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Launch and details of 7th Annual Vodafone Mayo AC 5k Series

The launch has taken place of the 7th Annual Vodafone Mayo AC 5k Series of five races.The 2016 Series will start on May 24 and continue weekly on the following four Tuesdays, all at 8pm sharp.
Mayo AC are delighted once again to have the sponsorship of Vodafone C&C Cellular for the Series. Brendan Chambers was on hand to launch the Series and continues to give great support to athletics in the county. The Series also serves as a major fundraiser for the club.

Interested in joining Fit4Life?

The Fit4Life group meets every Wednesday at 7pm and Saturdays at 9am at the Church carpark in Athenry. This is an ideal time to join as we are recruiting new members which means you will meet lots of other runners at your level! Members from the club who are experienced runners run with group, offer encouragement, advice and support! Registration is €35 for the year and you can complete the registration form at the following link.

Jim McNamara RIP

It is with great sadness that I note the recent passing of the truly great Jim McNamara, Donore Harriers.  There is much about him on the web which is easily found via your favoured search engine but I will reference an article by Frank McNally, here.  I am fairly sure in saying that Jim visited Athenry twice in recent years, for the National 10KM in 2008 and then again for the National Half in 2012.  I also recall him being in Ballybofey in 2009 at the National Hal

5k Series 2016!!!!

It's save the date time as the most popular event of the Summer returns to the roads of Galway. The 5k Series!!!!

Registration will open March 11th at 8pm on (Link Below). There are 700 places available on-line. This event sells out in minutes so make sure you are ready at 8pm. The schedule is as follows....

2015 County Galway AAI Athletic Awards

The 2015 County Galway AAI Athletic Awards take place on Saturday 5th March in the Meadow Court Hotel, Loughrea. A number of athletes from the club were nominated under various categories for their performances and achievements in 2015. Jane Ann Meehan (Senior Woman), Jim Leahy (Master Man) and Roseanne Trehy (Master Woman) were shortlisted by a selection committee and the winners will be announced on Saturday night. Congratulations on your nominations and best of luck on Saturday!

Report: Anne Lyng


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