News reaches us that Galway based runner Diana Hogan-Murphy is leading the women's division in the early stages of the Gobi Desert March Adventure Race. Diana recently told us of her adventures running the Comrades Ultramarathon on this site at (http://www.athenryac.com/diana-comrades-her-blood) You...

One of our newer members, Martina Fahy, recently completed the Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin. Here's her report of the action on the day... Congratulations on a great effort Martina "I worked a seven day very busy shift (Ocean Race Week) in Salthill as a chef in the hottest week in the year coming...

Paul Hession ran the 100M (2nd in 10.55) and 200M (1st in 20.73) at Enea on Wednesday evening: http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/hession-grabs-second-in-enea-for-top-spot-1769455.html http://www.european-athletics.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7393&Itemid=2 Paull will also...

There’s a scene halfway through a classic film that sums up London, or at least the mid nineties junkie’s view of it. A fantasy land of orange haired punks, red double decker buses, micro skirted ladies and smiling policemen with black helmets, where money and jobs spurt like water from a hose...

Athenry juvenile athletic club had a very successful day in the first of the three days of Connacht track and field finals last weekend in Athlone. It was the turn of the under 9, 10, 11s, in this age group athletes have to compete in pairs, the best 3 pairs in each event at county level qualified...

Have you ever dreamed of pounding the streets of New York in the autumn? Would you love to take your place at the starting line of one of the most famous and prestigious marathons in the world. Well you can realise that ambition in 2009 if you partner with the Irish Cancer Society. Kevin Delaney of...

Fell late last night while out doing a slow three miler. Had double knotted my laces, as usual, but obviously I left a big-enough loop in one of the them so that when I performed a full 360 degree turn at one stage, my right lace tangled up my left foot. I saw my life flash before my eyes before I...

Any & all updates are very much appreciated... James. ++ HISTORY F.B. Dineen: The Irish Athletic Record. (1906). Thomas F. O’Sullivan: The Story of the Gaelic Athletic Association. (1916). T.H. Nally: The Aonac Tailteann and the TailTeann Games: their origin, history and ancient associations. (1922)...

A copy of an e-mail that reached my Inbox this morning: Hi there, You have used the above e-mail address previously to register for the Streets Of Galway road race. As such, we in GCH (Galway City Harriers) are taking this opportunity to contact you with details of this year's event and hope that...

Thanks to Bernie Kelly, GCH for following up and obtaining a full result from the recent Roundstone 5M Road Race... SRC IRELAND RACE 24th MAY 2009 Position Name Time 1 Ian Egan 29.14 2 Graham Jones 29.33 3 John Devlin 30.20 4 Mark Breen 31.17 5 Damien Ridge 32.39 6 Colman Greene 32.54 7 Ian Haigh 33...

Irish Examiner article: http://www.examiner.ie/sport/turin-test-set-to-get-hessions-season-up-and-running-93348.html Primo Nebiolo Memorial Meeting - 4th June 2009 http://www.memorialprimonebiolo.org/ENG/stadio.aspx 100M heat - 4th in 10.52 -0.8M: http://www.memorialprimonebiolo.org/ENG...

Oughterard 10KM - The Mick Molloy Classic - announced... Saturday July 18th 2009 at 5pm, kids fun run at 4pm. Last night saw the launch of yet another race to add to the increasingly crowded local calendar. But this race isn't exactly new, it is making a long overdue return. With the popularity of...

Race Report From This Year's Burren Marathon Challenge from Deirdre Hassett A philosophical question: is it possible to win if technically you’re not racing, sort of like a tree falling in the forest? I had a couple of goals for the Burren half marathon this year - as my second attempt, one goal was...

They say ‘you can never go back’ and they also say that ‘lightening never strikes twice in the same place’. Well the Athenry AC No.1 Marathon Relay Team, not to be confused with the Ladies’ No.1 Detective Agency, tried to turn the book of clichés on its head last weekend by returning to the scene of...

Report from this year's race from Galway based Ultra-Endurance Athlete - Diana Hogan-Murphy Comrades has to be the world’s greatest race. I mean 89km is the type of distance that usually lures about, oh, 70 runners. But Comrades has enough magnetism to draw 12,000 athletes wanting to complete what...

It's hard to believe it but it's all over for another year. Last night saw the final race in the Galway 5km Series for 2009 being run in warm summer sunshine around the parkland of Dangan. Great credit has to go to the members of the Galway City Harriers Club who hosted the evening and who put on a...

My marathon report will be brief as so too was my race. I started training in February for Cork with sub 3 in mind. I put in 6 weeks of seventy miles, four of eighty, one of eighty five, 3 new PBs for 13mile, 10mile&10km, hours of stretching and reading but unfortunately only about two hours of...

There will no juvenile training on the 29th of May at the soccer pitch due to the heavily planned athletic weekend ahead. Training will resume as normal next week. We would like to wish good luck to all our competitors taking part in the schools athletics in Tullamore and also all those competing in...

If this isn't enough to make you jealous, I don't know what will. Local photographer, runner and participant in the Galway 5km series Aonghas McMahon has emailed from sunny Mexico with the following greetings: Hi Guys, Greetings from Mexico. Deserted bars and beaches, so cool. I was gutted to miss...

*** Slight Change in Starting Point - Instead of gathering at the carpark at the Village Inn in Kilchreest people should instead meet at Castledaly Church which is closeby - just to continue through the village of Kilchreest for another three miles 'til you see a church on left-hand side and that is...

Provisional results from the Loughrea 5km now available at http://www.athleticsloughrea.com/node/123 Another week and another great 5km race to enjoy. As someone said to me in Loughrea last night, "We don't realise how 'spoilt' road runners are in Galway". It certainly was a great night for running...

Sorry about the picture...it's the best I could do on a Tuesday. As we all know anyone who runs or walks five or more of the Galway 5km Series will qualify for the series souvenir shirt. Well, James Lundon has trawled through the various sets of results and has come up with a list that should...

What a fantastic evening for a run in Claregalway. Another field in excess of 400 runners and walkers turned out in Claregalway last evening to enjoy the beautiful weather and take on the challenge of covering 5km as fast as they could manage. The Claregalway route had been tweaked slightly from...

Word reaches us that Gary Doherty (almost) took Inishbofin by storm last Saturday when he finished in second place in the Croi Inishboffin Half Marathon . He reportedly completed the course in 1:33. I haven't been able to round up full results yet and so I don't yet know who beat our Gary to the...

Congrats to all involved in the recent Kilconieron (not to be confused with Kilcornan) 5M road race. Niall Callanan and Patrick Forde recently presented the proceeds to Bóthar's Conor O'Donoghue. The following letter was received by the lads from Bóthar in acknowledgement of their group's...