Dig out your runners! Dust off your shorts and get running ... 

A series of 5km races will take place around Galway on Tuesday evenings during May. The series is been organised to provide more local races for Galway runners and to encourage people to take up the sport. These races are ideal for anyone preparing for the mini-marathon or  other races in the summer.

We're hoping to put a team into the National AAI 10k road race on Sunday 23 Apr in Tinryland Co. Carlow.

Closing date is 14 April. Cost is €12 per person - if we have a team, we'll probably have some sort of subsidy towards cost from the club.

Our team won't be competitive but its only for the fun! If concerned about the standard, take a look at the results of last year's 10k at http://www.athleticsireland.ie/roadrace/10k/2005_ALL.HTM

The standard is quite varied - its for all levels of runners.

Carlow is about a 3 hour drive, so it will take up much of the day. Race is at 2pm.
Email or text me if interested - 087 6591879.

Craughwell Athletic Club

Senior Circuit Training 

If you are interested in getting fit or in complementing your training with some strength/toning work for overall body strength, then circuit training could be for you.

Read on for information on the current series of circuits been conducted by Craughwell AC

Unless you've been living in a cave, you will have heard that Derval O'Rourke smashed pb's, national records and all expectations in 7.84 exhillerating seconds in Moscow on Saturday.  A fantastic achievement for her - Ireland's only ever sprint world champion.  Looking at the race, you could be forgiven for thinking that she had come 4th, so tight was the finish, but the camera doesn't lie and she beat off the competition on the dip.  Well done Derval from all at Craughwell AC.

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In frosty Moscow, Ireland's finest indoor athletes are competing today against the best in the world. We have fielded a good team, but we will be doing very well to come home with a medal out of this championship.

Despite losing out on his lottery funding, Tullamore man James Nolan seems to have really knuckled down since the Olympics (maybe Jerry Keirnan's criticism was a motivator).  He will be one to watch, posting superb times this year including a 3K of 7:52 and a 1k of 2:21.  He definitely is in with a good chance of making the final, but will be up against it for medals.

Tuesday the 20th. .