The Mayfly 10KM in Oughterard ran for a 6th year on Sunday, 22 May 2016, in the middle of 5KM series May. See attached result plus links to John O'Connor's Flickr sets here , here and here .

Congrats to Chris Deakin on his third place finish in the Bullaun 8KM on SAturday, 19 June 2016. The result is attached and Larry Morgan's photos can be found here .

The 2016 Galway AAI Half Marathon Road Race Championships will take place in Monivea on Saturday, 25 June. Enter via here . The event is being hosted and run by Athenry AC. All Galway clubs are encouraged to ensure that they have teams of women and men competing in this fabulous event. The results...

Lots of races over the next few weeks! No excuses not to get out and about... Bullaun is in its second year and runs this Saturday around a panhandle 8KM course. Then there is a choice of two races this Sunday, the Ballindine 4M at Noon and then the 10th Annaghdown 10KM at 4PM. St Brendan's BNS have...

See here for one of the many articles done before & after the recent Cork Marathon regarding Kay and Joe O'Regan (ex-Kinvara) of Enniscorthy [both proud Slaney Olympic club stalwarts] and their finishing the full distance, both 80. I had the great pleasure of meeting them 5 or 6 years ago out in...

I first broke 3 hours in the 2012 Cork marathon, running 2:53. Every marathon I ran in 2013, 2014 and 2015 was under 3 hours. In order, these were a 2:54, a 2:52, a 2:45 (pb from Connemara 2014), a 2:47, a 2:58, a 2:48 and another 2:54. I say this for perspective, because last Monday June 6th in...

Jane Ann has been selected amongst the top female distance runners in the country for the marathon mission panel. This panel will see the coming together of the top distance runners in the country for some training sessions and guidance. The marathon mission was first launched in the run up to...

As the tar melted around the roads of Athenry we made the trip to Sixmilebridge in Clare for the annual BMOH 10km in glorious sunshine. Chris made an unusual comment for an Irishman as we hit the M18 near Gort that "thankfully it looks like there may be some cloud cover ahead". This weather...

Results from tonight's race in Athenry. Well done everyone! See here for the full result. Also see there for the five other races' results...

The penultimate race of this year's 5km series brought us to Claregalway. A lovely warm and pleasant evening with 638 athletes turning out in force. This week 80 members of Athenry AC gathered along the starting line to take on the single lap race which started and finished at the Claregalway...

Over half way through the 5km series as 587 athletes took on the one loop circuit in Tuam on Tuesday. Athenry AC was represented by 77 from the club with Deirdre Brophy winning the women's race and Fergal Walsh finished 5th overall. There were 8 PB's reported but possibly more! A great nights...

1. How long have you been an Athenry AC member? June 2010. 2. Briefly, what started you running? I was very overweight and was getting absolutely no exercise. I have arthritis as well and the extra weight and lack of exercise was making it worse. Decided one day to get out the door and try going for...

1. How long have you been an Athenry AC member? A long time: I think it was 2001. 2. Briefly, what started you running? I hate to sit still and I couldn’t kick a ball out of my way so my options were limited. 3. What shoes do you train/race in? ASICS Gel Nimbus or Gel Cumulus. 4. What piece of...

Well done to the Juvenile athletes that competed on Sunday in the U8 nto U12 galway outdoors. Please find full results attached. U12 Sadbh Mc Donagh silver in hurdles and sprint bronze in long jump. Leonore Church gold in high jump. Liam Shaw gold in shot put. Mark O Halloran bronze in hurdles. U11...

The London Marathon was the reason I first ran a marathon. I remember watching in 2008 and finally thinking "yes, I'm going to do this." I promptly entered the ballot for 2009, didn't get in, and went to Edinburgh instead. I vowed then if I was going to do London, I'd get in on the good for age...

We were greeted by a glorious evening in Loughrea yesterday, which saw the third race of this six race event. Numbers were down from last week with 661 athletes 83 of whom were from Athenry AC taking on this leg of the Galway 5km series. For those of us who had run this course previous, there was...

Last nights race was hosted by Craughwell AC. 88 athletes from Athenry AC (1 less than last week!) donned the maroon and white for the second leg of the series. A total of 732 runners completed the 5km distance. There was a significant improvement in the weather from last week with some sunshine...

It's that time of the year again, the much loved Galway 5km series! For the past number of years the first leg has been hosted by Athenry AC. This year GCH kicked off the series by hosting the event in Ballybrit Racecourse. A cold and windy night but it was dry (with the exception of a few drops!)...

The launch has taken place of the 7th Annual Vodafone Mayo AC 5k Series of five races.The 2016 Series will start on May 24 and continue weekly on the following four Tuesdays, all at 8pm sharp. Mayo AC are delighted once again to have the sponsorship of Vodafone C&C Cellular for the Series. Brendan...

It all started in January when plans were being laid for the year. There was lots of chat going on of going to Manchester and I thought well it’s not a scenic marathon so if I am to do it I will have to train hard and race it. It fitted in with plans at home as nobody had any race plans for the...

1. How long have you been an Athenry AC member? Since January 2013. 2. Briefly, what started you running? To keep fit. 3. What shoes do you train/race in? Have probably tried them all, brooks, saucony, mizuno but use Asics GT3000 now. 4. What piece of running gear/apparel is your most prized...

1. How long have you been an Athenry AC member? The beginning of 2012. 2. Briefly, what started you running? I bought a bike to start cycling, I did some adventure races and realized I prefer running to cycling, so I parked the bike and concentrated on running. 3. What shoes do you train/race in...