Another day, another gold – Pauline wins World Masters W65 8k cross-country!

World masters 8k cross-country winners l-r silver Christine Kennedy, gold Pauline Moran, bronze Nuala Reilly







Back at Day 2 of World Masters action again this morning in Torún.


Pauline Moran was on the 8k cross-country startline at 10:50 local time among over thirty W60 /W65 competitors.

She was joined by Irish W65 teammates Nuala Reilly Drogheda & District AC, and Kay Byrne Finn Valley AC in W60.


The race was held in a rest and recreation wooded park not far from Torún Arena.

One lap was 2 km.











Pauline won gold W65 in 37:07, with Christine Kennedy USA silver 38: 23 and Nuala Reilly bronze 43.

W60 team winners l-r silver Romania, gold Ireland, silver GBR & NI









Pauline was part of the Irish team who won gold in the W60 team event, with Kay Byrne and Nuala Reilly.

And also in 8k cross-country – icing on the Irish cake – Kay Byrne won gold W60, and Mari Johnston Sligo AC won silver W55.



Fantastic running again by Pauline Moran – Congratulations!

Pauline is just getting started and she’s flying!



Note on Christine Kennedy:

A Corofin Co Galway native, now based in UK with Orion Harriers and running for her adopted USA. A prolific winner over the years including Dublin Marathon twice 1990: 2:41, 1991: 2:35.

And 2011 USA Track & Field Masters Athlete of the Year.

She ran 92:43 half-marathon in Wokingham last month and a 21:10 5k last October.


Best of luck to new member London-based Steve Monaghan who runs in the cross-country 8k M50 race in Torún later.

He ran in the Irish Masters Cross-country in Gowran last month.

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