Athenry AC News
Three Generations of Galway Athletics Launch Race Series
Galway’s Athletics Clubs came together at the Athenry Physiotherapy & Performance Clinic on Thursday night to launch the ‘Galway 5km Race Series’ for 2014.
This hugely successful series of races, aimed mainly at new runners, has been going since 2006 and attracts around 800 entrants every year. The race series was formally launched by three outstanding athletes representing the past, present and future of athletics in Galway.
Young Shauna Bocquet, who competes in a wheelchair for Craughwell AC, joined forces with elite distance runner Regina Casey from Galway City Harriers and the legendary Tommy Madden of Derrydonnell AC to kick off the race series.
These three generations of Galway athletics represented the thousands of others who have competed in the series since its inception in 2006. Tommy Madden said, “I think these races are a really great idea. There was nothing like them at all in the 1950’s when Derrydonnell were going. Two of my children take part in the series now and they love it.”
Regina Casey of Galway City Harriers has long been a supporter of the series. She said, “It’s a great chance to meet other runners from around the County and to get some training done in a race setting. There’s always a great mix of familiar faces and newcomers. That’s part of what makes the series special.”
In addition to providing a training, racing, and social outlet for hundreds of runners, the series raises essential funds for the Galway County Board of Athletics Ireland. Funds raised in earlier years have supported the participation of Galway teams in provincial and national competition and the purchase of athletics equipment.
These 5km races take place around Galway City and County and each is hosted by one of the Galway Athletics Clubs under Athletics Ireland rules. Entry cost Euro 30.00, which covers all six races and will be available online at http://www.activeglobal.com/from Thursday the 13th March at 8:00pm. Entries are expected to sell out quickly.
This year’s will take place as follows;
Tuesday 29th April 2014 @ 8:00pm – Athenry
Tuesday 6th May 2014 @ 8:00pm – Loughrea
Tuesday 13th May 2014 @ 8:00pm - Maree
Tuesday 20th May 2014 @ 8:00pm – Claregalway
Tuesday 27th May 2014 @ 8:00pm – Galway
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 @ 8:00pm - Tuam
Emerging Athlete Profile – Shauna Bocquet, (Craughwell AC)
Shauna came to track chair racing after being spotted at a number of IWA-Sport Junior Wheelchair basketball blitzes. She was advised to take up the sport and, in August 2012, IWA-Sport gave her a loan of a track chair. Shauna took part in her first 5km in September 2012 in Claregalway and immediately fell in love with racing.
After getting in touch with Craughwell AC Coach Michael Tobin, Shauna joined the club and has been racing and training since.
Shauna won the Wheelchair Category of the Cork Women’s Mini Marathon in 2013, completing the four-mile course in a personal best time of 32:50, smashing her previous best by almost 6 minutes. Two weeks later, she ran her fastest 5km yet at the SMRC Urban Run in Limerick, in a time of 24:54.
These great results have led to Shauna being selected into the National Track Racing program run by IWA-Sport and she took part in her first session in Irishtown Stadium in Dublin on Saturday the 16th of November 2013.
She is the youngest athlete in the panel and yet has gained considerable experience in mixing and training along with other elite wheelchair racers from around the country.
Elite Athlete Profile - Regina Casey, (Galway City Harriers)
Galway City Harriers Regina Casey has been a regular presence on the Galway road-racing and track and field scene for a number of years. Although Regina’s a member of that small group of elite racers who regularly win some of the best races in the country, some of her athletics achievements are less well known.
Amongst Regina’s many honours are;
- U16 National Champion 800m (2.16)
- U23 National Silver Medallist (2.13)
U17, U19 and Junior 800m Champion
U23 Celtic Games, Cardiff, Wales.
Road Racing Personal Best Times
- 5km - 17:29
- 8km – 29:24
- 10km 37:50
- Athletics scholarship recipient from NUIG, 2000-2003
- Five Intervarsity titles at 800m both indoor and outdoor
Elite Athlete Profile – Tommy Madden, (Derrydonnell AC)
Tommy Madden was a founding member, and a star performer with, the famous Derrydonnell AC which dominated Galway Athletics during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
A star of track & field, cross-country and road racing, Tommy pioneered athletics in Galway alongside his illustrious Derrydonnell team mates which included Willie Morris, Bernie Rohan, Mick Molloy, Bernie Feeney, Kevin Ryan, Bernie Ruane and many others.
