Connemara Day Trip

Mike Rooney - A Happy Bunny !

A Report by John O'Connor

A group of Athenry AC members and friends headed to the wonderful landscape of Connemara last Saturday morning to shake the legs and get a bit of real training marked down in the log books. The arranged bus was full of smiling faces at 8:30 as it left the Westwood and headed for the wilds. There was various drop off points planned along the Connemara route starting at Lough Inagh with the idea of everyone finishing at Maam cross at mid-day.

Galway Athletes Successful in Wexford Cross Crountry Races

There was double success for GCH athletes Orla Ni Mhuircheartaigh and Martin McEvilly in Wexford yesterday with both claiming national titles at the National Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships. Orla Ni Mhuircheartaigh ran her usual clever race in the Intermediate All Ireland Championship and came through late in the race to beat Maria Halley of Waterford into second place by ten seconds. Susan Byrne from Raheny Shamrocks and Dublin was in third a further seven seconds back.

Desperately Seeking Mile Markers

When I lined up for the Gloucester 50k last weekend, it felt like I hadn’t run one of these things in a long time. In fact, it was getting on for two years since I had last raced a distance of more than a standard marathon. I don’t know for how long you can remain an ultra runner after doing your last race but I guessed that I was stretching things a little. Anyway, there I was, lined up with around fifty other eejits ready to run as hard as I dared for a fraction over thirty-one miles.

Derrydonnell Athletic Club book - contributions wanted!

Submissions for the proposed book are being solicited by both
Tommy Madden (091-794429) and Jim Kennedy (087-2488845 or
jameskaye at eircom dot net) at the moment from any/all
interested parties.

A note about same was distributed at their recent celebration
night and is attached to this article.


See also

Derrydonnell Athletic Club celebrates 55th anniversary
Written by Lisa Regan
Wednesday, 02 January 2008


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