This past Saturday the 18th May saw the 3rd running of the Roundstone Bay 8K road race for the local RNLI Lifeboat Service. There was a good mix of local and visiting runners, with entrants from as far afield as UK, Germany and USA, and numbers were again up on previous years with just under 200 having registered.
Quite a number of athletes registered PBs in the Craughwell 5k on Tuesday evening, always a great feeling for an athlete. Chief among them, that I heard anyway, was Martin O'Hara who knocked a shattering one minute off his previous best with a chip time of 19:20. If you're gonna break the big 20 minute barrier, why not do it in style?
Well done to all our super Juvenile athletes who did Athenry AC proud in Dangan on Sunday 19 May in Day 2 of the Galway Juvenile T&F Championships U12-19s!
A provisional set of results can be obtained here.
The only thing missing from Loughrea on Tuesday night last (14
May 2013) was an ark but there were strong rumours that one was
being warmed up down on the grey lake, less than half a mile away
from the start/finish line.
This is the first session in a two part performance nutrition package called 'Running'
The talk will be by club member, Ruth Kilcawley, who was recently appointed Lead Nutritionist with the Athletics Ireland High Performance Squad. She also worked with the Irish women's Grand Slam rugby team this year.
Read her description inside
Athenry AC had a different kind of social outing last weekend in making a trip to the Great Western Greenway (Bealach Mór an Iarthair ) in County Mayo. We had the Castlecourt hotel in Westport as our base and - accompanied by children, spouses, and Buster the dog - performed various feats of endeavour along the 42k of trail stretching from Westport to Achill.
Photo: Val and Benjamin Napoleon Glavin Broderick the First
Please find attached schedule for Sunday for u12s and older for Avaya Track and Field. Start time is 11am, please be there at least one hour before your event is due to start. Note they are starting with the relays. Good luck to all. If you have not comfirmed your entry please do so by this evening.
Please find attached provisional results of todays Avaya U9,10,11 Track and Field. Well done to all the athletes there was some great results from our juvenile athletes. The top three in each event go on to the Connachts in Athlone on June 8, so see you all at training next week.
Jim Leahy did a great 3:08 in Limerick last weekend, here is his account of the race.
Avaya Galway Track and Field Championships for U9,10,11 take place this Sunday May 12 in Dangan starting at 12.30. I have attached proviosioinal timetable I would recommend that you arrive an hour before your event is due to start. Best of luck to all that are competing.