Galway City Harriers’ talented women's squad put in another superb performance to take a national team silver medal at the National Marathon championships held in conjunction with the 39th running of the Dublin Marathon at the weekend.
The Galway women finished just behind a strong Leevale team form Cork to claim a superb third team medal on the trot.
GCH were led home with a stellar performance from Jane Ann Meehan, who ran 2.50.30, to place fourth Irish woman overall, in a high-class race, where the first two ladies home were recent Olympians. Second home for the city club was the ever-improving Tara Whyte who ran a superb personal best of 3.01.17, with Grainne Ni Uallachain running 3.01.41 to complete the scoring trio. There were other strong performances from Michelle Egan Browne, who came home in 3 hours 17 minutes, and Imelda Gormally who clocked a personal best 3.25.
Kevin Mooney of Craughwell AC was the first Galway athlete home on the day. With a superb run, he clocked 2.32.59, a club record, and one that marks him out a great distance running prospect for the future.
There were other great sub three-hour times from John Whiriskey of South Galway, who ran 2.48, Sean Burke of Tuam AC with a debut 2.51, Greg Lundon of South Galway AC who clocked 2.54, and David Reilly of Loughrea with a super 2.58 run
Mick Clohisey of Raheny and Lizzie Lee of Leevale were the event winners.
Connacht Cross Country championships
Day two of the 2018 Connacht Cross country competition will be held on Sunday in Sligo racecourse for athletes from U12 through to U18 age groups, as well as the Connacht Senior League second leg for adults. The first race will start at 12 noon
The annual Corofin AC hosted 8k takes place Sunday at 2pm.
The race starts and finishes in the village of Corofin and, race entrants are asked to assemble at the local Community Centre (Dr Duggan Hall ) at 1:50pm prior to being directed to the start line.
Registration will open at 11.30am in the local community centre where race packs will be available.Toilet facilities will be available in Corofin Community Centre where post-race refreshments also will be served. Register at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Corofin8k.