Fit4Life 5km took place on Saturday 12th November. Race Director Anne Lyng and a strong committee of over 20 people plus an additional 30 volunteers organised this year's race. Now in its 6th year this event is specifically for members of Fit4Life although non members were welcome to run. For some this was the first time they ran 5km and for others their first race. Local clubs participated including over 30 athletes from GCH under the leadership of Bernie Kelly who has supported the event for many years.
Congratulations to Corrib AC on another successful running of their 'Run like the Wind' 4KM & 8KM Road Races out in Killannin on Saturday, 20 November 2016.
See attached for full provisional result.
Congrats to Rory on his recent Connacht Primary Schools XC victory, which was covered in this weekend's local paper of record, The Connacht Tribune.
Athenry AC are delighted to donate the proceeds of €1,000 from today's Fit4Life race to GAP representative Julie Breslin.
Prizes from today's, Saturday 12 November 2016, Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km are:
Men: 1st Sean Fallon, 2nd Peter Rabbitte, 3rd Neil Johnson.
Women: 1st Marietta O'Shea, 2nd Ann Cormican, 3rd Karen Hurley.
Congrats to all, full result attached below.
Watch the start of the race:
The Athenry AC woman did the club proud in Corofin last Sunday, 6 November, with a 1/2/3 result.
Deirdre Brophy followed up her sub-40 in Carna with a pretty much identical run over the new 8KM course. Yvonne Fehilly kept her teammate honest with a superb near-32 (PB?) run. Bernie Mulryan made a welcome re-appearance, taking the W50 prize, though she was also third woman home on the road. Fiona Doughan was first F40 and 5th woman home, which Enda Munnelly was blessed amongst all those fast AAC women breaking 35!
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Frankfurt October 30th 2016.
Surviving 26.2miles on coke and a cushion.
Back in June I designed a 14 week training plan for myself and whoever else was gullible enough to join.
Athenry native and Athenry AC club member until recently, Dee Grady, ran the race of her life in the Dublin City Marathon last Sunday. Dee, who now runs with Ennis Track after her relocation to County Clare, popped up on the Marathon radar as we were tracking the progress of the leading women last Sunday morning. In contention for a podium finish for the entire race, Dee crossed the finish line as the 4th Irish woman just behind the legendary Pauline Curley in a breathtaking time of 2:50.