Some of Galway’s top elite athletes will compete in a series of indoor micro meets this weekend.
Hosted by National Indoors Athletics Ireland, the two day series will be held in the National Indoor Arena in Dublin. The aim is to provide qualification events for elite athletes seeking to qualify for major championships this year, such as the European Indoors and Olympics.
Galway athletes will most likely include Nicole Walsh of GCH over 400m, and Sean Breathnach in the Shot.
Galway 800m star Alanna Lally, running with Temple University in Pennsylvania, continued her good early season form, placing second in a high quality 800m in a time of 2.09.24 at the third H Town track meet in Houston, Texas.
Aisling Joyce, of Bradley University in Illinois also ran well. She placed third in the women's mile, in 5.11, at the Indiana State Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Athletics Ireland is rolling out a new club challenge. The six-week in-house club league challenge will include six events - 200m, 400m, speed bounce, 100m, stepper, and 300m. It will take place over the coming six-week block. All clubs and athletes must be registered with Athletics Ireland in order to take part in the challenge. Full details from Conor Wilson of Athletics Ireland.