Streets of Galway
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The Kearney’s Cycles Streets of Galway Organizing Committee wants to thank you all those people who volunteered their time to ensure that this year’s race was a great success. We estimate that up to 200 people helped us on August 9 and August 10 including 80 people who volunteered as race marshalls, over 40 people who helped to distribute at the 5K mark and at the finish, and 30 people who helped us to distribute the race packs in a timely and efficient manner.
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Jimmy Fallon, winner of the 2nd ever SoG in 1987 in a time of 24:14 recalls his experience
"I usually can't recall too many details from races so long ago, but this one I do more for the circumstances t...han anything else.
My brother Paul had visited the States for the first time that summer. He was flying back home and as I needed to fly home to get a visa to go to graduate school, I surprised him by being on the same flight!
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Gerry Ryan has won the Streets of Galway in the 1990's, 2000's & 2010's and came very close in the 1980's.
Gerry is pictures here winning the 2011 race.
Once again, the streets of Galway came very much alive last Saturday evening with the sights and sounds of 2000+ runners, joggers and walkers assembling to take part in the city’s largest annual road-race. This year’s race was the 27th annual edition of the ever popular event, which is hosted by city-based Galway City Harriers Athletics Club in association with title sponsors, Corrib Oil.
The results and prize-winners for the Corrib Oil Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2012 have now been ratified as final and can be deemed official. Once again, thanks to all who contributed on the night for making this another great "streets" race to remember.
Our congratulations go to race-winners David Rooney (Raheny Shamrock AC) and Maria McCambridge (Letterkenny AC) as well as all the other category and team prize-winners throughout the field. Well done to all who took to the streets on the night - we hope you achieved your individual running target.
The Streets Of Galway 8K Road-Race (by The Unknown Marshall)
1. The race-route (although it has not changed significantly since the race-start/finish de-camped from Eyre Square to the Claddagh in 2004), is measured and marked again uniquely every year. This is to allow for any changes in road-surface (through re-surfacing, change in road-camber, etc.) that may have taken place in the intervening period.
The results and prize-winners for the Corrib Oil Streets of Galway 8K road-race for 2011 have now been ratified as final and can be deemed official. No further correspondence can be entered into at this point. The appropriate updated files are attached below with one material change to the list of prize-winners. On a countback, the Mayo AC ladies have been awarded second place in the female team prize. A belated well done girls!
The Streets of Galway came alive last Saturday evening with the sounds and sight of 2000 runners, joggers and walkers in the city’s biggest footrace. This year’s Corrib Oil Streets of Galway Road Race was the 26th annual edition of the popular event, which is hosted by the local Galway City Harriers Athletics Club with title sponsors Corrib Oil.