until Fields of Athenry 10km 2016

Labane 10KM Result

Congrats to all in Labane on the successful running of the latest iteration of the GSP-sponsored 10KM, today, Sunday 17 April 2016.

Full result & prizes attaced.

Men's winners below:

Manchester Marathon - 10th April 2016

Now in the 40th year, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon took place on Sunday. 15,149 athletes ran the 26.2 miles (42km) through the streets of North West England. The weather was reported to be very pleasant. It was dry and the sun broke through the clouds throughout the race. A large contingent of runners travelled from Athenry AC to run as race organisers describe a "super fast course" and it is also considered to be one of the flattest marathon courses in the UK!

Athlete Profile - Donna Lane

Athlete Profile - Donna Lane

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  I joined Athenry AC in 2013.

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  My asthma was progressively getting worse so my doctor suggested walking or running. I absolutely hated both, as both involved a bit of effort but my friend Brighid Cannon called to visit the next evening and said we were signing up for F4L so it all went from there.

Athlete Profile - Paul Hegarty

Athlete Profile - Paul Hegarty

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Just over two years, Jane Ann convinced me to join during a physio session. I only said yes to try and make the pain stop…it didn’t!!

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  I was getting married in 2013 and I wanted to try and shift some excess weight beforehand. I was surprised how addictive I found running and have kept at it since.

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  I always use Brooks Adrenaline.

An Evening with Frank Greally and Jerry Kiernan

With the Olympics Games in Rio only months away, Galway sports fans will have the chance to spend an entertaining evening in the company of two of the legendary figures of Irish athletics in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry on Wednesday the 20th of April next at 08:00pm. Runners of all levels will have something to look forward on what promises to be a great night.

This FREE event is hosted by Athenry AC to mark the occasion of the launch of the Athenry AC Half Marathon which takes place on the 25th of June next in Monivea.

Athenry Community Games

The Athenry Community Games and Parish Sports will take place this Sunday, 10th April at the Carnaun pitch, starting at 1:30pm.  Programme of events is attached.

First up is the often hotly contested Mens (3000m) and Womens (1500m) races for which there are trophies up for grabs.

New Inn 5km - 3rd April 2016

New Inn's 5th annual road race took place today. There was good running conditions for the race as 261 runners, joggers and walkers took on the one loop course. The rain held off for the duration of the race allowing most of the competitors to complete the course and get home dry! Numbers were down on last year but there was still a great turn out and great support.

Results: Wheelchair Shaun's Bocquet Craughwell AC 17:12 (finished 3rd overall)

Athlete Profile - Maeve Noone

Athlete Profile - Maeve Noone

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  9 happy years :-)

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  Myself and my sister in law walked the Women’s mini marathon one year and were so frustrated with the crowds we vowed we would run it the following year – However it did take 9 months to get started when I joined Alan Burkes Meet and Train group and the rest is history.

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

Athlete Profile - Frank Burke

Athlete Profile - Frank Burke

1.      How long have you been an Athenry AC member?  Since 2006

2.      Briefly, what started you running?  A friend of mine had taken it up so i joined him for a few runs

3.      What shoes do you train/race in?  At the moment Nike Lunarglide 

4.      What piece of running gear/apparel is your most prized possession? Nothing really but i do like this year’s 10k hat

5.      What is your favourite event/race of the year?  Dublin in October


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