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***** Provisional results (v3) for the 2012 Fields of Athenry 10km updated late-PM 29 December *****

 

On a day that will be remembered in Nursing Homes in 40 years time - as in "Do ya remember that fecking day in Athenry when it lashed beforehand and proceeded to get worse during da race?, do ya?" - runners from the West of Ireland and elsewhere proved what a gritty and occasionally cheery lot we are by surviving and thriving in the annual Fields of Athenry 10k 2012.

After a beautiful Christmas Day, dawn didn't so much announce its arrival as slither into existence with a barely discernable contast to the night. It didn't get better and the rain duly began at 10am, continuing through the race start an hour later, until at 11:40 or so...the Heavens opened. And remained opened.

Considering this and the several feet-high water hazards in the last 4k, some remarkable times were achieved. Men's winner, Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrocks), can feel proud of his 30:57, a time that would surely have been 30 seconds plus faster on a normal day. He was followed home by Emmett Dunleavy (Sligo) 31:36 and Michael Shannon (St. John's) 31:40.

Women's winner Elish (Raheny Shamrocks), 35:44, made it a double for the Dubs by winning the Senior Female race over Catherine Conway (Mayo) 36:08 and Eimear O'Leary, 38:16.

See full results at http://www.athenryac.com/fields-athenry-10km-2012-provisional-results and some photos below. 

Thanks to Michelle Collins for the outdoor shots, how did we survive, let alone run, during that downpour...

A set of images from the race are in/at Peter Mooney's Flickr acount here.

 

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Paul Hession and Mick Clohisey

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Eilish Kelly won the women's race

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Martin McEvilly, left above, winner M60 category in a remarkable 39:30 has been racing against Andrew Talbot, silver M60 (pictured with Edel from Amphibian King) for over 40 years.

 

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The Beattys from Loughrea, Claire and TJ, finished 2nd (W40) and 1st (M65) respectively.

 

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Bernie Mulryan from Athenry won the W50 category with 44:27.

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Mary Kealey (Craughwell), 43:40, pictured above with Chris from Kinvara Rock N Road, won the W45 category.

 

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Craughwell AC, above with Tim from Tranquillity Leisure Centre, won the Men's team category.

 

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pmagnier

11 years 2 months ago

We assumed everyone had their own swim caps underneath!