Today’s 12th edition of the River Moy Half Marathon race took place in warm overcast conditions with a 10am start time.
It’s been a popular event for Mayo AC competitors over recent years – 32 in 2019, 18 last year.
The course is described by organisers as “relatively flat with a few challenging hills along the way”.
The race winner today was Andrew Nevin Mullingar Harriers AC in 1:12.54 (net). Alan O’Shea Bantry AC was second in 1:16.19. He holds the course record –1:08.39 in 2018.
Michelle Needham Westport AC was first woman across the line in 1:29.55
There were some brilliant times by our 11 finishers.
They were led home by Eamonn Joyce another great run to in 5th place – 1:18.19 and a new PB beating his Mullingar time 1:18.55 last March. Eamonn was 8th last year in 1:23.07.
He was followed by Gerry Kirrane 9th 1:22.06 whose best this year was 1:24.11 in Roscommon, and Tadgh Hanrahan another great run in 12th 1:22.48 – he ran his best half in Charleville 1:20.16 in 2022.
Our other finishers were;
Andrew Hayes 1:26.45
Neil Carroll 1:26.44
Matthew Gill 1:33.04
Donna Gallagher 1:38.06 7th woman and 2nd F45 – in great form in Series 5ks to date, and another briilant step up from her 1:45.30 finish in this race 2022.
Keith Conroy 1:40.08
Paul Brennan 1:41.45 (1:53.38 last year!)
Ann McDonnell 1:54.40
Marcella McDonnell 1:54.53 3rd F55 (1:59.25 in 2022)
Well done all and especially Eamonn, Gerry, Tadgh, Donna and Marcella, who we think all ran PBs. To be updated.
There were 318 finishers. (342 in 2022)