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

Results.
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?

38.

3. What's your favourite racing distance?

10km.

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?

Parking.

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.

Paul Hession takes national title with a new NR! (Video Added)

It's every athlete's target to improve race on race, and Paul Hession is certainly doing that at the moment.

He picked up his second national title in a new national record time, the best European performance this year.
His time of 20.30 is world class and he can go into next month's World championships with a real sense of confidence, and every chance of success.

Also representing Athenry AC was Claire McNamara who finished 6th in the high jump.

Fortune favours the brave!

Starters in Athenry last Friday

Athenry AC 10km handicap report.

It's a brave man who plans a Bar B Que in this country in this weather, but I figured it couldn't rain ALL the time, and so it was that the rains held off for long enough for our club Bar B Que to take place.

A BIG thank you to Derek Conerney who pulled out all the stops to produce a top quality Bar B Que, ably helped by his partner Mary and Patricia Monaghan of Tuam AC.

Summer Barbeque - It'll Do Someone's Heart Good!

Our very own, BMW drivin', cross country runnin', beer drinkin', smoke smokin', all 'round good guy John O'Connor is running the Berlin Marathon next September to raise funds for the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation which is much better known as Croi. As part of the dreaded fundraising process he has to undergo to take part in the race he'll be hosting a barbeque in O'Connell's bar in Eyre Square, Galway on Friday the 17th of August at 7:30pm.

Hession Breaks 200m record

Paul Hession finally broke the Irish 200m record this weekend in Sheffield.
He's been very close in the last while, and had beaten the time but the times were not wind legal.

The tough opposition in Sheffield brought out the best in him, and he finished 4th in 20.44

More details at the AAI website
http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=2038
and at UK Athletics
http://www.ukathletics.net/results/20070715_Sheffield/Data/M/200_R_f.htm

Its worth noting that the 1st and 2nd place have run 19.75 and 19.76 before.

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