Athenry AC News
Welcome to the new members of Fit4Life! Membership is still available for one more week. The next intake of new members after that will be April 1st. The Fit4Life programme caters for walkers/joggers and its aim is to get you running 5km! If you are interesting in joining us please follow the link below. Membership for 2017 is €35.Running News
Just a reminder the first training session for 2017 is tomorrow! Meeting at the church car park in Athenry at 9:00am. You must become a member of Athenry AC Fit4Life before joining any run (insurances purposes). Please follow the link below.
Fit4Life is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm meeting at the church car park in Athenry. No Fit4Life on Saturdays for 2017. Hope to see you tomorrow!Category: Running News
The Galway Indoor Track and Field Championships take place on Sunday 15th January at the Athlone International Arena. The County Championship provides a full indoor programme for senior athletes – 60m, 60mH, 200m, 800m, 1000m Walk, 3000m, Shot, High Jump, Long Jump and 4x200m Relay. All track events are electronically timed. The 3000m may be of particular interest to those who are preparing for races in the early spring and will allow you to set a time on one of the finest running surfaces in the world. The track at AIT holds an IAAF certification, and has attracted some of the worlds top athletes to the annual AIT Grand Prix, it is fast and perfect to see just what you can achieve and just how fast you can go.
As this is a county championship event, club members are asked to support this if where possible.
Entries are due by midnight on Friday 6th January and can be made through club secretaries.
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 13TH EDITION OF THE TUAM AC 8K ROAD RACE ON SUNDAY THE 15TH JANUARY 2017 AT 2:30 P.M.
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This is an outline list of the races which are likely/have been permitted for the first half of 2017 in Galway.
The list is not definitive and is likely to be added to or modified as time goes along.
It might help some to plan their events for the first half of the year.01/01/17 Galway (Resolution Run) 5KM 14/01/17 Athenry 1M 15/01/17 Tuam 8KM 29/01/17 Coldwood 5KM 05/02/17 Maree 8KM 12/02/17 Gort (Gorgeous) 4M 26/02/17 Kilconieron 5M 04/03/17 Kinvara (Rock and Road) 10KM & Half 12/03/17 Abbey 10KM 19/03/17 Craughwell 10M 26/03/17 Ballinderry 5KM 02/04/17 New Inn 5KM 04/04/17 Claregalway 5KM 08/04/17 Ahascragh 5KM 15/04/17 Colemanstown 10KM 17/04/17 Loughrea 5KM 22/04/17 Labane 10KM 23/04/17 Connemarathon Half & Full & Ultra 25/04/17 5KM Series #1 5KM 02/05/17 5KM Series #2 5KM 06/05/17 Portumna (Forest) Day 1 5KM, 10KM & Half 09/05/17 5KM Series #3 5KM 16/05/17 5KM Series #4 5KM 21/05/17 Oughterard 10KM 23/05/17 5KM Series #5 5KM 30/05/17 5KM Series #6 5KM 10/06/17 Portumna (Forest) Day 2 Half, Full, 50KM & 100KM 11/06/17 Clifden 10KM 17/06/17 Bullaun NS 8KM 18/06/17 Annaghdown 10KM 24/06/17 Monivea 5KM & Half 01/07/17 Headford 8KM Category: Running News
The Allianz 5km Resolution Run which takes place on the 1st of January is a popular annual event. Numbers have grown since the inaugural race in 2010. This year 291 athletes ran the 5km route, starting at Nimmos Pier and finishing under the Spanish Arch after completing two 2.5km loops. The weather was perfect, dry with sunshine and blue skies! Spectators gathered along the route to cheers and encourage the athletes. Keith Fallon of GCH was the first person to cross the line, recording an impressive 16:06. Kathryn Casserly also representing Galway City Harriers was victorious for the second consecutive year clocking 18:50.
Keith Fallon GCH 16:06
Matt Bidwell GCH 17:21
Michael Kerrin Maree AC 17:38
Kathryn Casserly GCH 18:50
Catherine Thornton Crusaders AC 19:29
Aoife King GCH 19:37
Members of Athenry AC who ran the race
David Meehan 17:52, Fabian Mangan 17:57, Ruairi Collins 18:46, Jim Leahy 20:17, Mary Kealy 21:04, Kenneth O'Hara 21:49, Enda Munnelly 22:13, Bernie Mulryan 22:22, David Dunne 22:51, Aoife Callan 24:10, Philip Magnier 24:18, Tony Collins 27:23, Jane Mangan 27:39, Lorna Freeman 26:41, Mary Connaughton 29:12, Michael Glynn 30:41, Michael McDonagh 30:41, Laoise Collins 32:14, Diane Collins 32:59, Stephanie McDonagh 35:39
If you would like to become a member of Athenry Athletic Club in 2017 please follow this link!
A great way to start the new year. Tell all your friends.
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The event starts at noon this year, not the previously 1PM etc. You just need to cut back on your new year's revelries just a little bit :-).
The Allianz Resolution Run 2017 is a 5K road-race that takes place New Years Day at 12 noon in Galway City centre . The course starts at Nimmos Pier and finishes at the Spanish Arch, passing the canal, cathedral, Shop street, Eyre Square and most of the city's famous landmarks along the way. The race is AAI certified.
The race starts promptly at 12 noon at Nimmos Pier by Claddagh Hall. Race number pickup is in Dominican Hall Claddagh between 10:15 and 11.45 on the morning of the race. Entries cost €18 on-line. There will be some entries available on the day at the rate of €20 and €15 for juveniles aged 16-17, however the race is limited to 500 entries. All entrants will receive a souvenir race towel, refreshments and official chip time .
The race is AAI certified and has been officially measured . All participants will have an official timed by Red Tag Timing. Individual results will be sent out via text and all results will be available on Facebook and www.redtagtiming.com shortly after the race finish.
The route is suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities. It is a very flat and fast course Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Male and Female Senior, V40, & V50 and Juvenile.
There will be teas, coffees and snacks available for all participants in The Dominican Hall Claddagh after the race. Presentation of prizes will take place at 1:30 pm.
Please note that there will be no changing facilities or showers available. Roads will not be closed for the event, however there will be either marshals or Guards at all junctions.