Mayo AC were well represented again this year at the River Moy Half Marathon held in Ballina this morning. The course is described by organisers as “relatively flat with a few challenging hills along the way” and conditions were good for running with temperatures down on recent days. The race winner was Freddie Sittuk in what is probably a course record 69:35. He had a tough challenge from last year’s winner Alan O’Shea with just five seconds between them at the finish. The women’s race was won by Lorraine Carey in 84:18.
Sarah Syron and Catherine Conway were well in contention, coming home fourth and fifth respectively. There were 533 finishers similar to 2016, with 29 home in under ninety minutes – 33 last year.
We had three category winners – David Dinsmore, M60, Pauline Moran F60, and Mags Glavey F65 – all in excellent times.
Men 1 Freddie Sittuk (Raheny Shamrock AC) 69:35, 2 Alan O’Shea (Bantry AC) 69:40, 3 Emmett Dunleavy (Sligo AC) 72:44
M60 David Dinsmore (Mayo AC) 91:45Women 1 Lorraine Carey (Liquid Motion Tri) 83:44, 2 Kathy Gleeson F40 (Claremorris) 85:41, 3 Lucy Brennan F55 (Sligo AC) 85:55,
F50 3, Marcella McDonnell (Mayo AC) 1:54.20, F60 Pauline Moran (Mayo AC) 1:38.15, 3 Mary Murphy (Mayo AC) 1:58.31, F65 1 Mags Glavey (Mayo AC) 1:43.59