Damien Larkin took the honours in Maree today in a time of 28.20 ahead of Lloyd Malcolm with David Meehan of Athenry in third, a minute behind the winner. With the National Cross Country taking place in Tuam there was a much changed field lining out but there was still a respectable 316 finishers. Clare Rowe of Tuam AC was first woman home with Loretto Duggan of Kilmurray Ibricken second & Edel Kelly in third.
Congats to all in Coldwood (Kevin Quirke, Harry Monson and all the other helpers in particular) for a lovely race last Sunday, 25 January 2015. The new season is well up and running and a big crowd from Athenry AC togged and ran in this early season encounter.
Sunday 19th January 2014, the finish line of the 10th edition of the Tuam AC annual 8k race. 31.38 on the clock & Frank Burke crosses the line, pipped at the post by Kieran Guiry a second earlier in what was one in a series of great results for Kieran but what signalled the beginning of Franks ‘Annus Horribilis’ as one injury set back after another had Frank doubting he would line up at another start line again.
Full provisional result attached. Congrats to all Athenry AC athletes who togged out and ran on what was a cold and quite windy early afternoon in Carnmore. Jane Ann Meehan won the women's race while Gearoid Rohan beat Ray Somers who beat Mick Rice in what looked to be a battle royale just ahead of her, all in the 18:0Xs.
P.S. Congrats to the Athenry U-21 hurlers likewise on their 'A' success today against Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry.
A lovely day and a good turnout for the Clarenbridge 10KM, last Sunday, 23 November. Congrats to the organisers on an excellently-appointed race and one that the local running community have taken to their hearts in recent years.
Congrats to all from Athenry AC who successfully competed on the day. We won the women's team prize while Jane Ann Meehan had a PB and was 5th finisher on what must be considered a very difficult course. The Garmin does not lie, see here. Mairead Sullivan & Marie Keary completed the women's team with a great run by Marie to receive her highest placing to date.
After a week of torrential rain the race organisers were casting nervous glances at the forecast to see if waders would be the gear of choice for yesterday morning’s Athenry AC Fit4Life Charity 5k, but there was no need to worry as the morning dawned with some fantastically mild weather, perfect for racing.