2019 has been a year of steady progress for Mayo AC’s top senior. Dublin-based based Carracastle native John Higgins joined the club at the beginning of the year.

 He had started running a couple of years earlier and was off the mark immediately with a win and new pb of 28:34 in winning the Carra Classic 8k.

John continued to run new pbs right through the year at various distances – Longford Half  marathon in August 73:46, followed by Charlestown 10k in September in 35:06. In October he was our first finisher in the Dublin marathon in a 2:39.52 pb.

Today he competed in the Annual Aware 10k in the Phoenix Park and finished a brilliant second place in 33:21. This would have been another new pb, but John reports that the course was at least 250 metres short.
 Race winner was Pauric Ennis (Tullamore Harriers) in 33:10. He finished first in last month’s Hollymount 10k.