Six Athenry AC athletes made the trip to Cork and successfully completed the course on the June Bank Holiday Monday. They included Ruthann Sheehan who paced the 4:15 group to a T with 4:14:49.
Results of a Race [whether posted in Events or not]
For the second time this year, the 5k series had a new route for one of its races. Lots of parking spaces, near the motorway exit, no interference from cars, the route had a lot going for it. Some complained of the tight turns at the start, but I think that overall this move from Dangan was a success.
Congratulations to Craughwell AC's Gerry Ryan who last weekend won 10k gold in the M45 category in the European Veteran's Non-Stadia Championships. In fact, all age categories race together and Gerry was second overall, being beaten by one person in the M35 bracket.
Gerry registered 32:03 in the race which this year was held in the Czech Republic.
The 2nd instalment of the Mayfly 10k Challenge, took place on Sunday 26th May 2013 with blue skies and sunshine greeting the participants to the village of Oughterard.
Tommy Joe Whyte of Tuam AC guessed his own time spot-on at the Ballindine 4 Mile on 18th May. Liam McDonnell of Swinford was second just a second behind TJ.
Adrian Fitzmaurice of Athenry AC was only two seconds slower that what he predicted and achieved 3rd place with Brendan Monaghan of Tuam AC one place behind and proving again that he is always up there with some of the best at this prediction lark.
Results attached as DOC and PDF.
Quite a number of athletes registered PBs in the Craughwell 5k on Tuesday evening, always a great feeling for an athlete. Chief among them, that I heard anyway, was Martin O'Hara who knocked a shattering one minute off his previous best with a chip time of 19:20. If you're gonna break the big 20 minute barrier, why not do it in style?
The Claregalway leg of the Galway 5k Series again brought out big numbers as just over 600 runners completed the run. The winning time was considerably better than last week's Athenry leg as Peter O'Sullivan recorded a great 16:02 to win by a good margin from Billy King with Enda Mannion in third. Our Sinead Foran was second among the women, well done again.
East Galway Athletic Club sponsored the first & successful running of the Killererin 10K (St. Mary's Ladies GFC) road race on Bank Holiday Monday 6th of May in Barnaderg.
The race took place on a new course this year. Congratulations to Ian Egan and Siobhan Healy on winning the men's and women's races.
Results attached. As the 5k race was unofficial only the placings are given.
Every marathon has its bad luck and Athenry AC seemed to be affected strongly at the Great Limerick Run on Sunday 5th May. We won't dwell on the misfortune but instead we'll note the seven in our colours who did finish the full marathon, with nine more completing the Half marathon.
Pearse Mulhall progresses along the Attymon road during the second kilometer of the Athenry race in the Galway 5k May Series.
UPDATE: The results have been updated, well done to Sinead Foran who is now ranked first among females. See http://www.redtagtiming.com/.