John Byrne continued his return from the ultra zone to compete in two sprints in two days. An excellent 6th place in Dublin and a win at Snugboro – both over tough courses. The Snugboro race was well supported, well organised and good value for money with refreshments, showers and prizes.
Sat June 30: Irish Runner 5-Mile, Phoenix Park (4.046 finishers; results http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?year=2012&event_prefill=1187)
Men: 1 Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe, M35) 24.53; 2 Brian MacMahon (Clonliffe) 25:00; 3 Peter Matthews (DSD, M40) 25.28; 4 Mark Hoey (Star of the Sea) 25.5; 5 Michael Mac Diarmada (Clonliffe) 26.15;
6 John Byrne (Mayo, M35) 26.44; 16 TJ McHugh (Mayo AC, M35) 27:31; Danny Green (Mayo AC 5th M55) 33:40
Women: 1 Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane) 28.01; 2 Breege Connolly (Nth Belfast Hrs) 28.24; 3 Niamh Devlin (DSD) 28.56; 4 Annette Kealy (Raheny Shamrock, W40) 29.10; 5 Adrienne Jordan (MSB, W35) 29.38; 10 Catherine Conway (Mayo AC) 30:54.
Sun 1 July: Snugboro 8k (170 finishers)
Men 1 John Byrne 27:41; Billy King (GCH) 29:08; 3 Ciaran Quinn 29:55; 4 Dwayne Flynn 30:41
Women: 1 Pauline Moran 34:58
Other Mayo AC: Ann Murray, Anne Ronayne, Ann McDonnell 41:26, Brendan Hession, Owen Mongan.
Well done to all the Fit4Life finishers. The Castlebar group were well represented.
They included Patricia Kavanagh, Barbara Ronayne, Noreen Lyons, Sandy O’ Reilly, Siobhan Ryan, – who have all run in the first two 5k races in Summer Series – Susan Heneghan, Ruth Coyne, and Peter Gaughan who completed his first ever 8k.
30 June: Ransbro 1ok Sligo League race; 207 finishers. Tommy Casey (Sligo AC) 33.13, Aisling Van Rensburg (Nth Sligo AC) 40.24. 6th Paddy O’Toole 36.32