Results from tonight's 5km Series in Ballybrit Racecourse are here . There were 747 finishers (record) and 100 (record) were from Athenry AC! Well done everyone! Images from this blustery eveing can be found here .

The 16th Connemarathon took place recently. Full set of results for the three venerable (Half, Full and Ultra) races can be found here .

Jim Leahy and Adam Leadbetter took on the challenge of the Ultra Marathon in Connemara today. Jim completed the distance in 4:58:06 while finishing in 7th place. (In 2015 Jim ran this race in 5:41:37...not a typo!!). Adam crossed the finish line in 5:24:10 in 18th place overall. A great result for...

Result from the early April race is here and attached. Images from race are here . Congrats to the organisers of this lovely local race that always is very well supported by the local community out in Easy Galway, Sarsfields club hinterland. (The new pitch behind the community centre is coming along...

More than a minor sub-3 in the end. An Italian fella at the start line told me there were 8km of cobblestones in the race, and that it was not a fast course. Okay - what harm a few cobblestones I thought? It was dry and calm when we started but after about 20 minutes a thunderstorm passed over us...

See here for results from the very successful Clareglaway 5KM - a pre-cursor to the 5KM series leg over the same course - held in early April. See here for photos from this evening that raised over E2,100 for the Claregalway and District Day Care Centre! From the race organiser: Congratulations to...

After chatting to Donal Leahy towards the start of February he planted the idea of taking part in the Manchester Marathon. Donal and I signed up and a good support team of volunteers made themselves available for the weekend away. Flying out from Dublin on the Saturday we bumped into Sinead Martin...

Athletics Ireland have announced the appointment of Paul McNamara as Director of High Performance. Congrats Paul and we wish you all the best in your new post

Tempo sessions continue on Thursdays at 7pm. Members of Athenry AC are very welcome to join us!

At the recent Coldwood 4M road race (late-January 2017) Andy Talbot mentioned to me how he was trying to make a team for the National Masters cross-country, which was to be held in Waterford in a few weeks. Knowing full well this would be no place for slow runners, and only the crème de la crème...

See here and attached for provisional result from today's race, Sunday 19 March 2017. Congrats to Craughwell AC on a superb event today. A good smattering of Athenry AC athletes competed successfully, which saw Laura Shaughnessy (DSD, ex-Loughrea AC) first person home. Has this ever happened before...

The biggest and best ever Abbey (Loughrea) 8KM race took place in Abbey village last Sunday, 12 March 2017. There were almost three hundred participants, a record for the event. Conditions were ideal for the Annual 8K run. The newly-designed course was flat which yielded some very fast finishing...

See here for a full result from the recent Ballycotton 10, Sunday 12 March 2017. At least five AAC athletes made the long trip down to this 40th running (1978-2017) of the classic distance: Lyall Guiney, Martin Keane, Ray Somers, Mairea Sullivan and James Lundon. All finished in good form. Many of...

The ever popular Galway 5KM series is back again this year. One notable change is that this year Tuam will not be hosting a leg this year due to roadworks on their route. Caltra will be taking their place. The Athenry race will once again be the final leg of the series and we are currently working...

After the biblical floods in the week preceding Kinvara Rock and Road 2017 it was a pleasant surprise to wake up to a dry, blustery cool morning race day. Pat Mc and Michael D (Ok, our own Mick D) joined Mary and I on this short road trip. The mood was positive, as we had all feared far worse...

Race photos available on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/athenryac/posts/10154321517166024 Results http://www.sportsplits.com/Home/QuickResults?clientId=74&raceId=253&culture=en-US Report to follow

Results from today's (Sunday, 26 February 2017) race - its 9th iteration - are attached and here . Images courtesy of Edenhill77 are here . A tough day over the new course. Kudos to everyone who completed the course, and very well done to the organisers, with the race excess going to local Athenry...

Great to see more clubs writing down their history, Midleton AC and Ennis Track being the latest. They deserve all our support in these initiatives. The Midleton AC launch is here and their Facebook is here and here . The Ennis Track launch is here and their Facebook page is here .

Congrat to South Galway AC on a superb 8KM race and organisation yesterday, Sunday 12 February. The full result can be obtained here and attached. Mary Kealy was the W50 winner. Conditions were bitterly cold, windy but dry over a challenging course. It idid'nt stp quite a number of people running...

Congrats to the Galway M65 mens who won Team Gold in Waterford IT yesterday, Sunday 12 February. Pictured, Georgina Drumm presenting the winning medals to our own Martin Keane, Andrew Talbot (CRH), Martin Hynes (Tuam AC) and Martin McEvilly (GCH). It as Martin's first time to don the Galway vest...