The fourth annual Mayfly 10km took place yesterday Sunday (24 May) in Oughterard. The course is a challenging one but ultimately rewarding as it takes in some of the most beautiful views along the shore of Lough Corrib.
Starting in the heart of Oughterard Viillage the race continued out the scenic Glann Road and along the lakeside on the high road and finishing back in the village.
Her second year to take part in this race, Deirdre Brophy, making her debut in Athenry AC colours, was the second woman to cross the line in 42.59 mins. Congrats Deirdre!
Lough Cultra situated in close proximity to Gort hosted a variety of triathlon distances yesterday within the beautiful grounds of Lough Cultra Castle. The event catered for all levels of athletes from those who wished to try a tri to the more challenging half iron man.
Super Sprint 400m/20km/4km
Sprint Plus 800m/40km/8km
Olympic standard 1500m/40km/10km
Middle half iron distance 1.9km/90km/21km
The second day of the 2015 Juvenile Track and Field championships were held on Saturday 2nd May amidst the threat of 'Stormageddon' and various scheduling conflicts which resulted in a relatively small field of competitors. Although the numbers were reduced, the level of competition certainly wasn't and there were some fine runs, jumps and throws from our older juveniles. Attached below are the results of the day's events.
Another Tuesday evening in May, another new route for the 5k series. Despite the wind, which couldn't make up it's mind on which way to blow, Loughea's new loop through the town was well received with many claiming it to be a fast course. Daragh Larkin of Craughwell AC took the honours on an evening when Athenry AC fielded an astonishing 93 members, three of whom were Top 10, with Gearoid Rohan coming second. A fantastic showing by the club.
Congrats to all athletes who took part and the hard-working helpers who made the event a huge success. The weather was fantastic, especially in the afternoon. Met Eireann need to update their forcasting models if this is the best they can do as we were promised all sorts of bad weather beforehand.
Congrats to all involved in the GSP 10KM in Labane on Saturday, 18 April. A lovely event, not spoilt in the least by the strong sun and gusty wind that greeted the runners all the way around the rolling and roiling hills of Ardrahan.
Congrats to Loughrea AC on a fine race yesterday, Monday 6 April, around the town. It is a prelude to the new couse which will hopefully be seen come this year's 5KM series next month.
Athenry AC were well represented in the race. A fine morning greeted the over 250 runners and joggers. One and a half laps of the town followed by a spin out to the Gaelscoil and back in to finish where we started near the Temperance Hall in sprint sun shine. Refreshments and prizes were in the hall afterwards.
Full provisional result is here. Full report is here.
Congrats to senior section secretary, Kieran Guiry, on breaking 40 for the first time. There is only ever a first time and everyone in the club heartily congratulates the man on finally breaking into the 39s. Kieran's previous PB for the distance was 40:02 set at the same stage last year!
Seventeen of the top 34 finishers had Athenry AC down as their club. Always nice to see...
A truly massive crowd in New Inn, today, Sunday 29 March 2015, for the 4th running of their increasingly popular 5KM road race.
Kudos to the organising committee from St. Killian's Vocational School on a flawless event, except for the downpour that greeted the finishers at the top end of the field back at the finish line, but which hit those poor souls who were still finding their way around the course, out and around the Ballinasloe road. Sixteen athletes broke 20 minutes while 74 broke 25 minutes with 370 competing altogether.