1 13 25.59 John Byrne Senior Men
2 20 27.03 Timmy Glavey Senior Men
3 21 27.12 David Carrie Male O 40
4 28 27.20 Martin Corcoran Male O 40
5 26 27.48 David Corcoran Male O 40
6 40 27.57 Ian Egan Male O 40
7 10 28.26 Paddy Murray Male O 40
8 4 28.36 Domo Moran Male O 40
9 34 28.51 Ronnie Naylor Male O 50
10 2 28.55 Dermot Claffey Senior Men
11 30 28.59 Peter Hynes Male O 40
12 11 29.03 Daniel Murray Male U 19
13 73 29.05 Dan O'Rourke Male O 40
14 103 29.08 Hugh Duffy Male O 40
15 100 29.21 David Mullins Male O 40
Paul Hession was back into Athenry last Saturday evening after his successful campaign at the Olympics in Beijing a few weeks earlier.
His official homecoming started at his home out in Park and, on a fine clear but cold evening, proceeded into the Square in the centre of Athenry, where he was met by over 500 well-wishers, who congregated from all over East Galway to welcome him back.
Chi Running workshop 27th of September from 10 am - 4 pm with Catherina McKiernan in Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Limited Numbers €120 including lunch, Contact Barry @ 0861777736 (After 5pm ) for more information.
Agenda "Success in middle and long distance running".
Venue Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, September 27th @ 6 pm - Free of Charge
Distinguished guests which include:Ian O Riordan (Chairperson)
The Sixth Annual Galway Bay 10 will take place on Saturday the 4th October at 2pm. Over 1,000 people took part last year and raised over €250,000 for Cancer Care West. Further details of this years event will be announced soon along with confirmation of our sponsors without whom this event could not take place. Last year the sun shone down on our beautiful Galway Bay making it an enjoyable event for both participants and supporters.
Top class athletics action moves to Switzerland tonight and Athletissima 2008 in Lausanne. Fresh from a strong race in Gateshead at the weekend Paul will take his place tonight in his specialist event the 200m alongside such sprinting luminaries as Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon and Shaun Crawford. This track has been known to produce some super-fast times in the past and Paul can be hopeful of producing a strong race if weather conditions co-operate.
It's either a feast or a famine! Many club runners that are preparing for the Dublin City Marathon in October like to run a half-marathon at this time of year. Unfortunately there is a relative shortage of such races, and particularly of good quality events. This weekend two fine races take place on the same weekend and Athenry AC will be sending a strong contingent to both of them.
There was a good field of over 100 for the Ballyhaunis 8k, the 5th Race in 2008 Mayo AC Open Road Race League. Weather conditions were pleasant for once on Saturday evening for this race, excellently organised once again by the local team led Jimmy Donnelly and Martin Fitzmaurice on new one lap course.
As the leaders turned off the Claremorris road after 3k, John Byrne (Mayo AC) had already established a 100 metres lead over clubmate Timmie Glavey, who was just ahead of David Carrie (Dunleer AC).
Olive Loughnane's monumental performance in last week's Olympic Women's 20KM Walk has somewhat flown under the radar when compared to the medal-winning performances of our boxers this past weekend.
Her 7th place finish (our best result in the track and field arena - Rob Heffernan was 8th in the equivalent men's event) around a rain-sodden Bird's Nest is the culmination of many years hard graft and personal disappointment at major championships.