After some horrendous wind & rain in midweek, Sunday morning dawned as fresh & perfect as a spring day could be. The vast blue sky was looking stupendous, the myriad of daffodils lining the roadside were looking voluptuous & the post race spread greeting us as we lined up for our timing chips & t-shirts was looking sumptuous.
Please find attached the results from the Connaught Indoors Competition that were held March 1 and 2 in Athlone. We wish all the Athletes that have qualified for the All Irelands on March 22 and 23 the very best of luck.
Nine Athenry AC members made the annual trek to Ballycotton over the weekend for their famous 10mile event.
Lyall Guiney made the most of being back on home soil with a 59.26 to be first member home & bag himself a Top 100 t-shirt. Mick Rice was next home & just missed out on a t-shirt by 5 positions with a 1:01:44.
Lyall Guiney 59:26
Mick Rice 1:01:44
Ray Somers 1:01:36
James Lundon 1:10:40
Brian O’Donnell 1:12:20
Don Nyhan 1:14:41
Mairead O’Sullivan 1:15:41
Maeve Noone 1:17:32
Martin Keane 1:31:38
Galway’s Athletics Clubs came together at the Athenry Physiotherapy & Performance Clinic on Thursday night to launch the ‘Galway 5km Race Series’ for 2014.
This hugely successful series of races, aimed mainly at new runners, has been going since 2006 and attracts around 800 entrants every year. The race series was formally launched by three outstanding athletes representing the past, present and future of athletics in Galway.
A short launch event for this year’s Galway 5km Series will take place on Thursday the 6th of March 2014 in the New Health Centre in Athenry at 07:00pm, why not come along and get the inside scoop!! On the evening we’ll be joined by three very special guests representing three generations of Galway Athletics - past, present and future.
The Galway Series occupies a special place in the hearts of many club runners and it will be nice to look forward to the races we’ll have this year in good company.
Athenry Juvenile AC Athletes had a very successful outing last weekend at the Connacht Indoor Championships 2014 held at Athlone International Arena. We had thirty juveniles competing across a range of age groups and they managed to bring home 18 medals betweeen them, including nine gold medals so big congratulations to our 2014 Connacht champions: U12 High Jump Saoirse Healey, U14 Long Jump Aubrey O’Brien, U14 Hurdles and and 800m Brandon Lee, U15 Hurdles and Sprint Lydia Doyle, U18 long Jump, Hurdles and Triple jump Evan Quirke.