Medals for four Mayo AC @ National 5 mile championships updated

There were four Mayo AC competitors in the National 5 mile Championships which took place  in the Phoenix Park Dublin this morning at 9am.

The 5 mile race was the second event in the 2023 Athletics Ireland Race Series (Irish Runner). The more commonly run 8k distance is approximately 4.97 miles.

National 5 mile medal winners: l-r Angela O’Connor, Paula Donnellan, Pauline Moran, Colette Tuohy

Our runners won three individual and one team medal: gold for Angela O’Connor F55 and Pauline Moran F65 and silver for Paula Donnellan F40. Colette Tuohy finished 5th F50.

Our F50 team Angela, Colette and Pauline won silver with a combined time of 1:41.49, just 16 seconds behind winners Celbridge AC 1:41.33. There were five F50 teams.

Brilliant running by all four women!

Congratulations and well done to all!

Also in team competitions two Ballina natives were part of gold medal winning teams. Serena Tuffy was part of the Dundrum South Dublin AC Senior team who came first of 17 (mostly Dublin) clubs. She ran 30:51.

Likewise Mark Naylor (son of Mayo AC’s Ronnie) was part of the Liffey Valley AC team who won senior men’s gold – he ran an excellent 26:37, 12th overall. Mark ran 16.01 in the recent National 5k.
Apart from our four, there was only a handful of runners who made the early start from the West.
Mayo AC results (gross times)
Number in brackets = total  finishers in category
Angela O’Connor F55 1st 33:35 (16)
Pauline Moran F65 1st 34:22 (3)
Colette Tuohy F50 5th 33:54 (27)
Paula Donnellan Walsh F40 2nd  34:24 (21)
Race.winner: Emmett Jennings Dundrum South Dublin AC 24:37, first woman Meghan Ryan Dundrum South Dublin AC 28:07.
Mayo AC results:
Overall results:
The next race in the 2023 Athletics Ireland Race Series (Irish Runner) is 10 mile : details:
5 mile competitors (1250 finishers listed) ran on an anti-clockwise course, with lead runners passing through the start area for the second time at 3.7k.

5 mile start video – credit myrunresults



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