PBs galore in Holiday run-down


Castlebar Fit4Life group ready to run...majority got PBs

Castlebar Fit4Life group ready to run…majority got PBs

Lots of action over the May Holiday week,  now updated  to include results from Castlebar, Kerry, Limerick, Belfast, Athenry, Belclare, Roscommon  …well done to all!

May 4, West of Ireland Women’s 10k: (1983 finishers) results http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=1866

1 Sinéad Roche (Mullingar Harriers AC) 38:42; 2 Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) 39:06
3 Patricia McCosker (North Sligo AC) 41:05; 4 Sarah Syron (Mayo AC) 41:21;
5 Angela O’Connor (Mayo AC) 41:37; 6 Ellen Moran 42:26.

Other Mayo AC:  17 Anne Heaney 45:17; 20 Tracy Durkan 45:34; Pauline Moran 45:41 1st o50; 25 Laura Heneghan 46:50; 30 Ann McDonnell 47:15 PB, 31 Maggie Heneghan 47:16, 53 Karen Devaney 48:59, Rebecca McHugh 49:22; Mary Beston 49:24, 67 Edel Feeney 49:30, Mairead Cafferkey 50:10, 79 Bernie McHugh 50:10, 91 Trish Carty 51:10, 93 Carmel Cloherty 51:10, Mary Moylett 52:49, 138 Patricia Kavanagh 53:28 PB; Aoife Ludden 54.41; Patricia Fitzmaurice 1.03.31; Marie Murphy 1.00.26 PB 1st timer; Helen Kitching 1.02.37; Eithne Walsh 58.20; Nessa Tighe 1.14.24 PB 1st timer; Caroline Allworthy 53.41; Aine Gaughan 1.03.46 PB 1st timer; Emily Basquille 52.40 PB; Elaine Waldron 52.51 PB; Angela McVann 51.33; Mary T McDonald 49.35 PB; Karen Davitt 54.13; Ann Marie O Cathasaigh 55.09 PB; Barbara Ronayne 53.34 PB; Marie Collum 1.01.10; Mary Roache 50.41; Marie Mullarkey 1.06.38

Well done to Colette, Sarah and Angela – three in the top six prizewinners is brilliant and maintains great club record in this event. Colette ran a great race to stick with Sinead Roche until the 7k mark, and saved a bit for the finish to record her fastest time in this event. We are adding other members finishing times as they become known. Lots of PBs and first timers reported, especially from the Castlebar Fit4Life group – Leader Ann McDonnell was one of many. (Thanks Ann for the group photo).  Well done to Pauline Moran who was a category o50 winner once again. If your listed time is a PB and not indicated let us know, similarly if we have missed anybody out. Thanks to all who helped compile the finishing times.

Sun May 4:  Limerick Marathon (659 finishers) : We had two new members running in Limerick, and both achieved personal bests. Congrats to Paul Reynolds who finished 50th overall in 3:12:40. Paul was at 10k in 45:54, halfway in 1:36:30 – a great example of even paced running and a negative split – second half faster than first. Well done also to Clive Lavelle who finished in 3:49:23 a PB. He  improved on his Dublin 2013 time by just under 7 minutes. At half way in 1:42:39, Clive was ten minutes up on his Dublin halfway time and going well. However as in Dublin he did not maintain that pace during the second half, which took 25 minutes longer. In Dublin Clive had a 21 minute ‘positive split’ . It’s a learning curve and there will always be positives as well as room for improvement.

Also on 4th May two of our club members ran the” Wings For Life” race in Kerry. Mags Glavey ran 27.6k in the under 65 category and son Timmie ran 33.18k. Triathlete Con Doherty from Westport also ran and made his way to 47.5k – not bad for an 18 year old. The idea was to run as far as you could before been caught by the car which left 30 min after the start travelling at 15k per hour.

Also on Sunday, a couple of our warriors ran in the Belclare 10k. Dominic Regan finished 7th in 38:45, Christy O’Malley 48:24.

Mon May 5: Belfast Marathon: Well done to John Geraghty who joined the massed ranks of holiday PBs with a 3:48:12 finish. Out in 1:48, John felt he was on for 3:40, but ‘blew up a bit after 38k – all systems were failing’.

Also on Monday, John Nolan finished 3rd in Roscommon 10k in 38:28, after an impressive 37:49 run in Kilmovee – consistent progress for the Brickens newcomer.

Tues 29/04 : After his 35:43 7th place at Kilmovee, Timmie Glavey finished 4th in Athenry 5k 16:49. Also there was Aidan Connaughton, home in 18:33. He heads the Level B (40-45 min)  Men’s Points Table after his 40:16 finish time in Kilmovee 10k. On this form he is ‘moving to improve’ ahead of the second Series race – the Irishtown 8k.



Upcoming Events