Want to enter a race with a difference???

Well why not enter the Ballindine Guess your time race which takes place on Saturday 18th May 2013 from Ballindine Community Centre at 7pm in support of Western Alzheimers.  This is a race with a twist, the first person cross the finish line could be the last. All participants will predict their race time in advance of the run.  The winner is determined by whose time is closest to their predicted time. No watches, headphones, or any timing devices allowed. Entry is on €15 on www.runireland.com.  €300 cash prize fund. Enquiries to David Huane on 0879272242.  Measured Course –AAI Permitted, Fit – 4- Life Welcome - Spot prizes.  Race winners over Last 4 years include Stephen Finnigan Sligo AC (2012), Brendan Monaghan Tuam AC (2011), Michael Walsh Craughwell AC (2010), David Mullins Tuam AC (2009).

The Grey Lake 10k has only been running for a few years, but it is the Loughrea AC club race which is one of the oldest and most prestigous in the Country.  The Loughrea AC Club always put on an excellent show and it is one of the few races that has it all - quality, participation and a top class kids race.  

This year our neighboring club have had a tough time getting the date set due to the brilliant form of the County Hurlers.  It's set once again for an All-Ireland, however this time it's only the few Mayo and Donegal supporters that actually got tickets that will be affected. 

The action kicks off for the kids at 1:00pm - one of the biggest kids races in the country awaits those brave enough to take on the 1km loop.  Shortly afterward the Grey Lake 10k kicks off - across a challenging but fair hilly route.  It is scenic, but you won't really notice it as you motor through the hills.  The race is always well attended by Craughwel AC and this year will be no exception.  For more details see http://www.loughreaathleticclub.com/

You to can pose like this!It's the summer of the olympics and everyone with half an interest in athletics will turn their eyes to the track, marvelling at the amazing men and women that represent the peak of human abilities.  You might wonder what it would be like to run a track 100m, throw a javelin or even post a true pb for 5k (many experienced athletes wil tell you that despite the best efforts of road measurers, the only pb that counts is the track pb).

You won't be able to run like Bolt, but you can pose like him if you want!

The Galway track and field championships is your opportunity to give it a go, the details on the events are below:

Day 1 - Thursday, 28 June
starting at 7.30pm - 100m, Long Jump,

Shot Putt, 800m, Weight for Distance (only Seniors and Masters),
4x100m relay.

Day 2 - Tuesday, 10 July
starting at 7.30pm - 400m, Triple Jump,

Javelin, 1500m, (400, 800, 1200, 1600) Relay (?).

Day 3 - Tuesday, 17 July
starting at 7.30pm - 200m, High Jump, 3k

for women/5k for men(?), Discus, 4x400m relay.

Competition secretaries and organisers are:

* Mary Barrett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) &
* Sarah Finnegan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The programme of events and participants for this weekend’s Galway Community Games is attached below. It starts at noon on both Sunday and Monday. Please be there at least 1 hour before the time of your event below. For Craughwell Area entries, click on Read More below.

Note that the times below are my guesses at the start time. Therefore they should be considered only as approximate times so please be there 1 hour before this time.

Alison or I will also have yellow singlets and race numbers for those representing the Craughwell Community Games area. The Community Games don’t allow the wearing of athletic club singlets for these events.Please note also that there is a €5 entry fee at the gate.


Guessed TimeEvent No.Activity   
12:001,U/12 & U/14Cycling Boys & GirlsFinals
12:202U/10RelayBoys & GirlsHeats
12:403,U/860m,Boys & GirlsHeats
13:054U/880m,Boys & GirlsHeats
13:255U/10 100m,Boys & Girls,Heats
13:506,U/12 100m,Boys & GirlsHeats
14:057,U/14100m,Boys & Girls,Heats
14:208U/10200mBoys  & GirlsHeats
14:509,U/12600mBoys & GirlsHeats
15:1010U/14,  800mBoys & GirlsHeats
15:3012U8      60mBoys & GirlsSemi Finals
15:3813U/8    80m, Boys & GirlsSemi Finals
15:4614U/10 100m,Boys & Girls,Semi Finals
15:5415U/12 100m,Boys & GirlsSemi Finals
16:0216U/14 100m,Boys & Girls,Semi Finals
16:1017U/10 200m,Boys & GirlsSemi Finals
No semis?18U/12600mBoys & GirlsSemi Finals
No semis?19U/14800mBoys & GirlsSemi Finals
16:2020U/10Relay MixedSemi Finals
16:3521U/12RelayBoys & GirlsSemi Finals
16:5523U/13RelayMixedSemi Finals
17:0524U/14 RelayBoysSemi Finals
17:1525U/14RelayGirlsSemi Finals
17:2026U/15RelayMixedSemi Finals
Guessed TimeEvent No.Activity   
12:00 U/12Long PuckBoys 
12:00 U/14Long PuckGirls 
12:00 U/12Ball ThrowBoys & Girls 
12:00 U/14Long JumpBoys & Girls 
12:00 U/14Shot PuttBoys & Girls 
12:001,U/1060m HurdlesBoys & GirlsHeats
12:252,U/10, 60m Hurdles,Boys & Girls Semi Finals
12:353,U/10,60m Hurdles,Boys & Girls Final
No heats?4,U/14,80m Hurdles,Boys & Girls Heats
No semis?5,U/14,80m Hurdles,Boys & Girls Semi Finals
12:406,U/14, 80m Hurdles,Boys & Girls Final
12:557U/16     100mBoys & GirlsSemi Finals
13:058U/8, 60m,Boys & GirlsFinals
13:089U/8, 80m,Boys & GirlsFinals
13:1110U/10, 100m,Boys & GirlsFinals
13:1411U/12, 100m,Boys & GirlsFinals
13:1712U/14,100m,Boys & Girls,Finals
13:2013,U/16, 100m,Boys & Girls,Finals
13:2314U/10,200m,Boys & Girls,Finals
13:2715U/12,600mBoys & Girls,Finals
13:3316U/14,800m,Boys & Girls,Finals
13:4017,U/16,1,500mBoys & Girls,Finals
13:5018U/10, RelayMixedFinals
13:5519,U/12,Relay,Boys & Girls,Finals
14:0520,U/14, Relay,Boys & Girls,Finals
14:1521U/13     RelayMixedFinal
14:2022U/15     RelayMixedFinal
14:2523U/16 RelayBoys & GirlsFinal



Sunday the 11th. .