5k Series Launch - Tonight 23rd April 2015

The launch for this years 5k Series is being held in the Athenry Physiotherapy and Performance Clinic this evening preceded by the nuber packing for the series if anyone can help out. There will be talks held this evening from both Amphibian King & Athenry Physiotherapy and Performance Clinic. These two organisations are sponsoring the series in a big way – please give them your full support.

The timetable for tonight is;

06:45 – 07:45 Number Packing

It's Time To Go Long!!

It's that time of year again when people are looking at Spring Marathons (unless you're Ruthann & Val who run one each week). Again this year we have plenty of members travelling for races & we'd like to wish good luck to all.

Manchester Marathon:

Jane Ann Meehan, Gearoid Rohan, Chris Deakin, Roseanne Trehy & Ray O' Connor

Mary Rohan & Esther Leahy - Relay Marathon

London Marathon

IAU 24 Hour World Championships

The club wish the best of luck to Ruthann Sheahan this weekend as she takes part in the 11th edition of the 24 Hour World Championships in Turin, Italy on the 11-12th April 2015. The race will also host the 20th European Championships. The race takes place on a 1700m course and starts at 10am local time.

In this event in 2012, Ruthann's distance of 229km set a new Irish Outdoor 24hr record, placed her 7th in the World & 5th in Europe. On recent form I wouldn't be surprised to see that record tumble.

Loughrea AC 'Easter Run' 5KM result

Congrats to Loughrea AC on a fine race yesterday, Monday 6 April, around the town.  It is a prelude to the new couse which will hopefully be seen come this year's 5KM series next month.

Athenry AC were well represented in the race.  A fine morning greeted the over 250 runners and joggers.  One and a half laps of the town followed by a spin out to the Gaelscoil and back in to finish where we started near the Temperance Hall in sprint sun shine.  Refreshments and prizes were in the hall afterwards.

Colemanstown 10KM result

Full provisional result is here. Full report is here.

Congrats to senior section secretary, Kieran Guiry, on breaking 40 for the first time.  There is only ever a first time and everyone in the club heartily congratulates the man on finally breaking into the 39s.  Kieran's previous PB for the distance was 40:02 set at the same stage last year!

Seventeen of the top 34 finishers had Athenry AC down as their club.  Always nice to see...

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