Congrats to Miriam Wall of this athletics parish on finishing 7th in 43:35 in last Sunday's (23 June) Galway Simon Women's Mini Marathon. No wonder the woman was smiling at the finish line - see above.
Congratulations to Shea Hennessy on winning the Arrivals Perpetual Trophy for the Best Boy Athlete in the 2013 Athenry Community Games & Parish Sports - Well done Shea!
** Full provisional result now attached v2 **
It was breezy (i.e. the wind really whipped up during the race) and was a bit damp (i.e. poured cats and dogs and other animals) but it did not dampen the spirits in Annaghdown last Friday evening (21 June) for the 7th running of their mid-summers evening 10KM.
Every year in July the town of Headford plays host to the Headford 8k Charity Road Race. Now in its 9th year the race continues to grow in popularity and last year saw over 300 participants from all over the country taking part. All the proceeds from the race go to charities supporting children with Intellectual Disabilities.
The race has raised over €25,000 since it started and provides valuable additional funds to support children with disabilities in their own communities providing short breaks, respite and in-home supports.
Results of last weekends Connacht championship U13to U19 in Athlone have been published. See links below
What an amazing all-day racing festival the Portumna Forest Marathon is turning out to be. Now it goes right through the day with the half marathon as an additional distance. First up on Sat was the 100k starting at 8am, next came the 50k at 10am, the marathon at 12, the half marathon at 2, and finally the 10k at 4pm. An assorted mix of distances and runners, and paces, to say the least.
Athenry Juvenile athletes enjoyed great success at the Connacht Track and Field championships for ages U13 to U19 held in Athlone IT on Sundy 16th June. Special congratulations must go to our new Connacht champions: Evan Quirke Long Jump, Aubrey O'Brien Long Jump, Shannen Lee 1500m & 250m hurdles, Lydia Doyle 80m Hurdles and Brandon Lee in the 60m hurdles. Our U13 Boys relay team of Aubrey, Mark O'Brien, Christian Mullen and Brandon also scooped gold in their event.
The Craughwell 5KM School Run went off without a hitch early yesterday (Sunday, 16 June) afternoon, starting and finishing around Craughwell NS - close to the start of the 5KM series. Thanks to all the organisers for putting on a fine show. A goodly number of the usual suspects were there from the neighbouring club i.e. US AKA AAC!!!!!
The Running of the fourth Annual Milltown 10k "Run for Ollie" took place last Saturday the 15th June. 550 enthusiastic participants took to the roads of Milltown in what can only be described as perfect running conditions. We had a very competitive men's senior race decided by 1sec with John Mannion from Roscommon just coming in first from John Byrne from Mayo AC . David Tiernan from Mayo came in 3rd in a time of 36.03. Mary Glesson from Mayo AC retained her title in a great time of 38.09 with Eimear O'Leary from Clarinbridge coming in 2nd and Ann Lennon from Galway in 3rd.
Please find attached results of the Connaughts for the U9,10,11,12 that was held last Saturday in Athlone. A big well done to all the Athletes that competed competition was very tough and although the weather was fabulous it made things difficult especially in the long distance races. There were many fourth positions .The following go on to compete in the All Irelands on June 29 in Finn Valley Donegal. Silver Medalists U10 Boys relay team Calum Healey Finn Mc Intyre Fearghud Deeley Adam Molloy Conor Knight, U11 Girls 600m Ellie Cronin and Kaci Moran. Bronze Medalists U11 girls relay tea