Tommy Madden won four individual senior Galway cross-country titles in Derrydonnell colours as well as countless other cross country, road and track championships. Derrydonnell AC won the Galway Senior Cross-Country team championship on an amazing fourteen consecutive occasions from 1956 to 1969. In 1959 Tommy was just beaten, by Joe Cunningham, for the All Ireland one-mile title on a grass track at the Iveagh Grounds in Dublin. Three weeks after that Joe Cunningham set a new Irish mile record of 4:13.
Derrydonnell broke new ground for Irish Athletics when they became the first Irish Athletics club to compete in America. Their visit to New York in 1961 demonstrated that they were prepared to innovate and to compete outside of the confines of local or even national boundaries. The club also visited and raced in London in 1963.Category: Running News
A short launch event for this year’s Galway 5km Series will take place on Thursday the 6th of March 2014 in the New Health Centre in Athenry at 07:00pm, why not come along and get the inside scoop!! On the evening we’ll be joined by three very special guests representing three generations of Galway Athletics - past, present and future.
The Galway Series occupies a special place in the hearts of many club runners and it will be nice to look forward to the races we’ll have this year in good company.
There’ll be a coffee and buns and a few short words. The event will last just 30 minutes, but we’d greatly appreciate the attendance of representatives of all of the Galway clubs.
Why not come along in your training gear and join in a club run afterwards?Category: Running News
Athenry Juvenile AC Athletes had a very successful outing last weekend at the Connacht Indoor Championships 2014 held at Athlone International Arena. We had thirty juveniles competing across a range of age groups and they managed to bring home 18 medals betweeen them, including nine gold medals so big congratulations to our 2014 Connacht champions: U12 High Jump Saoirse Healey, U14 Long Jump Aubrey O’Brien, U14 Hurdles and and 800m Brandon Lee, U15 Hurdles and Sprint Lydia Doyle, U18 long Jump, Hurdles and Triple jump Evan Quirke. Evan’s dedication in training really paid off as he achieved a new PB in the long jump of 6.21 metres.
Silver medal winners included U13 Sprint Freya Bohan, U14 Sprint Brandon Lee, U15 Sprint Brandon McMenamin, U16 Hurdles Shannen Lee, U16 High Jump Mathew Treacey, and U18 High Jump Evan Quirke.
Bronze Medal winners on the day included U13 Hurdles Aoibhe Deeley, U14 Hurdles, Aubrey O’Brien and U16 Long Distance Shannen Lee.
Well done to all our juvenile athletes who did the club and Athenry proud.Category: Athenry Club News
Last Saturday saw the return of the brilliant Kinvara Rock & Road series of races in south Galway. Only in its fourth year, this race has firmly established itself as one of the most popular & well organised events west of the Shannon. With a sell out crowd of 1500 a big congratulations must be given to Chris & his crew for getting the event to this high level in such a short timeframe.
With scenic routes on offer in both distances, the half marathon in particular is proving to be a definite PB course. Martin O’ Hara smashed his PB (deservedly) by 7 minutes with a 1.33.41 whilst James Lundon put his Ballycotton training to good use with a new PB of 1.35.29. Sandwiched between the two was Pat McDonagh with a 1.35.05.
With 23 Athenry AC members taking part across the two distances there were good performances throughout. Janet Clancy had a big confidence booster with a 1.48 to show she is definitely over her injuries & must now be in the form to target her Craughwell PB in a few weeks time.
We again had new members on show this weekend with Heather Porter, Louise Cahill & Susan English making their debuts for the club in the 10k & posting 49.51, 58.14 & 58.30 respectively.
Sinead Foran had another brilliant day out but I’ll leave the rest of the report to Chris;
1st March 2014, a date we had been looking forward to since 2nd March 2013, has come and gone. A sell out number of 1500 people entered the 10K and half marathon in Kinvara this year, the fourth year of the event. A lot of the talk in the days leading up to Saturday was about the weather. It doesn't need to be warm and sunny to run a race but high tides and flooded streets are definitely out. This had been the scene in Kinvara in recent weeks, with the finish line regularly under water in the lead up to Saturday, but we rolled our lucky weather dice and got away with it (the finish area started to flood again at about 5pm just as we were finishing up!).
