Interested in joining Fit4Life?

The Fit4Life group meets every Wednesday at 7pm and Saturdays at 9am at the Church carpark in Athenry. This is an ideal time to join as we are recruiting new members which means you will meet lots of other runners at your level! Members from the club who are experienced runners run with group, offer encouragement, advice and support! Registration is €35 for the year and you can complete the registration form at the following link.
https://athenryac.wufoo.eu/forms/join-athenry-ac-fit-4-life/

Jim McNamara RIP

It is with great sadness that I note the recent passing of the truly great Jim McNamara, Donore Harriers.  There is much about him on the web which is easily found via your favoured search engine but I will reference an article by Frank McNally, here.  I am fairly sure in saying that Jim visited Athenry twice in recent years, for the National 10KM in 2008 and then again for the National Half in 2012.  I also recall him being in Ballybofey in 2009 at the National Hal

Athlete Profile - Jim Leahy

Athlete Profile - Jim Leahy

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  I joined in 2012, Frances joined in 2011 and was telling me about speed sessions on a Tuesday so I decided to join to do speed only. It was grand for the first few while I knew nobody but when I got to know people I got sucked into more and more sessions and then finally they convinced me to do Dublin.

Athlete Profile - Frances Leahy

Athlete Profile - Frances Leahy

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  I started in May 2011 as a Fit4Life member.

2.      Briefly, what started you running? I used to work alongside Elaine Quinn & she was forever talking about running & how many miles she had done at the weekend etc etc, so got me thinking maybe I can do this running thing!!!! It was Elaine that told me about the Fit4Life programme that existed in Athenry AC, now it took me six months to sum up the courage to join as I had no running experience at all.

Craughwell 10 mile Result & Report - 20th March 2016

Craughwell 10 mile Road Race

We've been longing for a day like this for quite some time now, after the wind and rain of the last number of months we got the most absolute perfect conditions today for the annual Craughwell 10 mile and boy did it show in the results. All the talk was of PBs at the end, some very big ones too for Athenry AC runners, so lets start the report right there....

Athlete Profile - Kevin Devane

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  4 Years.

2.      Briefly, what started you running? A desire to keep off the weight i'd lost during a period of loss in 2012. I'd never been active when younger and was always overweight. Anyway i started walking but soon got bored of that as i felt I wasn't getting anywhere fast. Joined Fit4Life, a brilliant group run and organised by club members and progressed from there.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  Mizuno Wave Inspire.

Abbey 10km Challenge 13th March

203 athletes gathered in Abbey today, Sunday 13 March, to take on the 10km challenge. It was an increase of over 50 runners on last year's race. 
 
The course a 10km loop had a couple of testing hills thrown in for good measure. Weather conditions were ideal, it was dry with temperatures around 13 degrees. 
 

Ballycotton 10M Result

Congrats to the small, but merry, band of Athenry AC runners who made the club's yearly pilgrimage down to East Cork last Sunday, 6 March 2016.

Conditions were dry for the race itself but pretty dreary both before and afterwards.  Some sort of result is available here, if you have the patience to wade through the various ways this site has decided to slice and dice this classic result.

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