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Killannin 4KM & 8KM Race Result

Athenry AC News - Tue, 2016-11-22 14:04

Congratulations to Corrib AC on another successful running of their 'Run like the Wind' 4KM & 8KM Road Races out in Killannin on Saturday, 20 November 2016.  

See attached for full provisional result.

Category: Race Result Attachments: 16killannin4km8km.pdf

Pemwinweb09 experiencing issues

Blacknight Status Blog - Tue, 2016-11-22 11:29

Pemwinweb09 is experiencing issues and is being investigated. An update will follow. Update 11:38 : pemwinweb09 back online now.  

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Hollymount 10km

MattsBlog - Sun, 2016-11-20 23:30
A race to gauge the progress:
Mon - 2km up, 10km treadmill threshold run 32:43 (3:16’s), 1.0km down. All up 13.0kms
Tue am – Claregalway 9.5km recovery run 36:35 (3:51’s)
Tue pm – Tuam AC easy run 7.9km
Wed – 2km up, 6 x 30 secs, 6 x 2.5 mins tempo, 2km down. All up 10.0kms
Thu – Treadmill 10.0km recovery run 37:22 (3:44’s)
Fri - Treadmill 10.0km recovery run 36:50 (3:41’s) plus strides. All up 10.7kms
Sat – Treadmill 7.2km easy run 30:00 (4:10’s)
Sun – Hollymount 10km 33:15 (3:20’s). All up 16.1kms
Weekly Total 84.4kms
Very good conditions for the 10km in Hollymount (what a contrast to the prior year). I took it out fairly hard and to my surprise nobody went with me. I’d opened up a lead in the first km and then it was into the old time trial mode to which I’m well used to. The multiple laps are tough mentally but I knew the gap behind was opening up but you can never relax when you have John Byrne hunting you down. I felt pretty comfortable throughout – certainly not redline as the heart rate analysis afterwards showed. I crossed the line in 33:15 for the win so at least that’s a step in the right direction. Next step is to get back into the 32’s then maybe one more sub 32 in the auld legs. Who knows….

Still struggling overall with a few niggles. The groin is still far from right so I have to manage the intensity with that. Plus I still have a sore blister on the ball of my foot. I can tell you that once you hit 45 the body just falls apart...

Club member in local paper of record...

Athenry AC News - Fri, 2016-11-18 10:29

Congrats to Rory on his recent Connacht Primary Schools XC victory, which was covered in this weekend's local paper of record, The Connacht Tribune.

Category: Juvenile Club News

PEMVZMPS39 experiencing issues

Blacknight Status Blog - Fri, 2016-11-18 06:06

The server is experiencing issues and an engineer is on route to investigate. Service affected is: Pemlinweb31 UPDATE: The server requires a filesystem check to be performed, estimated time required for completion is 1 hour. Updated: The filesystem check has completed and the server is now back online. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by […]

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Tuam AC AGM Tonight 8:30, Corralea Court Hotel

Tuam AC - Thu, 2016-11-17 18:22

The Tuam AC Annual General Meeting will take place tonight, Thursday 17th November, at 8.30 pm in The Mitre Suite, Corralea Court Hotel.

Scheduled maintenance on the power feeds in Blacknight Carlow Data Centre BK0 : Nov 25th 22:00

Blacknight Status Blog - Thu, 2016-11-17 17:08

We are scheduling a maintenance window to perform essential works on the power feeds in our Carlow Data Centre , Nov 25th 22:00 – 02:00Am All equipment in this data centre is dual-fed and devices with single power supplies are now on Automatic Transfer Switches  (ATS) . This means power should be maintained to all […]

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Issues with pemwinweb16

Blacknight Status Blog - Wed, 2016-11-16 09:40

Our engineers are investigating an issue with pemwinweb16 , which is currently offline. The following IPs are affected A disk-check is currently being run and is expected to take 1/2 hour – services will be offline until the disk check has completed.   update :10:20 am – the disk check […]

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Categories: Technical Stuff

Strong Performance from Jamie in Spain!

Craughwell Athletics - Mon, 2016-11-14 13:02

Well done to Jamie Fallon who produced a strong performance in the international Cross de Atapuerca at the weekend in Spain where he placed a commendable 34th in an elite field in the Junior Men's race. Results are at the link below.

Treatment week

MattsBlog - Sun, 2016-11-13 23:30
Mon - Claregalway 9.5km recovery run 36:06 (3:48’s)
Tue am – 2km up, 8km treadmill threshold run 25:25 (3:11’s) then 5 x 400m, 1.0km down. All up 13.0kms
Tue pm – Tuam AC easy run 8.8km
Wed – rest (massage and podiatrist visit for dead skin removal!)
Thu – 2km up, 10 x 1 km treadmill threshold run, 1.0km down. All up 13.0kms
Fri - Treadmill 8.0km easy run 35:56 (4:00’s)
Sat – 2km up, 10km treadmill threshold run 32:43 (3:16’s), 2.0km down. All up 14.0kms
Sun – Claregalway 14.8km easy run 1:00:46 (4:06’s)
Weekly Total 82.1kms
Nothing too flash in there. I had a very sore blood blister on the ball of my foot so I went to the pod for some skin removal. Not pleasant but something I’d recommend for any runner as the feet feel great afterwards.

Chloe Claims First International Vest!

Craughwell Athletics - Sun, 2016-11-13 20:23


Chloe Casey (St Raphael’s Loughrea), pictured across put in an outstanding performance at yesterday’s Irish Schools Combined Events to take 4th place in the Junior Girls category with a points total of 2977 and in the process claim her first international vest with the international due to take place in Athlone on December 11th.

Chloe’s elite event of shot putt put her right up in contention after 4 events with a heave of 13.31m earning her 748 points. Qualification went down to the wire with the 800m deciding it in a shake-up between four athletes for the 4th spot on the team leaving them separated by just 33 points – a little under 3 seconds in an 800m! Chloe did just enough in the 800m to hold onto 4th place and becomes the 5th athlete from the club to make this team over the years joining Cathriona Farrell, Maria McNamara, Aidan Conneely and Sineád Treacy.

And it was hard luck for Laura Cunningham (Pres Athenry) who put in a magnificent performance in the Intermediate Girls grade to record a points total of 2760 which included PBs of 9.22 in the shot putt and 2.46.87 in the 800m. As with Aisling Keady’s points total last year, Laura’s total would have made the Irish team on many occasions in the past 10 years but not so this year where there was an incredible standard in the intermediate grade with 1st and 2nd both exceeding 3500 points.

Ellie Cronin (Pres Athenry) was also in action in the Minor Girls event where she put in another great performance in a high-standard competition. Having won the Connacht title a few weeks ago, Ellie battled hard in her first time in a National multi-events competition where she placed 11th overall but great experience and a definite contender for international multi-event teams in the years ahead.

In the boys events, Sean Connaghton (St Raphael’s Loughrea) placed 9th in the junior boys grade with 2485 points, a strong performance across all of the events with some exceptional performances despite the lack of recent practise.

In the intermediate grade, Ben Garrard and Oisin Lyons both recorded some fine results in a high standard event. Ben’s long jump of 5.76m was particularly impressive while Oisin’s 2.03.48 in the 800m was the fastest of the day. Ben’s points score of 2883 placed him 7th overall while Oisin’s final score of 2773 placed him 9th overall.

In the Senior Boys grade, Paul Armstrong made his debut at National level where he placed 7th with 2095 points, a good performance in his first time at this level where he produced 4 PBs including a 5.34m leap in the long jump.