This year’s race Balla 10k was hosted by Mayo AC in conjunction with Mayo Athletics County Board and incorporated the 2018 County Board 10k road Championships. As well as club runners competing for County championship medals, the 10k race was open to all with prizes for the top finishers. It was also a club league event for Mayo AC members.
Well done to the race winners John Byrne and Colette Tuohy – both Mayo AC. Congratulations to the county 10k championships medal winners and well done to all finishers.
Conditions were cooler and breezier than recent days.
Mayo Athletics County Board 10k road Championships medal winners:
Men: Senior 1 Shane Bracken (Swinford AC) 33:57 2, Tadgh McGinty (Swinford AC ) 34:42, 3 Garreth McDonnell (Swinford AC) 38:51
o35 1 John Byrne (Mayo AC) 33:26 2, David Hickey (Westport AC) 35:59, 3 Dwayne Flynn (Mayo AC) 36:21
045 1 Tony O’Malley (Mayo AC) 39:22 2 Peter Hynes (Swinford AC) 39:28 3 Paul Reynolds (Mayo AC) 39:46
o55 1 Jimmy Feeney 44:51, 2 PJ Hall 46:17, 3 Tom Hunt 46:27 : all Mayo AC
Senior 1 Edel Feeney (Mayo AC) 47:55
o35 1 Bridget Conway (Westport AC) 44:29 , 2 Lynda Hession (Mayo AC) 45:03, 3 Patricia McKeon (Swinford AC) 46:09
045 1 Colette (Tuohy Mayo AC) 39:56, 2 Joan Walsh (Mayo AC) 48:17, 3 Patricia Brennan (Swinford AC) 49:10
o55 1 Mags Glavey (Mayo AC) 48:00
Teams: Men 1 Swinford AC, 2 Mayo AC ; Women 1 Mayo AC, 2 Swinford AC
Open race (finish times above): Men 1 John Byrne, 2 Shane Bracken, 3, Tadgh McGinty