until Fields of Athenry 10km 2016

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The Gingerbread Run - Mary Rohan tells her story!

20th Nov 2016, Portarlington, Laois.

Leaving Athenry Sunday morning it was minus 3°C and by the time we hit Portarlington the temperature hadn't risen, in fact it was now extremely foggy and felt colder. I had initially planned to run the half marathon but decided at registration to switch to the 10km as my training was a little haphazard and I was feeling under the weather... this had nothing to do with the cold conditions!

Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km

Fit4Life 5km took place on Saturday 12th November. Race Director Anne Lyng and a strong committee of over 20 people plus an additional 30 volunteers organised this year's race. Now in its 6th year this event is specifically for members of Fit4Life although non members were welcome to run. For some this was the first time they ran 5km and for others their first race. Local clubs participated including over 30 athletes from GCH under the leadership of Bernie Kelly who has supported the event for many years.

Corofin 8KM Result

The Athenry AC woman did the club proud in Corofin last Sunday, 6 November, with a 1/2/3 result.  

Deirdre Brophy followed up her sub-40 in Carna with a pretty much identical run over the new 8KM course.  Yvonne Fehilly kept her teammate honest with a superb near-32 (PB?) run.  Bernie Mulryan made a welcome re-appearance, taking the W50 prize, though she was also third woman home on the road.  Fiona Doughan was first F40 and 5th woman home, which Enda Munnelly was blessed amongst all those fast AAC women breaking 35!

Fit4Life 5km - 1 week to go!

Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km takes place next Saturday 12th November at 11:00am. You can register online until Thursday night for €15 or on the day for €20. Registration and number collection at The Surgery Athenry, (same venue as last year) from 9:30am. Marshals will direct you to the nearest available parking (no parking at the surgery). Toilet facilities will be available at the surgery and also at the start line. Medals will be presented to all finishers after you cross the finish line. Water and bananas will also be available.

Safety Tips For Winter Running

Winter Running Safety Tops
Falling temperatures and fewer daylight hours don't mean that your outdoor running routine has to go into hibernation for the winter. Running in cold weather can help shake those winter blues, boost your energy level, and guarantee that you'll be in better shape for the new yeR! Follow these safety tips for cold weather running

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