Tuam AC 12th Annual 8k Road Race



Thank you to the almost 400 athletes who took part in our 12th annual 8k road race on Sunday 17th. It was a cold and showery day. The top two men were Gary Thornton GCH in 24.22 followed by Matthew Bidwell GCH in 25.54 and Michael O’Connor GCH finishing 3rd in 27.10.

Regina Casey GCH won the women’s race in a time of 29.09. Zola Flynn from Calry AC in Sligo finished 2nd in 31.43 and Clare Rowe GCH crossed the line in 3rd palce in a time of 31.47.

Team prizes went to GCH who finished 1st in both the men’s and ladies races. Craughwell finished 2nd in the men’s race while Tuam finished 2nd in the ladies race.

Sean Burke and Ann Maire Miskell were first Tuam AC members home and both were awarded silverware for their achievements. There were almost 50 Tuam AC members that ran the race with some of them running 8k for the first time. Teresa O’Dea, Alma Finnegan, Andrea King Claus and Rory O’Connor were some of our members that ran 8k for the first time. Rory was particularly delighted with his achievement and is already eyeing up the race calendar to pick his next race. Well done to all first timers!

Tuam AC would like to offer sincere thanks to the army of volunteers who help us every year and Tuam Gardai, The Order of Malta Tuam, The Mercy Secondary school and St Jarlath’s College. Tuam AC would also like to say a BIG thank you to the ladies who helped with the after race refreshments, Patricia Monaghan, Mary O’Neill, Vergie Sweeney, Lisa Warren, Fiona Lardner and Eileen Moran.

We hope to see you all running again in our 13th annual 8k road race in 2017.

Tuam AC 8K entries filling up fast

Entries are flying in from all over Ireland and our famous 3 pack of Top Quality running socks are disappearing fast. We might have some socks left for late registrations but cannot guarantee what size they will be. Online entries are still available on Active.com.

We would also ask all club members who have not registered online to please register on Saturday between 3-5pm in The Mercy gym. This will alleviate the last minute rush on Sunday prior to the race.

We have an FAQ page for the race available here, and you can find further details on our Facebook page.

Sincere Thanks to everybody who has entered so far. Hope you all have a great day in Tuam on Sunday.

Tuam AC Men Retain Title


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

Ian In Flying Form


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.

12th Annual TuamAC 8k Road Race


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.

Tuam AC Fit4Lifers blitzed Athenry AC 5k


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.

Corofin 2015 Winning Ways 8k



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.

36th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

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 ! ! !

Roger To Represent Ireland


(Roger Rushe at recent North East Galway 10k with his daughter Audrey Greaney)

Roger Rushe has been selected to represent Ireland at The British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships in Dublin on Saturday 14th Nov. Roger is 77 years and an absolute legend in the running community. He has represented Tuam AC for almost 60 years and he is over the moon at being selected to represent Ireland. The British and Irish Masters is a huge event with teams representing Rep of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. It is very difficult to get selected onto any of the teams and it is a great honour for Roger and Tuam.