It was an exceptionally busy weekend for TuamAC starting early on Saturday morning at 9am with Justin Lane lining up for his first ever full marathon. Justin finished it in a great time of 4:27. Well done Justin!
We also had TuamAC members running the Half Marathon and the 10k. Noel Murphy, Joanna Kiely, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Julie Murphy, Yvonne Wilson, Deirdre Groarke, Andrea Ridge, Una Browne and Kathleen Hogan all ran the Half Marathon, while Patrick Fleming ran a terrific 10k with a new PB of just over 40mins. This is an outstanding result from Patrick who only came to running in earnest earlier this year.
Also running the 10k were Noelle Gannon, Kathrin Antweiler, Conal Burke, Bridget McGrath, Caroline Bodkin, Lisa Brady, Sandra Flesk, Siobhan O’Dea, Caroline McHugh, Eugenie Mullarkey, Helen Gilmartin, Teresa Burke, Anne Burke Farrell, Laura Hynes and Andrea Lawless.
On Sunday Jean Coleman and Kathrin Antweiler ran the Athlone 3 Quarter Marathon, a distance of 19.66 miles. That was a 2 race weekend for Kathrin!
On Sunday we also had the Galway County Cross Country Championship which were held in The Palace Grounds in Tuam. It was a super day and the grounds were in perfect condition. Running for the Tuam AC Seniors were Ann Maire Hynes Miskell, who came 3rd in her category, Tommy Joe whyte who finished 2nd in his category, Ian Egan, Sean Burke and Brendan Monaghan. Report of the Juvenile Cross Country will be published after the 2nd day in Craughwell next weekend.
We had a bit of a wait for the final results of the day to come in but we were delighted to hear that TuamAC members Fiona Carton, Stephen Brady, John Mongan, John Stapleton and Tommy Varden completed the Ironman Barcelona Triathlon in fine fashion. That’s a 2.4mile swim followed by a 112mile cycle and finishing with running a full marathon of 26.2miles. Super achievement and well done guys. Tommy started running with TuamAC in April 2014 with our first ever Fit4Life group. Phenomenal progress!