The Annaghdown Summer Solstice 10K took place on Saturday June 21st. The day started off wet, and then got wetter! Despite this, over 150 brave souls from all over the country, and some as far afield as Scotland and Sydney made it to the starting line. The race only had to be delayed by a mere 5 minutes and once the worse of the rain stopped, they were off. The weather actually cooperated and it was dry for the duration of the run and at the finish. In fact it was so nice it convinced some folks to take a dip in the lake to cool off.
Pauline Mulqueen was one of at least eight Athenry AC members who participated in the Clare People 10k last weekend. By all accounts it was a great race. Pauline is one of a number of Athenry members who's running has improved dramatically over the first half of this year and she has been good enough to share some of her memories of the race with us below.
Well done Pauline and all the other Athenry AC members who took part on the day.
Race Report by Pauline Mulqueen
Athenry AC member recently took on the challenge of one of the most difficult triathlons in the country which is organised by Limerick Triathlon Club, namely, 'The Hell of the West'. Where have we heard that name before?
Ruth had a fantastic race and tells her story below.
Check out the RTE web site for more details:
Lots of coverage of Paul Hession I'm told...
Report & Pictures by Tom Hunt of Mayo AC
The second race in Mayo AC's 2008 Road Race League, sponsored by C & C Cellular, took place in fine but breezy conditions at Claremorris on Saturday evening. The DeCare International sponsored road race and walk, now in it's seventh year, started and finished in the Main street.There was an excellent turn-out of 200 participants: club runners from all the major Connacht clubs, walkers, fund raisers in aid of Mayo Cancer Support Association.
Seamus Power had a comfortable margin of victory in winning the Clare People 10k at the weekend with eleven seconds to spare over Donal O'Callaghan. Eight Athenry AC members took part in the race namely, Ann Carter, Peter Lowney, Aileen McNamara, Maria Hehir, Breege McGrath, Pauline Murray, Pauleen Mulqueen and Iain Shaw.
Well done to all!
Follow Richard Donovan's progress at www.runthecountry.ie. He should finish at some stage tomorrow, fingers and legs crossed.
Training for the Streets of Galway? Missing the May 5km Galway race series? Or just want a challenge and to get fit?
Boston Scientific are holding an open 5km Road Race and Fun Run in aid of Galway Cystic Fibrosis
(AAI permit applied for in association with Athenry Athletics Club).
Entry is open to the public so invite your running friends.
All levels of fitness are welcome (runners, joggers and walkers) so dig out those trainers!
Date: 8pm, Wed. July 23rd.
Venue: Maree Community Centre (see directions attached) .
Interesting interview with Paul here: