00:32:13
141 1620 Maria Carey F SF Ennis Track Club 00:32:22 00:32:19
142 2327 Ben Storan M SM 00:32:22 00:32:12
143 27 Padriac Birmingham M SM Mallow AC 00:32:23 00:32:18
144 1088 Gabriel Gardiner M M45 Craughwell AC 00:32:26 00:32:22
145 824 Eoghan Murphy M JM 00:32:29 00:32:16
146 1181 Kevin Doyle M SM 00:32:30 00:30:34
147 1985 John Flattery M SM Craughwell AC 00:32:33 00:32:28
148 592 Kevin Carr M SM 00:32:33 00:31:59
149 2443 Roberto Krug M SM 00:32:33 00:32:25
150 383 Jean O'Connor F SF Galway City Harriers AC 00:32:34 00:32:26
151 2151 Paraic Rattigan M SM 00:32:36 00:32:30
152 1242 Kevin Connaughton M SM 00:32:36 00:32:25
153 946 Christine Hannelly F SF Clonliffe Harriers 00:32:38 00:32:33
154 2231 Mark Butler M SM Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club 00:32:39 00:32:27
155 2440 Caitriona Joyce F SF 00:32:39 00:32:32
156 1216 Helen Corbett F SF Galway City Harriers AC 00:32:39 00:32:34
157 209 Micheal MacDonnacha M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:32:43 00:32:35
158 1963 Art Naughton M SM 00:32:43 00:32:24
159 514 Culan O'Meara M SM 00:32:49 19:36:26
160 900 Deirdre Enright F SF West Limerick AC 00:32:49 00:32:44
161 1565 Eddie McMahon M SM Loughrea AC 00:32:50 00:32:26
162 1589 Jonathan White M SM 00:32:51 00:32:03
163 331 Gary Flannery M SM Carlow Athletics Club 00:32:52 00:32:45
164 215 Kevin O'Dea M SM Clare River Harriers 00:32:52 00:32:49
165 545 Cian McGuinness M SM 00:32:52 00:32:40
166 2375 Cathal Kilcline M SM 00:32:54 00:32:37
167 289 Richard Meaney M SM 00:32:55 00:32:45
168 698 John Flaherty M SM Clare River Harriers 00:32:56 00:32:53
169 2699 Philip Niland M SM 00:32:57 00:32:43
170 207 Michael Walsh M M45 Craughwell AC 00:32:57 00:32:47
171 2462 Shane Sills M SM 00:32:57 00:32:52
172 326 Aiden Campbell M SM 00:32:59 00:32:51
173 1561 Bridget Clarke F F40 Na Fianna AC 00:32:59 00:32:51
174 1732 Martin Glynn M SM 00:32:59 00:32:37
175 997 Chris Dunbar M SM 00:33:00 00:32:28
176 1930 Sarah Lee F SF Australia 00:33:01 00:32:58
177 1996 Derek Nash M SM 00:33:02 00:32:57
178 1466 Niall Black M SM 00:33:03 00:32:46
179 1764 Eric Costello M SM Galway City Harriers AC 00:33:09 00:32:55
180 2526 Derek Forde M SM 00:33:10 00:32:57
181 183 Stephen Holleran M SM 00:33:13 00:33:03
182 1519 Brendan Monaghan M M45 Tuam AC 00:33:16 00:33:11
183 598 Dessie Lynch M SM 00:33:19 00:33:04
184 1193 Keith Gavin M SM 00:33:20 00:33:02
185 847 Daniel Gallagher M SM 00:33:20 00:33:11
186 344 Noel Maher M M40 00:33:20 00:33:08
187 2486 Caroline Crowley F SF 00:33:20 00:33:18
188 635 Sean Murphy M SM 00:33:23 00:32:52
189 750 Mike Darcy M SM 00:33:25 00:33:14
190 2265 Conor Walshe M SM 00:33:26 00:33:14
191 1136 Ciaran Ryan M SM 00:33:27 00:33:04
192 1008 Alan Forde M SM 00:33:29 00:33:25
193 197 Greg Mcgiure M SM 00:33:29 00:33:12
194 1035 Richard Mccarthy M SM Galway Triathlon Club 00:33:31 00:33:28
195 798 James Gerard Corbett M SM Athenry AC 00:33:32 00:33:30
196 727 Valerie Glavin F SF Athenry AC 00:33:33 00:33:29
197 566 John King M M40 Galway City Harriers AC 00:33:33 19:37:10
198 1256 Micheal Heffernan M SM 00:33:34 00:33:15
199 24 Hans-Peter Hinrichs M M40 00:33:34 00:33:25
200 1180 Enda O'Flaherty M SM 00:33:35 00:33:01

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Comments

Great event and great to see the results up so quickly. Is it not possible though to list the results in order of chip time rather than the finish time. For example if you look at the runner who finished 200th (Enda O'Flaherty) his chip time of 33:01 is quicker than many of the runners who are credited with a higher finishing position.

