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Fields of Athenry 10k 2014 - Reduced Entry Fee!

The 13th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km will take place on St. Stephen's Day, December 26th at 11am.

Over the last number of years this has has become one of the leading road races in the country, and this year we aim to raise the bar higher. The race is being held on its now traditional route, finishing under the medieval arch in Athenry.

If you think you are beaten, you are...

Thinking

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Moylough 10KM Result and Report

A very fine afternoon greeted the runners for the 4th iteration of the Moylough (North East Galway) 10KM on Sunday (12 October).  A good quality race ensured with 22 of the participants breaking 40 minutes, including our own Ronan 'Speedy' McCarthy, for the first time.  Very warm congratulations to him on this fine achievement.  Some PBs were recorded by others in the club, including Mark Hannon who was until very recenrly worried about breaking 40, and who is now down into the 37s!!!!!

Ruthann In Chile

Our resident ultra loving adventurer Ruthann Sheahan is currently in the depths of South America taking part in the Atacama Crossing, a 136 mile self sufficient race across some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world & the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert. In her own words, a seven day self catering holiday. In our words, simply bloody amazing.

Course description from the race website;

Galway AAI 10KM Road Race Championships

The Galway AAI 10KM Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with Loughrea AC's The Grey Lake 10K road race next Sunday, 28 September @ 2PM.

All local clubs are encouraged to ensure that they have teams of women and men competing in this county championship at a standard road distance.

The results of these championships will based on the official result produced by the organisers of the road race and it's incumbent on all athletes to be correctly registered, both club and category.

County medals will be won in the following categories:

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