Seen on the Irish Times of 14 December!
Fields of Athenry 10KM
***** 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.
Pacers have become a regular feature of big city marathons, helping people achieve their time goals by setting a steady place, providing encouragement and inspiration when the going gets tough. For plenty of people, time goals at the Fields of Athenry 10km are just as important, and we're going to do a little to help.
At the stroke of midnight on November 30th the price for the race will increase from €18 to €20. Entries have been pouring in and we are at the halfway mark already.
Be warned, the total capacity is 1500 and if this is reached before the event there will be no entries on race day so sign up now to secure your place in what promises to be a fantastic race.
The people have spoken. This year’s hat for the Fields of Athenry 10k will be Green. It is currently in production [photo for illustration only!] and we hope to bring you a picture of it very soon. It was a close run thing, with the pink vote out if force this year, having rallied the troops and lobbied the masses.
In the end, a single vote was all the seperated the two, and no doubt the pink vote will go all-out for victory next year.