Athenry AC has been chosen to host the 2012 National Half Marathon Championships. The race will be held on Sunday 2nd September around the streets of Athenry at 1pm. This is great news for the club and for running in the county to get this race and follows on from a very successful hosting of the National 10Km Championships several years ago.
Jane-Ann Healy (pictured here after winning the 2012 Connemara Half Marathon) continued her fantastic running form today with a very well deserved 2nd place, in the Kildare Marathon, which was won by Pauline Curley. Jane-Ann finished in a race time of 3:05:34 agonisingly close to the magic 3 hour barrier she is sure to break very very soon. Jane-Ann wasn't alone on the run, being kept company for most of the race by 3-hour pace man Mick Rice (2:59:31) and Tony Killarney who crossed the line in a truly superb 3:07:43.
The first leg of the Galway 5km series 2011 takes place this Tuesday, 1st of May at Newcastle, Athenry. You must have already registered online through RunIreland.com to run, that is, no entries will be taken on the night.
This weekend while Maire Treasa rocked the London marathon, finishing in a time of 4:02:37 and a band of runners hit the Ardrahan 10km, I was chauffer driven to Dublin by my husband Donal to compete in the Powerade “On Your Marks” 100m competition. Entry was free and all participants stood the chance of winning a trip to the London Olympic Stadium on May 3rd along with the opportunity to run 100m at the Olympic Stadium.