Our resident ultra loving adventurer Ruthann Sheahan is currently in the depths of South America taking part in the Atacama Crossing, a 136 mile self sufficient race across some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world & the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert. In her own words, a seven day self catering holiday. In our words, simply bloody amazing.
In what has easily become one of the busiest weekends for racing on the running calendar over the last few years we had groups of runners in action across multiple races on Saturday & Sunday.
Top of the pile was Dee Grady who ran a brilliant 2.13.11 in the 30k Human Race in Limerick on Sunday. On a windy day & with a hilly course Dee finished as 3rd female to add another podium finish to her achievements.
A great day in Loughrea AC's Bushfield complex this afternoon, Sunday 5 October.
It was the Even Ages (U-10 to U-18) and adult races. Over 300 toed the line across the 12 races, with huge numbers in both adult races. A full result will be attached when they are made available.
Many and sincere thanks to all in Loughrea AC who put on a superb show, AGAIN, with the course itself in outstanding condition & excellently appointed. There were loads of tea and biscuits afterward in their new clubhouse for those who stayed around for the craic & chat.
Attached is a poster for an introductory orienteering event which is taking place in Galway on 12th October. There are plans to have another three similar introductory events in the Galway area over the coming months.
It was another successful day for the club at the Loughrea AC The Grey Lake 10km race on Sunday with 4 members taking home individual medals from the race itself, with another 13 titles heading to Athenry in the Galway 10km Championships.
Mick Rice was first home for the club & finished third overall in 36.57. Gearoid Rohan was close behind in fourth to take 1st Over 40 with a time of 37.39.
Jane Ann was first lady home & sixth overall in 37.48 whilst Sinead Foran was 1st female Over 35 in 40.34.
The 13th running of the Fields of Athenry 10km will take place on St. Stephen's Day, December 26th at 11am. Elites, runners, joggers, Fit4Lifers, walkers, all welcome.
If you haven't entered yet, head on over to our slick new dedicated race website for all the information you could need. The race history & results, pacer information, entry information, photos & more.
Well done to all the Athenry AC athletes running for various schools today - just shows how important regular training is! Also, well done to all Athenry AC athletes who helped make these semi-finals a huge success. Roll on the finals next Tuesday at the same time. Some great finals are in prospect.