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.

Athlete Profile - Mairead Sullivan

Athlete Profile - Mairead Sullivan

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Since March 2010.

2.      Briefly, what started you running? A few friends at work were in to it so I decided to give it a go. Our New Years resolution in 2010 was to run the Dingle Half marathon that September. 

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

4.      What piece of running gear/apparel is your most prized possession? My new running buggy for my 5 month old running buddy.

Athlete Profile - Ray Somers

Athlete Profile - Ray Somers

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Since 2009.

2.      Briefly, what started you running? My two housemates back in the day did a lot of running which began to affect our social life so I took up running so as not to be left out.


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