Best of luck to our juvenile athletes who will be travelling to Dublin to run for Galway and Connacht in the All Ireland Even Ages Cross Country Championship in Santry next weekend. The Athenry athletes who have done really well at the Connacht championship and have qualified for next weekends All Ireland finals are; U12 girls Ciara Griffin, Aoibhe Deeley and Laura Kenny, U12 Boys Ruairí Collins and Shea Hennessy, U14 Girls Aishling Kenny and Sarah Gilhooly and U16 girls Shannen Lee.
See attached a full provisional result from today's very successful F4L 5KM out in Newcastle, Athenry.
Congrats to Maria Hehir and her band of helpers on a very efficient race. The weather stayed dry too, which alays helps.
A small gallery of images from the day can be seen here.
Race Director's Report:
See the mayoac.com report here...
Results of last Sundays meeting in Ballinasloe
Normal service resumed yesterday in Corofin with Matt Bidwell continuing his dominance of the Galway road racing scene, taking 1st position in a time of 26.11, a full three & a half minutes ahead of 2nd placed Ian Egan of Tuam AC. Tuam also took the 3rd place with Tommy Joe White a further 44 seconds back.
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The marathon is the end point. When you get to the start line you’ve already won. 12 weeks of long runs, speed and core all culminate to a single day – a day in which, even then, all the boxes need to be ticked to produce what you think is anything near your form.
Athenry Juvenile AC Athletes put in some tremendous performaces at the Western Region Cross Country Championship for Uneven Ages, held at Creagh Ballinasloe on Sunday 3rd November. Our U11 girls got the day offf to a flying start when they won a silver team medal for Athenry AC, with Kaci Moran, Ellie Cronin and Chloe Quirke also winning gold medals with the Galway County team who finished in top spot. We also saw great running from Caitlin Mullen, Laura Kenny, Saoirse Healey, and Ciara Griffin, all of whom win silver team medals.
Details of distances and course to be run next Sunday are given in the attachment below.
Best of luck to the 25 Athenry athletes making the trip to Ballinasloe, representing Athenty and Galway in the Connaght XC Championship. Three chances to win a medal in the one race - individual, club and county!
Course Details: ( see map in attachment)
Course has a main Lap ( A ) which must be completed in all races
Lap B and C is inclusive of A
Pictured above are Caroline Mitchell, Yvonne Dowling & Sinead Reilly who were celebrating a 40min PB, a 10min PB & a first marathon respectively. More photos located here.
A few days on now & the excitement is dying down but the elation is still there. Below are report's from Claire Forde & Aaron Turner and a few more reflections on the day from our runners.