A huge crowd thronged Galway City centre yesterday afternoon Friday, 1 January 2016 for the 6th running of the Resolution Run 5k, West of Ireland style. Athenry AC were very well represented at the event, young and not so young. Nice to see Bernie Mulryan back on the roads after a long injury layoff but also a number of younger Athenry AC singlet clad athletes making it around, some in very impressive times.
Following on from the enjoyment of last years #akwrunstreak I signed up once again in earnest to run 30 minutes or 5k per day for the month of December. Organised by Sean at Amphibian King it was just the target I needed to try get back on track with some training at the end of this year.
Provisional result of today's (Sunday, 13 December 2015) road races in Kiltullagh are attached.
Congrats to Chris Deakin on a PB, getting close to 38 minutes for the distance - he looked very well coming though as well. Also good to see Liz Broderick back on the road after a serious setback in the week of the DCM which prevented her from competing, especially after having all the work done. Well done to all from the club for supporting the event, both on the road but organisationally too.
The Fields of Athenry made famous worldwide by the well-known emotional ballad is also the name of Ireland’s favorite Christmas 10K race, which attracts over 1,000 participants from all over the country to the quaint Galway town every year on St Stephen’s Day.