Start Line FOA 10k 2015 ©John O’Connor
The 14th Fields of Athenry 10k took place on Saturday 26th December. Conditions were near perfect, presenting what must have been the calmest day in weeks. Over a thousand eager runners took to the road which this year included 33 from Craughwell AC.
There were some fantastic performances across the board with Jason Broderick finishing fourth. The club had two finishers in the top ten and 4 finishing under 40 minutes. Stephen Carty posted a PB of 42:34 taking a minute and a half of his previous PB which he only set in Killtullagh before Christmas. There were other super performances from Piotr Prokop, Tom Prendergast and Tom Tuohy. Many members reported posting PB’s and course records on the day. There was great support on the course from supports and marshals alike, making this one of the highlights of the festive season.
The whole event was executed to perfection from registration to the cup of tea after the race, many thanks to our friends and neighbours in Athenry AC. Looking forward to 2016 already!
Full set of photographs by John O’ Connor from the day can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/edenhill77/
Andrew Talbot of Clare River Harriers has shared his photographs on facebook which can be found here https://www.facebook.com/athenryac/?fref=ts