Weekly Galway Athletics Report

Fields of Athenry 10k

The 20th anniversary of the famous Fields of Athenry 10k race takes place St Stephen’s Day, 26th December next in the town at 11 am. Hosted by Athenry AC, this year’s event is a sell out and will attract an entry of circa 1500 athletes and is always a very competitive affair as well as a great day out for the running community over the Christmas period. There is also a Kids race on the programme at 10.15 am. The event always attracts a top-class field, with athletes travelling from across the country to take part in this prestigious event. Reigning champions Hugh Armstrong and Breege Connolly may travel and the likes of David Carter, Neasa De Burca and Sinead Foran all of GCH will challenge for podium spots

Goal Mile on Christmas Day

Galway City will host two Goal Miles on Christmas Day, December 25th next, with the traditional Dangan event at the NUI Galway track being held from 10 am to 12 noon, hosted by GCH. The second event will start at 11 am at Merlin College in Doughiska, hosted by Castlegar AC and Sean McDermott. The fundraiser for the renowned charity can be registered for online at this link https://eventmaster.ie/event/MvvrcbdiBz or a donation is welcome on the day at either venue

World Race Walking Tour international event

Tuam AC athletes competed at the National Race Walks championships in Raheny, Dublin last weekend. Pride of place undoubtedly goes to All Ireland U14 silver medallist Savanagh O’Callaghan who achieved an outstanding personal best over 3km in 16.19 to win her event outright. Taillte O’Callaghan won a great battle in the U13 1km beating Kilkenny’s Amy Walsh by just one second in 5.24 and she was followed home by Rachel Treacy in 3rd place overall and second U12 in 5.30 which is her best time. Cuisle O’Callaghan took second place in the girls U11 1km in a time 5.38.

Resolution Run

The Resolution Run 2022 is a fast and flat 5K road race that takes place New Year’s Day 1st January 2022, at 10.30 AM in Galway City Centre. The course is a closed loop and routes through the City Centre, from the Claddagh, passing Wolfe Tone Bridge, Merchants Road and the Docks, and routing back out to Grattan Road and the Prom before a fast finish along South Park into the finish at Nimmo’s Pier. The race is AAI certified and there is a superb souvenir gift for all entrants. The race starts promptly at 10.30am at Grattan Road in front of South Park. Race number pick-up is at the Claddagh Hall carpark located right by the start line between 9 and 10am on the morning of the race. Entry is available on Myrunresults.com