A few weeks back we got news that former Olympian Martina McCarthy had re-joined the Athenry AC ranks and over the weekend we get news of Martina's return to competitive action with a second place finish in the 200m and a fourth place in the 400m at the AAI games which were held at the Athlone IT...

Carramore 10k: l-r Ann Lennon (Mayo AC) 1st o35, race winner Catherine Conway (Mayo AC), 2nd place Lucy Brennan (Sligo AC) - Photo: Tom Hunt (Mayo AC) Carramore hosted their annual 10k Road Race last Saturday evening. The rain held off for the duration and the race was a great success, with a large...

Photo: Front: Joe Deane & John Quigley; Rear: John Ryan, Joe Dineen & Dan Byrne From John Quigley Eagle AC, Cork. The C Team - Cancer Survivors are running in the relay section of the Cork City Marathon on Monday June 1st 2009. The C Team - Cancer Survivors is a very special and unique relay team...

In this age when everyone is running to try and beat their times at various distances (especially during the Galway 5km series) it was a refreshing change when we found out that the timing machine was not able to provide runners times during the event! Last Sunday saw the first run based around the...

All Shook Up - A race report of sorts from Craughwell, Race 3 of the 2009 Galway May 5KM Series Seven, six, eight, four, nine and nine miles. Not my previous 6 days' running but my last 6 weeks'. That's the Way It Is, no real excuses! I haven't been feeling the best, not exactly sick but not exactly...

Another absolutely beautiful evening in Craughwell was a gift from heaven for Galway 'fitness freaks' last night. The small roads that suround the beautiful East Galway town were thronged with cotton and lycra clad runners and walkers of all varieties. It was quickly clear that there would be a...

This was the third time I had donned my Athenry AC singlet. The other two times were the previous Sunday and Tuesday, for the National 10k in Navan and the first of the 5k series in Athenry. Both races resulted in personal bests - could I make it three from three at the Bay Run half-marathon in...

I've run the Craughwell 5KM course enough times now to have noticed most everyting there is about the interesting, and not so interesting, landmarks along the way. The one thing that has always intrigued me can be observed just before the 4KM mark on the left-hand side of the road, in a little...

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizo_Kanakuri Shizo Kanakuri (Japanese: Kanaguri Shis? or Kanakuri Shiz?, August 20, 1891 – November 13, 1984) was a Japanese marathon runner and one of the early leaders of track and field athletics in Japan. He is best known for disappearing during the marathon...

Belfast marathon Race Report by Ray O'Connor Would I or won't I was the most commonly asked question in my head. I was feeling the pain of London in my legs all week, post marathon fatigue like I have never felt before, well not in the last few years anyway. The decision was finally made as late as...

Results: 1 Kenneth Rodgers St Cronans 33 : 48 2 Cathal Kelly St Finbarrs 35 : 25 3 Keith White St Johns 36 : 19 4 Pat Hogan Ennis Track O/40 36 : 24 5 David Mullins Tuam O/40 36 : 25 6 Christopher Kuluvic Austria 37 : 21 7 Domhnaill Rodgers St Cronans 38 : 45 8 Alan Hehir Tulla 39 : 06 9 Tom Mackey...

Tuam Results Files Updated 07-05-09 What do you think. Would we get away with calling that another fine dry evening for a race in the Galway 5km series? As usual the race organisation was flawless in Tuam - we even had a camper van for number pick-up. Now that's posh! Brendan, Patricia, Rory and the...

On of the most underappreciated jobs in race organisation, because it's a hidden role I think, is the one of preparing a race result. It happens when all of the excitement has died down after the event and often in the dead of night with many people anxiously awaiting confirmation of their fantastic...

A new faster course, a race suitable for all See Also http://www.runireland.com/news/leixlip-5k-race-9th-may for Online Entry and http://lecheileac.blogspot.com/2009/04/leixlip-5k-road-race-suitable-for-all.html for full event details. Now in its 8 year of running, the Leixlip 5k road race has been...

500 Runners €500 The challenge of running over 60 marathons, and more than 2,000 miles in 43 different countries over four years might be daunting enough for most people, but not Johnny Donnelly. The former Sawdoctor, currently on mile 554 and marathon 19 of his four year odyssey has set himself the...

Athenry Community Games has been rescheduled to Bank Holiday Monday the 4th of May we are hoping for a fine day again and a good attendance, we regrete any inconvience caused with the previous cancellation. The event is kicking off at 1.30 sharp.in Raheen Pitch and we would like to take this...

Hard to know where to start but I'll try and keep things brief at the same time! It was a great honour for myself and Athenry AC to have 375 out in Newcastle yesterday evening for the first race of the 4th year of this ever-successful Galway 5KM May Series. It was also the series' 16th race in the...

London Marathon Race Report by Ray O'Connor Recovery after the Marathon Des Sables was great and I got straight back running just a day after returning. It was funny running without the backpack. I really felt like I was floating along and decided straight away that I should try for a good time in...