April 2010

Free Online Alignment Programme for Women Mini Marathoners

Women training for the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon can now access a free online alignment regime that could give them a timely boost ahead of the June Bank Holiday event.
Seán McCaughey, an expert in postural alignment, has put together a special Mini-Marathon stretching programme which can be followed via the web. These exercises can be accessed at FitnessWest.ie.

Get Yer Quizin' Boots On...

What are you doing next Tuesday night?

The 5km Series in Tuam, right?

Well how about extending the fun for a couple of more hours. Tuam AC are hosting a post 5km table quiz in the Ard Ri Hotel, which is right at the start/finish line, right after the race. The quiz is to raise funds to support Tuam AC Chairperson Brendan Monaghan's trip to Haiti next October. Brendan will of course be travelling to Haiti to assist in the re-building of houses for those who lost everything in the recent earthquake.

Athenry Community Games - Total Success

Community Games emblem

A brilliant day on Sunday last in Raheen: weather, competitors, events, even the crowd.

The less said the better about my attempts to lead from the front of the men's 3K.

Congrats to the organisers on a fantastically-run event and good luck to all qualifiers for the county finals in Ballinderreen in early June.

There are some photos of the events at Francis Kennedy's web site:

http://eirefoto.com/contents.htm ~ under Track & Field.

What A Beautiful Day...

The Connemarathon has come and gone for another year and the memories are still fresh. Perhaps most of all we'll remember it as a race that took place under blue skies and a very warm sun. There seemed to be Athenry AC singlets everywhere you looked. If our club has a 'home' marathon this is certainly it. Our very own Ray O'Connor has learnt his trade as race director well over the last nine years and his team put on one hell of a show.

Athenry Community Games - Sun 25th April ** Programme of Events Now Attached ***

The Athenry Community Games sports day will take place on Sunday the 25th of April next at the Raheen pitch at 01:30pm.
This is usually a fantastic day out for young and old alike and we'd really encourage all of our members, and indeed anyone living near Athenry to consider coming along.

Big Marathon PB for Ray O'Connor in Holland

Connemara Marathon race director Ray O'Connor blazed a trail around the Utrech Marathon in the Netherlands yesterday to set a new personal best time for the distance. Taking full advantage of the flat course to run an even-paced race, Ray came home in 3:16:52 to take a fair chunk off his previous best time for the distance.

Speaking to 'reporters' afterwards, Ray was all smiles, saying "I knew it was flat, but I didn't realised that they'd ironed it out as well".