For those looking to bridge a gap between The Streets and DCM then on 23rd August there is the Achill Half-Full-Ultramarathon. This is a race organised by highly experienced runners and race organisers and is a great running experience. Our own David Noone ran the full marathon last year and thought very highly of the race. His race report from last year can be found at http://www.athenryac.com/david-noones-achill-adventure.
Information about running in General
It was a hard day at the office for David Noone in Belfast on Saturday as he competed in the annual Energia 24Hr Race. After struggling with his mind & body Dave stepped off the track after 11 hours with a total of 90k (56 miles) completed. He was in good company on the sidelines as last years champion, Eoin Keith, was amongst many top names who succumbed early on.
See attached which has just been received by the AAC.com news desk...
A lovely evening (Thursday, 10 July) and some great performances by athletes from all over the county, and further afield.
Also, we were graced by the appearance of the dual World Weightlifting champion, starring in the High Jump of all things, AAAAAAAAAASSUMPTA FFFFFFFFFFFEENEY!
Final results are now attached.
I would like to thank all the athletes and officials who came on Thursday. Without either there can be no competition.
Members turned out in force last night to congratulate Assumpta Feeney on her recent achievements of being crowned Double World Champion at the WDFPF World Single Championships in Dusseldorf.
For a relative newcomer to the sport Assumpta has made huge strides & her biggest win to date came at the start of June with winning lifts of 155kg (24.4stone) in the Deadlift Unequipped & 117.5kg (18.5stone) in the Squat Unequipped. She also narrowly missed out on another trophy, finishing fourth in the world in the Bench Uequipped.
The Galway Senior/Junior/Masters Track and Field 2014 Championship Day One takes place this Sunday 29 June in Dangan, NUI Sports grounds,Galway, with check in open from 1pm onwards at the track. These events are open to all AAI Galway registered athletes, with guest athletes from other AAI clubs outside Galway welcome.
Registration - is open at the track from 1 pm and please register by 1.45 pm at the latest!
Events order on the day will be as follows
The 5th Annual Mayo AC Summer 5k Series sponsored by C&C Cellular commences on 17th June.
All races start at 8pm. Race Schedule, registration location and contact as follows:
17 June Ballyhaunis Rugby Club, Martin 0872455989
24 June Castlebar, Harlequin Hotel, Ann 0868635534
1 July Ballinrobe, Soccer Club, Joan 0876726029
8 July Brickens, Community Centre, Ambrose 0862558383
15 July Claremorris, Athletics Track, Sean 0877472830
With the 5k series ongoing for the month of May, the weekends racing has been quiet of late in Galway. This weekend saw the renewal of the Mayfly 10k in Oughterard with just shy of 100 entrants. Galway City Harriers were triumphant in both the mens & womens races with Matt Bidwell & Sinead Brody winning in times of 33.43 & 39.46 respectively.
Results located here.