until Fields of Athenry 10km 2014

Athenry AC Fit4Life Charity 5k

Bernie Kelly receiving the female trophy on behalf of Cait Brett

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.

Connacht XC Day 1 Results

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 ;-).

DCM 2014 *Updated*

After a DCM 2013 that brought huge success for the club many members were turning up for this year’s edition of the Dublin City Marathon with lofty ambitions. But on a day that brought soaring temperatures (for October) & strong gusts, coupled with a new route that most people found taxing, those lofty ambitions were lowered for many on a tough day out in the capital. That’s no slight on our members as it was clear that this year’s race became a war of attrition for many entrants as PB targets were shelved with many people happy just to finish this year.

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