For me, the details of what happens between the start and finish of a race can be a blur. But I do remember how I got to the start line of the Conamara 10K, on a perfect day for running, reasonably confident that I could get around the course in under 40 minutes.
Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km takes place on Saturday 12th November at 11:00am. All proceeds from this event will be donated to GAP (Galway Autism Partnership). This event is specifically for Fit4Life members from all clubs (prizes only for Fit4Life members 1st, 2nd & 3rd). If you are not a member of Fit4Life and would like to run, jog or walk, you are very welcome. Medals for all finishers!
Thanks to The Surgery Athenry for the use of their building and facilities for the Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km on Saturday 12th November. Number collection and registration opens at 9:30am in the surgery and refreshments will be provided after the race at the same venue. A map of the location of the surgery is available on their website. http://www.athenrysurgery.ie/?utm_source=Viber&utm_medium=Chat&utm_campa...
Moylough hosted three road races on Sunday, 16 October 2016: a 1.5km race for children, followed by an untimed 5km and finally a permitted 10km.
The weather was wet, cold and miserable but that didn't stop 99 brave souls gathering at the start line. Athenry AC had a great day out!
Jane Ann Meehan won the women's race in 37:24, finishing 10th overall. Yvonne Fehilly was second woman home, coming very close to breaking the 40 barrier in 40:10.
Some nice successes by local athletes, including Rory Fitzpatrick (Athenry AC) winning the Senior Boys race - congrats to the Gloves man!
Scoil Chroí Naofa were third team home in the Senior Girls race.
Full result is attached!
This event is specifically for members of Fit4Life but non Fit4Life members are welcome to run. The 5km route remains the same as last year, it is relatively flat and the last km has you running down hill! Registration on the day opens at 9:30am at Athenry Physiotheraphy & Performance Clinic in Raheen, Athenry. We appreciate having the use of these premises again this year. The race starts at 11:00am. Pacers will be provided for 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36 mins. Online registration is now open and you can enter online for €15. You can also register on the day for €20.
Two members of Athenry AC pulled off a double victory last Sunday in Conamara. Fergal Walsh won the men's race while recording a PB of over 1 min by clocking 35:32. Deirdre Brophy won the women's race running her first sub 40min 10km by completing the distance in 39:45. Also taking part from the club were Rodney Bell finishing 5th overall in 38:47. Brian Somers finished just 1 min behind in 7th place 39:30. Alan O'Brien 45:45. Peter O'Shaughnessy 47:54. Congrats to all!
Fergal Walsh (Athenry AC) 35:32
Sean Burke (Tuam AC) 36:11
Neil O'Leary 37:13
Congratulations to all on an excellent day out in South Park on Sunday, 9 October 2016, day two of the Galway XC, Uneven Ages XC championships.
GCH and helpers set out an excellent course, around a venue that has not seen much juvenile cross county racing in a generation.
Iain Shaw (still of this parish) did a brilliant job in the box. Loads of helpers both at the start & finish, and on the course made the events run off like clockwork too.
A final result is attached!
RedTagTiming has the full results of all three races which took place on Saturday, 1 October 2016.