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.
A chance for the runner to describe their own birds eye view of a run.
Men's Results 1st Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock AC), 2nd Brendan Hargreaves (Dundrum South Dublin AC), 3rd Matthew Bidwell (GCH).
Women's Results 1st Marie Hyland (Crusaders AC), 2nd Jane Ann Healy (Athenry AC), 3rd Laura Shaughnessy (Loughrea AC).
Provisional result attached.
Race report and prize list to follow.
Provisional result from today's (Sunday, 20 December 2015) 4M in Abbeyknockmoy is attached.
More to follow.
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.
** RESULT ATTACHED **
The 6th annual Fit4Life race took place yesterday in Athenry, it as a huge success! The race was co ordinated again this year by Race Director Frances Leahy who did an excellent job. And behind every great woman is a great team, as members of Athenry AC turned out in force to help and support this great event.
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.
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.
Lyall finished 6th in today's Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race in approx 1:28:20. This was a big target race for Lyall as it is an indicator for the New York marathon which takes place in 4 weeks.