A little belated on the update front but here's a list of the 'special' awards for those from the club who are gifted in other areas apart from speed. The awards were presented at the club party...so if your name is here but you didn't make it to the party, your gift has been thoughtfully recycled to another worthy recipient!
It takes a lot to put together the Fields of Athenry 10km race every year, and the costs are not small. We've tried to keep our costs under control, while still providing a quality race. Luckily, we have a bunch of great sponsors on board who help make sure that the race maintains its high standards, year after year.
For some people, the tradition of coming to Athenry on 26th December for the Fields 10km goes back a while - in fact, back to the beginning. For these 8 people, this is a solid tradition, and they do whatever it takes to make it to the start line every year.
Tommy Joe Whyte risked the rath of his boss in Scotland in early 2010. The 2009 race was postponed - indeed postponed twice - but Tommy was due to return to Scotland to work. I'm not sure what he did, but he managed to hang around and he was on the startline for the eventual running of the race in late January.
I let the 10th anniversary of the formation of the senior section of Athenry AC go, much to my chagrin due to work and other commitments, without making mention of it specifically here.
This little article may redress that balance a little bit!
Mick Rice, Peter Delmer and myself had been knocking around Athenry for at least 18/24 months, each doing a bit of running; the other two moreso than me, of course.
All results from the recent (October!) juvenile and adult Cross County championships are stored on here.
Congratulations to all Galway athletes, young and some not so young any more, who competed, many of whom won medals etc.
Athletics in Athenry back in Internet dark ages of late 1995:
Athletics in Athenry Parish -
1995 - D. McNamara
The sport of athletics is very much a minority sport in
Ireland today and Athenry is no exception in this regard.
Best of luck to all our juvenile athletes competing next weekend in Adamstown, Co Wexford at the national novice and uneven age cross country championships.
Lots of useful information on the venue and arrangements for next sunday can be found at the following link
A soft day in Carnmore saw a total of 204 runners go to the line for the 3rd. Annual Carnmore Annual Turkey Trot. Competition was very keen with Matt Bidwell of GCH taking the honours in the mens race in a swift 16mins 01 secs and the Ladies winner by a good margin was Emer O'Leary from MSB. All the age categories were keenly contested.
On behalf of Carnmore HC I would like to take this oppoutunity to thank all the athletes, who came from far and near, for their participation and without whom the event would not have been so successful.
Congratulations to Peter Lyons and all the various others involved in Athenry Commnunity Games on the number of awards they've picked up recently.
I've scabbed the following from their excellent Facebook page here:
Athenry Community Games win Mayor’s Award
Athenry Community Games has won a coveted Mayor's Award in the “Sports Category" at a gala Awards Ceremony held at the Loughrea Hotel & Spa tonight.
Our neighbours in Mayo AC are celebrating 25 years and have a big bash planned.
See attach for more details...
Sincere congrations and here's to another 25 years on the roads and fields and track of Mayo and further afield!