The Irish team for the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham this weekend has been finalised. Paul Hession will represent Athenry AC. Best of luck to Paul and all the Irish Athletes.
The heats of Paul's 60m takes place on Saturday morning at 10am with the semi-final at 3:20pm. The final takes place on Sunday at 4:20pm. Hopefully we'll catch it in Ballycotton!
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4 hours 17 minutes
Nobody on the bus looks like they would complain if it broke down. The runners have been gathering since early morning to be driven out to the start of the race and conversation has long since ceased. The two older men with the Dublin Marathon 88 tee shirts and the John McEnroe headbands aren’t discussing Joe’s hamstring any more and instead they look out of the window like everyone else. There’s not much to see. Connemara sheep stand forlornly in the mist outside the fogged up windows.
Donations of E500 to Croí and E250 to Friends of Belarus North Galway Group were recently successfully made from the proceeds of the recent Fields of Athenry 10KM Road Race.
Paul Hession took another few centimetres off the Irish Indoor 60M record in Belfast today (Sunday, 18 February 2007), clocking 6.63 to win the Irish Indoor Championship.
Video from the day's events below...
Relax lads your entries are in!
The following thirteen entries for the Ballycotton 10M are confirmed on the Ballycotton website.
2103 Alan Burke
2104 James Lundon
2105 Peter Delmer
2106 Mick Rice
2107 Johnny O'Connor
2108 Philip Magnier
2109 Brian O'Connor
2110 Gary Doherty
2111 Dave Dunne
2112 Liam Mycroft
2113 Owen Curran
2114 Mike Rooney
2115 John Ludden
Claire McNamara and Paul Hession with represent Athenry AC at this weekend’s Woodie’s DIY National Senior Indoor Championships in the Belfast.
Paul Hession, fresh from his record breaking exploits in Austria and a superb performance in the British Indoor Championships last week is entered in both the 60m and 200m events. With such an outstanding start to his season Paul is surely hopeful of some big performances in Belfast and we wish him the very best of luck. Paul has already secured the qualifying time over 60m for the upcoming European Indoor Championships. The 60m heats are on at 17:55 on Saturday with the final of that event scheduled to take place at 15:35 on Sunday. The 200m heats are on at 19:35 on Saturday and the corresponding final at 16:25 on Sunday.
The Predator Triathlon Club, which is based in Athenry and coached by our very own Sebastien Locteau, will be holding a Duathlon (Run-Bike-Run) on Sunday the 11th March next at 9:30am.
The race will be based out of the Raheen Woods Hotel and The Tranquility Leisure Centre.
This is a fundraising event for the Predator Club and they have great hopes for it's success.
This will be very much a fun event and it will have a relatively small field of athletes. As such it is the perfect opportunity for those who just want to dip their toes into the sport of Triathlon.