Men 1 Tommy Casey (Sligo AC) 15:02, 2 Emmett Dunleavy (Sligo AC) 15:11, 3 John Byrne (Mayo AC) 15:27, 4 Richard Gorman (Sligo AC) 15:32
Women 1 Mary Cullen (Nth Sligo AC) 15:58, 2 Natalie Weir (Derby AC) 17:27, 3 Eimear O’Brien (Sligo AC) 17:28, 4 Sara Doohan (Corran AC) 17:33
It’s good to see Mary back racing and winning. She ran her first race in Sligo for some time and on a blustery day came home well clear of the three women behind her who had just 6 seconds between them. Her Irish International career began in 2006 and she was 4th in the European Cross Country Championships in 2008, and won a bronze in the European Indoors in 2009.
In 2014 Mary won the Raheny 5 when she successfully defended the women’s title she won the previous year, with a brilliant time of 25 mins 35 secs knocking 20 seconds off her course record. Last December she ran 15:37 to win the Jingle Bells 5k in Dublin in competitive company.