After a week of torrential rain the race organisers were casting nervous glances at the forecast to see if waders would be the gear of choice for yesterday morning’s Athenry AC Fit4Life Charity 5k, but there was no need to worry as the morning dawned with some fantastically mild weather, perfect for racing.
Provisional results attached below.
Word has reached the AAC.com news desk of an incursion of Athenry AC athletes down into deepest West Cork and have taken away some valuable booty in the process.
Result from Connacht XC Day 1 @ Bushfield in Loughrea are attached. Congrats to all Athenry AC athletes who finished, let alone placed well, but especially Jane Ann Meehan who was second in the women's ace and Mary Kealy who had her first outing in Athenry AC colours there.
Conditions had much deteriorated from the Galways at the same location a month before. Colder; much wetter; much, much slippier.
The organisation was top class from the local club & county, from the logistics, to the clubhouse, to the man with the computer cranking out results ;-).
Official Result now attached!
Congrats to Bernie Mulryan who was second woman home and to Darragh McShane whose "home" race is this event and who was 8th on the road.
After a DCM 2013 that brought huge success for the club many members were turning up for this year’s edition of the Dublin City Marathon with lofty ambitions. But on a day that brought soaring temperatures (for October) & strong gusts, coupled with a new route that most people found taxing, those lofty ambitions were lowered for many on a tough day out in the capital. That’s no slight on our members as it was clear that this year’s race became a war of attrition for many entrants as PB targets were shelved with many people happy just to finish this year.
Apologies for the delay in this as I had web connection issues yesterday. A full report to follow but for now I've enclosed some reports from our members on this years Dublin City Marathon.
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
20 September 2014