Following their Cross-Country success last week in Derry, (see nice photo of our quartet in this week’s Mayo News), our versatile masters women, plus a couple of men, went to the new track at Athlone for the Woodie’s DIY Indoor Masters track & field championships on Saturday. For two of them it was their debut in this annual indoors event. Newport based Pauline Moran has been winning all over the place since joining the club and it was another gold medal display – after her Derrygold last week. She ran in three races winning silver in the 800 metres and gold in both the 1500 and 3,000. Another debutant was Swinford based Margaret Glavey, who also ran three races in the W60 category and won all three – golds in 800, 1500, and 3,000. Margaret has also been in fine form and medallist at a number of distances in recent years. Ann Murray has been a regular medal winner at these championships and she won gold in the 400 and silver in the 800 metres in the w45 category. Jim Gaughan returned to training in the New year and competed in the M60 1500 metres where he won silver behind Martin McEvilly (GCH). Killasser based Martin Peyton was entered in the M60 shot putt but was injured in training the day before. Likewise, Patrick Moran our multi event M55 man had achilles problems and was unable to compete. Well done to all our medal winners – that’s twelve individual and two team National medals already in 2013.
Other results Sunday 10 February:
Kilbride 10k (159 finishers) www.precisiontiming.com
Men: 1 S McKeigue (Ferbane AC) 34:06; 9 Gerry Galvin (Mayo AC) 1st M40 39:27; 10 Patrick Walsh MS (Mayo AC) 39:51.
Women: 1 C Fannon 41:01; 2 Ann Lennon (Mayo AC) 41:04
Women: 1 Maria McCambridge (Letterkenny) 33.38, 2 Barbara Sanchez (Raheny Shamrock) 34.45, 3 Catherine Conway (Mayo AC) 36.14.