Just over 300 athletes turned up in Monivea on Saturday morning for the Athenry AC Half Marathon and 5km. Numbers were almost double the 2016 figure for the 5km and down by around 30 for the half. The weather was on our side but didn't favour those running the longer distance. It was hot and draining. The Athenry women secured 2 of the 3 podium places in the half marathon. Jane Ann Meehan was first to cross the line for the 4th consecutive year, with Yvonne Fehily taking second place. The women also secured 2 podium places in the 5km as Maggie Vahey and Tammy Corrigan finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully. Fergal Walsh won the men's 5km clocking 17:27.
Others running from the club include
5km - Ronan 'Speedy' McCarthy, Enda Munnelly, Sinead Gannon, Cathal Duffy, Aoife Tuohy, Caroline McLoughlin, Mairead Tarpey, Etain Wilson, Stephanie McDonagh.
Half Marathon - Gearoid Rohan (M40 2nd), David Meehan, Brian Somers, Adam Leadbetter (pacer), Rat Treacy (pacer), Martin McGrath, Michael Duane, Kenneth O'Dea, Brendan Gavin, Kieran Walsh, Martin O'Hara, Basil King, Angela McManamon, Theresa Byrne, Mairead Blake, Noel Conway, Aidan Madden (pacer), Mary Kealy (pacer), Brian Burke, Donna Lane, Philip Magnier, Sean Freeney, Caroline Freeney, Jim Leahy (pacer), Maeve Noone, Martin Hynes, Kevin Devane, Michelle Touhy, Assumpta King, Jane Mangan, Alan Treacy, Mike McDonogh (first half marathon), Marguerite Wilkinson, Elaine Treacy, Michael Glynn,
Half Marathon Results
Paul Conlon 1:20:28
Daire Comer (Tuam AC) 1:20:38
Kevin Ward (Longford AC) 1:20:41
Jane Ann Meehan (Athenry AC) 1:25:18 (for the 4th consecutive year)
Yvonne Fehily (Athenry AC) 1:34:48
Maeve Flannery (Derg AC) 1:37:50
Fergal Walsh (Athenry AC) 17:27
Roman O'Conghaile (GCH) 18:01
Damien Ryan 18:20
Edel Kelly 20:15
Maggie Vahey (Athenry AC) 20:23
Tammy Corrigan (Athenry AC) 20:28
Photos on Athenry Half Marathon FB page and Athenry AC FB page!
Results from today's races