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.
Athenry Club News
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.
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.
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