Seamie Gilhooley Takes Headford Honours

Seamie Gilhooley - First Past The Post in Headford

Seamie Gilhooley of Athenry AC delivered a fine front-running performance in last Saturday's 3rd Annual Headford 8K Road Race to be first past the finish line. Seamus was first home in a very impressive finishing time of 27:15. Seamie's performance was all the more noteworthy given that the course was quite challenging and the running conditions were wet and slippy underfoot. He was accompanied for most of the trip by Craughwell AC's Mark Davies (27:20) who was the first senior man as Seamus had entered as a junior.

Be In The Picture At The Streets This Year

Each year the Streets of Galway 8K, organised by Galway City Harriers, is the highlight of the summer for almost all of Athenry AC's runners. Our good friends and neighbours in Galway put on a fantastic show each August. The race organisation at this event is a model for any other race in the country and our members have traditionally taken full advantage of GCH's hospitality in large numbers.

Dermot Power Memorial Four Miler Kildysart Result

The 2nd Annual Dermot Power and Kildysart Cultural Festival 4 mile Fun Walk and Road Race at Kildysart Co Clare 03-08-07

1. Seamus Power Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare Snr 19 : 54
2. Brian Maher Kilkenny City Harriers Snr 20 : 07
3. Jason Fahy Olympic Harriers Snr 20 : 48
4. James Mc Intyre Tulla Snr 21 : 57
5. Brian Murphy Marian Snr 22 : 02
6. James Liddane Tulla Snr 22 : 27
7. Martin Mc Carthy Leevale Snr 22 : 29
8. Eugene Moynihan Marian O/50 22 : 39
9. Patrick Enright Sportsworld Snr 22 : 43
10. Tony Scanlon Galway Snr 23 : 01

Twenty Questions for ... Frank Burke

Frank Enjoying a well deserved sip of water

1. What running shoes do you train in?

ASICS Duomax.

2. How many miles did you run last week?

32 miles - week 4 of Hal Higdon's marathon programme.

3. What's your favourite racing distance?

The 5k series back in may were pretty good.

4. Where's you favourite place to train?

Good old Athenry on a Saturday morning.

5. What's your favourite race or event each year?

Not running that long but I would have to say the Dublin marathon at the moment.

6. What annoys you most at races?

Not winning (ha ha).

Changes for the Connemara Breakfast Run - Standard Entry Form Attached

On the route of the Connemara Breakfast Run

We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about our plans for the Connemara Breakfast Run but many people have pointed out to us that the race had been scheduled for the same weekend as both the Claregalway 10k and the Longford Marathon races. In order to avoid the clash of dates and to provide the greatest possible opportunity for people to take part in all the events that they want to we’ve decided to change the date of our race to Saturday the 18th of August. All of the same timings and arrangements apply as before it’s just a simple switch of dates.

Twenty Questions for ... Maria Hehir

1. What running shoes do you train in?

Saucony Grid Hurricane 9.

2. How many miles did you run last week?


3. What's your favourite racing distance?


4. Where's you favourite place to train?

Dangan or Salthill.

5. What's your favourite race or event each year?

Galway Bay 10m & Streets of Galway 8km.

6. What annoys you most at races?


7. What race, that you haven't yet run, would you most like to take part in?

Berlin Marathon.

8. What was your best-ever running performance?

Streets of Galway 2002.

Balla 10k Next Saturday Evening

Balla 2004 - Stretching Before The Action Starts

The next race in the Mayo AC Open Road Race League is the 15th annual Balla 10k next Saturday July 28th @ 7pm sharp. For information contact Brendan on 087 2941227.

This is one of the toughest courses in the league series as many participants over the years will testify, with regular 'up and down' sections on the one lap course. The race starts just around the corner from the registration point in Balla Resource Centre and finishes just outside it on the main street.


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