Desperately Seeking Mile Markers

When I lined up for the Gloucester 50k last weekend, it felt like I hadn’t run one of these things in a long time. In fact, it was getting on for two years since I had last raced a distance of more than a standard marathon. I don’t know for how long you can remain an ultra runner after doing your last race but I guessed that I was stretching things a little. Anyway, there I was, lined up with around fifty other eejits ready to run as hard as I dared for a fraction over thirty-one miles.

Derrydonnell Athletic Club book - contributions wanted!

Submissions for the proposed book are being solicited by both
Tommy Madden (091-794429) and Jim Kennedy (087-2488845 or
jameskaye at eircom dot net) at the moment from any/all
interested parties.

A note about same was distributed at their recent celebration
night and is attached to this article.

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http://www.galwayindependent.com/sport/sport/derrydonnell-athletic-club-...

Derrydonnell Athletic Club celebrates 55th anniversary
Written by Lisa Regan
Wednesday, 02 January 2008

Johnny O'Connor is the Club Person of Year

Congratulations to Johnny O'Connor, the Athenry AC "Club Person of the Year" for 2007. Johnny accumulated a total of 65 points over 28 races during the calendar year 2007 to win out over Paul McNamara on 57 points and Alan Burke on 56.
This friendly intra-club competition consists of tallying every race run (or triathlon competed in) by an Athenry AC member. Two points are awarded per race or triathlon, with 3 for a marathon, and three for an official AAI race.

Fit4life off to a great start!

Last Saturday saw the resumption of the Fit 4life program in Athenry. We had a fantastic turnout with over 20 people taking part.

We started out with a small warmup around Ard Aoibhinn and then did some warm-up drills at the top of the estate. The group split into 3, with a running group, and walk/jog group and a walkers group taking various routes around the town and meeting back up in Ard Aoibhinn. This means there is something there for everybody, regardless of the level of ability.

More information on the fit4life program

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