For those interested in a bit more in-depth analysis of the results I have put together the following web app.
Check it out here;
http://ondemand.spotfire.com/public/ViewAnalysis.aspx?file=/Users/TIBCO-SILVER-57539/Public/Public%20Analysis

Just copy the link into your browser address bar.

Hi Chris,

The results are listed in accordance with the IAAF (international governing body) road race rules. Official results should be gun time, chip time is for personal use only. (The Rule is 165.24 in the IAAF competition rules). Some races accept chip times for qualifying purposes but official results are always gun/finish time. Most races list both.

Thanks,
SoG Team

Thanks for the reply. The IAAF rule seems a bit strange though. In my case it took 56 seconds after the gun to get from where I was to the start line. So anyone trying for a high official finishing position should push their way to the front at the start? That might be OK with a smaller field but with over 2000 runners its just not possible or safe.

I appreciate that this is the way the IAAF have set it out but by just sorting the results by chip time people would know exactly where they finished.

Perhaps a second set of results sorted by chip time would be of more interest to people and would be easy enough to organise?

Surely the quicker you run the higher your official position should be?

Anyway thanks again for the reply. Looking forward to the next one already.

A great event as usual . Well organised and really enjoyable to take part in .
I'd like to add my voice to the previous request . Would it be possible to post a list of results sorted by chip time in addition to the current list by gun time just so that those of us who who are not in the ulra competitive bracket could easily see how we compared against others of similar ability . I know as you have explained that gun time is the official time but if it's not something that requires a huge effort then maybe it is something you could consider . I think that most of us who finished in the mid-field positions on the current list would enjoy seeing where we really fished in terms of our time compared with everyone else .

Thanks again for a great evening . And in the words of Arnold ....... "I'll be back !!!"

What a great event ! This is probably the best organised event of it's type in Ireland . Congratulations to everyone involved . I have some experience in organising smaller events myself so I can appreciate the effort involved in organising a run through a major city such as Galway . Well Done again .

As I said I'm reasonably good when it comes to organising but just about average as a runner so I too would love to see a listing of results by chip time which as I know is for personal use only as gun time is officially used for qualifying purposes but then I think it's unlikely that I'll be making the Olympic squad for London in 2012 :-) so the chip times would definitely be of more interest to me . If a separate list sorted by chip times could be made available for download it would be something welcomed by most participants I think especially those of us who started well back from the start-line.

Thank you again for a most enjoyable experience this year . I look forward to 2011 already.

Galway City Harriers you put on an excellent race every year and I know what kind of effort goes into staging events. I think it is ridiculous that people should request a listing of results in order of chip time. 1st to cross the line is the winner, next to cross the line is 2nd place and so on and so on. If someone stops to take a drink of water along the course should the time it took be deducted from the overall finish time?

Nobody said it wasn't an excellent event . It was just a simple request for peoples personal interest . We can't all be on the start line at the start of the race with the elite athletes and they certainly wouldn't appreciate it if we were up there shoving them aside so that we could have better gun times ourselves ! Obviously the organisers don't think it is a ridiculous requst as they have actually posted the times in Chip Time format .
I for one appreciate it and so do my colleagues who are all fun runners like myself .

Thank you again to the committee for posting results in both formats . This is one more example of why this is the best run event of it's type anywhere in Ireland .

I have added Chip Time rank to my analysis app for anyone interested.

For those interested in a bit more in-depth analysis of the results I have put together the following web app.
Check it out here;
http://ondemand.spotfire.com/public/ViewAnalysis.aspx?file=/Users/TIBCO-SILVER-57539/Public/Public%20Analysis

Just copy the link into your browser address bar.

For the personal interest of participants, we have sorted the finishers by chip time here: http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/node/4775
SoG Team

Very much appreciated - thank you.

