Published in Club News on 29th October 2007
Wish Us Luck…!
Next Monday seventeen Athenry AC runners will take on the challenge of the Dublin City Marathon, a race that also doubles up as the National Marathon Championships of Ireland.
The seventeen brave souls in question are;
Briget Ann Walsh
It’s a team with mixed experience. Peadar Nugent has run all previous twenty-six editions of this particular race and at least two of our number taking on the distance for the very first time. Ray O’Connor has already completed marathons in Connemara, London, Vienna, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cork, Longford, Berlin and Amsterdam – all this year!!! Going into this race Ray has thirty-six marathon completions under his belt and is running better than he ever has before. It would have been a team of eighteen had the unfortunate Iain Shaw not had to withdraw at the last moment with an injury. You have our sympathies Iain, that’s hard luck. Briget Ann is our lone female representative – a brave woman!
Here’s hoping that the weather holds up and that we make it back to Merrion Square before Steve Staunton.