So a great day for running started with the 10K at 12:00 as the long train of runners made their way down the main street of the village and out on to the course. First to emerge back in the village was a very familiar face in GCH runner Matt Bidwell in a course record time of 32:50. Matt was strong from start to finish and had a great race with Andrew Annett (North Belfast Harriers), who finished in second with Patrick Quinn (Ennis Track) in third.
The women's 10K race was the best we've had in Kinvara so far with just 17 seconds separating the top 3. Veronica Colleran (Ennis Track) held on to come out on top in 39:36, just ahead of Athenry AC's Sinead Foran who was just 8 seconds back. That's another sub-40 10k from Sinead which saw her finish in 13th position overall. Out of a total field of 698 only 12 finished ahead of her! GCH runner Helen Corbett was third just 9 seconds behind Sinead.
The men's half marathon had been dominated in previous years by Michael Shannon, who won in 2011, 2012 and 2013. With Michael out injured this year there was going to be a new winner and it was Joe Cawley (Sli Cualann) who stormed home to win in 1:16:11. Paul Fitzgerald (Limerick AC) came in second, closely followed by Oliver Mullins (Craughwell AC). The half marathon course has some spectacular scenery after you make the sharp right turn on to the New Line & this is how participant John Quinlivan described it: "We turned on to the New Line Road which has to have been one of the most amazing stretches of roads I've ever run on".
There was a feeling of déjà vu about the women's half marathon with the top 3 ladies from 2013 returning to finish in the same positions again this year. Eimear O'Leary (MSB) was a convincing winner in 1:27:27 with Grainne Ni Uallachain (GCH) second and Roisin Farragher (Le Cheile) third. Athenry AC's Jane-Ann Meehan had to pull out with a cold but she would certainly have been in the mix here and has vowed to "kick ass next year!".
Full results are at http://www.rockandroad.ie/results/
Athenry AC were very well represented in Kinvara and not just with runners. A big thanks to Ray Somers, Gearoid Rohan, Mairead Sullivan, Ruthann Sheahan and Jim Leahy, who did a brilliant job with the pacing. Here's a comment from Boards.ie: "Stuck with the 1:40 pacers [Ruthann] till 12 miles, and picked up the pace a bit then to get under 1:40, the pacers were class, the pace was bang on the whole way round, that was my first experience running in a pace group, and thought it was great."
Special thanks to Philip Magnier who was out on the half marathon course photographing the event. Philip's photos are fantastic and no doubt will be flying around Facebook and the like over the next few days. Thanks also to Frank Burke who, even though he had to pull out of pacing duties with a bad back, still came along and helped keep the show on the road.
So that's it for another year. Roll on Saturday 7th March 2015!
Chris Deakin, Athenry AC & Dolmen SportsCategory: Race Result
A full house turned out in Athlone this evening to witness a fantastic night’s athletics which saw three new stadium records and the star attractions Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Tabarie Henry live up to their reputations.
The Olympic decathlon gold medalist and world champion, Eaton, won the 60m in a new stadium record at the AIT International Arena, with a time of 6:69. The American could only manage third however in the long jump. Eaton’s wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton won the shot put with 13.46 and the high jump with 1.80.
In the much-anticipated Senator Eamonn Coghlan Mile, Kilkenny’s Eoin Everard came home first in 4:03.08. Joe Warne and Cameron Boyek coming second and third in times of 4:04.04 and 4:04.40 respectively. Ireland has to wait little longer, however, for the first sub-four minute mile to be achieved in an indoor venue.
Tabarie Henry, the three-time World finalist in the 400m, proved his worth in the Athlone venue coming home in a time of 46.81. Timmy Crowe finished a close second, however, also achieving a new PB with 47.29.
In the men’s 60m hurdles British athlete Alex Al Ameen set a new stadium record romping home in 7:97.
Waterford’s Kelly Proper added to her growing reputation and her haul of medals winning the 60m (7:44) and the long jump (6.49), the latter a new stadium record.
In the opening event of the night British athlete, Ross Millington, claimed the 3000m.
AIT president, Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin, said that he was “delighted” with the success of the night. “There was a fantastic atmosphere in the arena this evening, with people really looking forward to some wonderful competition, which is exactly what they experienced. This grand prix is part of a three year development plan for the AIT International Arena and we are confident that in 2015 and 2016, it will become an eagerly anticipated fixture in the international athletics calendar,” he said.