Another fantastic event well organised and even the weather was perfect! Thanks to all who worked so hard for so long to make this such a fantastic event. I know there were a lot of GCH people who worked tirelessly over the past couple of days particularly and it is very much appreciated by those of us who got to enjoy the run.

every thing was great about this race well organised and run by a great club,the only problem i have is where the packs have to picked up,it took me one hour to go from briarhill out to the cladagh friday evening,would it not be possible to get some place a little more central for everyone,having to drive anywhere in galway on a friday evening is a nightmare,even if it was like renmore this would make a lot more sence,some of us have quite a distance to travel before we hit galway,if i could have picked the pack up sat morn i would have.hopefully ye might consider this for next year,keep up the good work.

Surely the Claddagh is more central than Renmore? What about people coming from the west of the city/county? I travelled from the east on Saturday morning and there was no traffic issues.

As i wrote in my post,if i could have picked up pack sat morn i would have,i didnt have that luxury,friday evening its a different story in galway.

A great race, and alot of effort I am sure was put in to the general organising....but I do personally feel that there should have been more water points along the way - 5K was too far into the race for a water stop...and my cousin's who also took part in the race said that when they were at the 1 water stop they had to queue and also one of my cousin's didn't get any water as there was none left and she was told by one person at the water stop that there was more around the corner...which there wasn't.
so great Race but next yr I would suggest more water points.
Thanks

We are talking about an 8k race less than 5 miles. For 90% of athletes stopping for water in an 8k race is a waste of time and an inconvenience.People are taking on much too much water these days for the distnces that they are running.

Yep. Absolutly no need to be taking on any water during an 8k race.

Well done to the organisers - another brilliant year for SoG. As for needing a water stop in an 8k - if you are a fast runner finishing in about 30 mins then you might not need water. For us joggers/walkers who are out there for an hour, or more, we are definitely in need of water half way. Even if it isn't a physical need, it is a psychological boost!

Great race again this year-thanks to all who organised it but I have to agree with the above comment...There was no water left when I arrived at the water point...One of the people at the desks were going to fill one of the jars just as I arrived at the first table and i was told to keep going to the other tables but there was no water at any of the tables. Surely it would make more sense to have a few barrels of water and a designated bottle filler at each table or bigger containers or more water stops? Also, it would have been nicer to get bigger bottles of water at the finish line, or be allowed to have more than one, which I wasn't...especially for those of us who did the whole 8km without any water. Thanks

Hi,
Thanks for your comments and they will certainly be taken on board. The Streets organising committee acknowlege that the whole area of water distribution did not go as well as it should this year. We will address how this happened and fix it for next year.
Thanks,
SoG Team

Great race as always, well done to all involved. But we missed Ralph.

Hi,
Just want to say well done on a great race this year. Well organised, both before and on the day. We were blessed with excellent conditions and thanks to all involved!! S.

Was I the only one who had a problem with not getting a confirmation email when i registered for two people ? I received my own one but the second person received no email,tried to contact the race director by text and phone call but received no reply to either !

Congratulations to the Galway City Harriers on a great event. It was my first time to run the Streets of Galway and I found it a thoroughly enjoyable experience! Well done to those who worked hard behind the scenes to make it such a success.

First-off, many thanks for all the comments, both complimentary and constructive feedback.
Some additional points are worth making here:

- race-pack collection: was also available from a reasonably early time (10am) on Saturday morning (as well as throughout that entire day) for those who did not want to fight Friday evening traffic. A collection window spanning 12 hours across 2 consecutive days is entirely reasonable I would think.

- e-mail notification: unfortunately, if you registered 2 (or more) race entries with the same e-mail address, only one e-mail notification was sent out (to the first associated entry in the database). It is not possible to aggregate multiple entries on a single e-mail notification. In future, we will look into identifying where this situation can arise and then send multiple (different) e-mail notifications to the same e-mail address.

Again, the point should be made that the race organisation is staffed entirely by volunteers and we depend greatly on GCH club-members, family and friends to pull it all together on the days, and in the weeks (and months!) beforehand.

Regards,
SOG 2010 Race Committee

This is my 3rd year taking part in this race and it is the best organized,most fun atmosphere of any around the country.10 out of 10!!

Hi I would like to say thank you to all that who my run so enjoyable!The event was excellent and the atmosphere was great.Looking forward to next year already!

