until Fields of Athenry 10km 2014

Race Reports

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

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. 

Medals Galore for Athenry AC!

Winning ladies team with James Lundon (aka Brother Colm)

It turned into a productive weekend for Athenry AC with the womens team taking first place in the Galway Bay Half Marathon on Saturday (pictured above with their manager) & no fewer than 13 medals being won in the Galway 10km Road Race Championships in Loughrea yesterday.

In the Championships Ray Somers took third position in the senior males whilst second & third senior females were Maired Sullivan & Siobhan Guinan. Brilliant running from Siobhan considering she ran a PB in the half marathon on Saturday (Plus was a member of the Gold winning team).

Athlone Flatline Full & Half Marathons

The 2nd outing of the Athlone Flatline Full & Half Marathon’s took place on Saturday in near perfect running conditions with no hint of wind or rain & mild temperatures. A top class field of just under 1000 people from across the country toed the line with some very impressive performances by Athenry AC members. Jane-Anne Healy narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the Half Marathon with a brilliant 4th position in 1:25:41 (Not bad considering 1st place was taken by arguably the top female distance runner in the country at the minute).

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