Results of a Race
This years race was sponsored by Hygeia and we are very grateful for their support. Race Director Jim Leahy and his committee organised yet another very successful event. Now in its 15th year The Fields of Athenry 10km attracted 1031 athletes who took on the single loop of the 10km route which started at the train station and finished under the famous Arch. Weather conditions were perfect as we experienced the calm after storm Barbara! A headwind was reported for the first 4km after which the athletes experienced gentler and more pleasant weather as the sun appeared and it remained dry.
Congratulations to Corrib AC on another successful running of their 'Run like the Wind' 4KM & 8KM Road Races out in Killannin on Saturday, 20 November 2016.
See attached for full provisional result.
The Athenry AC woman did the club proud in Corofin last Sunday, 6 November, with a 1/2/3 result.
Deirdre Brophy followed up her sub-40 in Carna with a pretty much identical run over the new 8KM course. Yvonne Fehilly kept her teammate honest with a superb near-32 (PB?) run. Bernie Mulryan made a welcome re-appearance, taking the W50 prize, though she was also third woman home on the road. Fiona Doughan was first F40 and 5th woman home, which Enda Munnelly was blessed amongst all those fast AAC women breaking 35!
Athenry native and Athenry AC club member until recently, Dee Grady, ran the race of her life in the Dublin City Marathon last Sunday. Dee, who now runs with Ennis Track after her relocation to County Clare, popped up on the Marathon radar as we were tracking the progress of the leading women last Sunday morning. In contention for a podium finish for the entire race, Dee crossed the finish line as the 4th Irish woman just behind the legendary Pauline Curley in a breathtaking time of 2:50.
Some nice successes by local athletes, including Rory Fitzpatrick (Athenry AC) winning the Senior Boys race - congrats to the Gloves man!
Scoil Chroí Naofa were third team home in the Senior Girls race.
Full result is attached!
Congratulations to all on an excellent day out in South Park on Sunday, 9 October 2016, day two of the Galway XC, Uneven Ages XC championships.
GCH and helpers set out an excellent course, around a venue that has not seen much juvenile cross county racing in a generation.
Iain Shaw (still of this parish) did a brilliant job in the box. Loads of helpers both at the start & finish, and on the course made the events run off like clockwork too.
A final result is attached!
RedTagTiming has the full results of all three races which took place on Saturday, 1 October 2016.
A full result from last Tuesday's, 27 September 2016, Galway AAI Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Finals are attached and also here. Semi-final results are also attached for completeness.
The event was blessed with a crisp & sunny morning/early afternoon, and everything ran like clockwork. The event is for the kids, as much for the youngsters at the back of the field as it is for those who take home medals.
Congratulations to all on an excellent day out in Tuam on Sunday, 2 October 2016, day one of the Galway XC, Even Ages and Adult XC championships.
Tuam AC set out an excellent course, both technically and in terms of sheer difficulty, which was challenging to all ages. It has quickly become one of the top Cross Country venues in the country, fact!
Iain Shaw (of this parish) did a brilliant job in the box, getting everyone their entries on what was a record-breaking day in terms of entries and finishers.