Senator Eamonn Coghlan Mile
1. Eoin Everard – 4:03.08
2. Joe Warne – 4:04.04
3. Cameron Boyek – 4:04.40
1. Ross Millington – 8:00.32
2. Matthew Shirling – 8:06.58
3. Alex Bruce-Littlewood – 8:11.80
Women 60m hurdles
1. Eva Vital – 8:29
2. Sarah Lavin – 8:30
3. Lily Ann O’Hora 9:13
Men 60m hurdles
1. Alex Al Ameen – 7:97
2. Kourosh Foroughi – 8:40
3. Paul Byrne – 8.44
1. Katie Kirk – 2:03.58
2. Katie Snowden – 2:04.35
3. Clare McSweeney – 2:09.09
1. Karl Griffin – 1:50.47
2. Niall Touhy – 1:50.48
3. Darragh Greene – 1:51.06
1. Tabarie Henry – 46.81
2. Timmy Crowe – 47.29
3. David McCarthy – 48.57
1. Diane Ramsey – 53.87
2. Catia Azevedo – 54:53
3. Sinead Denny – 55:09
1. Kelly Proper – 7:44
2. Sarah Lavin – 7:57
3. Sinead Treacy – 7:88
1 Ashton Eaton – 6:69
2 Steven Colvert – 6:93
3 Damar Forbes – 6:94
Women shot put
1. Brianne Theisen – 13.46
2. Sophie Parkinson – 11.77
Men shot put
1. Sean Breathnach – 16.27
2. Paul Collins – 14.12
3. Kieran Stout – 14.11
Women long jump
1. Kelly Proper – 6.49
2. Sarah Warnock – 6.20
3. Sarah McCarthy – 5.93
Men long jump
1. Daniel Bramble – 7.71
2. Paulo Sergio de Oliveira – 7.62
3. Ashton Eaton – 7.58
Men high jump
1. David Cussen – 2.05
2. Jamie Murtagh – 2.00
3. Keith Marks – 1.95
Women high jump
1. Brianne Theisen – 1.80
2. Cathriona Farrell – 1.75
3. Neasa Murphy – 1.65
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It was a day to dig deep! With a vicious headwind for much of the course this wasn’t a day for PB racing, it was a war of attrition.
With recent club front runners Ray Somers (not racing) & Mick Rice (carrying an injury) taking it easy today, it was fair game for the rest of Athenry to stake a claim as top dog. For much of the race it looked like Jane-Ann Meehan had it sewn up until Mr Duracell Bunny, aka David Noone, pipped her to it on the run in, pulling clear by 8 seconds with a time of 31.14 & enough for 6th position overall. This was only eight days after his sub four performance at the 50k national championships plus running up & DOWN Croagh Patrick in 69 minutes on Thursday. Imagine what he could do if he was fresh!
It was still a good day at the office for Jane-Ann as she was first female home in a time of 31.22, nearly a full minute ahead of Sinead Foran & giving Athenry a one-two in the womens race. Neither woman is a stranger to this course with Jane-Ann winning here back in 2012 & Sinead taking a second here last year too. Sinead can take solace in the fact that in tough conditions today she improved her time over last year by nearly a minute, a time which would have given her 1st position last year. Completing the podium today was last year’s winner & former Athenry athlete, Sinead Brody, now GCH.
The men’s race was won by Athlone Tri Club member, Mick Fogarty, in a time of 27.59, nearly two minutes ahead of second placed Paul Keane. Mick is also no stranger to podium finishes as he finished 2nd to Matt Bidwell in Maree only a few weeks ago. Damian Larkin of Craughwell AC completed the podium.
This race is always well supported by the club and today was no different as 31 members lined up at the start line. Tiernan Burke easily made up for his father’s absence today, competing in his first race at this distance he finished in a very credible 36.54, showing both mum & dad how it’s done.
Two more new names appeared under the banner of Athenry AC on today’s results with both Sinead Cummiskey & Paul Hegarty appearing in the maroon & white for the first time. There were also plenty of established members appearing today too , all with various objectives. Philip Magnier - preparing for the Paris marathon in six weeks time; Deirdre Quinn - get to the finish line after a recent injury absence & Pat McDonagh – testing out the calf after his latest round of dry needling (ouch).
As always the spread afterwards in this race is worth the pain of the tough weather. Pat Forde & crew put on a great race in aid of various charities every year & should be commended. This year’s charity partner is the very worthy ACT for Meningitis, a local group whose main aim is to raise awareness about this life changing & deadly disease.
