At this weekends National Track and Field league, three of Athenry ACs young stars were on show representing County Galway. This is the first year for a number of years that a mens county team was entered, and they were competing in Divison 1 in Athlone. Galway Women had a great year last year and so they find themselves in the Premier League (again cometing in Athlone).
You’ve never been truly lost until you’ve been dropped in the middle of a mountain range with a map, compass & a list of numbers as your only directions home. BUT, if this sounds like fun to you then Rogaine is the sport you want. Basically long distance orienteering, the name of the game is to score as many points as possible by hitting grid reference control points within a specified time cut off. The person with the most points at the end wins.
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.
See attached the result from last Saturday, 17 June 8KM race.
Well done to all the Athenry AC competitors who made the short trip out to Bullaun to take part.
See here for the full result from last Thursday, 17 June race.
See here for the result from the most recent iteration, on Sunday 11 June 2017!
Congrats to everyone who ran in Portumna today, Saturday 10 June...Jim Leahy, Caroline Freeney, Sean Flaherty, Frances Leahy, Jane Mangan, Mary Kealy, George Livanos, Ruthann Sheahan, Bernie Rogers.
It was a tough race for the athletes as temperatures were hovering around 20 degrees and it was very humid.
Although windy at times, it provided very little respite for the competitors.
The height of summer and the height of the local road racing action with lots of distances and races to choose from...
Tomorrow, Sunday, 11 June: Clifden 10KM
Next Thursday, 15 June: Killeeneen 5KM
104 athletes took part in today's 8km in Maree. Brian Somers and Chris Deakin finished 11th and 12th respectively. Kieran Walsh was 18th overall.
Keith Fallon 25:40
Matt Bidwell GCH 27:40
Kevin Mooney 28:27
Edel Kelly 33:57
Ester Wright 36:28
Maura Fallon 36:45