This years race was sponsored by Hygeia and we are very grateful for their support. Race Director Jim Leahy and his committee organised yet another very successful event. Now in its 15th year The Fields of Athenry 10km attracted 1031 athletes who took on the single loop of the 10km route which started at the train station and finished under the famous Arch. Weather conditions were perfect as we experienced the calm after storm Barbara! A headwind was reported for the first 4km after which the athletes experienced gentler and more pleasant weather as the sun appeared and it remained dry.
Please find attached a PDF (5.34MB) of the race booklet which was available at the race for free.
P.S. All previous booklets are stored in the following locations:
The Fields of Athenry 10km - COMPETITION STARTS ST STEPHENS DAY for anyone who finishes the race!
Race Sponsor HYGEIA are giving away a fabulous Garden Care hamper worth €250 (which includes a year's supply of lawn care products) to one lucky person who finishes The Fields of Athenry 10km. AFTER THE RACE all you have to do
1. LIKE and Share their Face Book Page
2. Type your name and race time
COMPETITION closes when we reach 1000 LIKES!
Good luck everyone!
The Fields of Athenry 10km is Sold Out. No entries will be taken on the day. See you all there!
By popular demand, this years hat is purple!
Thank you to Hygeia who are the main sponsors of this years Fields of Athenry 10km.
The Fields of Athenry 10km was officially launched yesterday. Only 2 weeks to the big race!
Results from BDN 10km - representing Athenry AC were David Meehan 36.17 (PB), Sean Flaherty 43.55, John Killian 43.54, Bernie Mulryan 47.46, Wojciech Musial 48.05, Eoin O'Sullivan 48.39, Philip Magnier 50.09 https://www.facebook.com/galwayroadrunners/posts/816375531798461:0
20th Nov 2016, Portarlington, Laois.
Leaving Athenry Sunday morning it was minus 3°C and by the time we hit Portarlington the temperature hadn't risen, in fact it was now extremely foggy and felt colder. I had initially planned to run the half marathon but decided at registration to switch to the 10km as my training was a little haphazard and I was feeling under the weather... this had nothing to do with the cold conditions!