Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Inishowen A.C Membership

As you may know I am a member of Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC in the UK, but I also thought it was important to be a member of a running club in Ireland. 

I will be doing a lot more running in Ireland (hopefully with the Irish squad) and its a great opportunity to also do some local running. What best place to do it then in Donegal? It will give me the opportunity to go out for runs with a club while I visit my family.

Inishowen A.C. has kindly agreed to accept me as a member. The club currently boasts over 200 members and came about in 2001.

It's home club for John Collins, who does a great job of crewing for the Irish squad and looked after us in the Anglo Celtic Plate earlier this year and will also be integral in keeping us running in the IAU Trail World Champs next month. You can read more about John's crewing exploits here

Its also the home club for team mate Helena Crossan, who is currently returning from injury but boasts some great ultra running successes setting an Irish 100km record of 7:52:45 to finish 10th at the World Championships. She went on to finish second at the 2007 World Trail Championships in the USA and then won the prestigious Night of Flanders 100km in Torhout, Belgium in 2008. Helena finished a magnificent 3rd in the 2009 European 100km Championships at the same venue and took 6th spot in the World 100km Championships which was run concurrently. She also won the 2009 Anglo Celtic Plate (Home Nations) 100km competition.

Inishowen A.C.'s website is here. You can also check out what they are doing on their Facebook page here. I look forward to running with the guys soon! 

1 comment:

  1. Hell yeah boy! Nice write-up...Welcome florescent yella singlet on its way to you...extra large is it Dan??