Galway 5km Series - Claregalway Leg

The fourth race of the series was hosted in Claregalway tonight. A field of 641 took part, 71 from Athenry AC.

Craughwell's Damien Larkin was first man across the line in 17.26 with Athenry's Lyall Guiney finishing close behind in 17.38 and Kevin Carr in 3rd place with a time of 17.51.

Jane Ann Healy took the honours for the ladies in 18.18 with GCH Grainne Ni Uallachain completing the race in 18.42. Sue Redmond just under a minute behind in 19.38.

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Terenure 5 Mile 17th May

The Terenure 5 Mile (formerly known as the "Dublin 5 Mile Classic") took place yesterday. It is a fast 1.5 lap course which starts and ends at Terenure College. In it's 30th year the field of over 1250 was stacked with top Irish talent such as Mark Christie, Freddy Keron Situk and Olympian Mark Kenneally, Athenry's Lyall Guiney finished 43rd in a time of 29.27. Also running were long time friends of the club and former members, Kenyan duo Peter Brandon Somba (5th - 24.24) & Lezan Kimutai (9th - 26.07) with member Liam Mycroft finishing in 40.10.

River Moy Half Marathon 15th May 2015

Micky Duane and John Daly competed in the River Moy half marathon in Ballina on Saturday last. The route took the athletes along the banks of the famous River Moy and through the beautiful Belleek Woods. The route is relatively flat with a few challenging hills along the way. Most of the race was run on roads on either side of the banks of the Moy with amost 2 miles of the course through the woods. Micky Duane completed the race in 1.30.59 whilst John Daly crossed the line in 1.40.38.

Fit4Life

Athenry AC Fit4Life meet at the Church Car Park in Athenry every Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 10am. We welcome runners, joggers and walkers! New members can join on the first Saturday of every other month. Dates for the rest of the year are 4th July, 5th September and 7th November. Come along any of these dates at 9.45am and please bring your Fit4Life Application Form and Health Screening Form. For further details you can contact Frances Leahy frances.leahy@gmail.com

Galway 5km Series - Craughwell Leg

The third leg of the 5km series took place last night with a welcome return to Craughwell. A route loved by many saw very good weather conditions for the race. There was only a cool breeze to contend with as 700 athletes ran through the hilly roads of Craughwell. The locals gathered at almost every km to cheer on the athletes.

John Greaney (GCH) was first man across the line, followed by Craughwell's Damien Larkin and Lyall Guiney from Athenry AC in third place. Regina Casey (GCH) was first woman home followed by Athenry's Jane Ann Healy and (GCH) Barbara Dunne in third place.

Results: 2015 Galway U13-U19 Juvenile Track and Field Championships

The second day of the 2015 Juvenile Track and Field championships were held on Saturday 2nd May amidst the threat of 'Stormageddon' and various scheduling conflicts which resulted in a relatively small field of competitors.  Although the numbers were reduced, the level of competition certainly wasn't and there were some fine runs, jumps and throws from our older juveniles.  Attached below are the results of the day's events.

History of the Irish Schools' Athletic Association

Athletics Ireland have recently completed a project compiling the winners of the various events held as part of the Irish Schools' Athletic Championships.  Now in its 99th year, the ISAA has been the proving ground of many of Irleands top athletes, and the lists make for fascinating reading in spotting the big names of Irish Athletics.  Also interesting is the progression in times/distances across the 99 years.

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