Hi, would just like to say how well Saturday went and how much I enjoyed the experience. On the other hand I have one complaint that I'm sure is shared...I was not very impressed with the water stop during the race as there didn't seem to be any water left when my group passed and we weren't even near the end of the runners...with only 3 or so small tables for so many participants, I didn't feel this part of the event was well thought out at all. Still a great day was had and can't wait to do it again next year!

Please post a reply explaining why you removed my comments about this year's race? For those who were "protected" from my comments, they included references to

(a) a car parked on the Salmon Weir Bridge,
(b) people walking dogs on the promenade both with and against the runners
(c) a question asking if the runners were allowed to run on the footpath near Seapoint and
(d) a comment about a yawning, seemingly disinterested guard.

Are we only allowed to make complimentary comments?

Jimmy B.

I thought the stewarding was excellent this year, much better than 2009 & 2008. When I was going through there were no cars etc causing any obtructions.
This being a road race athletes are meant to stay on the road. At Seapoint you should run the same direction as normal traffic around the roundabout.The promenade is not where you should be running and on a nice evening like last Saturday there were hundreds of strollers on the prom as is the norm.
I can understand that some drivers force their way through at a number of junctions & don't appreciate being held up by runners.
Traffic in Galway at best of times is hectic & with the volume of cars & congestion around the city on Saturday the race ran very smoothly.

Entirely correct. The Streets of Galway is a road-race and therefore the racing line and the race-route is measured over the primary racing surface, in this case the roads and streets of Galway city and it's suburbs.

It is against the spirit, etiquette and indeed rules of the race to exit the primary racing surface at any point, unless instructed by the race stewards/marshalls (e.g. on the finishing straight). However, we do appreciate that due to bunching, the narrowness of some of the roads/streets, and the practicalities of racing through an urbanised area, participants may in fact have to step onto the footpath at various points on the route. They should only do so with discretion and with due care and concern for themselves, other race-participants and pedestrians and spectators alike.

Comments stating opinions or unsubstantiated criticism of an individual or particular group of volunteers, particularly where these individuals could be identified, will be deleted. This is a club website and a commentor's discretion is relied upon with regard to language and content.

Thanks for the clarification and I accept that. However, it's a bit unfair to suggest, even indirectly, that my comments were removed because of "language and content" - it could not have been for bad language as I didn't use any, only for the comment about the disinterested guard. The word "disinterested" may have been a poor choice by me but what's a better word for allowing cars to drive unimpeded towards 1,000+ runners?

As for the car on the Salmon Weir bridge - I saw a photo of that car online today. And running on the footpath between Seapoint and the Grattan Road junction - well, if seeing almost 80% of the runners taking the footpath 'shortcut' isn't substantiated, I don't know what is! Why not ask your stewards who were stationed there? They witnessed it all. I personally heard a runner who was taking the correct route shouting "cheats, cheats, cheats" at the main bunch cutting the corner.

well done to Bernie, Alison and all at GCH for a very well organised race, thanks guys for the hard work!!

Hey,
Thanks to everyone involved and for making the run a great expierence, I've just scrolled down through a couple of the previous comments and I feel some people just leave a comment cause they like to be heard.. I mean complaining cause a Guard yawns... come on, not everyone at the run has to be interested, some are are doing a job. However, I think water bottles during the race and cups at the end would be a better option as less would be spilt.
Gary.

Another year and another great race at the 'Streets'.

In many ways this race is a model for some of the newer races on the scene. Of course small issues will crop up each year where one problem or another might be identified, but most people know that that's in the nature of the experience. It's simply not possible for any club to put on a race where thousands of runners of all standards take part, through the heart of a busy city, without some imperfection or other creeping into the mix. For those who are tempted to be critical I'd suggest they get involved with the organisation of a race next year and see how it works from the inside. Literally thousands of hours of work and years of hard-earned experience come together each year to make the 'Streets' happen and we should treasure each running like the jewel that it is.

As others have said, I look forward to this race from one year to the next. Long may we have the chance to run the Streets.

I would just like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of Saturdays race. It was my first experience of a race and I definately have the bug now!! Think the stewards, public were so supportive and encouraging. Cant wait to try and improve on my time next year. What an atmosphere, highly enjoyable!!!!

