The Fields of Athenry 10km was officially launched yesterday. Only 2 weeks to the big race!
Results from BDN 10km - representing Athenry AC were David Meehan 36.17 (PB), Sean Flaherty 43.55, John Killian 43.54, Bernie Mulryan 47.46, Wojciech Musial 48.05, Eoin O'Sullivan 48.39, Philip Magnier 50.09
20th Nov 2016, Portarlington, Laois.
Leaving Athenry Sunday morning it was minus 3°C and by the time we hit Portarlington the temperature hadn't risen, in fact it was now extremely foggy and felt colder. I had initially planned to run the half marathon but decided at registration to switch to the 10km as my training was a little haphazard and I was feeling under the weather... this had nothing to do with the cold conditions!
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!