Following tonights AGM of the Senior Club the following officers have been elected for 2017:

Chairperson: Brian Gorman

Vice Chairperson: Fiona Diviney

Secretary: John Ward

Assistant Secretary: Emer Molloy

Treasurer/Registrar: John Fitzpatrick

PRO: Edel Kavanagh

Facilities Officer: Noel Gorman

Fit For Life Coordinator: Katie Gorman

Congratulations to the new Committee members and those taking on new roles.

Many thanks to Keith Devane, Niamh Flavin and Stephen Carty for all their work over the last two years.

Senior Club membership falls due on January 1st.  Please find the 2017 Membership form attached.  Please download this form and complete in full and either give it to any member of the committee or you can bring it to the AGM which will take place on Sunday 8th of January in St. Michael's Hall, Craughwell at 7.30pm.  An official registration night will take place the following week.  Details to follow.

Any new or existing member who wish to take part in the Galway Indoors in Athlone later in January needs to submit their membership ASAP as they will not be allowed to compete if not registered.  Please note that until you renew your membership you are not covered under AAI insurance when competing so it is imperative to submit your forms as soon as possible.

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Download 2017 Senior Membership Form Here

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Festive Fun run report

by Maria Gorman Aged 8

I arrived down at the track, other people were arriving too. We were getting ready to run the fun run. We all walked down to the start line. We had a choice of 1km or 2km and I decided to run two kms which is five laps. Before we started we sang a happy birthday to Stephen.

The whistle blew and away we went. Everyone was wearing something Christmassy and they all were having great fun. I got a bit tired on my last lap and my face actually went a bit red. My little sister Olivia went a few laps as well and she stopped a few times but she is only 3.

When we finished we got cups of sweets and some juice. And after the adults race they had mulled wine an apple punch. I tasted the hot apple punch and it tasted nice. Olivia was messing with the sand trying to make a sandcastle. My mammy ran about 4km in the adult fun run. Daddy was busy talking with lots of people I didn’t know.

Maria Gorman

Maria enjoying the fun run today.  Photo © John O'Connor

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Fun run at 11.00am, 27th December at the Senior Club track open to all members & their families with some hot punch and little treats after.  Its a free entry social event for the club.

Please wear your Santa hats , Xmas jumpers etc as spot prizes for best dressed runners...

Choice of distance , 1 mile , 5km or just a walk/jog...Below is a link to john o'connor's wonderful photos he took at last years event....lots of smiling faces...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/edenhill77/…/72157662704149819

Fun run Poster

A smaller group from the club took to the streets of Dublin to run the 2016 Dublin City Marathon than in previous years. This was primarily the result of a large contingent heading abroad earlier in the month to take on the Amsterdam Marathon! (race report pending I hear).

For the first-time Dublin sold out in August this year. A combination of the switch to Sunday and the 1916 commemoration medal led to a record entry with a little under 17,000 toeing the start line.

Race day conditions were perfect, no wind, no rain and temperatures not set to rise above 12 degrees. The support from the crowds along the whole route in Dublin was phenomenal. It can be overwhelming at times and you find yourself smiling and laughing between gritting your teeth and arguing with your legs to keep going! Special mention to friends, family and club mates who placed themselves strategically alone the route armed with jellies, flat coke and much needed words of encouragement. The last mile was a wall of noise with people cheering encouragement at you all the way to the finish line.

 

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Friday the 22nd. .