Congrats to Vincent Conway and his team from East Galway on a successful event last Sunday!
See here for a full result and images from the race.
While there was poor weather predicted for the day the rain cleared on time for the race. However, the strong winds did make a challenging run even tougher. From the time the gun went off there was strong competition between Martin McEvilly of Roscahill and Ballyconeely man Sean Nee.
The 2nd outing of the Athlone Flatline Full & Half Marathon’s took place on Saturday in near perfect running conditions with no hint of wind or rain & mild temperatures. A top class field of just under 1000 people from across the country toed the line with some very impressive performances by Athenry AC members. Jane-Anne Healy narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the Half Marathon with a brilliant 4th position in 1:25:41 (Not bad considering 1st place was taken by arguably the top female distance runner in the country at the minute).
There were some great perfomances by the Athenry runners in the Athlone Flatline Full & Half marathons on Saturday. A summary of both races & breakdown of times will follow shortly but for now Kieran Guiry has provided his race report on his brilliant PB in the half.
Recession buster price drop! Our reduced price of €18 has been extended for one month until 30th November 2013.
The 12th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km will take place on St. Stephen's day, December 26th at 11am.
Galway Kenya Run 14th September In Dangan Sports Complex Galway
YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR US ROAR
Achill Roar Adventure Race 7th September 2013
So we landed in Keel Sandybanks Caravan Park, Achill Island, on a beautiful sunny Friday evening. We explored our surroundings and took in the breath-taking scenery; both nervous and excited with what lay ahead of us the next day - The Achill Roar adventure race. Adventure racing is still very new to us, so I suppose this adds to the anticipation as well.
BUT...the weather changed.
Achill Marathon 24th August 2013
I took Thursday and Friday off running as a mini taper coming into Achill Marathon on Saturday 24th August. My plan was to run this at my Easy pace as a long training run, towards my training for a sub 3 hour marathon in Dublin. This pace would see me finish in 3 hr. 30min. But as the event got closer I thought I might go for a 3hr 20min. The course is a half marathon loop, and there is a half marathon, a marathon and an ultra-marathon (3 loops) run on the day. I decided I’d run a first loop of 1hr 40mins and depending how I’m feeling maybe push for sub 3 hr. 20min marathon and do the second loop in sub 1hr 40min.