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Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km

Sat, 2016-10-22 20:04

Thanks to The Surgery Athenry for the use of their building and facilities for the Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km on Saturday 12th November. Number collection and registration opens at 9:30am in the surgery and refreshments will be provided after the race at the same venue. A map of the location of the surgery is available on their website.

Category: Running News

Fit4Life 5km - 12th November at 11:00am

Thu, 2016-10-20 20:13

Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km takes place on Saturday 12th November at 11:00am. All proceeds from this event will be donated to GAP (Galway Autism Partnership).

This event is specifically for Fit4Life members from all clubs (prizes only for Fit4Life members 1st, 2nd & 3rd). If you are not a member of Fit4Life and would like to run, jog or walk, you are very welcome. Medals for all finishers!

There is a competition for a FREE ENTRY on our Facebook page Athenry AC from tomorrow Friday 21st Oct and the winner will be picked on Sunday night at 8:00pm

Congrats to Mary Walsh last weeks winner of a free entry!

Category: Running News

Moylough 10km - 16th October

Thu, 2016-10-20 19:58

Moylough hosted 3 races on Sunday. A 1.5km race for children followed by a 5km and then a 10km. The weather was wet, cold and miserable but that didn't stop 99 brave souls gather at the start line to run a new course for the 10km. Athenry AC had a great day out! Jane Ann Meehan won the women's race in 37:24 finishing 10th overall. Yvonne Fehilly was in second place 40:10. Chris Deakin won his age category while clocking a PB of 37:21. Bernie Mulryan also won her age category in 47.13. Also running from the club were David Meehan 37:11 finishing in 7th place. Donal Leahy 42:32, Enda Munnelly 47:13. Congrats to all!


Senior Men:
Matt Bidwell (GCH) 35:31
Sean Burke (Tuam AC) 36:05
Damien Larkin (Craughwell AC) 36:13

Senior Women
Jane Ann Meehan (Athenry AC) 37:24
Yvonne Fehilly (Athenry AC) 40:10
Dalva McPhilips 42:58

Category: Race Reports

Connacht Primary Schools XC Finals Results

Mon, 2016-10-17 13:19

Some nice successes by local athletes, including Rory Fitzpatrick (Athenry AC) winning the Senior Boys race - congrats to the Gloves man!  

Scoil Chroí Naofa were third team home in the Senior Girls race.

Full result is attached!

Category: Race Result Attachments: 16connprimaryschoolsxc.pdf

Moylough 10km

Fri, 2016-10-14 19:27

Looking for a race this weekend? Moylough 10km is on Sunday at 12pm. There is also a 5km run/walk at 11:00am and a children's 1.5km race at 10:30am.

Category: Running News

Athenry Fit4Life 5km - 12th November 2016

Fri, 2016-10-14 19:19

This event is specifically for members of Fit4Life but non Fit4Life members are welcome to run. The 5km route remains the same as last year, it is relatively flat and the last km has you running down hill! Registration on the day opens at 9:30am at Athenry Physiotheraphy & Performance Clinic in Raheen, Athenry. We appreciate having the use of these premises again this year. The race starts at 11:00am. Pacers will be provided for 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36 mins. Online registration is now open and you can enter online for €15. You can also register on the day for €20.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fit4Life men and women to cross the line
Medals for all other finishers.

Refreshments will be provided after the race at the clinic.

Link for entries

Regular update and information about our competition on our FB page Athenry AC

Category: Running News

Double Victory for Athenry AC at Conamara 10km

Fri, 2016-10-14 19:01

Two members of Athenry AC pulled off a double victory last Sunday in Conamara. Fergal Walsh won the men's race while recording a PB of over 1 min by clocking 35:32. Deirdre Brophy won the women's race running her first sub 40min 10km by completing the distance in 39:45. Also taking part from the club were Rodney Bell finishing 5th overall in 38:47. Brian Somers finished just 1 min behind in 7th place 39:30. Alan O'Brien 45:45. Peter O'Shaughnessy 47:54. Congrats to all!

Men's Results:
Fergal Walsh (Athenry AC) 35:32
Sean Burke (Tuam AC) 36:11
Neil O'Leary 37:13

Womens Results:
Deirdre Brophy (Athenry AC) 39:45
Mary Gorham 43:46
Martha Kinnane 45:26


Category: Race Reports

Galway XC Day 2 Results

Thu, 2016-10-13 13:25

Congratulations to all on an excellent day out in South Park on Sunday, 9 October 2016, day two of the Galway XC, Uneven Ages XC championships. 

GCH and helpers set out an excellent course, around a venue that has not seen much juvenile cross county racing in a generation.

Iain Shaw (still of this parish) did a brilliant job in the box.  Loads of helpers both at the start & finish, and on the course made the events run off like clockwork too.

A final result is attached!

Category: Race Result Attachments: 16galwayxc_uneven_ages.pdf

A Celebration for Olive Loughnane by Loughrea AC

Wed, 2016-10-12 21:48
A CELEBRATION FOR WORLD GOLD MEDALIST OLIVE LOUGHNANE   You are invited to a celebration of our very own LAC member Olive Loughnane.   October 28th at 7:30pm in the Slieve Aughty room in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa   A meet and greet will take place and you will have an opportunity to see her fantastic medal followed by finger food.   We will also be selecting the first winner of our draw.   Look forward to seeing you there.   Category: Running News

2016 Run Galway Bay Results

Thu, 2016-10-06 13:07

RedTagTiming has the full results of all three races which took place on Saturday, 1 October 2016.


Half Marathon.

Full Marathon.

Category: Race Result

Primary Schools XC Finals Results

Tue, 2016-10-04 00:24

A full result from last Tuesday's, 27 September 2016, Galway AAI Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Finals are attached and also here.

The event was blessed with a crisp & sunny morning/early afternoon, and everything ran like clockwork.  The event is for the kids, as much for the youngsters at the back of the field as it is for those who take home medals.

Thanks to all the old faithfuls - you know who you are! - who turn up year after year and do exactly as they are told by the grumpy and bald race director.

Good luck to those who qualified for Connacht.  Make sure to bring home bags of medals!

Category: Race Result Attachments: 2016galwayprimaryschoolsxc_finals_provisionalresults.pdf

Galway XC Day 1 Results

Tue, 2016-10-04 00:14

Congratulations to all on an excellent day out in Tuam on Sunday, 2 October 2016, day one of the Galway XC, Even Ages and Adult XC championships. 

Tuam AC set out an excellent course, both technically and in terms of sheer difficulty, which was challenging to all ages.  It has quickly become one of the top Cross Country venues in the country, fact!

Iain Shaw (of this parish) did a brilliant job in the box, getting everyone their entries on what was a record-breaking day in terms of entries and finishers.

Loads of helpers both at the start & finish, and on the course made the events run off like clockwork too.

There were a number of excellent performances in the juvenile ages and both adult races were interesting in their own ways.  It was disappointing that only two adult Athenry AC athletes took part, and none at all in the women's race: the road remains a more attractive proposition for many at this time of year with the DCM just around the corner.  They missed a modern mudfest, which almost consumed a few of the back markers late in the male race.  A tractor had to be called for some of the back markers, and search parties for others!

A full provisional result is attached!  Photos will appear in due course here.

Category: Race Result Attachments: 16galway_cross_country_-_even_ages_and_16adults_provisional_results.pdf

Galway Bay 10km/Half Marathon/Marathon

Sun, 2016-10-02 09:09


Report to follow

Category: Race Reports