Athenry AC came away from Athlone IT International Arena with a bumper haul of medals at the recent Galway Indoor Championships. This was our most successful year since the championships moved to Athlone, taking 33 medals including 9 gold which placed us third in the overall medal table. There were great performances across all disciplines and at all age groups. There were even three Championship Best Performances set by our athletes including Calum Healy in the U14 60m (8.23s), Liam Shaw in U13 Shot Putt (11.88m) and Brandon Lee in the U16/U17 Hurdles (9.17s).
I was sad to hear of his passing last week. See here for a short tribute to a star of Irish running in yesterday year!
Official result and prize list attached.
We believe all errors have been squeezed out of this large data set.
Onwards to 2017...
Welcome to the new members of Fit4Life! Membership is still available for one more week. The next intake of new members after that will be April 1st. The Fit4Life programme caters for walkers/joggers and its aim is to get you running 5km! If you are interesting in joining us please follow the link below. Membership for 2017 is €35.
This is an outline list of the races which are likely/have been permitted for the first half of 2017 in Galway.
The list is not definitive and is likely to be added to or modified as time goes along.
It might help some to plan their events for the first half of the year.
The Allianz 5km Resolution Run which takes place on the 1st of January is a popular annual event. Numbers have grown since the inaugural race in 2010. This year 291 athletes ran the 5km route, starting at Nimmos Pier and finishing under the Spanish Arch after completing two 2.5km loops. The weather was perfect, dry with sunshine and blue skies! Spectators gathered along the route to cheers and encourage the athletes. Keith Fallon of GCH was the first person to cross the line, recording an impressive 16:06.
2017 membership for Athenry AC Fit4Life Is now open for the next few weeks. The cost for the year is €35. Please follow the link here.
We will meet in the church car park in Athenry for the first training session on Saturday 7th January.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DAYS FOR 2017 - On Monday the 9th January we will meet in the church car park in Athenry and every Monday and Wednesday night at 7:00pm thereafter.
This year there will be NO FIT4LIFE training on Saturdays.
Wishing everyone in Athenry Athletic Club a Happy New Year!