Athlone Flatline Full & Half Marathons

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).

Two Giants of global athletics are set to visit Galway in mid-September

David Rudisha, the current Olympic 800m Champion and World Record Holder, and Brother Colm O'Connell, coach to 25 World Champions and 5 Olympic Champions, will participate in various activities in the City from 11th -16th September 2013.

 Galway Kenya Run 14th September In Dangan Sports Complex Galway

You're Going To Hear Us Roar - Achill Roar Adventure Race


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.

David Noone's Achill Adventure...

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.