There was a brilliant turnout at Brickens for the second running of their 5k in our Summer series. The Series seems to have really taken off this year with a great atmosphere at all the events. Brickens had a field of 188 – over 50 more than 2013. Conditions were not quite as hot as last year, but nobody complained in the lovely evening sun while a gentle breeze helped cool the brows of participants around the one lap course. Ambrose Gaughan marshaled his troops excellently, and was well supported by members and local organisers. The event went very smoothly from registration to finish line. The all important details – contained in results files below including one of all four Series races. Well done to the recorders and compilers who produced them. Conor Dolan won his fourth series race in succession and Catherine Conway was first woman home for the third time. Well done to all finishers, Thanks to Ambrose Gaughan for Brickens pics, you can view more of them here:
The final Summer Series race is at Claremorris on 15th July at 8pm.
Top three: Men 1 Conor Dolan (GCH) 16:06, 2 John Nolan (Mayo AC) 17:22, 3 TJ McHugh 17:29
Women 1 Catherine Conway 18:56, 2 Pauline Moran 20:47,3 Ann McDonnell 21:11
Also this evening in the Ballina (Fr Peter O’Brien) 10k, Roger Barrett ran his first race in Mayo AC colours and recorded a brilliant victory on home terrain finishing in 33:16. Sarah Syron was also one of our prizewinners there with a great time of 40:01 for third in the women’s race. Top three finishers (results www.precisiontiming.net):
Men 1 Roger Barrett (Mayo AC) 33:16, 2 Richard Gorman (Sligo AC) 33:35, 3 Michael Canty 34:04
Women 1 Norah Newcombe (Ballina AC) 37:30, 2 Lorna Fitzpatrick (Derry AC) 39:48, 3 Sarah Syron (Mayo AC) 40:01