Athenry AC, hosts of the nationally famous ‘Fields of Athenry 10km’ road race each Dec 26th, has this year announced a tie-in with the Athenry Tidy Towns Committee. A contribution from the proceeds from this year’s race will be made to support the work of the Tidy Town Committee.
Last Friday night saw Athenry AC celebrate our Christmas party in Dowling’s Bar in the town (A big thanks to Yvonne & Will for putting us up in style) but prior to that we had the pre-Christmas party party (if that makes sense) as our local speedster & pain guru, Jane-Ann Meehan, held the official opening of her brand new Physiotherapy & Performance Clinic in the recently built Primary Health Care Centre.
Over 250 people from Community and Voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the County Mayors Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 19th November in the Claregalway Hotel. The Awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Eleven Awards were up for grabs after a public call for nominations was made back in October.
With some big running talent on show in Santry last Sunday week a high placing was always going to be a tough ask for Lyall Guiney & Ray Somers but they did both their club & county proud as they lined up for the Galway team in the National Cross Country Championships.
Congratulations to Jane-Ann Healy who made it two wins in the space of eight days, following up her win in Abbeyknockmoy last week with her 1st place in the Clarenbridge 10km today in 38.34. She was followed closely by another Athenry AC runner, Sinead Foran, who took second position a further 15 seconds back. They were well clear of the 3rd place female & after another close finish it looks like we will see some great battles between these two over the next year.
Hurdles training has recommenced in the Tech gym under the expert training of Dermot McNamara and Peter Lyons every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 8 pm for U12 ages and upwards.
Update - A Snapshot of the real thing just added!
So the results are in...
and we have a winner - this year's hat will be blue!
Full provisional result from the East Galway 4M (held in Abbeyknockmoy) yesterday, 17 November, is attached.
From the Race Director:
All here at East Galway Athletic Club were very pleased with the turnout for this year’s annual 4 Mile Challenge in Abbeyknockmoy last Sunday. Over 137 people registered for the event with 126 people completing this challenging course. For the 2nd year running the elements conspired against us, but despite that, a great response from other clubs helped to make this club race a great success and definitely one for the diaries.
Congrats to Jane-Ann Meehan who won the hilly Abbeyknockmoy 4mile road race today which was organised by East Galway Athletics Club. Further south Ruth Ann Sheahan was first lady home (& third person overall) with a brilliant 3.10 marathon in the Eddie Murphy Memorial marathon.
Full report to follow on both.
From Athletics Ireland site - free parking on Sunday if booked in advance!