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Month: February 2006

2006 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

2006 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

Check out http://www.womensminimarathon.ie for information on 2006 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon. 10k race/run/walk, starts at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday 5th June 2006. Closing Date: Tuesday 25th April 2006Minimum age: 14 yrs Fee:  €13 or €20 (see website for details)Entry: Via official entry form, see Evening Herald Thurs/Sat from Thurs 2nd Mar 2006 Those in the club interested in doing the mini-marathon should contact Nuala Keady as there may be sufficient interest to co-ordinate transport etc. Any man thinking of doing it…

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Craughwell Welcome for Dunleer Athletes

Craughwell Welcome for Dunleer Athletes

  Craughwell was on the route at the weekend for a group of runners from Dunleer AC who were running 7 back-to-back marathons (yes, that’s seven – one per day for seven days!) from Galway to Dublin and onto Dunleer in Co. Louth. The group are raising funds for SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome), a rare condition that can strike down healthy sports people in their prime and is believed to be related to a rare genetic cardiac defect. The group…

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Ann Loughnane Sets New U23 Walking Record

Ann Loughnane Sets New U23 Walking Record

Congratulations to Ann Loughnane who set yet another National Record when winning the 20KM Walk at the International Grand Prix of Race Walking in the Isle of Man at the weekend. Ann’s winning time of 1.37.45 was a new National U23 Record.  Well done also to a number of athletes from other Galway clubs who also recorded top-class performances at the weekend. Up and coming distance running star from Loughrea, Jason Broderick, raced to 10th position in the National Junior Men’s…

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Membership

Membership

Craughwell AC has both a senior and a juvenille club.  The information on both can be found by clicking on the links in the Main Menu. Come on – Join the fun!!!  

Update on new committee from 2006 AGM

Update on new committee from 2006 AGM

Thank you everyone for attending the AGM on Thurs 23rd. It was our best ever attendance as far as I am aware. Apologies also for the meeting over-running its planned schedule – we will aim to do a much better job on time-keeping for future committee meetings and AGMs.  The new committee for 2006 is as follows …

National Indoors Finals – training session on Sunday 26th Feb in Dangan

National Indoors Finals – training session on Sunday 26th Feb in Dangan

The training session planned for Sunday at 4pm in Craughwell for relays for the U12/13/14 age groups has been cancelled. Instead, all athletes who have qualified for the All-Ireland Indoors on relay teams and/or individual events should attend the Connacht Coaching Session from 12 noon to 2pm on this Sunday 27th Feb in Dangan – where they can either train in their individual event or in the sprint session. Athletes in 2nd level school already are aware of this training…

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AGM of Craughwell AC Juvenile Club

AGM of Craughwell AC Juvenile Club

The AGM of Craughwell AC Juvenile Club will take place Thursday 23rd February at 8pm sharp in St. Michael’s Hall in Craughwell. It is hoped that all parents of athletes in the club can attend to get a full account of 2005 activities and give any opinions they have on the running of the club. It is hoped to conclude the business of the AGM by 9pm and follow it immediately with a meeting of the new committee for 2006….

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All-Ireland Indoor Results

All-Ireland Indoor Results

There was a pretty strong performance from the galway atheletes at the Irish Indoor championships in belfast last weekend.  In particular Craughwell’s own William Finnegan posted a fine distance in the senior mens long jump, coming 8th overall. The other outstanding craughwell result was the great performance of Ann Loughnane in the 3k walk, easily outpacing the rest of the field in a highly creditable 13:18:71.

Calf Injuries

Calf Injuries

One of the most common ailments that affect runners is the calf injury.  About a year ago I was in a mini race (1 mile) – I was going fine and suddenly I felt as though somone kicked me in the back of the leg. God I thought – that's me out for the rest of the week.  Little did I know that I was out of action for about 4 months, and it took me 6 months to get…

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