Hot, hot, hot, hot; did I say it was hot in Monivea, earlier today. It was hot!
Athenry Club News
A very hot evening in Tuam on many different levels. A near record number of runners got under 20 minutes again, with a goodly number of runners recording PBs, including our secretary Ruthann Sheahan and newly rejoined AAC member, Caroline McLoughlin.
Thanks to Brendan & Trisha Monaghan and all the crew in Tuam AC for putting together a lovely course as well as the Ard Rí Hotel for the facilities provided both before and after the 6th leg last Tuesday evening last.
The Connaught Juvenile track and field for U9,10,11 and 12s takes place this Saturday June 8 in Athlone. Please note the event is starting with relays and will start at 11 prompt. Please make sure you arrive an hour before your event. Programme attached. Best of luck to all our Juvenile athletes that are competing.
This is the first session in a two part performance nutrition package called 'Running'
The talk will be by club member, Ruth Kilcawley, who was recently appointed Lead Nutritionist with the Athletics Ireland High Performance Squad. She also worked with the Irish women's Grand Slam rugby team this year.
Read her description inside
Athenry AC had a different kind of social outing last weekend in making a trip to the Great Western Greenway (Bealach Mór an Iarthair ) in County Mayo. We had the Castlecourt hotel in Westport as our base and - accompanied by children, spouses, and Buster the dog - performed various feats of endeavour along the 42k of trail stretching from Westport to Achill.
Photo: Val and Benjamin Napoleon Glavin Broderick the First
Please find attached schedule for Sunday for u12s and older for Avaya Track and Field. Start time is 11am, please be there at least one hour before your event is due to start. Note they are starting with the relays. Good luck to all. If you have not comfirmed your entry please do so by this evening.
Please find attached provisional results of todays Avaya U9,10,11 Track and Field. Well done to all the athletes there was some great results from our juvenile athletes. The top three in each event go on to the Connachts in Athlone on June 8, so see you all at training next week.
Congratulations and thanks to Deirdre Hassett and Ruthann Sheehan for accepting the posts of Chairperson and Secretary of the club at the recent AGM. This is a real passing of the torch with neither Mick Rice nor Iain Shaw holding one of these roles in the club after so many years.
Please find attached provisional programme for Nenagh for Saturday. This was received last week so I would advise that you arrive at least one hour before your event is due to start, I have not received anything since. Best of luck to all taking part.
The Annual General Meeting of Athenry AC will be held in the Purple Lounge at Raheen Woods Hotel on Friday 25th January at 8pm.
This year we will need to appoint a new secretary as Iain Shaw's 5 year stretch has now come to an end and it is time for some new blood in the position.
If anyone has any points they would like considered for the agenda, or motions that they would like considered at the AGM then please let Iain know in advance of the meeting: email@example.com.