until Fields of Athenry 10km 2014

Valerie Conquers Connemara

Athenry AC's Valerie Glavin produced a stunning run in the Connemara sun yesterday to claim her first Connemara Ultra Marathon title. Running strongly from the start Valerie proved immensely strong over the tough Connemara course and came home strongly over the 'Hell of the West' to the resounding cheers of her Athenry clubmates, many of whom were there to witness her triumph. Valerie has trained like a Trojan since before Christmas with this race especially in mind and had run innumerable miles around the town of Athenry both in the early hours and late at night to be fit for yesterday's race. All of her training paid off handsomely when she crossed the finish line in Maam Cross in 5:25:33 which was a full 19 minutes clear of her nearest rival.

Congratulations Valerie from all your clubmates at Athenry AC and we're anxiously awaiting your race report.

We'll have more on how the rest of the Athenry AC crew fared shortly along with some pictures.

Enjoy your victory and some well earned rest.

Valerie Glavin Ultra Champion
Valerie Glavin Ultra Champion

VG splits from yesterday

7:32
8:10
8:45
7:54
8:38
8:26
7:56
7:28
8:05
9:04
8:00
8:08
8:13 1:46:19 - 13 mile split
8:13
8:17
8:18
8:32
8:49
7:59
8:02
8:03
8:02
8:29
7:40
7:48
8:09 1:46:2 - 13 mile split
8:32
8:47
7:49
8:11
8:18
9:17
8:38
7:39
8:43
9:23
9:28
8:11
8:16 1:51:12 - 13 mile split
1:42
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5:25:34

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Well done on a brilliant run Valarie you’re a mighty bit of stuff……I am delighted for you as you worked very hard to reach your goal. :) You're an inspiration to all of us.

The lady talked the talk beforehand and I had no doubts that she'd run the run when the pressure was on.

She did and how...

Sincere congratulations!

Congrats and well done Val on a great performance. Was a tough run, but you made it look easy. Looking forward to your race report.

Fantastic result Valerie! amazing time and you look fresh as a daisy coming across the finish line.Well done.

Congratulations, you predicted your run brilliantly, and then did slightly better. Does Ron Hill know?!

Valerie that's a super run - really really well done.

Valerie, what a run! The hill training obviously paid off. Looking forward to seeing you back in Ryehill before too long.

Hi Valerie 'Ultra Lady',
What a great day we had yesterday!! In case you have forgotten our little motto!!!!!!!! You ran a fantastic race it was great been part of your sqecial day. You did a brilliant run never stoped for the 39.3 miles. God what a fantastic achievement. We are all so so proud of you. CONGRATULATIONS HONEY.

SUPER running Valerie..congrats!

After a long list of second and third place finishes with big names with as Peter Delmer, Mick Rice and Paul MacNamara picking up podium prizes, Athenry AC finally has a Connemarathon winner!

Wel done Val - you looked like you were out for a Sunday stroll when I passed you with about 24 miles done!

Alan

Valerie,

Congratulations from all at Tuam AC, there are very few people in the world who can run 39.3 miles and very very few who can run it in an amazing time like that. You should enjoy this victory and you have definitely earned it. I am glad you sailed past me in Dublin because I now know I was beaten by a true champion.
Well Done

Brendan Monaghan

Valerie,
As one who has completed that distance I'm amazed at the consistency of your run. Fantastic pacing. The hell of the west and the hill out of Leenaun are hardly noticable in your splits. You are an inspiration - congratulations.
Peter

what a run, all that training was worth it.
i feel like doing an ultra now........ (not)
congrats.....

Well done, Valerie. Delighted I met you that morning on the Maree Road. You are some woman for one woman!
Congratulations from all at Craughwell AC.

UNREAL running Valerie, fair play to you!
Very proud of you! You look so fresh crossing the line:)

Fond memories of our time in Germany!

Great to see you the other day on our run with Ron Hill:)

Best wishes,
Mary D

Oh my god Valery, what´s next? Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Julio)