Craughwell 10M result

There seems to be something about Craughwell that brings out the best in Athenry members as once again the results were littered with PBs.

Jane Ann Meehan reconfirmed her position as probably the top female runner currently racing in Galway, taking the win with a commanding 5min gap to second place, running a 60.18 for a big PB & a staggering 5 minute improvement on last year. GCH completed the podium with Grainne Ni Uallachain & Sinead Brody.

Martin 'Hip-Hop' Keane at today's Craughwell 10!

Not only is our own Martin Keane a legend on the road, he has serious clothes sense too, if his sartorial elegance after the race - see above - is anything to go by!  Straight out of East LA, via Rathmorrissey.

The man was also the only Over 70 male to run in the race today, joined by Mary Cronin (LimerickAC but originally Woodford) as two only two over 70 athletes to complete the course today. 

Kudos to both.

Tralee Marathon Result

Congratulations to Ruthann Sheahan on her third position in this weekend's Tralee marathon with an outstanding 3:09:35.

Although it's only mid March, Ruthann already has eight marathons & one ultra under her belt since the turn of the year!

Currently training for another 24hr race Ruthann is clocking up serious weekly mileage & on current form is sure to challenge her own National record.

Abbey 10KM Result

Congrats to Gerry Larkin, Declan Donnelly and their crew on a very successful race out in Abbey today Sunday, 15 March, their third 10KM.

Congrats to our own Deirdre Quinn on her second place in the senior women's race.

FINAL & OFFICIAL result and prize list is attached.

Twenty Questions - Mairead O' Sullivan

1. What running shoes do you train in?

Mizuno Wave Inspire, have tried a few other brands but keep coming back to Mizuno.

2. How many miles did you run last week?

35

3. What’s your favourite racing distance?

10mile or ½ marathon.

4. Where’s your favourite place to train?

Rinville & Maree, there’s a nice mix of hills, trail, country roads, seaside, (and usually a strong breeze) & as I’m there 5 days a week I try to make the most of it.

Twenty Questions - Gearoid Rohan

So, I finally got fed up of Pat McDonagh and Tomas Ruane talking about running. Couldn't meet for a social pint but the conversation would always turn to race times, training  plans, beating this lad and that lad in recent races, will I ever be able to run a half marathon etc etc.. And for a non-runner such as myself I really couldn't see the attraction. But their persistence paid off and they finally wore me down. I bought a cheap pair of Asics and took to the road.

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