The Galway Bay 10 mile run and walk took place on Saturday afternoon in some brilliant October sunshine. This is a charitable fundraising event in aid of Cancer Care West and the Inis Aoibhinn cancer support centre. Many local athletes supported the event by taking part or helping out.
News for senior members and athletes
We are pleased to be able to issue the final results for the 2007 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8k road race. The first 100 finishers can be viewed on this page and the complete list is available in the attached PDF file.
1 0:23:59 RYAN, Gerry Galway City Harriers AC Senior Men
2 0:24:07 MAHER, Brian Kilkenny City Harriers Senior Men
3 0:24:14 THORNTON, Gary Galway City Harriers AC Senior Men
4 0:24:25 YEATES, Richie Raheny Shamrocks Senior Men
5 0:24:41 TUREA, Sergiu Clonliffe Harriers AC Senior Men
6 0:24:51 O'CONNOR, Michael Galway City Harriers AC Senior Men
The 2007 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8k Road Race took place on Saturday evening last from Southpark in the Claddagh. This was the 22nd running of the race which is now one of the most popular road races in the country, ranking alongside such events as the Ballycotton 10 and the Adidas Irish Runner Race Series in the Phoenix Park. This year, the organisers Galway City Harriers had received over 2000 entries before the closing date. After heavy rain all day, the skies cleared just ten minutes before the off, to a collective sigh of relief from the participants and organisers alike.
Galway's senior athletes competed strongly at the National Track & Field League Final in a wet Tullamore yesterday. Galway men finished third in Divison One. They were only 6 points off the top spot - a narrow margin given the league's scoring system. The final Men's Divison One team placings were:
West Waterford AC 110
St. Abbans AC 110
Finn Valley AC 89
City of Derry 79
Ballymena & Antrim AC 73
Tir Chonaill AC 68
City of Lisburn 62
Gary Thornton, G.C.H., won the Men's 10000m final at the National Track and Field Championships held at Morton Stadium Santry at the weekend. This is Gary's first senior national track title and he led from the gun to record an impressive win with a time of 29:57.06. Clubmate Michael O'Connor was 3rd in the same event.
There was gold also for Mindaugas Kurcenkovas, G.C.H., who won the Javelin with his 4th throw of 58.56.
Gerry Ryan, G.C.H., won the Adidas Irish Runner 5 mile 2007, held on Saturday in the Phoenix Park. Gerry's winning time was 24:46. Sergiu Threa, Clonliffe, was 2nd with last year's winner Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford, in 3rd. The adidas Irish Runner Challenge is the third biggest road race in Ireland, after the Dublin Marathon and Women's Mini Marathon, where this year 2350 competitors completed the 5 mile race.
There were some notable Galway performances at the Junior and U23 Championships of Ireland, which were held at Tullamore last Sunday 8th July. Pictured are Claire McNamara Athenry, Gemma Hynes G.C.H. and Julie Ann Harrington G.C.H. at last weekend's National League Round 1 in Navan. All were in action again on Sunday in Tullamore.
Ever wondered what you could run for a mile? Well, here is your chance to find out. This Saturday 7th July a series of mile races will take place at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan as part of a nationwide event - the SPAR Mile Challenge. Starting at 11:00am, people from all over the country will take part in mile races at 28 different venues nationwide. If you can crawl, walk, jog or even run 4 laps of a running track than this event is for you.
Congratulations to Sean Breathnach, G.C.H., who has been selected to compete on the Irish team, in the Shot Putt event, at the upcoming European Cup of Athletics in Vaasa Finland. Sean will be joined by Athenry’s Paul Hession who doubles up for the 100/200m combination.