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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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.
The Temp Thursday sessions have really taken root in the club training calendar since being re-launched early in the year. The group meets every Thursday in the Church carpark in Athenry at 7pm to complete a session that has been sent out by email the day before. It’s a diverse group, from experienced racers and speedsters to complete beginners and hopefully everyone gets something from the session. Mick Rice takes the reins most evenings but is ably assisted on occasion by George ‘Second Lieutenant’ Livianos and Ray ‘Out in Front’ Somers.