The annual Tonabrucky Challenge took place on Saturday, 9 June. The race now in its second year aimed to raise money for the Rahoon-Newcastle Hurling Club and Pieta House. The 6km course, which is Jones Counter Measured, and the event AAI Permitted, took in the town lands of Tonabrucky, Drum...

A record crowd and where's Mick Rice? Frank Burke was behind the camera to make it 25, I think. I even made a very rare appearance - only my second in 18 months :-(. That 9 O'Clock is coming up on 10 years this September...

** Official Result now appended ** Over 230 runners and walkers took part in the third annual running of this event. The day turned out gloriously sunny but not too warm – perfect for running. The summery weather and the big crowds contributed to a very festive atmosphere in the village which was...

Another member of AAC dipped under three recently: Lyall Guiney ex-Kanturk in his home Cork City Marathon. 2:53 is not exactly dipping under, more like destroying it! 21st too, and with a negative split. Did you do the Lotto that day too? We all knew t'was in you... Result is here .

Okay, so I am waaaaaaaaay behind on the blogging situation - but here's one I started earlier (and failed to finish until now). More news from the US anon... Sometimes, if you are not that fast, it’s necessary to apply a little cunning. You don’t need to outrun a bear, just to find a fat guy to...

Last race of the 2012 Galway 5KM Series is tomorrow evening in Tuam. I've always liked Tuam but this time it's slightly different as the race is at the end of the series rather than at the beginning, as has been the case all years to date. I am sure that the local club has all the stops pulled out...

Despite the weather at the weekend it didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned out in such large numbers for the second running of the Cong 8km (in aid of Cancer Care West) on Sunday morning. The rain had just held off at the start of the event with the sun looking to break through by the time...

No Sign of Elvis in Roundstone, but Captain America fronts up! On a glorious day for running, 150 eager souls signed up for the 2 nd annual Roundstone Bay 8K on Saturday 19 th May 2012 and made their way to the start line in the heart of Connemara. There was a strong local representation with...

Find attached the full results of the recent Under 9 to 19 Galway Outdoor Track & Field Championships held on Saturday, 12 May and Sunday, 20 May 2012. Many people make these championship possible, especially at the size they now are: nearly 600 individuals took part over the two days, but a very...

Martin joined Athenry AC in early 2010 and has shown an appetite for hard training almost from the start. He also likes to follow a plan with good foundations laid. Last year he did what seemed like the entire training program for the Dublin Marathon but he never intended to participate. He built on...

Galway 5KM Series (Loughrea) – 15 May 2012. Been going well recently. Fairly well anyhow! Clocking some good times in training. Racing some half-decent times. Sub-72 in Ballycotton 10M. Sub-43 in Ardrahan 10KM. Best 10KM in embarrassingly long time. Off little mileage too. For me anyhow. Nothing new...

For those of you who may be fed up with all the Titanic publicity, don’t read any more of this. Back in 1912 my late uncle Andy Keane was one of a large family living on a small farm outside Athenry. For obvious reasons he decided to emigrate to America but, unfortunately, he decided to travel on...

Athenry AC has been chosen to host the 2012 National Half Marathon Championships. The race will be held on Sunday 2nd September around the streets of Athenry at 1pm. This is great news for the club and for running in the county to get this race and follows on from a very successful hosting of the...

Jane-Ann Healy (pictured here after winning the 2012 Connemara Half Marathon) continued her fantastic running form today with a very well deserved 2nd place, in the Kildare Marathon, which was won by Pauline Curley. Jane-Ann finished in a race time of 3:05:34 agonisingly close to the magic 3 hour...

By Frances Leahy For a lot of people, running has been a way of life from school sports days to continuing on in their adult life – but for some of us that is not the case. Back in May 2011 a group of women joined F4L group in Athenry AC not knowing what we were letting ourselves in for. We gave it...

Noel Fox is another recent recruit to our club but that hasn't stopped him hitting the ground running in a big way since joining. Altogether he has completed 5 marathons: Dublin 2008, Newry 2009, Stockholm 2011, Connemara 2012, Limerick 2012. B elow see his race report on the Limerick marathon on...

Two numbers -- six hundred and twenty seven finishers in Newcastle, six hundred and twenty five in Claregalway -- tell the story eloquently: this Galway 5k Series has been a huge success so far and we look forward to this continuing in the next four races. The Claregalway race last night brought a...

The first leg of the Galway 5km series 2011 takes place this Tuesday, 1st of May at Newcastle, Athenry. You must have already registered online through RunIreland.com to run, that is, no entries will be taken on the night. Collect your chip and number on Tuesday before the race, and keep them for...

** Official Result added - May 2012 ** A great day today in Labane/Ardrahan courtesy or Josephine and Gabriel Gardiner! Fair play on a very well organised event. I wonder where you got your finish line clock from ;-). The course was reported to be flat. If that was flat, I'd worry about what a hilly...

This weekend while Maire Treasa rocked the London marathon, finishing in a time of 4:02:37 and a band of runners hit the Ardrahan 10km, I was chauffer driven to Dublin by my husband Donal to compete in the Powerade “On Your Marks” 100m competition. Entry was free and all participants stood the...

A race report from Aoife Callan on her April 15 marathon in Milan with partner Ray Somers, two great runs. Ray decided he wanted to put an end to the Monday night Ryehiller’s slagging and get his first marathon under his belt. He mentioned doing a marathon in the spring in Europe so I did the...