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 medival arch in Athenry.
It was another successful day for the club at the Loughrea AC Grey Lakes 10km race this afternoon with 4 members taking home individual medals from the race itself whilst there were a slew of medals for the County 10km Championships.
Well done to all the Athenry AC athletes running for various schools today - just shows how important regular training is! Also, well done to all Athenry AC athletes who helped make these semi-finals a huge success. Roll on the finals next Tuesday at the same time. Some great finals are in prospect.
Ray Somers took a long overdue maiden win on a scenic 5k route in Brooklodge yesterday. In a time of 18.04 Ray had a narrow 2 second victory over Paul Gately with Fergal Walsh a further 16 seconds behind in third.
Tomasz Kadzielawski narrowly missed out on a podium finish with an 18.41 whilst John Langan & Michael Duane also ran sub 19 to finish within the top ten.
The committee of the 'Run in the Woods' would like to thank everyone for their support in what was another very enjoyable day out. Many thanks to Vaughans for hosting us in the lounge for registration and refreshments. Thank you to Garda Mick McDermot for his assistance and guidance on the day. To Mick & all the crew at Coilte for allowing us to use this fabulous location. On the day we had numerous stewards who helped ensure things ran smoothly and to all of you a big thank you.