Despite neglecting her running career this year to work on her cycling, including a very recent successful Malin to Mizen trip on the June bank holiday, Athenry AC member Miriam Wall took gold in the Cope Triathlon (sprint distance 750m/ 20km/ 5km) held in Salthill last Sunday, June 12th.
Results of a Race
The persistent rain failed to dampen the spirits of the 155 runners and walkers who took to the streets of Monivea for the second annual running of the 5K course. A further 30 parents and children participated in the family walk ensuring that very age group from 2 to 80 years was represented. All finished with a smile but were glad of the cups of tea and scones dished out by the hardworking volunteers in Monivea Rugby Club in the Community Centre afterwards
The last of the 5km series, and more rain didn't dampen club spirits with another great turnout of 65 athletes from the club.
GCH's Matthew Bidwell and Regina Casey were unbeatable with 6 wins from 6 races in the series.
Full series results at the following link:
Club results for Loughrea as follows:
Bib Forename Surname Sex Club 6 Chip Time Gun Time
2 Owen Adye-Curran M Athenry AC 18:17 18:22
5 Marie Beatty F Athenry AC 24:34:00 24:47:00
14 Grainne Breen F Athenry AC 25:47:00 26:00:00
Athenry AC's Brian O'Connor had a wonderful win at the Cong 8km on Saturday in a zippy 28:38.
Here's a short report from Adrian McKiernan, one of the organisers:
"We had a wonderful day and a great turnout when you take into account the other events that were on at the weekend also ie. Rough Diamond (Connemara), Sky Road 8km (Clifden), Ladies Mini Marathon (Dublin) etc.
We had 141 participants on the day and the general reports from everyone was that they loved the course............very unique...........well marshalled and challenging towards the end.
Sixmilebridge Summer Festival 10k Road Race held in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare Friday 3 June 2011. Results attached.
Clare Sports Partnership and Clare AAI 5k Summer Series at Lees Road Ennis Saturday 4 June 2011 - Results attached.
Week 5 of 6 and the wear and tear was starting to show. A slightly smaller crowd was out for the Dangan leg of the Galway 5km series. Only the really brave (or foolhardy) were attempting to better their 5km PB for the 5th time in as many weeks, on an interesting course which included every form of surface (gravel, grass, tarmac, cement...)
The course was fun, though, including a gallop across the new Park and Ride, a trot through NUIG campus, down the riverbank path and under the Quintennial bridge.
The inaugural Roundstone Bay 8K took place on May 21st in this very scenic seaside village on the west coast of Connemara. Under cloudy skies a good mixture of local and visiting runners took on the figure of eight course, which began opposite the Church of Ireland and then headed west passing by historic Errisbeg House. It wasn’t long before the heavens opened and anyone who had any ideas of finishing the race without breaking into a sweat soon had a lot more moisture to deal with!
Race 2, Mayo AC C&C Cellular Road Race League
2011 Carramore 10k Results Summary
Full race report attached. Well done to Gary Doherty and James Lundon who represented the club with pride.
1: Matthew Bidwell (GCH) 32.46
2: Roger Barrett (Ballina AC) 32.54
3: John Byrne (Mayo AC) 33.20
1: Catherine Conway (Mayo AC) 37.17
2: Mary Gleeson (Mayo AC) 37.43
3: Regina Casey (GCH) 38.24
Men over 40
1: David Carrrie (Dunleer AC) 33.40
2: Dan O'Rourke (Tuam AC) 37.10
Women over 40
1: Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) 38.56
The third annual Kilcornan 8K was successfully run in misty conditions around the now usual 8K course early yesterday afternoon in Clarinbridge.
Tony Daley, and his crew of helpers drawn from Predator Tri Club in Athenry, put on a great show with a well marked and extremely capably marshaled course. We were greeted at the finish line by a gantry, a photographer, a race clock, Frank Burke (congratulations on his recent 40:01 10KM BTW) on the race timer and a tent where there were drinks and other refreshments available to all.