A few words from the race director;
It was a truly great day. After all the rain the sun actually came out for a while to welcome the 230 plus runners and walkers to Kilconieron this afternoon. There was a great buzz in Carrabane when Niall let the huge crowd off just after 12. The pace was quick at the start but a biting headwind on the mid section really ate into the gains made earlier. Running in miles is still somewhat a novelty and the mile markers are few and far between. The motivation signs were helping but runners and walkers alike were glad to be out of the wind at the water station. After the turn for home the wind was at people's backs and the big Hill at the end beckoned. But once the runners could hear Mary Porters voice they were home and dry.
First man Home was Mick Fogarty from Athlone Tri who is showing a recent rich vein of form to blitz the field. He was followed by last year's winner Paul Keane and third was craughwell youngster Damien Larkin. The winner of the ladies was our own Jane Ann Meehan followed by Sinead Foran and Sinead Brody was third. Well done all. All finishing times available on redtagtiming.com.
The committee would like to acknowledge all those who participated in today’s race and contributed to the charity Act for Meningitis. The atmosphere was electric and everybody seemed to have a good run or walk. Thanks you to the many volunteers who came out and helped on the day, all the parkers, the marshals, and the wonderful caterers who gave up their mornings and most of yesterday cooking the fantastic food. To Chris for his technical input, notching us up another level this year, to the local Athletics Clubs for all their help, to Niamh and Ciaran at the Gate Lodge and all our sponsors who are mentioned on our website kilconieroncharityrun.com and of course to Mary Porter for a wonderful job. A big thank you also to all the younger people who helped with the cleanup. A memorable day was had by all.
See you in 2015! Keep on Running!
Kilconieron Athletics Committee.
After the commotion of today’s racing & prize giving had died down there was also the matter of a few shaven & dyed heads to contend with. Some local’s, including our own Ronan ‘Speedy’ McCarthy were taking part in the annual Today FM ‘Shave or Dye’ campaign to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. The word was that Ronan was going bright red.....................here’s the result.
Category: Race Result Attachments: kilconeiron5mile_2014.pdf
Best of Luck to all our juvenile athletes competing in the Connacht Indoors next weekend 1st and 2nd March at Athlone International Arena
We had a great attendance at tonights training seessions in Athlone from both athletes and coaches- well done to all for making the effort and hopefully the rewards will come next weekend. Next training session in Athlone for those competing in the Connachts will be on Monday night next commencing at 7.30 pm sharp.Category: Juvenile Club News
Despite the incessant torrential downpours of late, the Sun gods have been smiling down on us for our weekends racing over the past few weeks. If only we could do something about the wind!
A lovely sunny afternoon greeted the 174 runners who turned up in Gorgeous Gort for their 8k outing today. Previously held as a 4 miler, South Galway AC increased the distance this year which gave Galway based athletes a chance to run a mini ‘8k Series’ over the first six weeks of the year, with Tuam AC & Maree AC also holding 8k’s since the turn of the year.
As always the days racing is viewed differently depending on whom you speak to afterwards & the new 8k route was described as ‘a lovely course with perfect running weather’ by one whilst another felt it was a ‘tough course in windy conditions’. A quick look at the stats would rate it as slightly slower than Tuam but slightly faster than Maree.
Ray Somers has been climbing up the finishing tables consistently over the last year & is now hovering closely behind the usual suspects of Matt Bidwell, Owen Byrne et al, finishing fourth today in a time of 29.46. After a period of going unchallenged at the top of the Athenry AC charts, the return to form of his nemesis, Mick Rice, seems to have given him a kick to push on further again.
Mairead Sullivan continued her streak of improving times with a 45 second PB, finishing as 7th female home in 35.24. Clearly the ‘run, at least, every day’ strategy suits Mairead. James Lundon just about made the start line after deciding to check out the entire course during his pre-race warm up (in preparation for his 10th assault at Ballycotton next month) but still ran a credible 36.18, 11 seconds faster than Maree last week, whilst Fiona Doughan made her first appearance for the year with a 41.55.
Matt Bidwell claimed first position in a time of 26.04 & Ann Lennon of Mayo AC was first female with a 30.48.Race Result
The Irish National 50km Championships were held on a muddy but runable course in Donadea Forest Park this morning. Respresenting Athenry AC were David Noone, Valerie Glavin, Maeve Noone, Ed Egan & Siobhan Guinan who was making her first foray into ultra running.
