The 14th annual Athenry AC 5KM Handicap Championship took place last Tuesday, 30 August 2016 around the old 5KM Series loop in Athenry: the figure of 8 starting close to the level crossing and finishing outside the pitch in Raheen. Forty five hardy souls toed the line, ably marshalled by Race...

217 runners took part in this year's 29th Claregalway 10km, numbers being slightly up on last year. Ten athletes donned the maroon and white club colours, taking on the traditional one lap loop. Weather conditions were described as blustery but remained dry! For the third consecutive year, local man...

Caltra & District 5k Run Friday, 12th August 2016 Caltra & District 5k run/walk took place on the 12th August 2016 in Caltra. We had 80 entries on a wet dark evening. Despite the conditions there was a great atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the event. The run started at 8.00pm and the first male...

2506 athletes completed this year's Streets of Galway 8km. The iconic club photo usually taken on the steps of Jury's Hotel was organised by James Lundon. There was a smaller representation from the club this year as the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon was on the following morning. Race conditions were...

National Half Marathon / 07 Aug 2016 / 08:30 a.m. Although most of us relish the challenge of a tough race, the 4:30 a.m alarm call was greeted with little enthusiasm. By the time the porridge was consumed and we had hit the M6 the early start was quickly forgotten as the focus turned to the task in...

We were greeted by the following on the DCM web site this afternoon: "ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SSE AIRTRICITY DUBLIN MARATHON ON SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER WAVE 1 @9:00, WAVE 2 @9:10, WAVE 3 @9:20, WAVE 4 @9:30. P.S. Where's AAC's Martin in the attached image?????

After 8 years in the planning, work finally commenced today on the construction of our new sports facility in Moanbaun. Work started on clearing the entrances onto the site, putting down a contractors' carpark and recovering gravel and sand from the spoil heaps on the site. Work was also started on...

In just a few days time we will all become experts in converting Irish time to Rio time so that we can plan our viewing around the upcoming Olympics. However, before we sit in anticipation to chart the progress of the Irish team in Rio there is a somewhat significant display of domestic elite...

The 11th iteration of the new infamous Burger Run successfully place around the old Athenry 10KM course last evening, Friday, 23 July 2016. Thirty six hardy souls toed the start line shortly after 8PM under the watchful eye of starter, Mick Rice. James Corbett again laid out the logistics...

A few of us headed in the direction of Mullingar this Sunday for the annual Mullingar AC 10 mile road race. We knew from my better half Esther, who had participated the previous year, that it actually takes place outside the town of Mullingar in a little place called Dalystown, so Google Maps was...

Athenry AC Annual Burger Run takes place on Friday 22nd July at 8pm on the old 10km Fields of Athenry course. It starts about 200 meters from the gates of St. Marys GAA clubhouse in Carnaun and finishes just outside the gates of the complex - one full lap but not into the town, turning right before...

Loughrea Athletic Club are hosting " An Evening with Steve Jones - Running Simplified" Time: 7pm Date: Saturday, 9th July 2016 Venue: Loughrea Hotel & Spa ( Slieve Aughty Suite) Entry: €10 Steve Jones, former British Olympian for 10,000 metres and World Record Breaker for a Marathon is in Loughrea...

"What am I doing this for?" Despite the number of times that question had popped into my head over the last few weeks, the only time on the day of the Ultimate Trails 55km that it crossed my mind was standing on the start line in the rain. I've been fearful of running long distances in wet weather...

Many years ago when the children were young, we decided to go on a family holiday. So one morning with the exception of the kitchen sink we loaded everything and everyone into the car and didn't stop going until we landed somewhere in the middle of France. On arriving there we were amazed at the...

RedTagTime provided timing services for the 12th running of the Headford 8KM yesterday, Saturday 2 July 2016. See here and attached! Over 250 finished in what look like a decent evening's running, over what is not that easy a course. It is the exactly same route that was employed the first year out...

A week after the Athenry county half marathon it was time for a test over a shorter distance. A good contingent from Athenry AC made the trip to the Headford 8K for this lung buster. The first person I spotted was Marguerite Wilkinson on her warm up, looking fresh after her sub 2 hour half in...

St Brendan's NS in Loughrea held a permitted 5KM on Thursday evening 23 June 2016 around the Masonbrook loop. The full result is below: Adam Cunney 17 MS 19:07 Greg Glynn 21 MS 19;21 Cathal Nugent 15 MS 19:32 Kenneth Colleran 45 MS 19:38 Caroline Whirskey 40 FS 20:32 Joseph Clancy 42 M40 20:40...

A fantastic day in Monivea, on Saturday 25 June 2016, for the first running of the Athenry AC Half Marathon. It also featured the Galway AAI Half Marathon championship. Both full provisional results are attached. Congrats to all in the club, especially Patrick Forde as race director, on an excellent...

Congrats to the organisers on reaching 10 with their running of a series of permitted races out in Annaghdown on Sunday, 19 June. I was very sorry to miss it, having competed in all previous 9. It was not to be on what looked like a really difficult day for racing - both my car and the Limerick...

The Forest Marathon event was a great success again in Portumna Forest Park on Saturday, 11 June 2016. Results for the various permitted events can be found at RedTagTiming here , here and here .