The Sligo Fit 4 Life Womens 5K series kicked off on Tuesday the 19th May with the first event in the Series taking place at Skreen/Dromard.. Races start at 7.30pm sharp. There is an Achievement Award for the 10 most improved times over the series (top 10 finishers excluded from the awards). For more details check out Sligo Athletic Club Facebook page.
Mayo AC have launched their two annual race series. They are the Mayo
AC 2015 Move2Improve series of seven races and their 6th Summer 5k
Series of five races on Tuesday evenings starting on May 26th. Both
series of races are sponsored by Vodafone who continue their valued
support of athletics in Mayo.
These events have proven to be a tremendous success in recent years
and are a great opportunity to achieve personal goals in a relaxed
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.
Photos on Facebook
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.