Conor and Mary win at Kenya 5k
The 3rd annual Mayo AC /Kenya 5k was held in ideal conditions on Saturday morning Sept 22nd. The event was organised in association with Mayo AC and supported by Claremorris AC, to help fund Claremorris woman Janet Hinchion’s great work in Kenya . Race winner was Conor Dolan who just arrived at the start line iust in time, having had to hitch a seat from Tuam after his car broke down Mayo AC’s Brendan Hession and Patrick Walshe finished second and third respectively. Mary Gleeson was invited to officially start the race in recognition of her many successes in recent times. She was first woman finisher followed home by Paula Prendergast, with Aileen McNamara (Athenry AC) third . Football fever was certainly in the air that morning. and Marathon fever was also around with a number of members who are running next month’s Dublin/National Marathon including the 5k in their Saturday morning training. Chris O’Connell ran to the 5k from his native Kiltimagh and ran home afterwards. Paula Prendergast did likewise from her family home in Ballybrehoney. After the event Janet thanked all who took part and contributed to this worthy cause and said she is already looking forward to next year.