MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL
John Byrne Mayo AC has won silver in the national 10k. Byrne ran an excellent race to bring him in the top 20 men including elite athletes on the day and finishing in 2nd overall in the m35 section. A great achievement congratulations John. Very well done!
If you were watching the RTE 2 coverage of the Great Ireland Run last Sunday week you would have spotted many green and red singlet’s of Mayo AC. A 24 strong team all decked out in Mayo AC singlet’s featured very strongly on the telly but also more importantly in the event itself.
The female club athletes went to the starting line first along with the elite female athletes.
In a 10k course that was undulating and had a very tough last 5km the first Mayo woman leading the mayo AC’s senior women’s team home was Catherine Conway in an excellent 37:26, Mary Gleeson finished in 38:21, next Mayo AC female was the consistent Breege Blehein mc Hale(5th O40) in 39:50, with Paula Prendergast of that team finishing in a commendable 44:59, Strong running by Tracy Durkan 48:47 and Sarah Syron in 50:55 completed the fine performances on the Day by all the Mayo Senior Women’s Team leaving them just marginally outside medal position in an excellent 4th Team Position.
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Silver Team for the Mayo AC Women’s O35 team and the Mayo AC Men’s O35 team
Ann Lennon(7th O40) led the O35 team home in silver medal Team position in a brilliant 40:26, the every improving Cathy Connolly(5th O35) finished next in 41:41 just ahead of her sister Chris Gallagher in 42:23(6th O35), Ann Murray was next in 45:23(4th O45) with Ann Fahey Ronayne in 48:10
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Mens O35 Team take Silver
In the men’s O35 section John Byrne finished in 32:19 leading the team home with TJ. Mc Hugh finishing in 34:31 and Anto Devanney very close behind in 34:41, Robert Malseed who was struggling with injury held on in great team spirit to finish in 35:53, David Huane was next in 38:55 followed by Gerry Galvin who had an amazing Personal best on a day when most of the runners were outside of their times because of heat and a tough last 5km. well done to Gerry! Christy O’Malley finished in 44:31.
Andrew Lynskey was the first senior men’s runner home for Mayo AC in 36:01 with Sean Mc Donnell next in 36:58 with Tony Gleeson completing the trio in an ever improving time of 49:32.
Mens O50 Team
The men’s O50 was led home by P.J Hall in 41:45 followed by Owen Mongan in 43:10 , Seamus Gaughan 46:58