Ten In The Deise

Dungarvan 10 Miler - Race Report by Marie Curran

I travelled to Dungarvan - my hometown - on Saturday with my husband; he was on chauffer duty for the weekend! We arrived mid-afternoon and chilled with my parents for the day (I did ditch Donal for a bit as I caught up with an old school pal, nothing like a bit of bonding with the in-laws for a few hours).


Word came through on Sunday morning via Twitter as follows: "Valerie Glavin 2nd Woman with 217.809k; Ruthann Sheehan 7th Woman with 188.714k; Mick Rice 30th Man 165.545k; Ray O'Connor 58th Man with 122.083k;" In the previous 24 hours, four members of Athenry AC had particpated in (and finished) a 24 hour race in Finland and these were the final results. Valerie Glavin clocked up 217.908KM! That is 135.34023800994873 miles to be very precise. The equivalent on 5.16 marathons or a five-plus marathons back to back at 4:39 pace!

What Could Possibly Go Wrong ?

We asked, "What are your goals for 2011?" You said .... 

Marie Curran


  1. Run at least six half-marathons during the year - I want to run DCM in Oct 2012
  2. Complete Connemara half-marathon without stopping or walking
  3. Get under 8 minutes for a magic mile!!!!! 


Orla Tierney


Athenry Fit4life is back

Athenry Fit4Life will start again for the Spring term at the following times and places:-

Wednesday 26th January at 0930 from St Colmans NS in Corofin (Contact Maria Hehir)

Thursday 27th January at 1900 from Church Carpark in Athenry (Contact Deirdre Quinn / Maeve Noone)

Contact details are listed below


The Fit 4 Life is a program for runners, joggers and walkers, to help them get motivated and get fit. The cost of joining is just € 35.


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