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Louisburgh to Westport Half-Marathon Reports by Maire Teresa Beatty, Debbie Flynn, Mark Breen and Miriam Wall
While some Athenry members had travelled to Waterford for the National Half marathon more took up the Coastal Charity Challenge, otherwise known as the Westport Half Marathon. Led by the indomitable Maria Hehir there were personal best times, category wins and a few glasses of wine afterwards.
Here’s a flavour of the experience in the words of three of the participants;
Maire Teresa Beatty (1:37 – 1st W45)
Great Success for Athenry AC in Waterford National Half-Marathon
Photo John O'Connor
Race Date - 3rd August 2008
Posn. No. Time Name Category
1 641 26.00 Declan Fahy Senior Men
2 624 26.58 Martin Corcoran Male O 40
3 705 27.06 Anthony Devaney Senior Men
4 678 27.15 Turlough Conway Senior Men
5 676 27.34 David Corcoran Male O 40
6 685 27.41 Peter Mooney Senior Men
7 669 27.50 Sean Gallagher Senior Men
8 703 28.14 John Byrne Senior Men
9 664 28.25 Paddy Murray Male O 40
10 616 28.44 Ronnie Naylor Male O 50
11 603 28.48 Thomas Neville Male O 40
12 600 29.11 Peter Hynes Male O 40
13 717 29.32 David Mullins Male O 40
Posn. No. Time Name Category
1 13 25.59 John Byrne Senior Men
2 20 27.03 Timmy Glavey Senior Men
3 21 27.12 David Carrie Male O 40
4 28 27.20 Martin Corcoran Male O 40
5 26 27.48 David Corcoran Male O 40
6 40 27.57 Ian Egan Male O 40
7 10 28.26 Paddy Murray Male O 40
8 4 28.36 Domo Moran Male O 40
9 34 28.51 Ronnie Naylor Male O 50
10 2 28.55 Dermot Claffey Senior Men
11 30 28.59 Peter Hynes Male O 40
12 11 29.03 Daniel Murray Male U 19
13 73 29.05 Dan O'Rourke Male O 40
14 103 29.08 Hugh Duffy Male O 40
15 100 29.21 David Mullins Male O 40
Paul Hession was back into Athenry last Saturday evening after his successful campaign at the Olympics in Beijing a few weeks earlier.
His official homecoming started at his home out in Park and, on a fine clear but cold evening, proceeded into the Square in the centre of Athenry, where he was met by over 500 well-wishers, who congregated from all over East Galway to welcome him back.
UPDATED 14 September 2008.
Loughrea Athletic Club 40th Celebrations
Chi Running workshop 27th of September from 10 am - 4 pm with Catherina McKiernan in Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Limited Numbers €120 including lunch, Contact Barry @ 0861777736 (After 5pm ) for more information.
Agenda "Success in middle and long distance running".
Venue Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, September 27th @ 6 pm - Free of Charge
Distinguished guests which include:Ian O Riordan (Chairperson)
Olive Loughnane, Catherina McKiernan, Pauline Curley,
Paul McNamara , Jim Hogan, Vince Regan
The town of Athenry will welcome home one of it's greatest sporting heroes home this Saturday evening and everyone is welcome.
Assemble in the Square at 08:00pm
The Sixth Annual Galway Bay 10 will take place on Saturday the 4th October at 2pm. Over 1,000 people took part last year and raised over €250,000 for Cancer Care West. Further details of this years event will be announced soon along with confirmation of our sponsors without whom this event could not take place. Last year the sun shone down on our beautiful Galway Bay making it an enjoyable event for both participants and supporters.
Top class athletics action moves to Switzerland tonight and Athletissima 2008 in Lausanne. Fresh from a strong race in Gateshead at the weekend Paul will take his place tonight in his specialist event the 200m alongside such sprinting luminaries as Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon and Shaun Crawford. This track has been known to produce some super-fast times in the past and Paul can be hopeful of producing a strong race if weather conditions co-operate.
Good Luck Paul...!