Knock Airport 6k results and weekend news

The fifth race in East Mayo AC’s Series was held near Knock Airport on Saturday last. The series has provided ‘fun, competitive and safe events’ – and opportunities to resume racing – ten clubs were represented among the results.
A low mist covered the Business Park as the assembled pods took off  on a mostly downhill one lap 6k course- apart from a stiff climb between 4 – 5k.

The race winner was Dessie Burke (Ballina AC) in 20:40, from James Frizzell (GCH) second, and David Tiernan (East Mayo AC) third.

Seven Mayo AC runners were among the 50+ finishers : Gerry Kirrane, Johnny Cribbin 24:45, Tadgh Hanrahan, Paula Donnellan 25:31 – first woman across the line- Andy Neary, Stephen Skillington, Tom Hunt 29:08.

The final race in the series is on this Saturday July 10 at Charlestown:  check-in location F12 R832
Details: East Mayo AC Facebook
Knock Airport 6k results  as submitted:
The final race in the series is on Saturday next at Charlestown:  check-in location F12 R832.
Athletics Ireland have announced a 33 strong squad for the European u20 Championships in Tallin Estonia July 8-11.
It includes three Connacht athletes who have been in record breaking form recently:
Cian McPhillips Longford AC 800m, 1500m
Conor Cusack Lake District AC javelin
Robert McDonnell Galway City Harriers 200m, 400m
You can follow the action here:
  • The latest timetable is available HERE.
  • Live results are HERE.
  • Live stream will be available on the European Athletics Youtube HERE.
Finn Valley AC are celebrating their Jubilee with a Grand Prix of races. One of the events took place at the weekend. The Glenmore 10 attracted a good field from near and far. Among them were three Corran AC runners who have been sharpening up at the East Mayo AC series. They were Brendan Brett 65:40, Kieran Coleman 67:25 and Joe Stagg 74:38. Paddy O’Toole (Westport AC) finished 19th in 62:17 just ahead of Neil Conlon (Boyle AC) in 62:47.
The first finisher (of 178) was  Steven McAlary, City of Derry Spartans AC in 51:36.
You can see the race grid start here:

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