As Sam Cooke once sang, It's been a looong, a long time coming but I know a sub-3 is gonna come.........
Congrats to all involved in the GSP 10KM in Labane on Saturday, 18 April. A lovely event, not spoilt in the least by the strong sun and gusty wind that greeted the runners all the way around the rolling and roiling hills of Ardrahan.
Final result is now attached.
Congratulations to Clare River Harriers on a very nice event, where the rain stayed away but not the wind. A good preparation for much stiffer targets ahead in May!
Report from the event organisers is below:
Another great weekend on the roads for Athenry.
It's that time of year again when people are looking at Spring Marathons (unless you're Ruthann & Val who run one each week). Again this year we have plenty of members travelling for races & we'd like to wish good luck to all.
Jane Ann Meehan, Gearoid Rohan, Chris Deakin, Roseanne Trehy & Ray O' Connor
Mary Rohan & Esther Leahy - Relay Marathon
The club wish the best of luck to Ruthann Sheahan this weekend as she takes part in the 11th edition of the 24 Hour World Championships in Turin, Italy on the 11-12th April 2015. The race will also host the 20th European Championships. The race takes place on a 1700m course and starts at 10am local time.
In this event in 2012, Ruthann's distance of 229km set a new Irish Outdoor 24hr record, placed her 7th in the World & 5th in Europe. On recent form I wouldn't be surprised to see that record tumble.
Congrats to Loughrea AC on a fine race yesterday, Monday 6 April, around the town. It is a prelude to the new couse which will hopefully be seen come this year's 5KM series next month.
Athenry AC were well represented in the race. A fine morning greeted the over 250 runners and joggers. One and a half laps of the town followed by a spin out to the Gaelscoil and back in to finish where we started near the Temperance Hall in sprint sun shine. Refreshments and prizes were in the hall afterwards.
Congrats to senior section secretary, Kieran Guiry, on breaking 40 for the first time. There is only ever a first time and everyone in the club heartily congratulates the man on finally breaking into the 39s. Kieran's previous PB for the distance was 40:02 set at the same stage last year!
Seventeen of the top 34 finishers had Athenry AC down as their club. Always nice to see...
What running shoes do you train in?
Brooks Adrenaline. I’ve been wearing them since 2010 & I love the fact that I can take them brand new from the box and run. No aches, no blisters, they can even withstand deserts, mountains and bogs and rivers alike. I trust them completely.
How many miles did you run last week?
2015 SERIES ROAD FIXTURES
1 KILMOVEE 10km Sat. Apr. 4th @1pm, CONTACT JOHN 086 173 7111
2 RUN FOR BOYLO, FOXFORD 10km Sun. Apr. 26th @12pm, CONTACT MARTINA 086 863 3461
3 IRISHTOWN 8km Sun. Jun. 28th @12pm, CONTACT DAVID 087 927 2242
4 BALLA 10km Sat. Jul. 25th @7pm, CONTACT BRENDAN 087 294 1227
5 CLAREMORRIS DECARE 5m Sat. Aug. 29th @6pm, CONTACT MAIREAD 094 937 2250
6 BALLYHAUNIS 8km Sun. Sept. 27th @3pm, CONTACT MARTIN 087 245 5989
7 BREAFFY 10km Sun. Oct. 11th @2:30pm, CONTACT MAGGIE 087 632 4252