February and Spring (it's out there, lurking in the undergrowth) will have their usual quota of local races to run, and enjoy, and maybe even whinge about afterwards.

Coming soon is the 8k organized by our friends in the Maree athletic club with Amphibian King on Sunday 10th Feb. The club hope to fund local sporting facilities with this race. See details at

Another new club, South Galway AC, will have a 4 mile race in Gort on 17 February. We don't have details on this as yet but they will be posted when we do.


One of our club members, the ever-smiling Patrick Forde (pictured above), is an organizer of the Kilconieron 5M Road Race to be held on Sunday, 24 February, 2013 - 12:00. We'll be posting more details later but please note that this is an event that under the aegis of Athenry AC so make a special effort to support it. In the past few years, there has been a contingent of athletes running from Athenry to the race before running it if anyone is interested ;-)

Finally, on Saturday, 2 March, 2013, plan for the Kinvara Rock N Road Half Marathon & 10km. More details on