The windy conditions definitely didn’t affect the on course performances in Kinvara yesterday as both male course records were smashed with plenty of PB’s also ran in what has quickly become one of the most well organised & well liked races on the calendar.
Congrats to Mairead Sullivan, Maeve Noone and Deirdre Quinn on their team medal winning performance in last autumn's National Marathon AKA Dublin City Marathon.
Kieran Guiry is seen here presenting Mairead and Maeve with their national medals at the recent AGM.
Result from 1 March 10KM is located here.
Congrats to all concerned on this most worthy charity event!
So, I finally got fed up of Pat McDonagh and Tomas Ruane talking about running. Couldn't meet for a social pint but the conversation would always turn to race times, training plans, beating this lad and that lad in recent races, will I ever be able to run a half marathon etc etc.. And for a non-runner such as myself I really couldn't see the attraction. But their persistence paid off and they finally wore me down. I bought a cheap pair of Asics and took to the road.
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This week it's a brilliant report from Peter Delmer on his experience at the 2007 Garburn Trail Race.
Never write down a goal … it might come true. I thought about that as I struggled up and down over the last few miles of the Garburn Trail Race. Thoughts weren’t coming easy at that stage, nothing came easy at that stage, as I pushed on over rough, country tracks back towards the town of Windermere and the luxury of just stopping. Standing still has a lot going for it!
Athenry AC fielded a very competitive team at last weekends Connacht Indoor Championships bringing home a substantial medal haul. These championships are important in the juvenile calendars as they serve as qualifiers for the National Juvenile Championships later this month. Every single athlete gave a good account of themselves and each and every one should be proud of their performances. There were 12 individual medal winners bringing home 18 medals and it could have been even more with several of our relay teams coming agonisingly close.
James Lundon was presented with his prize for Clubperson of the Year 2014 at the recent club (senior) AGM.
This was the result of completing 44 races in 2014.
He is the 9th different winner in the 9 years of the award:
Fair play to Mickey Burke for donning a 2014 Fields 10KM hat at the recent Loughrea Careers Day. Seen in a recent Connacht Tribune!
"Mickey Burke, Sarah Glynn and Jonathan Boland at the St Raphael's College, Loughrea Careers Day"
See here for the full article...
That "runner" happens to be Stoke City fan and Tuam AC's own Brendan Monaghan, still celebrating his a first sub-40 10KM (in the recent Fields) in his 52nd year!
It would have been hard to miss Brendan in that get-up, even if he'd been running in the dark.