Having being bitten early in the year with the jog in the bog and Gaelforce adventure races I decided to finish the year with the Sea 2 summit in Westport which is quickly establishing itself as the home of adventure racing. The event was organised by Padraig Marrey winner of Gaelforce and Achill roar 2010 and supported by the Castlecourt Hotel. There was an entry field of 600 that could compete in two race formats the Supreme and Spirit.
The AGM of the Juvenile section of Athenry AC will take place on 23rd November, upstairs in the Fields Bar, Old Church St Athenry.
All are welcome to attend - please show your support.
The people have spoken - the colour of this years souvenir hat for the Fields of Athenry 10km will be orange. The hat style is similar to last year, with a small trim.
Modelled here by a potential future star of Athenry AC, you can ensure you're not left out in the cold this winter by securing your entry to the race now.
I wonder how many people have a full set of Fields of Athenry 10km hats - and the photos to prove it?
The 40 minute 10km is a barrier for many a club runner. I spent a couple of years looking longingly at results sheets featuring times under 40 and wondering how on earth I would get there.
A few more years training, and a few close shaves passed before I dipped under the 40 minute barrier in Claregalway on a fine summer's evening.
The 35th Bernie Meany Memorial 5 1/4 Mile road race will take place on the 12th December next.
UPDATE: Two sets of iamges are availabel from the day:
John O'Connor - http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenhill77/sets/72157625417436162/
John McManus - http://johnny.photium.com/portfolio133726.html
At the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country, held at Santry on Saturday 13th Nov, Athenry athlete Paul McNamara won silver in his M35 age category in his first outing at Masters level representing Ireland.
Paul was fourth overall in the race, just beating Craughwell's Gerry Ryan, though they both recorded the same time. Gerry was competing in the M45 category and, remarkably, fifth in the race was only good enough for a silver in his age category.
The 2nd annual Clarinbridge 10KM Road Race will now take place at 12.30pm on Sunday, 23rd January 2011.
All monies raised are in aid of the IHPCT Lourdes Fund 2011.
The attached PDF are results from last Sunday's Hollymount Road Races!
Further Update: Martin Nolan made his way to Athenry a few nights ago to receive his men's prize and get his picture taken with Race Director, Maria Hehir.
The Maria Hehir-inspired Athenry AC Fit4Life 5KM Charity Road Race was a huge success yesterday, 6 November 2010.