Grace Lynch, Iveragh A.C.
Grace is a long-distance runner from Kerry and works as a Sport and exercise scientist and neuromuscular therapist. She won both the Great Limerick Run and the Dungarvan 10 mile this year. She was introduced to the sport at the age of 6 and began to train competitively on her arrival at University.
In the past 2 years, she made a breakthrough, competing for Ireland at the Armagh International 3k road race. This year she also achieved her first senior national medal at the national 10k road championships and came Third in the National Senior 5k Track and Field championships. She competed as an elite for ASICS at the 2019 ASICS London 10k, placing 4th in a time of 35.01. Grace will compete in the 10k race on Saturday.
Sergiu Ciobanu, Clonliffe Harriers
Sergiu, a multiple Run Galway Bay Champion is no stranger to Galway or to running on the International circuit. He has competed for Ireland in the last 2 World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff (2016) and Valencia (2018). Winner of 4 national marathon titles he is hoping to break the tape in Galway once again over the Half Marathon Distance.
Freddie Keron Stuk, Raheny Shamrocks
The Kenyan-born Raheny Shamrocks athlete is looking to break the tape for the first time in the Run Galway Bay Half Marathon. No stranger to a top spot finish or indeed to Galway having raced at the Streets of Galway on multiple occasions the super speedy Freddie is light on his toes. His 68:46 half marathon time in Tullamore saw him win that race in style this year and with a 2:14:56 time over the marathon distance, the battle for the championship title in the Half Marathon tomorrow could come down to the wire.
Eoin is Kilkenny’s first and only sub-4-minute miler. He has represented Ireland at the Senior European Championships and at World and European Youth level. He is a five-time National Champion and this summer ran 14.00.12 for 5k. He is one to watch in the 10k on Saturday.
We are delighted to welcome a host of elite athletes to Galway this weekend.