David Noone was first home of the club members in a time of 3.58.03, a 3 minute PB & just rewards after a hard 4 months of various niggles & illness. He was placed 30th overall & 29th male in the Irish National Championships. That's some performance when you look at the field of accomplished ultra runners who finished ahead of him; Eoin Keith, Gary O'Hanlon, Rory & Peter Mooney, Thomas Bubendorfer & John O'Regan are just some of the names on the list who would be regular podium finishers over marathon & ultra distances.
Next up was Maeve Noone in a time of 4.36.28. It was a very consistent run throughout & a time which gave her 8th position in the National Championships. Ed Egan came in just under the 5 hour mark with a 4.56.21 & Siobhan Guinan followed soon after with a 5.04.35. This was Siobhan's first attempt at an ultra distance & only her second marathon distance.
Valerie Glavin notched up 25km on her continuing return to the ultra running fold before she called it a day but it surely won't be long before she has racked up enough miles in the legs to be back challenging in these races.
The race was won by Gary O'Hanlon on his debut in an ultra distance. His time of 2.59.19 was enough to give him the second fastest time in Europe this year (31 seconds off top spot) & gained him a spot at the 50k world champioships. Gary only found out last week that someone entered him in this race & had no specific training done for it, it bodes well for the 'worlds' with a structured plan in place.
Orna Dilworth of Sportsworld was first female in 3.43.16 & also claims a World Championship slot. Good luck to both!!
Gary O'Hanlon deserves a special mention as someone who can be held up as an inspiration to us all as we go through our (what seem to us at the time) endless injuries. Gary was a promising junior athlete back in the 90's & went unbeaten in schools athletics between 1990 & 1992, also setting national records in that time. Whilst out on a training run as a 17 year old, he was knocked down in a near fatal accident which left him with brain & facial injuries. For the next six years he had to undergo intensive rehab, not knowing if he would ever be able to run again. He battled chronic pain & depression during this time but eventually, with the help of his coaches in Clonliffe Harriers, he made a return to athletics. Over twenty years after the accident he is now regarded as one of the top marathon runners in the country & has multiple wins to his name.
Everyone at Athenry AC wishes him the best in his World Championship exploits where he is sure to be regarded as one of the favourites.Category: Race Result Attachments: donadea50km_2014.pdf
Charity race - Permit sponsored by Craughwell AC
Registration for the 2014 Kilconieron Charity Run (its 6th running) is now open on RunIreland.
Go to www.runireland.com/active/all-events and scroll to February 23rd where you can enter now for €15!
All proceeds this year will go to ACT For Meningitis.
After some recent weather more befitting Noah’s Ark, the annual Maree 8k couldn’t have been more different. Glorious sunshine & a headwind in sections greeted the 326 runners who turned out for the 5th edition of this event.
Matt Bidwell returned to the undulating course alongside Galway Bay to take the title for a fourth consecutive year in a time of 26.46. It was 44 seconds away from his course record of 26.02 set back in 2011 although all times were slightly down today. Two less familiar names completed the podium with Mick Fogarty of Athlone Tri Club placed 2nd in 27.14 & Rory Moloney of West Waterford AC third in 27.20.
Ray Somers came out tops by 20 seconds in his little tussle with Mick Rice, finishing in 29.51 & first Athenry AC member home of the 16no runners. Next up was Alasdair Conway in what was an impressive debut for the club with a 31.02 & is definitely one to watch in the future.
The ever-present quartet of Mairead Sullivan, James Lundon, Bernie Mulryan & Jane Mangan again hit the tarmac for another appearance in the maroon & white singlet with both James & Mairead improving their 8k times over Tuam last month. Returning to the roads today were Enda Munnelly & Maria Lambe with a 36.49 & 37.54 respectively.
It is also great to see some new names under the Athenry AC banner appearing on recent results with Kenneth O’Dea joining Alasdair Conway in debuting for the club today.
Pictures from today located here courtesy of Andrew Talbot.
Race results located here.Category: Race Result
News is hitting Athenry that our very own Assumpta Feeney has won the Squat and Deadlift and came 3rd in the Bench at the Irish DrugFree Powerlifting Championships in Dublin today. These were the single lift championships and Assumpta was competing in the 70Kg SNR womens category. These results mean Assumpta will now go to the World Championships in Germany in June. Well done Assumpta, this is absolutely fantastic news. Now if we can only get a shot putt and a hammer in your hand ....Category: Athenry Club News