Athenry must have been a quiet and lonely town on the October Bank Holiday Monday as 43 members of the club turned up at the start line & what seemed like multiples of that figure turned out to support them in the 34th edition of the Dublin City Marathon.
After a very nervous week of weather watching the promised storm hooked off in an easterly direction & descended on the UK, resulting in a beautiful fresh Monday morning on the streets of Dublin, where 14,500 competitors lined up for the 26.2 mile journey around the capital city.
Mike Tobin of Craughwell AC has compiled an excellent record of Galway Juvenile Cross country Champions for the past 10 years. Lots of Athenry Athletes are featured and it makes very interesting reading! Great to see we have added some more Athenry entries to the record in 2013. Click on PDF below to view.
A number of Athenry juvenile athletes travelled to a wet and windy venue at Calry Sligo last weekend to compete in the Connacht Even Ages Cross Country Championship. All our athletes were representing Galway rather than their club as we did not have sufficient athletes to enter club teams. In the Connacht championship the first six finishers for Galway are awarded county medals if the county finishes in the top three, while the first ten finishers are normally asked to represent Galway in the cross country All Irelands held later in the year.
The second running of the Gort RFC 10KM took place today (Sunday, 20 October) on a relatively flat course on the Tubber/Beagh side of Gort, starting and finishing in the Square in the town itself.
Congrats to Peter Minihane and his efficient crew of helpers on a well organised race, both before and after, especially their ability to keep the rain away, with it stopping just before the race started exactly at 2PM, and staying away for the rest of the afternoon.
The 3rd North East Galway 10k Road Race held on Sunday 13th October and attracted runners from various athletic clubs in Galway, Mayo and along with fantastic community support and race participation, it was a great day. Some photos and comments can be viewed on our Facebook page shortly.
I would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day in the planning and organising of the event. Without an active Community, what do you have?