until Fields of Athenry 10km 2015


The Fields of Athenry 10K gets a big ‘Thank You’ from Run Ireland — 11th November 2015

The Fields of Athenry made famous worldwide by the well-known emotional ballad is also the name of Ireland’s favorite Christmas 10K race, which attracts over 1,000 participants from all over the country to the quaint Galway town every year on St Stephen’s Day.

Sixmilebridge 30 mile Race - 15th November

Sixmilebridge Ultra took place on the 15th November with 23 athletes taking part in this 30 mile challenge. Mike Curley won the race in 3.34.25 with Athenry ACs Dee Grady finishing 2nd overall while also winning the women's race in 3.42.02. Second man home and 3rd overall was Vinny O'Leary crossing the line in 3.55.25 with Andrew Lenharth clocking 4.09.48 behind him. Finishing 2nd in the women's race was another member of Athenry AC, Valerie Glavin 4.21.48 and Deirdre Finn was third 4.34.36. Chris Deakin competed in the half marathon and finished in third place in 1.29.07.

Hollymount 10KM - 15th November 2015

There are mornings you wake up and look out the window and say to yourself “Today is not a day for running” and crawl back in to bed. When the tail end of storm Abigail is still battering the landscape there was more than ample reason to crawl back in to bed on Sunday morning (Nov 15th), but this was the Hollymount 10k, a race steeped in Irish road running history, and with this being its 50th Anniversary the hour long journey had to be made.

Hollymount Five-0

Hollymount ran their 50th road race last Sunday (15 November 2015) , in incredibly trying weather conditions (certainly not what was seen on Hawaii Five-0, either the ancient or more recent incarnation).  A goodly crew from Athenry AC travelled up and scored a team prize in the men's race.  Congrats to those who took part in the three races, and to the race organisation who pulled out all the stops to make the day a memorable one for all concerned.

2015 5KM Presentation to Galway County Board AAI

The presentation of surplus funds, that was generated by 2015 Galway 5k Road Races series which was held at 6 different venues throughout Galway last April and May, was handed over to the Galway County Board at their recent monthly meeting. As happened for the past number of years, the funds will be used for the promotion of athletics within Galway County.

Where's Martin?

The front page of the Dublin City Marathon web site this evening (9 November) has a picture of our club co-president, Martin Keane, except he's not looking in the direction of the  camera!

So where exactly is our Martin (below and attached as the image doesn't render very well in an article)?