The first Sligo Mini Marathon takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May, from The Village Inn, Cartron at 3pm.
The 38th Annual Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare and the Michael Egan Memorial 4 ml. Fun walk and 4ml.
Road race at Quilty Co Clare 06/04/2008
1 Seamus Power Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare snr 19.45
2 Gerry Ryan Galway City Harriers snr 19.56
3 Rory Chesser Ennis Track snr 20.39
4 Dermot Galvin St Johns snr 21.12
5 John Byrne Mayo snr 21.16
6 Michael Maher Ennis Track snr 21.57
7 Martin Corcoran Craughwell 0/40 22.00
8 Anthony Devanney Mayo snr 22.19
9 James Liddane Tulla snr 22.30
10 Paddy Murray Mayo 0/40 22.52
Connemara Ultra 2008
5 minutes before the 9am start time 100+ runners haul themselves out of a nice warm bus at the start line. Cold!
Ray informs me I don't have enough time to get in my extra 0.7 mile run that I needed to bring my mileage up to 40miles ... just go! This is a 39.3 mile race but I want to run 40 to celebrate my 40th year. Without another thought I started off towards Leenan, ran for 2mins and turned back. Got about 4mins of running done (a half mile?) and arrived back to the start where 100+ people were singing Happy Birthday to me (Thanks Ray!!!)
The Irish Masters Athletic Association (IMAA) invites all athletes over 35 to participate in its events in the coming season.
Nationally we have the Raheny Road Relays and the National Road 10km Championships (Athenry) coming up in April, the Outdoor T&F Championships in August, and the Half Marathon Championships in September.
Internationally, we have the European T&F Championships starting in Slovenia in late July (open entry with no minimum standards). You must be a member of the IMAA to compete internationally.
You know you are a runner when:
- You finish the race looking like you wrestled a bear and you don't care.
- You combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "Easy run" in the same breath.
- You can sharpen an axe blade on your calves.
- Find humour in an other's running form.
- Watching a Marathon on T.V. made you get up and go for a run.
- You can hallucinate and get high at the same time without taking anything.
- You wash your shorts in the shower.
- Every road you drive on you think what a great hill session this would be.
An army of 38 Athenry AC athletes have been conscripted to join the ranks in the Connemarathon next Sunday. Athenry AC has been affiliated with this fantastic event since it’s inception but never before have we sent forth such an impressive rush of adrenaline.
Thirty three will line up in Leenan for one of the best half-marathon’s in the country starting with a rush up the Devil’s Mother and finishing with an attack on the Hell of the West.
Three brave heroes are set to attack from the full-marathon flank and will march on meagre rations of carbo gels starting from Lough Inagh.
Places for the hugely popular 3rd Annual Inishbofin Island Half Marathon in aid of local heart charity Croí are once again almost sold out!
This unique half-marathon challenge is open to walkers and runners and is being offered as a weekend package on the weekend of May 16th - 18th. The idyllic setting of Inishbofin is the backdrop to what has now become a hugely popular event. The 13.1mile run appeals to runners or walkers of all levels, who are guaranteed an unforgettable weekend.
NB. Carney Lissadell 10k Race Result Below
Rumours have been perculating through to Athenry AC Central for the past few months that one of our top 10k'ers Brian O'Connor was "...training like a trojan..." . Other words like "madman" and "lunatic" were bandied about as well. We were told that he was preparing well for the National 10k in Athenry in April and was focused on running a good race there.
Paul McNamara In Action in Connemara in 2005
Results from Ballinrobe