Athenry AC Fit4Life meet at the Church Car Park in Athenry every Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 10am. We welcome runners, joggers and walkers! New members can join on the first Saturday of every other month. Dates for the rest of the year are 4th July, 5th September and 7th November. Come along any of these dates at 9.45am and please bring your Fit4Life Application Form and Health Screening Form. For further details you can contact Frances Leahy firstname.lastname@example.org
The third leg of the 5km series took place last night with a welcome return to Craughwell. A route loved by many saw very good weather conditions for the race. There was only a cool breeze to contend with as 700 athletes ran through the hilly roads of Craughwell. The locals gathered at almost every km to cheer on the athletes.
John Greaney (GCH) was first man across the line, followed by Craughwell's Damien Larkin and Lyall Guiney from Athenry AC in third place. Regina Casey (GCH) was first woman home followed by Athenry's Jane Ann Healy and (GCH) Barbara Dunne in third place.
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The second day of the 2015 Juvenile Track and Field championships were held on Saturday 2nd May amidst the threat of 'Stormageddon' and various scheduling conflicts which resulted in a relatively small field of competitors. Although the numbers were reduced, the level of competition certainly wasn't and there were some fine runs, jumps and throws from our older juveniles. Attached below are the results of the day's events.
Athletics Ireland have recently completed a project compiling the winners of the various events held as part of the Irish Schools' Athletic Championships. Now in its 99th year, the ISAA has been the proving ground of many of Irleands top athletes, and the lists make for fascinating reading in spotting the big names of Irish Athletics. Also interesting is the progression in times/distances across the 99 years.
The Temp Thursday sessions have really taken root in the club training calendar since being re-launched early in the year. The group meets every Thursday in the Church carpark in Athenry at 7pm to complete a session that has been sent out by email the day before. It’s a diverse group, from experienced racers and speedsters to complete beginners and hopefully everyone gets something from the session. Mick Rice takes the reins most evenings but is ably assisted on occasion by George ‘Second Lieutenant’ Livianos and Ray ‘Out in Front’ Somers.
Another Tuesday evening in May, another new route for the 5k series. Despite the wind, which couldn't make up it's mind on which way to blow, Loughea's new loop through the town was well received with many claiming it to be a fast course. Daragh Larkin of Craughwell AC took the honours on an evening when Athenry AC fielded an astonishing 93 members, three of whom were Top 10, with Gearoid Rohan coming second. A fantastic showing by the club.
Congrats to all who took part in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 6 Mile runs in Limerick today. For some it has become an annual event and for others their maiden voyage! Torrential rain was reported in Limerick overnight but the forecast this morning was promising and it delivered! The rain held off for most of us and we experienced glorious sunshine (some said they would have preferred the rain!). It was very warm! There were a few casualties as the race progressed and a number of athletes had to walk to get to the finish line, it was all too much.