Race Reports

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

Clarinbridge 10km - 3rd January 2016

The rescheduled Clarinbridge 10k took place today with nine Athenry AC members towing the start line. There was a hint of sunshine in the sky and racing conditions were pretty good as some of our runners (Majella Cummins) were even able to do the pre-race warm up in the club singlet.
Not many PBs to report amongst us, possibly the over indulgence over the past fortnight, but we can always blame the 2km of this route which went through a demanding but well-maintained gravel trail in the woods.

Fields of Athenry 10k– Day 26 of the December Run Streak #sanityclause by Joanne Murphy

Following on from the enjoyment of last years #akwrunstreak I signed up once again in earnest to run 30 minutes or 5k per day for the month of December. Organised by Sean at Amphibian King it was just the target I needed to try get back on track with some training at the end of this year.

Sixmilebridge 30 mile Race - 15th November

Sixmilebridge Ultra took place on the 15th November with 23 athletes taking part in this 30 mile challenge. Mike Curley won the race in 3.34.25 with Athenry ACs Dee Grady finishing 2nd overall while also winning the women's race in 3.42.02. Second man home and 3rd overall was Vinny O'Leary crossing the line in 3.55.25 with Andrew Lenharth clocking 4.09.48 behind him. Finishing 2nd in the women's race was another member of Athenry AC, Valerie Glavin 4.21.48 and Deirdre Finn was third 4.34.36. Chris Deakin competed in the half marathon and finished in third place in 1.29.07.

Hollymount 10KM - 15th November 2015

There are mornings you wake up and look out the window and say to yourself “Today is not a day for running” and crawl back in to bed. When the tail end of storm Abigail is still battering the landscape there was more than ample reason to crawl back in to bed on Sunday morning (Nov 15th), but this was the Hollymount 10k, a race steeped in Irish road running history, and with this being its 50th Anniversary the hour long journey had to be made.

DCM - Jane Ann Meehan & Martin Keane Win Silver & Bronze National Medals!

Dublin City Marathon's inaugural race was in 1980 with 1,420 finishing. This year in its 36th year just under 13,000 runners took part, an increase of about 2.7% on the figure for last year. Traditionally the race takes place on the October bank holiday Monday but plans for 2016 announced recently mean the race will take place a day earlier on the Sunday. As a result the organisers are hoping to attract a larger number of athletes including athletes from overseas. The weather was more favourable this year than last.

Autumn Open Cross Country - Phoenix Park - 18th October 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Gilhooley and Shannen Lee who were representing Athenry AC at the Autumn Open Cross Country 4K in Phoenix Park today. The girls finished a fantastic 28th and 30th place in times of 18.17 and 18.41 respectively. Both girls are in great running form at the moment and both featured prominently in the recent Galway XC championships with Sarah taking both the U15 and U16 titles and Shannen taking bronze in the U18 championship running out of age.

Carna 10KM Result and Report

From Ronan Mac Con Iomaire:
Robert Malseed, Westport AC, from Túr Mhic Éadaigh in Mayo, was the winner of the fifth Conamara 10k on Saturday [10 October 2015]. Robert finished in a time of 35:19, beating last year’s winner, Richard Farnan, who finished second. Peadar Ó Cathasaigh from Rathfarnham, Dublin, finished third. Colm Conway of Connemara AC was the first local finisher.


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