Ron Hill ran a few miles today to get to 50 years not out, running every single day in that time for at least one mile. A true legend of our sport!
See the BBC article here on the 5KM event he ran today to complete the streak.
Ron was In Galway at least once (probably twice) in recent times and a few members of Athenry AC got to meet him and his wife on at least one of the occasions, Dave Dunne and Martin Keane amongst others - see above.
Congrats to Mary Kealy who was 4th (and first master) woman home in the BDN 10KM this afternoon, Sunday 14 December! She was decked out in AAC singlet and green Fields hat all the way through. Bernie Mulryan almost broke 45 minutes and was 7th woman home.
James Lundon ran his 43rd race of the year, clocking low 43s, somewhat off his sub-42 a few weeks ago. The AAC Christmas Party must have taken more out of him than he thought it might! Club stalwart James Corbett also ran his 9th race since August and is continuing to improve his times.
Full provisional result attached. Congrats to all Athenry AC athletes who togged out and ran on what was a cold and quite windy early afternoon in Carnmore. Jane Ann Meehan won the women's race while Gearoid Rohan beat Ray Somers who beat Mick Rice in what looked to be a battle royale just ahead of her, all in the 18:0Xs.
P.S. Congrats to the Athenry U-21 hurlers likewise on their 'A' success today against Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry.
AIT Baseline Indoor T&F Meet, Wednesday December 17th, AIT, 7pm start.
Athlone IT AC currently invites entries to the 2nd annual ‘AIT Baseline Indoor T&F Meet’ from athletes looking to lay down a marker for the coming indoor season.
This will be a low-key event where athletes will have the opportunity to test themselves over several non-standard distances on the state-of –the-art Athlone IT International Arena facility. Electronic timing will be available.
In honour of their father, who passed away earlier this year, the family of Tommy Madden have kindly donated two perpetual trophies for the first male & female winners of the Fields of Athenry 10km road race which is held every St Stephens Day in the town. To go along with that they have ordered exact replicas of their fathers very last national cross country medal which he won in 1966 & these will also be presented to the male & female winners of the race going forward.
With the 13th edition of the Fields of Athenry 10km road race fast approaching, Athenry AC have announced that they will once again be partnering with the Athenry Tidy Towns Committee for their popular annual event.
As previously, a portion of the proceeds of the race will go to supporting the ongoing work of Athenry’s Tidy Towns Committee. With the race expected to attract its largest field ever - perhaps in excess of 1,500 runners & walkers - it will doubtless be one of the largest sporting events that the town will host this year.
A lovely day and a good turnout for the Clarenbridge 10KM, last Sunday, 23 November. Congrats to the organisers on an excellently-appointed race and one that the local running community have taken to their hearts in recent years.
Congrats to all from Athenry AC who successfully competed on the day. We won the women's team prize while Jane Ann Meehan had a PB and was 5th finisher on what must be considered a very difficult course. The Garmin does not lie, see here. Mairead Sullivan & Marie Keary completed the women's team with a great run by Marie to receive her highest placing to date.