Twenty Questions - Mairead O' Sullivan

1. What running shoes do you train in?

Mizuno Wave Inspire, have tried a few other brands but keep coming back to Mizuno.

2. How many miles did you run last week?

35

3. What’s your favourite racing distance?

10mile or ½ marathon.

4. Where’s your favourite place to train?

Rinville & Maree, there’s a nice mix of hills, trail, country roads, seaside, (and usually a strong breeze) & as I’m there 5 days a week I try to make the most of it.

Twenty Questions - Gearoid Rohan

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.

Wind Back Wednesday

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!

Large medal haul at Connacht Indoors

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.

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