In excellent conditions in Charleville, Kevin Mooney ran a sensational PB for the half-marathon, setting a new Club Record of 1:12.01 in the process!

kevin mooney half

This is a really great time, and a major breakthrough for Kevin - just what you want one month out from his main goal of a Marathon PB in Dublin.  The signs are that in this form, Kevin will smash the current club marathon record if conditions are in any way favourable.  He already has an excellent Marathon in horrendous conditions in Boston.  Well done Kevin and best of luck in the run in to Dublin!

Full results of the charleville half marathon are here and feature some great performances from Galway athletes -  Kevin was still the fastest Galwayman by almost 3 minutes.!!

(It should be said that the fastest club member to have ever run a half marathon is still Gerry Ryan, but Gerry ran his sensational 64 minute national championship winning time before he joined Craughwell AC!)

Another brilliant run was from John Fitzpatrick who had a massive on of 1.26.  Fair play guys!

 

 
Great news for the club! A few of our members took part in the county 5k which was held in Caltra mid August. The club is proud to announce that Kevin Mooney placed 2nd male overall and Laura porter was 3rd female overall in a very competitive field. William Fitzgerald, Stephen Carty, John Ward, Noel Gorman and Gerry Treacy also completed the race in great times. Well done to all our members who took part!

Racing can be quiet in the summer due to holidays and small heatwaves but we had a few members taking part in races locally and afar earning some pbs along the way. 


Well done to Aoife Mullane, Brian Matthews and Colm McAllen who took part in the Longford half and full marathon in early August finishing in great times despite the humid conditions.
 
Big congrats to Noel Gorman who earned a Pb in the Claregalway 10k hosted by Clare river harriers recently. Rena Deely, Piotr Prokop, Frank Byrne and Helena Gorman also took part in the race and finished in great times. 

A large number of our members took part in the streets of Galway 8k hosted by Galway city harriers. Well done to all who took part especially to Noel Gorman, Brian Matthews and Stephen Carty who earned a Pb in the 8k distance. 
 
In early July a few of our members travelled to take part in the Roscommon 10 mile. Well done to Rena Deely, Kieran O Leary, John Fitzpatrick, Niamh Ni Flavin, Colm McAllen and Marie Rooney who completed the course leaving with some very nice technical tshirts.
 
Well done to Dave Callanan who completed his first half marathon in Kilkee mid July and to Brian Matthews who completed the half marathon in Clontarf recently and Dingle half marathon at the weekend adding more bling to his medal hooks! 

Running Roundup!
Well done to Helena Gorman who completed the VHI ladies mini marathon in Dublin on the June bank holiday in very hot conditions raising funds for the charity Feileacain-well done Helena!

Well done to Colm McAllen, Brian Matthews and John Fitzpatrick who took part in the Portumna forest marathon and half marathon-it was a humid day with a great effort put in by all. Brian who is having a great running year achieved a pb on the day in the marathon.

Killeeneen held their end of school 5k run mid June. Noel Gorman, Declan o Leary, Deirdre devane (and Dylan), Colm McAllen, John Fitzpatrick, Breda Fitzpatrick, Brian Matthews, Gerry Tracey, Valerie Slattery, Declan Craven and David Evans all took part with great times posted. Well done to Damien o Boyle and Luke Evans taking podium places in first and third place. Brian Matthews continues his pb streak with achieving a sub 20 in the race. Declan o Leary also earned a pb in the 5k distance. Breda and John Fitzpatrick were first parents home- well done to all!

Bullaun held their 8k race mid June. Representing Craughwell were Rena Deely, Kieran O Leary, Niamh Flavin and Stephen Carty. Niamh Flavin continues her streak of podium places with third female overall in a very competitive field. Well done Niamh!

Shannon airport recently hosted their 5k night run of the runway- Helena Gorman and Slyvie Mossay - O Donovan took part in the unique event along with 1300 other participants- well done ladies!

Fit 4 Life is back!

We look forward to welcoming old and new members.

Starting at the senior track Monday Sept 10th. It will be held on a Monday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 on a floodlit track. Walkers Welcome! See the link below to register or you can register on the night. Forty Euro for the term.

0-5k in 8 weeks- you can do it!

 

http://www.craughwellac.com/site/index.php/senior-club-mainmenu-104/membership-info-mainmenu-105/online-registration-senior

Monday the 24th. .