Athenry AC, hosts of the nationally famous ‘Fields of Athenry 10km’ road race each Dec 26th, has this year announced a tie-in with the Athenry Tidy Towns Committee. A contribution from the proceeds from this year’s race will be made to support the work of the Tidy Town Committee.
Fields of Athenry 10KM
Update - A Snapshot of the real thing just added!
So the results are in...
and we have a winner - this year's hat will be blue!
Recession buster price drop! Our reduced price of €18 has been extended for one month until 30th November 2013.
The 12th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km will take place on St. Stephen's day, December 26th at 11am.
Seen on the Irish Times of 14 December!
***** OFFICIAL RESULT NOW ATTACHED - 5 February 2013 *****
Well done to winners, Mick Clohisey and Eilish Kelly, both of Raheny Shamrocks.
And well done to all who completed the course, in less than ideal conditions!
First set of images from the race are in/at Peter Mooney's Flickr acount here.
See article on race from Galway Advertiser here.
Please find attached a PDF (2.21MB) of the race booklet which was available at the race for free.
P.S. All previous booklets are stored in the following locations:
See outdoor shots of the Junior and Senior races now added.
We promised a sneak preview of the hat and here it is. If you want to get your hands on one of these and you havent entered then you need to get a move on. Race entry will close at midnight on 23rd December but with only just over 200 places left we could well sell out ahead of that time. There will be absolutely no entries on the day.
It takes a lot to put together the Fields of Athenry 10km race every year, and the costs are not small. We've tried to keep our costs under control, while still providing a quality race. Luckily, we have a bunch of great sponsors on board who help make sure that the race maintains its high standards, year after year.
For some people, the tradition of coming to Athenry on 26th December for the Fields 10km goes back a while - in fact, back to the beginning. For these 8 people, this is a solid tradition, and they do whatever it takes to make it to the start line every year.
Tommy Joe Whyte risked the rath of his boss in Scotland in early 2010. The 2009 race was postponed - indeed postponed twice - but Tommy was due to return to Scotland to work. I'm not sure what he did, but he managed to hang around and he was on the startline for the eventual running of the race in late January.