Cork athlete Lizzie Lee visited family in Westport during the holiday week-end and took time off to easily win the WoI Women’s 10k in Castlebar in 37:20. Lizzie was in the Irish Team led by Fionnuala Britton who won gold at the European Cross Country Championships earlier this year. She was well outside her personal best road 10k time of 35:07 which she ran four weeks ago in New York. Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) was 40 seconds outside her winning time in this race last year to finish in a brilliant third place. Maura Ginty in fourth 39:45, was just one second ahead of a great run from Ann Lennon. Sarah Syron finished sixth again this year and was rewarded with an excellent sub 40 PB – two minutes faster than 2012 in 39:57.
Sunday May 5: Castlebar, West of Ireland Women’s 10k; (2,133? finishers)
1 Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC) 37.32; 2 Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen AC) 38:18; 3 Colette Tuohy W40 (Mayo AC) 39:10; 4 Maura Ginty (Ballycroy) 39:45; 5 Ann Lennon W45 (Mayo AC) 39:46; 6 Sarah Syron (Mayo AC) 39:57 PB; ; Colette Sweeney 42:13; Sonia O’Sullivan (Ballymore Cobh AC) 42:49
other known Mayo AC: Pauline Moran W55, 44:06 1st o50, Joan Walsh W40 45:14, AnnMarie Staunton 47:50; Ann Murray W45 48:14; Ann McDonnell 51:02, Mary Moylett W40 53:41. and a host of Castlebar Fit4Lifers listed below.
How did you do? results finally appeared and are attached below
Castlebar Fit4Life Group (pictured above with Sonia O’Sullivan pre-race) led by Ann McDonnell were well represented.
Ann reports “Loads of PBs in our group so everyone was delighted. Conditions were tough conditions with the wind blasting into your face all the way in the Turlough Rd. I’d say numbers were a bit down on last year though I haven’t heard the final tally – the poor weather that morning may have put off a few walkers. It was very well organised and marshalled, and well supported along the route by the locals, alot more visible than other years. Castlebar should be very proud of the weekend, the town looked great decked out in pink flags, balloons and streamers”. Thanks to Ann for sending on the photo. It seems to have inspired the group – so many PBs!
Castlebar F4L Group finishing times:
Aileen Shaw 48.54
Reiltin Shaw 49.14
Karen Devaney 49.40 PB
Mary T McDonald 50.07 PB
Siobhan Duane 51.45 PB
Noreen Lyons 52.47
Claire Roche 52.45
Marie Murray 55.37 PB
Marie Collum 57.29
Sarah Flood 53.48
Tanya Lonergan 53.42
Orlagh McHale 1.01.18 PB
Donna O’Grady 1.03.47 PB 1st ever 10km
Evelyn Bonner 1.03.16
Elaine Waldron 54.59 PB
Barbara Ronayne 59.17 PB
Anne Marie O’Cathasaigh 56.39 PB
Mary McHale 1.11.09
Maureen Daly 1.04.34 PB………….and click for full results MayoWomensMini2013
Well done to our new member Cormac Langan from Newport, who finished 64th in the Limerick Half Marathon in 1:31:08 – chip time 1:30:59.
Also on Sunday our National 10k M60 champion Seamus Gaughan won his category in the Tallaght 5k in 18:42