The Athenry Community Games & Parish Sports are being held this Sunday 13th April at 1.30pm in Carnaun Pitch, Athenry. As always there is a Senior Mens 3000m & a Senior Womens 1500m race which are always well supported by Athenry AC. There will be Perpetual Cups for the 1st Athenry Area or Athenry A.C. finisher in each race.
Galway’s Athletics Clubs came together at the Athenry Physiotherapy & Performance Clinic on Thursday night to launch the ‘Galway 5km Race Series’ for 2014.
This hugely successful series of races, aimed mainly at new runners, has been going since 2006 and attracts around 800 entrants every year. The race series was formally launched by three outstanding athletes representing the past, present and future of athletics in Galway.
A short launch event for this year’s Galway 5km Series will take place on Thursday the 6th of March 2014 in the New Health Centre in Athenry at 07:00pm, why not come along and get the inside scoop!! On the evening we’ll be joined by three very special guests representing three generations of Galway Athletics - past, present and future.
The Galway Series occupies a special place in the hearts of many club runners and it will be nice to look forward to the races we’ll have this year in good company.
A full house turned out in Athlone this evening to witness a fantastic night’s athletics which saw three new stadium records and the star attractions Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Tabarie Henry live up to their reputations.
The Olympic decathlon gold medalist and world champion, Eaton, won the 60m in a new stadium record at the AIT International Arena, with a time of 6:69. The American could only manage third however in the long jump. Eaton’s wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton won the shot put with 13.46 and the high jump with 1.80.
This weekend brings us the Maree 8k race sponsored by Amphibian King & hosted by Maree AC.
A lovely out & back route around Maree & Tawin which skirts Galway Bay and has a few small hills which will test you. But don't let that phase you as it's still a fast course. And the spread after is not to be missed!