The Streets of Galway continues to win the hearts of athletes and the public in Galway.
The sun shone brightly on Saturday evening in Galway with over 3,000 athletes taking part in the 32nd Galway Clinic Streets of Galway which was sold out once again.
What is now a major event in the summer calendar in Galway grows each year and offers athletes and fun runners a unique chance through run through the heart of Galway City.
Included in the sold out race were local runners, elite athletes and over 1,000 visitors from Dublin, Cork and Limerick,
This year the male race was won by Kevin Maunsell from Clonmel in a time of 23.44 followed in second place by Freddie Keron Sittuk from Raheny Shamrock and in third by Hugh Armstrong from Ballina AC.
Siobhan O’Doherty from Borrisokane AC claimed the Ladies prize in a time of 27.43 followed by Caroline Crowley in second and Nicola Duncan from GCH in third place.
Many of the top employers in the city had teams such as Boston, Medtronic, Avaya, Alere and the Galway Clinic. There was a carnival atmosphere at the start with Joanne Murphy MC the event and Galway Bay FM broadcasting live at the start line. The fine weather ensured the route was lined with tourists and family and friends of the runners shouting encouragement at every corner. The 8km route showcases all the iconic attractions of the city including the Claddagh, Long Walk, Eyre Square, Galway Cathederal and the glorious Salthill Promenade.
The race attracts many runners each year and features three gents who have run each year since its conception, Patrick Larkin, Ger Murphy and Ger Meehan.
Organisers have thanked the Gardaí, Civil Defence and the 300 marshals who ensured the safety of the runners.
Galway City Harriers, the organisers of the Streets, are delighted to have started a three year partnership with the Galway Clinic as the Streets of Galway 8k race sponsor.
GCH are already looking forward to 2018 with the race set to take place on Saturday 11 August.