Annaghdown Race a Huge Success

A good night out in Annaghdown with over 160 competitors toeing
the line @ 7:30 PM for the first annual Summer Solstice 10KM in
and around the environs of the parish/lake area.

Race HQ, at the local National School, was a hive of activity,
resembling a normal school day such was the volume of children
buzzing around - a new experience for most hardened runners?

The bad weather just about held off and the race was completed
without the runners being drenched. The start was just down from
the school itself and went up the road and out the country from

50 Days until "The Streets"!

Do you want to take on the Streets of Galway! Athenry AC is here to help!

Many people take on the annual Streets of Galway 8km road race as a good challenge to get themselves fit and have a bit of fun over the summer. There's less than 50 days to go and regardless of your level, Athenry AC can help.

Our main training sessions take part on Saturday mornings, and we cater for two groups.

At 10am, our meet and train takes off from the Church car park.

From Three Bottles to Sub-Three Hours - Brian Bruton's Cork Marathon 2007 and Before!

I had run only up to age 14 and gave it up for no good reason.
I'm sure it made sense at the time! Then school, college, exams,
beer, fags and women took over for the next twelve years. The
only trouble was that, for me, it was always all-or-nothing, so
it had to be out three nights a week for years and years, smoking
200 fags a week and drinking 3 bottles of Buckfast and God knows
what else! Eventually, though, the hard living took its toll and
body and the mind were on the verge of giving up. The entire
week was a struggle and I knew I was getting depressed and

The Tea & Toast Marathon - Frank Burke's Marathon Experiences in Cork

Headed to Cork on Sunday afternoon, hoping that my run the next
day would be better than my first marathon in Dublin 8 months
before. I had a poor back and should have stayed at home but
decided to run nonetheless: got half way, broke down and limped
home somewhere over five hours.

The same injury re-occurred after the 5k in Dangan (Galway May
Series) but not as bad, so I thought I'd be OK for Cork. Dangan
was less than a week before Cork. The day before the marathon, I
still had discomfort after a short run in the morning, but I was

Take the Mile Challenge

Ever wondered what you could run for a mile? Well, here is your chance to find out. On Saturday 7th July a series of mile races will take place at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan as part of a nationwide event - the SPAR Mile Challenge.

Only a Whisker Away

Paul Hession ran magnificently at the Bislett Games in Oslo last Fridy night. On a night of high drama at the Norwegian track that included a new worlds record in the women’s 5,000m event, posted by Meseret Defar of Ethiopia, the pride of Athenry Paul ran faster than the current Irish record for 200m. It was only a wind speed marginally over the legal limit that prevented the Irishman from taking his second national record in only two weeks.

Link to Paul’s Result.


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