The coaches, mentors and supporters of Athenry's juvenile section are delighted to have completed work on a brand new long jump run-up and landing pit. The facility, in the grounds of Athenry FC, has an astroturf run-up and is built to international competition standard.
A Level 1 Coaching Course will commence this Saturday in Dangan from 9am until 4:30pm. Level 1 introduces the coach to the fundamentals of track and field athletics and is a mix of practical and theory sessions. Places on this course are still available.
The Level 1 qualification is a 4 day course. Due to the time commitment involved, and to facilitate as many people as possible, dates and venues for subsequent days will be agreed with participants.
AVIs from _Google Video_ of Eamonn Coghlan's appearance on _Play It Again, Des_ with Des Cahill.
Eamonn's World Championship 5000M victory in Helsinki in 1983.
(7 minutes 56 seconds)
This week's suggested weblink has been provided independently by two members, Alan Burke and James Lundon. For some runners this will be a familiar site to visit but for others it's a treasure just waiting to be uncovered. The McMillan Running Calculator is a masterpiece of extrapolation. From a recent race time over one distance it will suggest your potential to perform over other racing distances. In addition, the calculator will provide suggested training paces.
Sometimes I wonder if there is any point writing race reports,
but I keep reminding myself that when I hit the 100 and look back
over these that I will fondly remember some marathons and will
cringe when I recall others. London 2007 will be one of the
middle of the road attempts that I should be really pleased with
but also one that reminds me that big city marathons aren't all
they are cracked up to be. The problems encountered during this
race were more numerous than any other London - this was my 7th
in a row.
Preparation for this was predictably terrible. Having coasted
Despite a few absences (due to injuries and a new baby boy for Owen Curran), Athenry AC competed with both a senior and a veteran's men team in the AAI national championships at 10k on the road on Sunday, April 22nd April.
Peter Delmer swopped up to the veteran's team to join Gary Doherty and Philip Magnier and supply the minimum three necessary. While Paul McNamara, James Corbett, Johnnie O'Connor, and Alan Burke made up the senior team.
Starting from the Promenade Salthill (Across from Aquarium ) at 3pm
Athenry Community Games will hold the Athenry Parish Sports in Kenny Park Athenry on 29th April starting at 1.30pm. As this is a Community Games qualifer, competitors must reside in Athenry Parish. This does not apply to the senior, novelty (sack race etc) or toddler events.
We are hoping as many as possible will compete as these sports are childrens first experience of taking part in Athletic events.
They were Paul Hession's first expierence of athletics!
Schedule of Events
Born on or after Event
1. Senior Men 3000M Final
2. Senior Women 1500M Final
The sun has been shining for so long now it feels like August, but yes it's still April, and May is almost upon us. Tuesday the 1st of May is the date for the start of our five-race May series. We'll be ready to rock at 8pm.
Read on for details and a downloadable map.
The Athenry 5km will held this year on my home turf, the half parish of Newcastle to the east of Athenry. Our resident cartographer, Peter Delmer, has yet again produced an excellent map to help everybody find their way there.
The High res version is attached for download.