Our very own Jane-Ann Healy stormed to victory in Ireland's first Kilomarathon (26.2km) last Sunday in Moone Village Co. Kildare. All her had work of recent weeks have obviously paid off with some spectacular racing performances, not least this very impressive win. To put things into perspective she...

http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2011/0806/hessionp.html -> Sprinter Paul Hession has qualified for the Olympic Games after achieving the A qualification time at the Senior Track and Field Championships in Dublin. The Irish 200m record holder won today's event at the Morton Stadium, Santry in a...

The weather just about held, and there was a great club turnout once again for the annual Streets of Galway 8km race. Results are only available in PDF format (copy attached in finish, not chip order with thanks to Galway City Harriers) so I don't have a full breakdown of the individual club...

A little belated but here are the Galway County Track and Field results for 2011 (Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th June). As home to the 'fastest white man in the world', Paul Hession, Athenry AC have their own track claim to fame, but numbers participating from the club weren't high this year. Brian...

A huge congratulations to Frank Burke, who successfully completed his first Ironman distance triathlon in Bolton, England on Sunday. It's a challenging distance, with a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile cycle, followed by a 26 mile run. His results were as follows: Swim 1:07 (nice) Bike 6:28 (great bike on...

Congrats to Darragh McShane of the club on winning the recent Jog in the Bog event over in Clooninagh, Tuam. See: http://www.joginthebog.ie/Default.aspx?pageId=1090651

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2011/0730/1224301417126.html PAUL HESSION 200m sprinter “You can’t ignore the Olympics,” he says. “It’s too big. It’s a circus, really.” Based in Scotland, the 28-year-old from Athenry enjoyed the circus no end last time out. He won his quarter-final...

Nice to see a sprinkling of Athenry AC runners in the first page of the results! Another excellent event I've been reliably told. I was otherwise detained in another part of the city, for my sins, refereeing (badly!) an U-16 B hurling game. The less said about that the better, so as to protect the...

Athenry AC athletes captured after the recent Longford Half. This image is courtesy of Peter Mooney who kindly let us use his photo. There are more pictures of Athenry AC athletes at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/5946570664/in/photostream/ . The XLS containing the results is also attached...

I understand there was an amazing crowd at the first running of this race last week in Renville out in Maree/Oranmore. Congratulations to the organisers on a super race and the large amount of money raised for its very good cause! PDF of provisional results courtesy of our friends in www...

News has reached us of national success in the U-12 All-Ireland Club relays last weekend in Tullamore. Silver to the U-12 Girls from Athenry AC! The team was Michaela Finnerty, Siobhán McGrath, Alysha Woods, Rebecca Ruane, Niamh Hannon and Lydia Doyle. Congrats to all! See a lovely article about...

Morton Mile - http://www.clonliffeharriers.com/ch_news_item.shtml?cmsitemnumber=_1310251710 Ciaran O`Lionaird 3:57.99 & Paul Robinson 3:59.99 Results - http://www.clonliffeharriers.com/ch_news_item.shtml?cmsitemnumber=_1310251710 Morton Mile 1. Jordan McNamara – USA – 3.56.83 2. Brandon Bethke – USA...

The club's 6th (or 7th?) Burger Run took place in near perfect running conditions last Friday evening around the old Fields 10KM course with slight modifications. Dull, slightly chilly, misty! It's the now traditional Name-Your-Own-Time format and is a non-championship race but has the designation...

{Ed's Note: This is hot off the press; no results available yet but Jane Ann has been reported to have taken a super second place overall in the women's race, and Chairman Maeve has also been reported to have knocked a huge chunk off her half marathon PB - congratulations to both. } Above picture is...

Congratulations to Sinead Tuohy from the club who won the All Ireland U-19 high jump in Tullamore last weekend to add to the gold she won in the All Ireland indoors earlier this year.

More Paul Hession articles of interest: 10 July - http://www.rte.ie/sport/mission2012/hessionp_video.html "This week Jacqui meets sprinter Paul Hession. Having come so close in Beijing, Paul is hoping 2012 is the year he reaches an Olympic final." 11 July - http:// www.athleticsireland.ie /content/...

The fourth Boston Scientific 5km road race took place last night (Wednesday, July 13th) in glorious sunshine in Maree. Over 220 runners took to the roads - from Boston Scientific, local running clubs (Athenry AC, Galway City Harriers, Craughwell AC, Clare River Harriers among others) and Ohio!! The...

Our newlywed ultra running star Valerie was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 last Saturday 9th July. With the wonders of modern technology, you can listen to the podcast of her interview at the following location: Click on the link for 9th July; the interview is at 37 minutes (The Business with Padraig O...

The sun poked its head out on Saturday evening after a week of rain for the 7th Headford 8km. Athenry AC had a strong performance, with Jane Ann Healy taking first place in the women's race, showing great form just a few months back into training, with a finishing time of 32:22. Brian O'Connor and...

Saturday July 2nd was another day for a road trip to a new running destination… Achill. I had never been on the island before so didn’t know what to expect, however, I had been warned about the toughness of the half marathon race but thought if I completed both Connemara and the Burren I should be...

See http://www.womensminimarathongalway.ie/ but also http://www.redtagtiming.com for a full result, copied here as XLS and PDF. Congrats to all Athenry AC runners but especially to Jane Ann Meehan who was fourth overall in 41:26 and to Miriam Wall who broke 47 in 15th place. I passed the event at...