In honour of their father, who passed away earlier this year, the family of Tommy Madden have kindly donated two perpetual trophies for the first male & female winners of the Fields of Athenry 10km road race which is held every St Stephens Day in the town. To go along with that they have ordered exact replicas of their fathers very last national cross country medal which he won in 1966 & these will also be presented to the male & female winners of the race going forward.
With the 13th edition of the Fields of Athenry 10km road race fast approaching, Athenry AC have announced that they will once again be partnering with the Athenry Tidy Towns Committee for their popular annual event.
As previously, a portion of the proceeds of the race will go to supporting the ongoing work of Athenry’s Tidy Towns Committee. With the race expected to attract its largest field ever - perhaps in excess of 1,500 runners & walkers - it will doubtless be one of the largest sporting events that the town will host this year.
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.
Results from the 49th running are attached.
Bernie Kelly and her crew in GCH celebrated 7 years of Fit4Life in our neighbouring club last evening (Thursday, 13 November) at Westside Library.
Here's to the next 7, with Bernie continuing to lead from the back ;-)!
Hard luck to Mary Kealy on her 4th place in the Masters Women!
Full results of both men's and women's league attached, as XLS.
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.
Provisional results attached below.
Word has reached the AAC.com news desk of an incursion of Athenry AC athletes down into deepest West Cork and have taken away some valuable booty in the process.