Submitted by Tom Hunt
It was wet and breezy by the river Shannon on the N5 on Sunday morning as 118 lined up for the 27th Tarmonbarry Half promoted by St
Barry’s GAA club. Many participants were using it as a good workout before Dublin Marathon on 31st October.
The outward part of the one lap course was into the breeze, with a steady climb beginning at the 4 mile mark and continuing into a strong
headwind as the race rejoined the N5 for a about a kilometre. At this 6 mile point the field turns off the hard shoulder at Scramoge onto
single track where the real hills begin and runners were grateful to
have the wind on their backs.A lot of running numbers did not survive
the rigours of the weather and littered the road which caused problems
later when the results were announced.
Results 1 Kevin Nugent (Donore Harriers) 73.55, followed by Peter
Mooney (Na Fianna) who pipped 3rd placed John Byrne (78.50) in the
final yards. John won this race for five consecutive years from
Maura Dervan (Mullingar Harriers) was first woman in 1.35.29.
Other Mayo AC finishers:
Brendan Hession (Pictured above) 84.17, Billy Gallagher 85.05 1st o50,
Tom Hunt 89.25 1st o60, Christy O’Malley 100.42
Reminder to members who have entered Dublin Marathon to contact
Michael McGrath this week
Sunday 9 October Mayo Cross Country Championships at Beleek
Intermediate Ladies:1 Amanda Hynes, Swinford.
Intermediate Men.1 Tommy Neville, Ballina.
Senior Ladies. 1 Anne Murray, Mayo A/C.
Senior Men. 1 Roger Barrett, Ballina. 2 Robert Malseed, Mayo AC. 3 Michael Canty, Ballina.
1 Ballina AC: Roger Barrett, Michael Canty, Sean Gallagher, Tommy Neville.
2 Mayo AC. Robert Malseed, Brendan Gill, Anthony Devaney, Michael McNeela.
1 Fionnuala Mulroy, Swinford.AC
Junior Men:1 Dean Gillespie, Ballina AC.