Micky Duane and John Daly competed in the River Moy half marathon in Ballina on Saturday last. The route took the athletes along the banks of the famous River Moy and through the beautiful Belleek Woods. The route is relatively flat with a few challenging hills along the way. Most of the race was...

The third leg of the 5km series took place last night with a welcome return to Craughwell. A route loved by many saw very good weather conditions for the race. There was only a cool breeze to contend with as 700 athletes ran through the hilly roads of Craughwell. The locals gathered at almost every...

What running shoes do you train in? ASICS 3000. How many miles did you run last week? 59·24km (not a typo!!). What’s your favourite racing distance? 5km – I prefer the shorter faster distances. Where’s your favourite place to train? I like to run on the roads around Athenry. There is a great...

Congrats to all who took part in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 6 Mile runs in Limerick today. For some it has become an annual event and for others their maiden voyage! Torrential rain was reported in Limerick overnight but the forecast this morning was promising and it delivered! The rain held...

I thought we don’t get the biblical weather conditions until the Loughrea leg? At 7.15pm with temperatures hovering at 4 degrees, the only people venturing out into the torrential rain were the hardy marshals with their multiple layer of wet gear. But thankfully, just as the masses were being shooed...

Background : I have been trying since DCM 2008 to break 3 hours, some said “she would never do it” and sometimes I began to think the same….so what happened? I ignored them and believed in myself. 2014/2015 : I have struggled for years with stomach issues since getting Cryptosporidium in 2007, at...

Now for a report with a difference. How else to report on a marathon than in two halves….by two separate people! Mary Rohan & Esther Leahy give a great account of their experience in the Manchester Relay Marathon last weekend. Part 1 – Mary: Fancy a weekend away in Manchester? I should have known it...

What running shoes do you train in? Brooks Adrenaline. I’ve been wearing them since 2010 & I love the fact that I can take them brand new from the box and run. No aches, no blisters, they can even withstand deserts, mountains and bogs and rivers alike. I trust them completely. How many miles did you...

1. What running shoes do you train in? Mizuno Wave Inspire, have tried a few other brands but keep coming back to Mizuno. 2. How many miles did you run last week? 35 3. What’s your favourite racing distance? 10mile or ½ marathon. 4. Where’s your favourite place to train? Rinville & Maree, there’s a...

So, I finally got fed up of Pat McDonagh and Tomas Ruane talking about running. Couldn't meet for a social pint but the conversation would always turn to race times, training plans, beating this lad and that lad in recent races, will I ever be able to run a half marathon etc etc.. And for a non...

I started running for fun back in 2009. After a few weeks of solo training my first race was the Streets & a couple of weeks after that I did Gaelforce West. Like many others I foolishly thought I was naturally fit & would be fine. At 65k long with Croagh Patrick thrown in the middle of it, it...

Congrats to Mary Kealy who was 4th (and first master) woman home in the BDN 10KM this afternoon, Sunday 14 December! She was decked out in AAC singlet and green Fields hat all the way through. Bernie Mulryan almost broke 45 minutes and was 7th woman home. James Lundon ran his 43rd race of the year...

20 September 2014 The race director's invite to go out and run Marconi had been standing for two years. I eventually moved my schedule around to get out. Race 32 of 2014. Got a lift with AT; just the ticket, literally. A lovely morning in Clifden to collect my number. Then back to Roundstone and the...

What a great day for (watching) racing! In glorious sunshine this morning, h uge numbers of Athenry runners made the short trek to Athlone for the annual Flatline Half Marathon with their eyes on PB's on a fast & flat course. But by the time the race started at 11.00am the mercury was already rising...

Where’s Bernie? “Broke down in Castlebar” said Jannette. Towing a caravan with a long road still ahead of them to Achill Island, we decided to go and register for the Achill Roar Adventure Race and get something to eat while we waited. Registration was in Geilty’s bar, Dooagh. Waivers signed and...

In what was the largest turnout ever for the club championships we had over 70 runners line up at the Athenry Medical Centre for this year's event, the 12th. With the handicap system in place we had approximately 18 minutes between the first & last starter with Ray Somers the final runner out of the...

A dreary wet morning greeted the 4 Athenry AC members (Myself, David Noone, Ian Pomphrett and Drew Davison) along with the other 180 or so competitors in Kiltimagh on Saturday morning for Race2Glory. The task ahead: 17kms of running terrain comprised of road, trail, bog, river and a bloody big hill...

Galway Adult Track & FieldCountyChampionships - 10 th July 2014. We arrived at registration in Dangan Sports track and signed up for 3 events. Both of us in the same category - Masters F35. 1 st event - The High Jump. Officials: Have you ever done this before? Assumpta & Flora: Nope. Officials: Now...

So there I was @ 6:45am in the car park of Kilmashogue Woods in the lashings of rain and terrible fog….. A Wexford woman, living in Dublin, running in the Wicklow Mountains, for Athenry A.C.!! Quietly confident, as I had done my recce (twice), I knew exactly where I was going, fog or no fog. Leg 1...

We had members taking part in marathons across the continent in recent weeks with Philp Magnier & George Livanos running the Paris Marathon and Tony Killarney, Jim Leahy, Frances Leahy, Maeve Noone & Kenneth O' Hara running the London Marathon. George ran a decent 3.46.30 whilst Philip struggled...

Lyall Guiney has shared his report on his brilliant run in Connemara recently. This can also be found on his blog Race the Blue Line . There was some craic on the bus to the start line. A load of the Marathon Club Ireland guys were on it, and once we started passing the Ultra runners after Peacock’s...

Cover photo courtesy of Peter Mooney. After some horrendous wind & rain in midweek, Sunday morning dawned as fresh & perfect as a spring day could be. The vast blue sky was looking stupendous, the myriad of daffodils lining the roadside were looking voluptuous & the post race spread greeting us as...