Olive Homecoming – Sunday 1:00PM
Local hero (or is it heroine?) Olive Loughnane will be coming home to Loughrea on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Olive was our top performer in the World Championships in Berlin with a stunning Silver in an incredibly gritty performance. With this she joined an elite group of 4 who have come home from the world athletics championships with "metal" around their neck.
A few of us from the club were over in Berlin for the championships and though unfortunately we didn't get to see Olive there was a huge buzz around the whole Ireland team and supporters following her performance. In fact it was not just the Irish supporters – I met this wild Italian guy pictured below on the tube train in Berlin and I think he was going for the world record in autograph hunting. When I said I was from Ireland his first words were "Ooohlive Locknane" and he proceeded to pull out a very valuable hat which had both her autograph and Usain Bolt's! Watch out for that hat on ebay!
You too can make money on ebay! Get yourself to Loughrea on Sunday at 1:00PM to welcome home a genuine athletics hero!
Loughrea 5mile Road Race – 25-27th Sept
In other Loughrea news – one of the most hotly anticipated races of the year is on soon in Loughrea and it also features another seminar the night before, making it into a full athletics weekend. Last years event was the finest road race event in Ireland in my opinion so if you do only one race in the rest of the yeat make it that one! Full details here .