A lovely evening for the third running of this event around Tonabrucky, starting and finishing at the Rahoon/Newcastle Hurling Club complex! Athenry AC had one athlete competing, running his second race of the day.
Result is attached as a PDF.
Report of race follows:
Record crowds for fourth Tonabrucky Challenge
Athenry AC athlete Assumpta Feeney has just been crowned World Powerlifting Champion for the Squat.
On Sunday morning Assumpta once again triumphed in the Deadlift, with a lift of 155Kg, which for those of you still working in imperial, is over 24 stone.
Assumpta Feeney, Athenry AC athlete and now DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION
There has been some debate over the last few weeks about whether or not Maree had ousted Tuam as the PB course of the series but after last night’s event that debate is certainly put to bed. Athenry had another great turn out for the race with 79 members racing, 64 of whom set seasons bests times with many of those also setting PB’s.
Whilst most members seemed to be saving themselves for the known flats of Tuam next week, there were still a few who took the opportunity that the perfect weather afforded them with 10 members running their fastest time of the series in last nights Leg 5 in Ballybrit.
Congratulations to Mick Rice on his recent age group win during his travels to the States. Mick took part in the Boston Run to Remember Half Marathon alongside over 7000 other competitors. In a very competative field, where a sub 90 mins would just about get you into the Top 150, Mick placed 8th overall in a time of 1.19.35 (6.05min/mile pace) & first in his age group.
Results located here.
With the 5k series ongoing for the month of May, the weekends racing has been quiet of late in Galway. This weekend saw the renewal of the Mayfly 10k in Oughterard with just shy of 100 entrants. Galway City Harriers were triumphant in both the mens & womens races with Matt Bidwell & Sinead Brody winning in times of 33.43 & 39.46 respectively.
Results located here.
With lovely routes through the bogs & forests around Monivea this is another set of races that is always well supported by Athenry AC.
Organised by club Chairman, Tony Killarney, he even managed to arrange for fantastic sun last year.
Entries available here.