The Tuam AC Annual General Meeting will take place tonight, Thursday 17th November, at 8.30 pm in The Mitre Suite, Corralea Court Hotel.
TuamAC had great results from Kinvara and Belfast over the weekend. Jean Coleman was 2nd in her category in the Kinvara Roack and Road half marathon on Saturday. Aidan Doyle also represented TuamAC in the same event and ran a personal best time for the half marathon distance. This was a great achievement for both considering the strong winds and freezing cold rain that was prevalent across The Burren on Saturday. Also in action on Saturday was Brendan Monaghan. Brendan travelled to the north of Ireland where he won the Falls Road 5k in Belfast. Well done to all athletes. ** Please note that the online registration for this year’s 5k series will be opening on Friday evening 11/3 at 8pm. This normally sells out within minutes of opening. Please use the following link to register on the night www.tinyurl.com/5kSeries2016 All monies raised each year from the 5k series go to fund juvenile and adult athletics in county Galway.
Last Sunday Tuam AC senior members had a great day at the Galway Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Athlone International Area. Senior Men’s team won silver in the 4x200m. Great running from Conal Burke, Sean Burke, Shane Crisham and Justin Lane. Sean Burke and Tom Mannion ran the men’s 3000mtrs with Sean finishing just outside the medals. Tom had a great run and was very happy with his performance. Marian Coleman had a fantastic run in the ladies 3000mtrs and finished 2nd. Justin Lane bagged another medal by finishing 3rd in the 60mtr hurdles. Congratulations to all!! Also on Sunday, but outdoors, Tuam AC members Patrick Flemming, AnnMarie Hession and Elaine Hynes ran the South Galway Athletics Club 10k in Ballinderreen.
We had podium finishes for Tuam AC in the East Galway Athletic Club 4 Mile Road Race last Sunday. Derek Naughton finished 2nd in the men’s race with Ann Marie Miskell finishing 2nd in the ladies race. Tuam AC men once again successfully defended their title in the team race taking 1st place. Not to be outdone by the men the Tuam AC ladies also won their team race. There were category wins for Andrea Ridge and Kathleen Hogan. Tuam had 14 members in total running this ever popular race. Full list as follows Derek Naughton, Sean Burke, Ger Hatnett, Tommy Joe Whyte, Dan O’Rourke, Patrick Fleming, Brendan Monaghan, Ann Maire Miskell, Paul Hynes, Thomas Mannion, Marian Coleman, Paddy Gilmore, Andrea Ridge, Kathleen Hogan. Entries are flying in for the annual club 8k race and the famous 3 pack of Kelanji running socks are disappearing fast. Please use the following link to guarantee yourself a pair of socks –http://www.runireland.com. We will be taking entries on the day but we can not guarantee socks. Looking forward to seeing you all in Tuam on Sunday 17th January 2016. Happy Christmas to all from Tuam AC
Congratulations to Ian Egan on a top ten finish on Sunday in the Kiltullagh 10k. Ian finsihed in a great time of 38 minutes dead. Online entries for the Tuam AC 8k are flying in and the famous 3 pack of running socks are disappearing fast. Only the first 300 entrants can be guaranteed a pack of socks. Register online at www.runireland.com. We will be taking entries on the day but we can not guarantee socks. Our annual breakfast run takes place next Sunday morning at 9am with breakfast afterwards in the Currylea Hotel. It will be a short run this year so as to faciltate members running in the East Galway A/C 4 Mile Christmas Challenge. Tuam AC would like to send our deepest condolences to Assumpta and Maura Meeneghan on the recent death of their father Tom. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
Entries are flying in for the 12th annual TuamAC 8k road race and the famous 3 pack of running socks are disappearing fast. Only the first 300 entrants can be guaranteed a pack of socks. Please use the following link to ensure yourself a pair of socks – http://goo.gl/ejjO8W We will be taking entries on the day but we can not guarantee socks. Looking forward to seeing you all in Tuam on Sunday 17th Jan 2016.
Winners all round! Tuam AC Fit4Lifers had great results at the Athenry AC Fit4Life 5k on Saturday 1st November. We had a first and third for both men and women. Patrick Fleming finished first in a PB time of 19:48 and Timmy Geraghty finished third. Noelle Gannon won the ladies category and Bridget McGrath was 3rd. Other members running on the day were Jarlath Monaghan, Maura Meenaghan, Conal Burke, Mary Miskell, Alma Finnegan, Teresa O’Dea, Karen Burke and Sean O Morain. This was a great haul of trophies for Tuam AC. Thanks to Julie Murphy for coming to cheer us all on.
Tuam AC didn’t have far to travel for their latest race. Members traveled to neighbouring club Corofin on Sunday for it’s annual 8k road race. Andrea Ridge and Kathleen Hogan each won their categories. Also running for Tuam AC were Tommy Joe Whyte, Brendan Monaghan, Jarlath Monaghan, Patrick Fleming, Daniel Brady, Margaret McDonagh, Thomas Mannion, Audrey Greaney, Bridget McGrath, Lisa Brady and Paddy Gilmore.
Save the date. The Tuam AC AGM will take place on Thursday 12th Nov in Corralea Court Hotel @ 8.30pm.
Congratulations to the Tuam AC members who took part in the 36th Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. 15,216 participants battled through the wet and windy conditions. This year we had our biggest ever number of Tuam AC members running! So much so that we managed to enter 2 teams in the ladies event. Tuam AC ladies were represented by Kathrin Antweiler, Jean Coleman, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Elaine Fleming, Joanna Kiely, Assumpta Meeneghan, Maura Meeneghan and Anne Mulkeen. Representing Tuam AC gentlemen were Aidan Doyle, Justin Lane (2nd marathon in a month), John Stapleton and Tommy Joe Whyte. The imbalance of the ladies versus the gentlemen will need to be rectified next year… Gentlemen start your training ! ! !