Information about running in General
See here for an interesting breakdown (to the end of May 2016) of clubs and county athlete registrations with the AAI.
It is produced monthly and is published on the AAI web site in its News section.
See here for one of the many articles done before & after the recent Cork Marathon regarding Kay and Joe O'Regan (ex-Kinvara) of Enniscorthy [both proud Slaney Olympic club stalwarts] and their finishing the full distance, both 80. I had the great pleasure of meeting them 5 or 6 years ago out in Connemara after Kay finished that full there. Wonderful people, both full of the joys of life.
Jane Ann has been selected amongst the top female distance runners in the country for the marathon mission panel. This panel will see the coming together of the top distance runners in the country for some training sessions and guidance. The marathon mission was first launched in the run up to London 2012 and has seen many of our Olympic athletes take part.
Ballyandreen '5' - May 26
Shanagarry '5' - June 23
Churchtown South '5' - July 28
Ballycotton '5' - August 25
Entry is E5 per event!
Anyone interested in going down to one of them during the summer?
Fit4Life welcomed a new group of beginners this morning to the 9:00am session. Great to see 4 new faces, hope you enjoyed your run!
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.
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