Sun 18 Jan, 11th Tuam 8k (488 finishers, results are here Tuam8km_2015)
Men 1 Gary Thornton (GCH) 24:34 – 13 seconds outside Paddy Hamilton’s 2014 course record; 2 Matt Bidwell (GCH) 25:53; 3 Adrian Smith 27:37. top Mayo AC finishers: 18 Sean Murphy 30:10; 20 Anto Devaney 30:25; 35 Patrick Walsh 31:08
Women 1 Regina Casey (GCH) 29:35, 2 JaneAnn Healy (Athenry AC) 29:47; 3 Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) F45, 31:07.
A good turnout again this year from our runners on a bright crisp afternoon. Well done to Colette on her third place and an exellent podium record in this race. Our next woman finisher was Margaret Glavey, easily 1st W65 and just 10 seconds outside her 2014 time in 36:16. Laura Heneghan was next in after Margaret in 36:46, an excellent 30 second improvement on her time last year. Well done to all our finishers who were opening their 2015 racing season at this popular event organised by the Tuam AC team, led by Paddy Gilmore and Brendan Monaghan.
Other Mayo AC: Tom Charles 33:25, PJ Hall, 34:57; Tracy Durkan 36:56; Val Glynn 37:37; Ann McDonnell 37:38; Rebecca McHugh 38:41; Patricia Carty 39:25; Bernie McHugh 39:54; Ger Fahy (Claremorris Fit4Life) 39:46; Geraldine Murphy (Claremorris Fit4Life) 40:11; Christy O’Malley 40:58; Judy Davitt (Ballyhaunis) 43:01; Mags Connell 45:05; Jennifer Charles 45:29; Una McGrath, 47:43
Team results thanks to Brendan Monaghan:
1st GCH Gary Thornton, Matt Bidwell, Gerry Carty,Seamus Leddy
2nd Tuam AC Ian Egan, Tommy Joe Whyte, Dan O’Rourke, Derek Naughton
1st GCH 2h 05.36 Regina Casey, Siobhan Egan, Grainne NiChuillachain, Sinead Brody
2nd Mayo AC 2h22.27 Colette Tuohy, Laura Heneghan, Tracy Durkin, Ann McDonnell.