'Excellent' Eimear Butler improved by one place on her 2009 finishing position in taking the 2010 Maree 8km Road Race and Fun Run yesterday. In 2009 she was sandwiched between two other Athenry athletes, Ann Carter and Miriam Wall, but managed to go one better this time around. She was also quicker on this occasion improving on her 2009 time by 22 seconds on the newly certified Maree course.
Everyone at Athenry AC extends their warmest congratulations to Eimear on such a fine result.
Results Race 9 : WESTPORT 5k February 7th
(Mayo AC unless stated)
1 Gerry Ryan GCH 15.34
2 John Byrne 16.03
3 Garrett Coughlan Crusaders 16.34
KBC ASSET MANAGEMENT ST. PATRICK’S 5K FESTIVAL ROAD RACE DETAILS ANNOUNCED
‘Generous prize fund set aside’ - race director Eamonn Coghlan
Contact Niall Callanan (email@example.com or 087 6773983) for more information on the 2nd annual Kilconieron 5M road race.
Valerie Glavin is our 2009 Club Person of the Year, winning out over Mick Rice and Maeve Noone.
Val is a worthy winner, having competed in several long-distance runs over the year, including the Connemara Ultra, the Paris, Belfast, and New York marathons, and the Connemara 100. She participated in 28 runs, a low total of runs compared to some years but, come on, how many 5k's are there in a 100-mile run? (Thirty three I make it, Mr A.B).
Maree 8K Road Race (AAI Certified & Measured) and Community 5K Fun Walk
On Valentines Day Sunday February 14th 2009 at 1pm
Kindly supported by Elverys Sports
James Geraghty, MD of Molloys Pharmacy Group www.molloyspharmacy.com gave a presentation to a recent AAI Cross Country workshop in Galway on the nutritional need of athletes. The contribution to the workshop by James was very well recieved by those in attendance.
Attention club athletes: Do you have Pain on the outside of your knee when running?
Have you been told you have Iliotibial Band Syndrome or “Runners knee”?
- Are you over eighteen and would you like to take part in a study to help develop a better understanding of Iliotibial Band syndrome?
- Are you interested in injury prevention? If so, I am looking for both injured and non-injured athletes to participate in a study examining the contributing factors in Iliotibial Band Syndrome.