Martina Passman assumed the mantle of Athenry AC overall champion for 2010, coming out on top over the 5km course in Newcastle near Athenry on Saturday last. Crossing the line as fresh as a daisy she reportedly ran strongly throughout the 5km and then made the best of the gentle down-grade towards Newcastle pitch to clinch the silverware.
A major 5k run and walk will be held in Claremorris on Sunday September 26th, starting at 11 am.
5KM Fun Run/Walk in Aid of Pakistan Flood Victims on Saturday, 18 September @ noon.
See attachment and graphic (same).
Good to see Lyall back on form after a very rocky start for 2010.
The full report can be found at: http://www.lyallguiney.com/2010/09/blarney-half/ .
Interested in improving your swimming and fitness? Join Tuam Masters
Swimming Club. Training sessions run from 7.00pm-8.00pm every Sunday.
Classes are for adults and cover all swimming abilities, from
competitive swimmers to those who can swim a number of lengths of the
pool and would like to improve their technique.
Registration takes place from 6.15pm to 6.45pm on Sunday the 19th
September 2010 in Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Tuam. New members are
Results of the Clifden 10K are attached.
The 3rd Clifden Lifeboat 10k race took place on Sunday 12th September, in almost perfect running conditions. 111 runners and walkers, of all ages and levels of fitness crossed the finish line (126 entered); and while many seasoned runners commented that it was the hardest race they ever ran, both the 1st man and woman managed to cross the line in record time. First man across the line was Martin Lyons of Mullingar in 35:25, while Clifden woman, Rachel Mannion, was the first woman across the line in 45:07.
The Athenry cub championship 5km race will take place next Saturday on the 5km course near Newcastle. This is the same course upon which Athenry AC hosts it's leg of the 5km series each year.
Its time to dig out those runners and don a pair of shorts as a new Fit4Life programme gets underway on Saturday September 18th. the focus is on recreational joggers and walkers as opposed to competetive activities.
The aim of the programme is to give absolute beginners a chance to meet new people, exercise and get fit in a safe and welcoming environment. The course is open to all over the age of 16, who would like a chance to get fit and maybe even run in the now famous 'Fields of Athenry' 10Km run on St Stephens Day.
The third annual Boston Scientific 5k race took place on Wednesday evening in (almost) glorious sunshine. Runners were blessed with a lovely evening in a week of downpours.
The race is one of many events being organised by Boston Scientific employees to raise funds for children's facilities at the COPE Galway Waterside House Women's Refuge.
232 gallant runners crossed the line with smiles (or grimaces) on their faces, led in by Boston Scientific's own Gerry Ryan for the men, and Claire Morrissey for the ladies.