Submitted by Tom Hunt
The 3rd Annual Leenane 5 took place last Sunday. Apart from a boat
trip or wind surf on the fjord, any course out of Leenane will include
a few climbs, and this 5 mile event headed up and out the Westport
Road. Robert Malseed has shown his prowess on the mountains this year
and he came home the winner in a very creditable 27.40. Brendan Gill
finished 4th in 29.05, Christy O’Malley 35.52 and Michael McNeela also
finished well up.
The National InterCounties Cross Country Championships take place at
Sligo Racecourse on Sunday next November 28th . This year it promises
to have top class competition at a venue that has excellent opportunities for spectators of what should be an exciting day’s racing.
John Byrne has put together a men’s team from the County in the
testing Senior 10k race at 2.50. Mayo women are also expected to
participate in the 4k event.
See timetable, course details, directions etc at
The Annual British and Irish Masters’ Cross- Country International
takes place at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow on Saturday next 27th
Mayo AC’s Dublin based Jim Gaughan is the club’s representative this year.
He runs in the Irish o60 team led by Pat O’Shea (Iveragh AC), JJ
Murphy (Tinryland) and Martin McEvilly (GCH). Jim will be familiar to
many as a vociferous Mayo AC supporter popping up at various points
along the Dublin Marathon route. We wish him all the best in Scotland.