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Month: February 2009

Maree 8K 2009

Maree 8K 2009

Craughwell contingent Results  Well done to all for taking part!!  Hope I havn’t missed anyone . Click "read more" for the full results. 16 31:06 270 Nevin, Tony24 32:33 267 O'Sullivan, Peter31 32:47 42 Niland, Thomas42 33:48 239 nolan, liam

Masters and Intermediate XC Report 2009 – Updated with Video!

Masters and Intermediate XC Report 2009 – Updated with Video!

When we arrived at Tymon Park for the Masters and Intermediate championship, the day was bright and breezy and the ground was perfect underfoot.  Martin groaned when he saw the conditions.  Martin is good on any surface, but even better wading in the sort of sloppy mush that saps the life out of lesser men.  Unfortunately Tymon park in Terenure suited the road runners more than the XC specialists and Martin finished 4th in his category for the 3rd time.  Masters…

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Craughwell AC will be hosting our 3rd Fit4Life 5k Time Trial .

Craughwell AC will be hosting our 3rd Fit4Life 5k Time Trial .

  Note: This event is free to all Craughwell A.C. members , Members of all other clubs are welcome , Cost to all other club members :  €5 When:  Sunday 22 FEB , start time 1:00pm Registeration: 11:30am to 12:30pmThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Where: St Michaels hall Craughwell  (just before level crossing heading to Galway) NB. You must be a registered member of the Athletics Association of Ireland for…

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Olive Loughnane gets article on IAAF

Olive Loughnane gets article on IAAF

Local athletics heroine Olive Loughnane was given the honour of a large article on IAAF yesterday.  This is another indication of how far up the elite rankings the modest Loughrea woman is.  Not often you see an irish athlete featured on the IAAF – I can't remember the last one.  The article is well worth a read for anyone who is interested in race walking. http://www.iaaf.org/WRC09/news/kind=103/newsid=49229.html  

Children aged 14 are four stone heavier than those in 1948!

Children aged 14 are four stone heavier than those in 1948!

That's the headlines in some of the newspapers today and yesterday, e.g. http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/ideycweyid/, arising from a recent study by a professor in UCC. Although thankfully there is very little evidence of this locally. While this is not an enrolment ad for athletics (or maybe it is!), I think parents should take itheir children's involvement in sport very seriously. If your child is not doing a sport, they should. If they don't want to do one, it shouldn't matter. Exercise should…

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TESTING 1 2 3

TESTING 1 2 3

{rsg2_display: 23, superclean} On Sunday last some of our marathon runners and fit4life group made a huge leap of faith and went to test the Connemara course. It was a pretty cold morning with a blanket of snow all over .we left the hall at 8:00 and slowly but steadily made for the west, conditions were a little precarious but none the less manageable as was the course. Seven took on the 13.1 and a smaller group of four started…

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Craughwell AC Virtual League!

Craughwell AC Virtual League!

I just noticed this cool new irish website out there called http://www.raceleague365.com. If you sign up you can add in any results you have from races and compare yourself against your friends via a league table. The really interesting thing about it is that the league table uses age/gender grading using the Webb forumula. It’s really easy and quick to use. Go on, sign up and email me at mark.davis2!gmail.com for a password to join the Craughwell League. The league…

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All Ireland Masters and Intermediate XC Next Sunday

All Ireland Masters and Intermediate XC Next Sunday

Please note if you are travelling to this that the venue has changed and is actually incorrect on the AAI’s website. The new venue is: Tymon Park, Templeogue. Check-in Faugh’s GAA Club, Templeogue, Dublin. For those among us not too familiar with Dublin – this is here:

Stefan Holm Plyometric Training

Stefan Holm Plyometric Training

Totally unrelated to Craughwell.. Stefan Holm is one of the greatest high-jumpers of all time. He is short for a top class high-jumper at about 6 feet tall, but that didn’t stop him winning olympic, world gold, etc. Check out this training video of him doing some hurdles – he’s like a young Diarmuid Quill:

Impressive Cross-Country Debut by Harvey

Impressive Cross-Country Debut by Harvey

In his first cross-country race since taking up the sport of athletics last September, Peadar Harvey had an extremely impressive debut race when he finished in 2nd place to Sligo runner Tommy Casey in the Intermediate age group in the Connacht Secondary Schools cross country finals in Dangan at the weekend. The 5k distance comprised 6 loops of the pitches in Dangan.   Adopting a strong early position in the leading group of four which also comprised Casey, Daniel Murray…

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