Tuam AC 8k 2015 Results

Sunday 19th January 2014, the finish line of the 10th edition of the Tuam AC annual 8k race. 31.38 on the clock & Frank Burke crosses the line, pipped at the post by Kieran Guiry a second earlier in what was one in a series of great results for Kieran but what signalled the beginning of Franks ‘Annus Horribilis’ as one injury set back after another had Frank doubting he would line up at another start line again.

Galway Indoor T&F Results - Updated with Field Results

The full set of results including both track and field results can be found here

It was a great day for the club, with fine performances across the entire age range of competitors, a big well done to all those who competed, juvenile and senior.

From the results it appears that Athenry AC brought home 32 medals (9 Gold, 16 silver and 7 bronze) which is up on last year which shows the club is moving in the right direction.


Welcome back Frank!

It deserves an article of its own. 

It has come to our attention that Frank Burke is back on the road after a year's (injury) enforced absence, after competing in today's Resolution Run 5KM in a very satisfying time of 20:07.

A little birdie has told us that his last race was last year's Tuam 8KM, which means that he missed almost the entire 2014 campaign :-(.

Welcome back, Mr. Race 'You're over Budget!' Director.


As early morning dawned on the 26th there were memories brewing of St Stephens Day 2012 when we nearly renamed our annual 10k ‘The Lakes of Athenry’ such was the volume of water on the course. With the temperature hovering just around the 2° coupled with a biting wind & torrential rain it was a day to stay in bed. But runners are a strange breed & as this year’s record number of entrants started arriving there was hardly a grumble to be heard. Dealing with diverse weather conditions is just a part of racing in Ireland and after a while you just tend not to notice anymore.

Fifty (Years) Not Out - Ron Hill!

Ron Hill ran a few miles today to get to 50 years not out, running every single day in that time for at least one mile.  A true legend of our sport!

See the BBC article here on the 5KM event he ran today to complete the streak.

Ron was In Galway at least once (probably twice) in recent times and a few members of Athenry AC got to meet him and his wife on at least one of the occasions, Dave Dunne and Martin Keane amongst others - see above.

BDN 10KM Result

Congrats to Mary Kealy who was 4th (and first master) woman home in the BDN 10KM this afternoon, Sunday 14 December! She was decked out in AAC singlet and green Fields hat all the way through. Bernie Mulryan almost broke 45 minutes and was 7th woman home.

James Lundon ran his 43rd race of the year, clocking low 43s, somewhat off his sub-42 a few weeks ago. The AAC Christmas Party must have taken more out of him than he thought it might! Club stalwart James Corbett also ran his 9th race since August and is continuing to improve his times.

Carnmore 'Turkey Trot' 5KM result

Full provisional result attached.  Congrats to all Athenry AC athletes who togged out and ran on what was a cold and quite windy early afternoon in Carnmore.  Jane Ann Meehan won the women's race while Gearoid Rohan beat Ray Somers who beat Mick Rice in what looked to be a battle royale just ahead of her, all in the 18:0Xs.

P.S. Congrats to the Athenry U-21 hurlers likewise on their 'A' success today against Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry.


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