This was my second year running this race and I would like to congratulate GCH on putting together a brilliant event. Fortunately I was part of the front group coming through at the water stations and didn't experience congestion or lack of supplies that some people have mentioned. It might be worth considering and extra station next year. There are always issues with road races, especially when consideration has to be given to other road users and the fact that this is being run through a city.
Overall I can say that this is one of the most well run races I have run in, a good atmosphere before and after and race results texted to me even before I got home. Well done guys.
Thomas

Last saturday I run this race and I think that is a good race but:

- I'm a Spanish boy, and in Barcelona, my country, you only need pay 9 or 10 euros to do a 10km rece, and you have a lot of more services: for example bottles of water, not glass. A fibra T-shirt, not a cotton T-shirt. On the end of the race you can eat fruit (water melon, bananas) you can eat bisquits too, energetic drinks and energetic bars... and there aren't any problems about water distribution, in fact this is a serious problem.This is in a medium quality race. Only in the best races you need pay the same price than Galway City Harries. So I think than is a good race but 18 euros is a big abuse, sorry.

There are smaller, cheaper races around, agreed. But having been a runner in many races in Ireland and UK I have to say that SoG is one of the best organised, friendliest and scenic I have ever done. You know the cost when you sign up - if you don't like it, choose a different race. I think abuse is a bit too strong a word! Well done to all the stewards, helpers, organisers etc - I'll be back again next year (and the year after etc).

Congrats to the committee and to all of the rest of the volunteers who helped out this year. Also to all the participants who took part in the run. I think the stewarding this year was excellent. You always worry that something will go wrong...thankfully everyone made it to the finish line safely. Of course there will always be some complaints and some things that dont work out as planned-this is expected i think in regard to every road race. As for the traffic/drivers during the race...well at least there was a good reason for the delays at 7pm. Some Volunteers/stewards will get some abuse as they marshall their particular junction/area before and during the race. But they never complain, they just get on with it and will turn up again the following year to do their bit. Fair play to all. Roll on 2011!!!
PS thanks to the Craughwell fella who took on the role as a last minute steward on Saturday evening.

I normally wouldn't be one to comment but after reading some of the comments above I felt I should. I am recently new to running (started this time last year) but during the past year I have entered in approx 15 races and I must say Saturdays race was one of the best. The supporters around the route were amazing and really kept everyone going. I can only imagine what work was involved in organising this great event and in ensuring roads were closed in a very busy city. I would just like to thank all those involved and I hope that any negative comments above don't put you off giving up your time and organising next years race. I am really looking forward to it! Roll on the 26th Streets of Galway Race!

Just to congratulate GCH on a super race, really enjoyed. Great atmosphere, excellent route, and very helpful staffing. Easily most enjoyable pure road race Ive competed in, in Ireland.
Very competitive race too and thats hugely important. Something for everyone. The wind was the only culprit blowing the wrong way for the last 2k but im sure ye'll have that sorted for next year. No sign of cupcakes and brack running out when I left the reception either.

Well done and good luck in all your targets for the coming year.

Congrats to all those people involved in putting on such a fabulous road race event I have ever entered. WELL DONE.... This was my first race for 2 and half years I had a ball running the streets of Galway, I travelled from Wexford to take part in race and it was so worth it, I am still on a high even now...I have my running bug back again so I would like to thankyou all for a brilliant well organised event..I cannt wait till do another race now and improve my time...AND as for the water issue...it wasnt a problem for me cos I carried a small bottle with me...people stop complaining about nothing....The support from everyone out on the streets was magic and kept me running faster all the way so thanks again...

thanks to all who organised this race.
it must be disheartening to read some of the adverse comments especially since alot of the points raised are pretty minor considering the size of the challenge.
a race of this size must take a huge effort to organise and to me it went off fantastic.

whilst constructive criticsm is always welcome im sure (for example, im sure it would be a good idea to have another steward directing at the seapont roundabout) alot of it here is petty and not done in a sporting and constructive manner. oh and by the way, everybody i know who did the race are really appreciative and impressed with the race event) back again next year......

We very much appreciate all the people who took time to post such lovely comments as well as constructive criticism following the Streets. There is a lot of traffic to the website and as it has now become somewhat unmanageable for the club's volunteers we are temporarily closing the anonymous comment facility. We have had to delete and vet quite a few for appropriate content and while there are still some useful comments coming in, this activity is affecting all the post race wrap-up work and analysis which has still to be done. We will re-open the comment facility in the future.
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