The 13th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km will take place on St. Stephen's Day, December 26th at 11am.
Over the last number of years this has has become one of the leading road races in the country, and this year we aim to raise the bar higher. The race is being held on its now traditional route, finishing under the medieval arch in Athenry.
After a DCM 2013 that brought huge success for the club many members were turning up for this year’s edition of the Dublin City Marathon with lofty ambitions. But on a day that brought soaring temperatures (for October) & strong gusts, coupled with a new route that most people found taxing, those lofty ambitions were lowered for many on a tough day out in the capital. That’s no slight on our members as it was clear that this year’s race became a war of attrition for many entrants as PB targets were shelved with many people happy just to finish this year.
The wind was strong, the rain was sometimes heavy, but the inclement conditions did not stop 65 hardy runners turning out for the Martin Egan Memorial 10KM in Beagh/Shanaglish today, Sunday 19 October 2014, the 5th running of the event south of Gort.
The field included many fantastic athletes including Gerry Ryan, Gerry Carty, Conor Dolan, Mick Rice and Kieran Diviney, to name but a few. The recreational runners and walkers were missed by the organisers; all who togged out today were serious about their running and it showed.
A very fine afternoon greeted the runners for the 4th iteration of the Moylough (North East Galway) 10KM on Sunday (12 October). A good quality race ensured with 22 of the participants breaking 40 minutes, including our own Ronan 'Speedy' McCarthy, for the first time. Very warm congratulations to him on this fine achievement. Some PBs were recorded by others in the club, including Mark Hannon who was until very recenrly worried about breaking 40, and who is now down into the 37s!!!!!
A beautiful day out in Carna on Saturday evening last (11 October) for the 4th running in their popular 10KM Road Race.
Congrats to all the organisers on a very well organised event, with the refreshments coming in for especially high mention afterward, in the Carna Bay Hotel, a hope, step & jump from the start/finish line. If I get a better bowl of soup all year, I'll be surprised.
Well done to Alan O'Brien on a fine time. A Garmin Connect analysis of the course is here.