Clarenbridge Charity 10K Run/ Walk, November 25th 2012
Last Sunday was one of the colder days of Winter, however such conditions turned out to be perfect for what was to be the fourth annual Clarenbridge Charity 10K Run/ Walk. A record number of more than 300 participants found their way to Kilcornan in Clarenbridge to help raise much needed funds for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Lourdes Fund.
Pacers have become a regular feature of big city marathons, helping people achieve their time goals by setting a steady place, providing encouragement and inspiration when the going gets tough. For plenty of people, time goals at the Fields of Athenry 10km are just as important, and we're going to do a little to help.
The people have spoken. This year’s hat for the Fields of Athenry 10k will be Green. It is currently in production [photo for illustration only!] and we hope to bring you a picture of it very soon. It was a close run thing, with the pink vote out if force this year, having rallied the troops and lobbied the masses.
In the end, a single vote was all the seperated the two, and no doubt the pink vote will go all-out for victory next year.
Athenry AC celebrated 10 years of the senior section of the club by heading out onto the streets for its 9am training run with a record crowd of over 70 of its members. The 9am run is an unbroken tradition, spanning back the entire 10 years. Even when Saturday 9am has fallen on Christmas Day a group of runners has departed from the church to pound the streets of Athenry.
Ruthann Sheehan picked up her well deserved AAI award "Ultra Running Athlete of the Year" at the National Athletics Awards (in association with Woodie’s DIY and Tipperary Crystal) on Saturday 17th of November.