In the recent IMRA Irish Mountain Running Association race on May 1st where athletes are timed to run up and down the reek and are timed accordingly, 2 Mayo AC Athletes featured very strongly.
The race involved climbing and descending Croagh Patrick starting at Murrisk and finishing at Murrisk.
Mayo AC ‘super’ athletes Andrew lynskey and P.J. Hall finished in remarkable times.
P.J. Hall finished in a time of 65 minutes and 26 seconds for the round trip while Andrew finished in 60 minutes and 40 seconds for the roundtrip.
For those of us who are familiar with climbing the reek we know that making the top in an hour is a fair achievement but climbing and descending in approx I hour is powerful stuff.
Congratulations to both men, fantastic achievement.