Race Reports

A chance for the runner to describe their own birds eye view of a run.

Paris & London

We had members taking part in marathons across the continent in recent weeks with Philp Magnier & George Livanos running the Paris Marathon and Tony Killarney, Jim Leahy, Frances Leahy, Maeve Noone & Kenneth O' Hara running the London Marathon.

George ran a decent 3.46.30 whilst Philip struggled with illness & finished with a 4.02.28.

Craughwell 10 Results

Photo courtesy of Peter Mooney

Cover photo courtesy of Peter Mooney.

After some horrendous wind & rain in midweek, Sunday morning dawned as fresh & perfect as a spring day could be. The vast blue sky was looking stupendous, the myriad of daffodils lining the roadside were looking voluptuous & the post race spread greeting us as we lined up for our timing chips & t-shirts was looking sumptuous.

National Cross Country

With some big running talent on show in Santry last Sunday week a high placing was always going to be a tough ask for Lyall Guiney & Ray Somers but they did both their club & county proud as they lined up for the Galway team in the National Cross Country Championships.

Reflections on Dublin

Pictured above are Caroline Mitchell, Yvonne Dowling & Sinead Reilly who were celebrating a 40min PB, a 10min PB & a first marathon respectively. More photos located here.

A few days on now & the excitement is dying down but the elation is still there. Below are report's from Claire Forde & Aaron Turner and a few more reflections on the day from our runners.

Claire Forde

Athenry Descends on Dublin

Athenry must have been a quiet and lonely town on the October Bank Holiday Monday as 43 members of the club turned up at the start line & what seemed like multiples of that figure turned out to support them in the 34th edition of the Dublin City Marathon. 

After a very nervous week of weather watching the promised storm hooked off in an easterly direction & descended on the UK, resulting in a beautiful fresh Monday morning on the streets of Dublin, where 14,500 competitors lined up for the 26.2 mile journey around the capital city. 

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