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"Write it down quick before you forget it".  Races can be fantastic experiences, but so much that was learnt can be lost if it isn’t written down for posterity.  If you go through a race report you can really get a good idea of what the runner experienced and they can be full of tips and insights to help you improve.

This section has personalised accounts of races and events from runners of all ages and abilities.

Coldwood 4 mile 2020 By Noel Gorman

Coldwood 4 mile 2020 By Noel Gorman

It is a race always marked in my race calendar although with two runners in house I do not always get to run with one of us minding the kids. This year both myself and Helena managed to run and with the great setup and well marshalled parking, it is very safe for kids playing when the event is on. It’s a great race regarding the distance and being the end of January to knock the remaining cobwebs off after…

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Lough Cutra 10k Race Report by Noel Gorman

Lough Cutra 10k Race Report by Noel Gorman

  Steve carty and I won our entries in a raffle from the club with Steve taking on the half marathon and myself doing the inaugural 10km event , these were extra events for the lough cutra triathlon weekend which also included single swim events as well as sprint relays. Other past and present craughwell ac members running today were aoife , colm , deirdre , arthur , rena , jane , mary and kevin. We also spotted val fogarty…

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Craughwell 10 2017 Winner Report

Craughwell 10 2017 Winner Report

Great race report from last years winner Laura shaughnessy, who will be this years winner? Craughwell 10 mile road race Sunday March 19th, 2017 The Craughwell …10 mile 2017 race will forever be etched in my memory for all the right reasons. I had heard good things about this race since its inception but, at 10 miles, a longer distance than I had ever raced previously, I had been advised not to do it until I was ready. However, when…

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Race Report by Elisha Daniels.

Race Report by Elisha Daniels.

From Fit4Life to Dublin City Marathon Elisha Daniёls In September 2016, fed up with not being able to run any distance without becoming completely miserable and out of breath, I attended my first Fit4Life session. This would be different from last time, I decided. It would be unlike that time eight years previously when I spent six months training for a one-off 10K in response to a challenge from a group of friends – I completed that 10K as proud…

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Amsterdam and Dublin marathon by Kate Gorman.

Amsterdam and Dublin marathon by Kate Gorman.

Amsterdam and Dublin- 2 marathons in 2 weeks! The Journey to Amsterdam! The journey began one Saturday night  in January when my husband got a mad notion, lets go to Amsterdam and do the marathon. Twenty minutes later, flights, hotel and marathon was booked! Its that easy! Instantly I texted some other enthusiastic Craughwell members and soon everyone was being cojoled and even begged to come along. Not long we had 12/13 runners signed up and the journey began…. The…

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Rock N Roll Lisbon by Gerry Treacy.

Rock N Roll Lisbon by Gerry Treacy.

  Race Report: Lisbon Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon 2/10/2016 On Saturday Oct 1st I was part of a team of work colleagues from Eir who headed to Lisbon to join 24,000 runners to compete in the Rock N’ Roll  Marathon weekend and more importantly raise funds for the National Maternity Hospital Foundation. We had the option of a Full/Half/Mini. This was my fifth Half Marathon this year. I had two good runs in “Rock and Road” in Kinvara and…

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Noel Gormans 10th Fields of Athenry 10k

Noel Gormans 10th Fields of Athenry 10k

This race has become one of my road racing highlights of the year because of its seasonal date and it’s great atmosphere and it proves popular no matter what weather is thrown at it. This year was my tenth run and has been the only race that I have ran yearly since I moved to Galway. Life tends to throw some spanners into the mix and there was a year which I had to force myself to run just to…

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Aoife Mullane Half Marathon.

Aoife Mullane Half Marathon.

Couch to 5km, 10km, 10miles oh go on so Noel sign me up for the half marathon! So I started out running 2 years ago, which was 6 months after having my daughter, on a cold January evening at the track in Craughwell. I had heard about Craughwell athletic through a friend and was sceptical but thought I’d give it a go. The fit for life did exactly what it said on the tin. I started out on that cold…

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Athlone Half Marathon by Katie Gorman.

Athlone Half Marathon by Katie Gorman.

Race report of the Athlone Flatlineby Katie GormanThe sun was shining, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, as last Saturday morning Geraldine Farrelly, Irene Fallon and myself set off from the usual meeting point at the hall to complete the Athlone Flatline half marathon. It was sort of a last minute decision, and so we had not trained as well as we might in the past, and so had no huge expectations ( although we always try to convince…

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County Track & Field Senior Report

County Track & Field Senior Report

The County Junior/Senior/Masters Championships were held over two very pleasant, balmy days in June recently, and saw a strong Craughwell presence across the three categories. The weather merely reflected the fantastic, friendly atmosphere between competitors – if you haven’t gone to these events before, it is well worth checking out next year. Nobody takes themselves – or the competitive aspect – too seriously, and there is a support and encouragement for all competitors from both fellow-athletes and officials. It’s always…

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