Tony Nevin's organisational skills will go down in history after today, not alone coordinating a fantastically successful fit4life 5k but also organising a midsummer's day in the middle of what has been the most miserable January for many years with deluge following deluge almost every day.

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Relief!

99 runners/joggers/walkers took part beneath Craughwell's sunny skies, mostly coming from the fit4life groups in Athenry AC, Craughwell AC and Galway City Harriers, with a handful of other runners taking part. This was almost double the anticipated number of participants!

A full report and results of the race will follow later, together with photographs taken by the ever-reliable John O'Connor who is rapidly becoming the photographer of choice on the Galway road racing scene.

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Some words of thanks to a few people involved on the day

  • The aforementioned John O'Connor who expertly went about his business amidst the enthusiastic crowds.
  • Wayne Gill, who sponsored the energency ambulance which followed the race. Wayne is a Neuromuscular and Sports therapist, based in Oranmore and deals with all types of sports injuries, He can be contacted at 087 9427294.
  • The fit4life groups in Athenry, Craughwell and Galway who turned out in force today.
  • All of the people who helped out with registration, stewarting, finishing etc particularly Athenry AC's James Lundon who rose from his sick bed to do the official timing and returned to it after the race.
  • Athletics Ireland's Regional Development Officer Paul McNamara who has been a huge support to Craughwell AC in many different activities and who helped out with marshalling today.
  • The 'elite' pacers who set the pace in 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36 minute groups today. They sacrificed their own race to help their paced group and did a great job!
  • The folks that manned the water table enroute on the course.
  • The crew who worked through the night making sandwiches and baking cakes for the hungry masses and who fed and watered them after the race.
  • Mark Davis who labored hard on getting provisional results and times together when everyone else was tucking into the sandwiches.
  • Finally to Craughwell AC's Tony Nevin who did the lion's share of the organisation for this event and who is the engine and inspiration for our fit4life group which numbers close to 50 now.

 

Update By Mark: 
Provisional Results are Below:

There was a slight mix-up due to some of the pacers crossing the line and some not - let me know via a comment if your time looks odd.  Also - some of the athletes down as Craughwell are actually planning to register for Tuam AC - this will be updated later when we have the details,

PositionNameClubNoTime
1David ClarkeCraughwell8700:19:54
2Billy KingGCH11500:19:54
3Justin NilandCraughwell19300:20:14
4Caroline ClancyLoughrea8800:20:36
5Derek ConerneyAthenry13300:21:31
6Bill DoranCraughwell13100:21:56
7Emer GlynnAthenry15200:21:58
8Carmel BranniganGCH7600:22:03
9Gerard KeaneGCH14700:22:03
10David CallaghanGCH14300:22:20
11Tom Hawkins#N/A 00:22:25
12PACERGCH10200:22:32
13Don DeacyGCH10200:22:37
14Enda CollinsCraughwell11000:23:03
15Johnny NevinCraughwell11800:23:09
16Vincent MartinCraughwell14400:23:11
17Joseph O'NeillGCH10000:23:12
18Marua EganCraughwell12600:23:13
19Nicola DeacyGCH10100:23:28
20Joe ArkinsGCH18400:23:39
21PACERCraughwell11200:23:55
22Jarlath NilandCraughwell11200:24:41
23Siobhan GlynnLoughrea12900:24:45
24Oliver NilandCraughwell19500:24:48
25Lorna GilmartinAthenry19700:24:57
26Sheila ReillyLoughrea12000:25:19
27Eamonn CorlessCraughwell11100:25:23
28Rochelle HowellGCH7700:25:29
29Egan WalterGCH9500:25:30
30David TierneyCraughwell8000:25:46
31Dave GreaneyCraughwell13400:25:59
32PACER#N/A 00:26:03
33James GleesonCraughwell8400:26:26
34Declan DugganCraughwell9400:26:32
35Pauline MurrayAthenry12700:26:43
36Gina ConcannonGCH8100:26:56
37Peggy LynchCraughwell13800:27:06
38Orla DavisCraughwell10600:27:09
39PACERCraughwell9700:27:16
40Maire DoyleCraughwell9700:27:16
41Eve DalyGCH7500:27:18
42Niamh TierneyAthenry15100:27:19
43Karen GuestCraughwell10900:27:25
44Yvonne ClarkeCraughwell8600:27:27
45Maria MurphyGCH11600:27:28
46PACERCraughwell8600:27:30
47Kathleen WatersCraughwell12500:27:59
48Muiriosa Ni CumhaillCraughwell14800:28:00
49Pat ReidyCraughwell19200:28:18
50PACERCraughwell 00:28:19
51Edel RyanAthenry19600:28:30
52Stella McGrathTuam13900:28:36
53Therese McNameeGCH9300:28:37
54Brian McGeeCraughwell12400:28:43
55Maura DunneGCH8200:28:47
56Paula NewellGCH10300:29:36
57Lorraine CreavenCraughwell18700:29:41
58Una CarletonCraughwell18900:29:43
59Frank NooneAthenry11700:29:49
60Sharon AllenCraughwell12200:29:53
61Julie GallagharCraughwell13700:29:54
62PACERCraughwell9800:29:56
63Sheila CannonCraughwell19100:30:00
64Keith DevaneCraughwell13600:30:06
65PACER#N/A 00:30:08
66Assumpta FeeneyAthenry7800:30:11
67Phillip GreerGCH10500:30:30
68Mary MurphyAthenry18800:30:36
69Pauline McQueenCraughwell8500:30:42
70Helena GormanCraughwell13500:30:47
71PACER#N/A 00:30:50
72Caroline DelaneyGCH9000:32:18
73Siobhan McMahonCraughwell14900:32:22
74Noreen CooleyAthenry11400:32:41
75Ann-Marie RuaneAthenry14500:33:01
76Emer SeeryAthenry18600:33:02
77Joyce ConlonAthenry15300:33:16
78Michael GlynnAthenry11900:33:40
79Petra McGoughCraughwell8300:34:22
80Cepta DalyAthenry9600:34:53
81Catriona Geraghty#N/A 00:34:54
82Brenda GaughanCraughwell9900:34:56
83Caroline HeffernanCraughwell14100:35:15
84Norma O'RourkeCraughwell14200:35:15
85PACER#N/A 00:35:22
86Dolores McInerneyGCH12100:36:08
87Patricia CarrGCH9200:36:09
88Caroline NilandCraughwell19400:36:10
89Sandra O'TooleCraughwell19000:36:12
90Jasmine TobinCraughwell10800:36:53
91Juanita TobinCraughwell10700:36:55
92Norrie CoenAthenry13000:37:02
93Mel StanleyAthenry12300:37:44
94Cathal FeeneyAthenry7900:38:51
95Anne GannonGCH9100:38:52
96Nuala FitzpatrickCraughwell15000:43:11
97Catherine ClearyCraughwell14000:43:13
98Ciara LynchGCH12800:43:16
99Rosmary TobinCraughwell11300:46:04

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