My thirty first marathon is going to get a small report. Mainly because my actual run was exactly the same as Vienna last week, but also because Belfast lacks something. I'm not sure what it is that's wrong with this event as Belfast has a lot of positives. I stayed in the Hilton which is a fabulous...

Sometimes I wonder if there is any point writing race reports, but I keep reminding myself that when I hit the 100 and look back over these that I will fondly remember some marathons and will cringe when I recall others. London 2007 will be one of the middle of the road attempts that I should be...

Despite a few absences (due to injuries and a new baby boy for Owen Curran), Athenry AC competed with both a senior and a veteran's men team in the AAI national championships at 10k on the road on Sunday, April 22nd April. Peter Delmer swopped up to the veteran's team to join Gary Doherty and Philip...

I have a fondness for the Kilnaboy 10’. This is only the second time I’ve raced it but I have already picked up a distinct Kilnaboy atmosphere at the event. Perhaps it’s something to do with the fact that my previous two races were very large-scale events – Ballycotton and Connemara – while here...

Last November I posted a race report on this site from Helen Lavin, a Galway Girl currently resident in Minnesota. Helen eloquently described her trail race adventures in the Moose Mountain Marathon . In December she took part in the Fields of Athenry 10k and won a nice piece of crystal and this...

AAI Inter-Club Cross Country ‘07 Report by Brian O’ Connor History was made on Saturday 10th March 2007 when Athenry AC entered a team in the AAI National Inter-Club Cross Country Championships. This was the first time that the senior section of the club entered a team in this event. The team was...

If you’re a regular visitor to this site you’ll be aware that this year I set a goal of completing all four ten-mile races in the John Buckley Sports Munster Series. There’s a report on this site on my adventures in Mallow in early January and there’s another on the Dungarvan race in early February...

Ballycotton ‘10’ 2007 Report by Mick Rice It has been said many times before, but it bears repetition, that the Ballycotton ‘10’ is the best road race in Ireland. This is surely the case. For many of us in Athenry AC, we don’t travel to Cork each spring for a race, we go there on pilgrimage. Having...

4 hours 17 minutes Nobody on the bus looks like they would complain if it broke down. The runners have been gathering since early morning to be driven out to the start of the race and conversation has long since ceased. The two older men with the Dublin Marathon 88 tee shirts and the John McEnroe...

I was more apprehensive than nervous heading into this run. I don't seem to suffer from nerves at the start of marathons any more but a definite air of apprehension was present as I left the house at 6:30 AM on Saturday, 10 February. I suppose I was heading into the unknown as my training had a...

1. What running shoes do you train in? Asics Gel Cumulus. 2. How many miles did you run last week? 0, am still recovering from tendonitis. 3. What's your favourite racing distance? 10k. 4. Where's you favourite place to train? Around Dooradoyle and Cashel. 5. What's your favourite race or event each...

1. What running shoes do you train in? ASICS 1080. 2. How many miles did you run last week? 10.4. 3. What's your favourite racing distance? 8km, 10km, Half-Marathon. 4. Where's you favourite place to train? Any woodland/soft running area. 5. What's your favourite race or event each year? Athlone...

1. What running shoes do you train in? New Balance. 2. How many miles did you run last week? 6.2 miles (Fields of Athenry 10k). 3. What’s your favourite racing distance? 10 miles/half marathon. 4. Where’s you favourite place to train? Renville Park and Tobberoe Wood. 5. What’s your favourite race or...

1. What running shoes do you train in? Asics Kayano. 2. How many miles did you run last week? 24. 3. What's your favourite racing distance? Five miles. 4. Where's your favourite place to train? Renville out in Oranmore and Dangan. 5. What's your favourite race or event each year? Galway Bay 10. 6...