Ultra running might be a minority sport but it's fast gaining a higher profile due to the great performances by some Athenry AC athletes, most recently Ruthann Sheehan. Ruthann hails from Cork and is the West Cork Sports Star of the Year.
Athenry Club News
First seen in last week's Galway Independent and here.
The Saturday Morning Run before Christmas!
Stephen Glennon of the The Connacht Tribune did a lovely profile of Ruthann back in late November. Well worth re-printing here - see attachment (74KMB)!
Congrats to Maria Hehir and the others in the club who made the recent Fit4Life 5KM in Newcastle suc a bit success!
E1250 was the final figure donated to Western Alzheimers!
There is a juvenile fun run St Stephens Day before the 10k. Registration in the car park by the arch from 9.45 €5 per child. Race starts 10.15 sharp medals for all participants. See you all there. Any queries contact Sinead 0876330527.
Entry to this years race is now closed.
Please note there are absolutely NO ENTRIES on the day, please do not turn up without a valid entry as we will not be able to accomodate you into this years race
A little belated on the update front but here's a list of the 'special' awards for those from the club who are gifted in other areas apart from speed. The awards were presented at the club party...so if your name is here but you didn't make it to the party, your gift has been thoughtfully recycled to another worthy recipient!
I let the 10th anniversary of the formation of the senior section of Athenry AC go, much to my chagrin due to work and other commitments, without making mention of it specifically here.
This little article may redress that balance a little bit!
Mick Rice, Peter Delmer and myself had been knocking around Athenry for at least 18/24 months, each doing a bit of running; the other two moreso than me, of course.
All results from the recent (October!) juvenile and adult Cross County championships are stored on here.
Congratulations to all Galway athletes, young and some not so young any more, who competed, many of whom won medals etc.