The 14th annual Athenry AC 5KM Handicap Championship took place last Tuesday, 30 August 2016 around the old 5KM Series loop in Athenry: the figure of 8 starting close to the level crossing and finishing outside the pitch in Raheen.
Forty five hardy souls toed the line, ably marshalled by Race Director, Brendan Galvin. There were club marshalls at all the junctions, including a tight spot just after the Raheen Woods where there is building works on-going. The finish line was very busy too.
The 11th iteration of the new infamous Burger Run successfully place around the old Athenry 10KM course last evening, Friday, 23 July 2016.
Thirty six hardy souls toed the start line shortly after 8PM under the watchful eye of starter, Mick Rice. James Corbett again laid out the logistics, refreshments and prizes, with the expert help of MTB & BAW as well as young Michael & Sean Rice. John O'Connor was there to capture the event! A full album will follow on Flickr's 77EdenHill in due course.
RedTagTime provided timing services for the 12th running of the Headford 8KM yesterday, Saturday 2 July 2016. See here and attached!
Over 250 finished in what look like a decent evening's running, over what is not that easy a course. It is the exactly same route that was employed the first year out back in 2005 and has stood the test of time since!
A fantastic day in Monivea, on Saturday 25 June 2016, for the first running of the Athenry AC Half Marathon. It also featured the Galway AAI Half Marathon championship. Both full provisional results are attached.
Congrats to all in the club, especially Patrick Forde as race director, on an excellent event.
Larry Morgan Photography was there to capture the event in its totality. Check his work out on Facebook.
Congrats to the organisers on reaching 10 with their running of a series of permitted races out in Annaghdown on Sunday, 19 June. I was very sorry to miss it, having competed in all previous 9. It was not to be on what looked like a really difficult day for racing - both my car and the Limerick hurlers let me down very badly that day. Deirdre Brophy (Athenry AC) was the first woman how in a time very close to 40 minutes. Congrats.
Screengrabs of the 10KM result and prize winners is attached.