Over 100 runners took part in the Corrib/Mask half marathon challenge on Sunday the 26th of August last, in aid of the local Zambia Housing Project. The organisers were delighted with the turn out on this, the first year in holding the event. The weather was ideal for endurance running and the majestic scenery between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib further complimented the event. The race started and finished in the village of clonbur taking in the townland of Cloughbrack and the village of Cornamona.
Results of a Race [whether posted in Events or not]
Athenry athlete, Ruthann Sheahan, did brilliantly to finish 38th overall out of 248 finishers when running for Ireland at the 2012 IAU 24H WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Katowice, Poland on the weekend of 8-9 September. Ruthann finished 7th among the women and was only just beaten by Irishman John O'Regan.
The bustling and vibrant tourist town of Clifden was the setting on Sunday the 3rd of June 2012 for the 2nd annual Sky Road 10K Challenge. Over 160 participants were signed up for the big day. The route took participants on a tour of the famed SKY ROAD which is widely acknowledged as the most scenic route in all of Connemara and indeed as one of the most scenic routes in Ireland.
We had 51 runners at Newcastle for our 9th annual 5k handicapped Club Championships, we believe this to be a record turnout. It took us a while to figure some of the placings and times. Please let us know with a comment or a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information to add.
Thanks to Mary Barrett, Sarah Finnegan and all their helpers on a super job earlier in the summer (late-June and early-July) getting through these championships in one piece :-).
The results are attached below for posterity from the three days' competitions!
Renville 5KM Result (11 July):
Keith Connolly 8KM Result (22 July):
Salthill 5KM Relay Result (26 July):
Turloughmore Hurling Club held its inaugural 5k Run/Walk on Saturday (28 July) in Coolarne.
Over 150 people – both young and old participated. The race got underway just after 6pm.
Race conditions were quite blustery and the rain managed to stay away until one shower midway the race, which was probably a welcome sight to some of the runners!
The first man home was Julio Cesar F.Castro of Kilmurry Ibrikane AC in a blistering time of 16:14. He was followed closely by Jason Broderick of Craughwell AC in a time of 16:24.
A record entry and a lovely evening was had for the 6th running of the Athenry AC name-your-own-time 10K AKA 'The Burger Run' in Carnaun on Friday, 27 July 2012!
Run over the old (give or take) Fields course, this year's event attracted 40 entries. We even had some guest women unlike last year! Many of the stalwarts of previous events turned out again, with some returning stars also graced us with their presence, some who had not been seen racing for a number of years.
By Peter Delmer
The fifth annual Boston Scientific 5k took place on Wednesday evening in Maree with a record field of 284 (mostly) smiling finishers. The organisers would like to thank all the people who took part in the race and who helped out in a myriad of ways. All proceeds will go to the Boston Scientific Charity of the Year – Ability West.
A bunch of three were inseparable from gun-to-tape and only 2.5 seconds separated TJ McHugh, Ian Egan and Billy King in a terrific sprint finish to the line. TJ’s winning time of 16:35 earned him first prize on the night.
Three Athenry AC men featured on both evenings of the Galway Track and Field championships recently at Dangan. All three, Iain Shaw, Peadar Nugent, and Pearse Hunter, entered into the spirit of the championships by competing in a variety of events. Iain by the way is now best known as a field event man but in his prime he was a quality sprinter with a best 100m in less than 10.8.
See results for both evenings attached, and also some photos from Iain Shaw in our photo gallery: http://www.athenryac.com/galleries