Athenry Juvenile AC Athletes put in some tremendous performaces at the Western Region Cross Country Championship for Uneven Ages, held at Creagh Ballinasloe on Sunday 3rd November. Our U11 girls got the day offf to a flying start when they won a silver team medal for Athenry AC, with Kaci Moran, Ellie Cronin and Chloe Quirke also winning gold medals with the Galway County team who finished in top spot. We also saw great running from Caitlin Mullen, Laura Kenny, Saoirse Healey, and Ciara Griffin, all of whom win silver team medals.
Details of distances and course to be run next Sunday are given in the attachment below.
Best of luck to the 25 Athenry athletes making the trip to Ballinasloe, representing Athenty and Galway in the Connaght XC Championship. Three chances to win a medal in the one race - individual, club and county!
Course Details: ( see map in attachment)
Course has a main Lap ( A ) which must be completed in all races
Lap B and C is inclusive of A
Pictured above are Caroline Mitchell, Yvonne Dowling & Sinead Reilly who were celebrating a 40min PB, a 10min PB & a first marathon respectively. More photos located here.
A few days on now & the excitement is dying down but the elation is still there. Below are report's from Claire Forde & Aaron Turner and a few more reflections on the day from our runners.
Athenry must have been a quiet and lonely town on the October Bank Holiday Monday as 43 members of the club turned up at the start line & what seemed like multiples of that figure turned out to support them in the 34th edition of the Dublin City Marathon.
After a very nervous week of weather watching the promised storm hooked off in an easterly direction & descended on the UK, resulting in a beautiful fresh Monday morning on the streets of Dublin, where 14,500 competitors lined up for the 26.2 mile journey around the capital city.
Just a short note to congratulate all of our members (39 I make it now) running in yesterdays 34th Dublin City Marathon.
A full report will follow soon, until then I have attached the results for the Athenry AC members, please let me know if I have missed anyone.
Mike Tobin of Craughwell AC has compiled an excellent record of Galway Juvenile Cross country Champions for the past 10 years. Lots of Athenry Athletes are featured and it makes very interesting reading! Great to see we have added some more Athenry entries to the record in 2013. Click on PDF below to view.
Good luck to all our juvenile Athletes competing in the uneven ages Connachts next Sunday 3rd November.
Details of venue are given below:
Connaught UN-Evens & Seniors XC Championships 2013.
AAI Roscommon in conjunction with St. Ronan's Athletic Club will host the Connaught UNEVENS & Senior league Cross Country Championships 2013.
Date: Sunday, 3rd November
Time: 1pm Sharp
Venue: Padraig Pearses GAA Club
A number of Athenry juvenile athletes travelled to a wet and windy venue at Calry Sligo last weekend to compete in the Connacht Even Ages Cross Country Championship. All our athletes were representing Galway rather than their club as we did not have sufficient athletes to enter club teams. In the Connacht championship the first six finishers for Galway are awarded county medals if the county finishes in the top three, while the first ten finishers are normally asked to represent Galway in the cross country All Irelands held later in the year.
Best of luck to all our juvenile Athletes representing Athenry and Galway in the Connaght Even Ages Cross country Championship in Sligo on Sunday!
See here for the proceedings from yesterday's (Sunday, 20 October) Galway Uneven Ages XC in Craughwell.