Twenty Questions - Kenneth O' Hara

I started running for fun back in 2009. After a few weeks of solo training my first race was the Streets & a couple of weeks after that I did Gaelforce West. Like many others I foolishly thought I was naturally fit & would be fine. At 65k long with Croagh Patrick thrown in the middle of it, it nearly killed me. It was an eye opener.

Great Lakes Challenge Series over the next two months

See attached poster but key details are:

1st March Clonbur 10k 12 noon

7th March Carnacon 8k 12 noon

21st March Claremorris 10k 12 noon

18th April Ballinrobe 10k 6:30pm Walkers & 7:00pm Runners


In each of these events there will be a recording of peoples last 1k time at the event leading for the person with the fastest 1k time over the five

events winning an overall prize.

Be Safe, Be Seen!

Kilconieron 5mile Results 2015

It was a Fitness Analytics clean sweep in Kilconieron today as Matt Bidwell of GCH took the male honours with Jane Anne Meehan of Athenry AC taking the female honours. With an ever-growing number of Galway runners switching to the 'Matt Way', the sessions seem to be paying dividends as seven of the Top Ten were recent converts to the Fitness Anaytics training programme.

Twenty Questions - Mary Kealy

1.       What running shoes do you train in?

ASICs Nimbus, Saucony Cortana and Nike Pegusus.

2.       How many miles did you run last week?

At moment app 30 but upping it soon for the London Marathon.

3.       What’s your favourite racing distance?

10k & half marathon.

4.       Where’s your favourite place to train?

I like different areas, I love running by the sea.

Kilconieran 5m Road Race

The seventh running of the Kilconieron 5 Mile Charity Road Race takes place at noon on Sunday 22nd February 2015. This year the chosen charity is Athenry Cancer Care, a local based charity dedicated to helping patients of cancer and their families to cope when cancer strikes. Every cent raised goes directly to providing services to cancer patients in the immediate local area.

Wind Back Wednesdays

Pre Ballycotton Dinner 2006

Welcome to our new feature, Wind Back Wednesdays where we reprint a report from the depths of the Athenry AC newsreel. We start off this week with a Mick Rice account of his Ballycotton 2006 race. Enjoy.


Of Spritzers & Sprinters

Thursday 2nd March ”“ 03:28pm: On the phone from work to my wife, Margaret.

Mick: “Yeah, I feel a little queasy, Declan says there are a lot of people out with a stomach bug, but I don't think I could have that, I’m not too bad.”

Your Athletic Goals for 2015

Recently Athenry AC athletes were asked to declare their three athletic goals for 2015.  Some of the replies were sensible, some funny, some are going to be tough asks, some people can't count.  Most important though - these are your goals and by putting them there for scrutiny by all you will be honour bound to stick to them and answer to your peers at the next AGM (OK, I may have made that bit up).  So, in their full and pretty much unadulterated form (bar some formatting) are your replies:-


Jim Leahy


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