Athlete Profiles

Athlete Profile - Siobhan Guinan

Athlete Profile - Siobhan Guinan

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Since January 2013.

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  To keep fit.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  Have probably tried them all, brooks, saucony, mizuno but use Asics GT3000 now.

4.      What piece of running gear/apparel is your most prized possession? has to be my watch.

5.      What is your favourite event/race of the year?  Kinvara Half Marathon.

Athlete Profile - David Noone

Athlete Profile - David Noone

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  The beginning of 2012.

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  I bought a bike to start cycling, I did some adventure races and realized I prefer running to cycling, so I parked the bike and concentrated on running.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  Brooks Pure Cadance for Road and Brooks Cascadias for Trail.

Athlete Profile - Donna Lane

Athlete Profile - Donna Lane

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  I joined Athenry AC in 2013.

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  My asthma was progressively getting worse so my doctor suggested walking or running. I absolutely hated both, as both involved a bit of effort but my friend Brighid Cannon called to visit the next evening and said we were signing up for F4L so it all went from there.

Athlete Profile - Paul Hegarty

Athlete Profile - Paul Hegarty

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Just over two years, Jane Ann convinced me to join during a physio session. I only said yes to try and make the pain stop…it didn’t!!

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  I was getting married in 2013 and I wanted to try and shift some excess weight beforehand. I was surprised how addictive I found running and have kept at it since.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  I always use Brooks Adrenaline.

Athlete Profile - Maeve Noone

Athlete Profile - Maeve Noone

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  9 happy years :-)

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  Myself and my sister in law walked the Women’s mini marathon one year and were so frustrated with the crowds we vowed we would run it the following year – However it did take 9 months to get started when I joined Alan Burkes Meet and Train group and the rest is history.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  Mizuno Wave Inspire.

Athlete Profile - Frank Burke

Athlete Profile - Frank Burke

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Since 2006

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  A friend of mine had taken it up so i joined him for a few runs

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  At the moment Nike Lunarglide 

4.      What piece of running gear/apparel is your most prized possession? Nothing really but i do like this year’s 10k hat

5.      What is your favourite event/race of the year?  Dublin in October

Athlete Profile - Jim Leahy

Athlete Profile - Jim Leahy

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  I joined in 2012, Frances joined in 2011 and was telling me about speed sessions on a Tuesday so I decided to join to do speed only. It was grand for the first few while I knew nobody but when I got to know people I got sucked into more and more sessions and then finally they convinced me to do Dublin.

Athlete Profile - Frances Leahy

Athlete Profile - Frances Leahy

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  I started in May 2011 as a Fit4Life member.

2.      Briefly, what started you running? I used to work alongside Elaine Quinn & she was forever talking about running & how many miles she had done at the weekend etc etc, so got me thinking maybe I can do this running thing!!!! It was Elaine that told me about the Fit4Life programme that existed in Athenry AC, now it took me six months to sum up the courage to join as I had no running experience at all.

Athlete Profile - Kevin Devane

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  4 Years.

2.      Briefly, what started you running? A desire to keep off the weight i'd lost during a period of loss in 2012. I'd never been active when younger and was always overweight. Anyway i started walking but soon got bored of that as i felt I wasn't getting anywhere fast. Joined Fit4Life, a brilliant group run and organised by club members and progressed from there.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  Mizuno Wave Inspire.

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