Paul Hession Second to Warriner in Ostrava - New Irish Record

Paul Hession finished a creditable second to US sprint sensation Jeremy Wariner in the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic tonight in a time of 32:47. Warriner's winning time was 31:72. Paul Hession's fellow Irishman Paul McKee finished fourth in 33:33.

Paul's time is considerably faster than the previous Irish men's senior record for the distance which is credited to Gordon Kennedy in Sydney in 2000.

We'll post more details as they come to hand.

Congratulations from all of us at home Paul.

Indo article here:

Galway Senior Track & Field

The Galway Senior Track & Field Championships for 2008 will resume this coming Thursday for the second of three evening's scheduled competition. Events on the track will be the 100/110m hurdles, 200m, 1500m, 4x400 and the thowers will take their turn with the javelin.

There was a great night's competition on the 19th of June and another enjoyable evening of friendly competition is anticipated on Thursday.

See you there...!


June 19th @ 8pm
Track: 100m, 800m, Distance Medley Relay
Field: Discus, Long Jump

Paul Hession Takes on Wariner in Ostrava

Athenry AC sprint star Paul Hession will take on some of the best sprinting talent the world has to offer over the unusual distance of 300m in Ostrava (Czech Republic) tomorrow the 12th of June. Paul's race is previewed on the event website here The field will include US star Jeremy Wariner who will target the unofficial world record for the seldom raced distance. Paul McKee, also of Ireland, will also take part in the race.

Why Not Run for Croi ?

Athenry AC has a long-standing association with Croi, The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, and their Event Co-Ordinator Seona Joyce has been in touch looking for volunteers to run some of the summer's big races on their behalf. If you're thinking of taking part in these events anyway, why not avail of the chance to be part of the Croi team.

Seona writes;

We are looking for people to participate in the Streets of Galway on our behalf.

Paul Hession's Solid Season Opener

Paul Hession got his outdoor season underway this evening in Oslo with a very respectable race over 200m in the Gloden League meeting. His time of 20.48 seconds was only 0.18 of a second outside his Irish record for the distance. We'll publish more details as they become available.

Meanwhile, checkout the interview with Paul in the latest issue of Irish Runner magazine.

Athenry Community Games

Athenry were well represented at the community games athletics county finals which were held in Ballindereen over the bank holiday weekend.
We had participants in near all events with over sixty children from Athenry competing who all be very proud of there performances.


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