Galway athletes were in top form on the third day of the Galway County track and field championships in Dangan which featured an epic 10,000 metres and a mile race.
Brendan McDonnell of GCH won the gruelling 10km, over 25 laps, while Irish international Shona Heaslip of An Riocht AC set a European 10k qualification standard.
Despite the torrential showers, the huge crowd were entertained by a great duel at the front, with McDonnell and Pat Chesser of Ennis Track fighting it out for victory.
Heaslip ran a very fast second half to clock 32.56 to take first place for women, and a European Championships standard, while Michelle McLoughlin of Castlegar AC took the Galway women's title with a well-paced race. Patrick Noonan won the open mile race for Craughwell AC.