The 13th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km will take place on St. Stephen's Day, December 26th at 11am. Elites, runners, joggers, Fit4Lifers, walkers, all welcome.
If you haven't entered yet, head on over to our slick new dedicated race website for all the information you could need. The race history & results, pacer information, entry information, photos & more.
Congrats to all from Athenry AC who successfully competed on the day. We won the women's team prize while Jane Ann Meehan had a PB and was 5th finisher on what must be considered a very difficult course. The Garmin does not lie, see here. Mairead Sullivan & Marie Keary completed the women's team with a great run by Marie to receive her highest placing to date.
After a week of torrential rain the race organisers were casting nervous glances at the forecast to see if waders would be the gear of choice for yesterday morning’s Athenry AC Fit4Life Charity 5k, but there was no need to worry as the morning dawned with some fantastically mild weather, perfect for racing.
Result from Connacht XC Day 1 @ Bushfield in Loughrea are attached. Congrats to all Athenry AC athletes who finished, let alone placed well, but especially Jane Ann Meehan who was second in the women's ace and Mary Kealy who had her first outing in Athenry AC colours there.
Conditions had much deteriorated from the Galways at the same location a month before. Colder; much wetter; much, much slippier.
The organisation was top class from the local club & county, from the logistics, to the clubhouse, to the man with the computer cranking out results ;-).