Darragh McShane Conquers the Bog

Darragh McShane JITB Super 8 Winner

Congratulations to Darragh McShane of Athenry AC who finished 1st in the first “Jog in the Bog” Super 8 race winning in a time of 4hr and 2 min. A great 10k run to start in a range of terrain from road, trail and bog gave Darragh a good lead into the first cycle of 17.5km to Abbeyknockmoy. This was followed by the first of two hill runs starting with a 2km run in Knockroe. From there it was a 23km cycle into a stiff headwind to Castlehacket for another 3.75km hill run.

Athenry AC Handicap 10KM results and report

A total of 49 Athenry AC and guest athletes lined up at St. Mary's on Friday night last (23 July) for the 5th annual Athenry AC Handicap 10KM AKA Burger Run.  The course was slightly modified at very late notice to avoid traversing the railway level crossing near the town but it did not result in any disruption as the event took place with clockwork efficiency, ably RD'ed by James Corbett, with Maire Treasa Beatty and a gaggle of other helpers in close attendance.  Derek Conerney and his crew were cooking up a storm in the background!

Hession hoping experience can make all the difference

http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/hession-hoping-experience-can-make-all-the-difference-2271835.html

"Everything has gone to plan, training, races, preparation and I'm confident that I can perform. You never know what everyone else is going to do but I'm confident I can go out and do something. I'm looking forward to it."

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2010/0724/1224275391171.html

Galway 10,000m Results

A small yet strong field showed up for the 2010 running of the  Galway Track and field  10000m race last night in Dangan ,
 
The race was won by Matt Bidwell of GCH  in a time of 32.45, just ahead of Paul Mcnamara, Athenry AC,  who is just returning to action following his recent Cork marathon.

Bag Packing

Athenry AC Juvenille section have their main fundraiser on this weekend “Bag Packing in Tesco”.

If anybody, their children, friends or relatives are interested in helping please contact Michelle Collins at 087 2072933.

Magic Mile Results

Well the weather didn't ddin't detract from some of the hardier runners in Galway as the took to the track in search of an exclusive PB.

This reporter doesn't know of many track miles held in the country this year, so well done those that took the opportunity when it arose.

Magic Mile 2010 from Alan Burke on Vimeo.

4th running of the Magic Mile, at Dangan Track Galway

Early Bird Entries Available for Galway Bay Half Marathon

Dear Runner/Walker,
The Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and Galway Bay 10K will take place on 2nd October 2010. The 10K starts at 11am and the Half Marathon at 1pm. The entry fee for the Half Marathon and 10K is €50 and €45 respectively. If you sign up before the end of July, there is an early-bird registration fee of €40 for each event.

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