Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
On the local athletics scene one of the highlights of the year takes place on Saturday with the staging of the annual Warriors Run. This year a second field of nearly 1000 runners will toe the line in Strandhill for the annual race. This year sees a new departure with the race taking place on Saturday. The course is also altered a bit with the athletes making their way to the summit of the mountain via a different route. Most Sligo interest will centre on the performance of local athlete Emmett Dunleavy who will be bidding to win the €1000 winners prize. Emmett fresh from his magnificent silver medal in the steeplechase in the AAI national championships will go into the race as one of the favourites. Good luck to all those who take part.
Monday, August 24, 2009
WHO: All fitness levels. Races are handicapped so all have an equal chance.
WHEN: Starting Tues 15th Sept 2009
TIME: 6.30 p.m start each evening
Race 1 Tues Sep 15th Sligo Racecourse 2 miles on grass
Race 2 Tues Sep 29th Sligo Racecourse 1 mile on grass
Race 3 Tues Oct 13th Sligo Racecourse 2miles on grass
Race 4 Tues Oct 27th Sligo Racecourse 1mile on grass
Race 5 Tues Nov 10th Riverside 3 miles road (out on main road and back on pedestrian path) Start at Blue Lagoon Pub.
Race 6 Tues Nov 24th Riverside 2 miles road. Start as previous week
Race 7 Tues Dec 1st Sligo IT 4K road
Race 8 Tues Dec 15th Sligo IT 4K road
Well done to all Sligo Athletes who took part in the "Tullan for the township" 5k road race which took place on Saturday 22nd August, Bundoran. The club was well represented and most of our athletes finished well up in table. For sligo results please click on the comments link directly below...
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
- A Middle Distance Race
- A sprint Race
- The Shot Put
- The Long Jump
Each athletes (in their various groups) will gain points for their positions in each heat. The final decider will be a 800 metre race with each finalist being given a handicap. For further information please contact Sligo AC coach Dermot McDermott at 086 3593482
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Annual Dromahair 4 Mile Road Race also took place on Sunday 16th August on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny afternoon. As usual this race was in the capable hands of Tom Cullen and Danny Hannon and they didn't disappoint with excellent organisation throughout. Over 170 people turned out to take part in both the senior walk and run section whilst a large amount of underage athletes were evident too. Tommy Carroll - pictured -(North Sligo) breezed home as the comfortable winner with Neil Faulkner (North Leitrim) coming second. Full results to follow.
The Tullan for the Township 5k will take place on Tullan Strand Road, Bundoran, Co Donegal on Saturday 22 August 2009 at 2.00pm. The Walkers will set off at 2.00pm and the Runners at 2.30pm. Registration is at the Donegal Adventure Centre, Bundoran, (Directly opposite GAA Park) at 12 noon to 1.45pm sharp. The race start and finish area at the Tullan Strand beach car park at the top of Tullan Strand Road, turn up at KFC. Entry €15 includes Niall Mellon tee shirt. There will be cash and merchandise prizes in all categories. Contact: Paddy on 087 2376389.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Finally well done to Michael O’Connell who finished 3rd in the over 40 in Letterkenny 15km at the weekend in a time of 55.35 and lucy Brennan finishing 2nd in the lady’s category in a time of 58.09.