Medals success for Mayo AC women in International Cross Country (updated)

Colette, Pauline, Norah and Mags at Tollcross Park Glasgow

Colette, Pauline, Norah and Mags at Tollcross Park Glasgow

Our four representatives on the Irish team did the club proud competing in the 29th Annual British & Irish Masters International in Glasgow on Saturday morning. Masters athletes in five-year age group categories from 35 up to 75 from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland competed in three races. The event was hosted by Scottish Veteran Harriers Club. The races were over three or four laps of a 2k route at Tollcross Park. The course was over undulating terrain with differing surface conditions at various points and open ground interspersed with sections through mature trees. Real cross country according to our team. As it should be. Our four runners ran 6k in the first race which included all women and men over 65, 70, 75. They all ran brilliantly and continued our success in these championships and annual representation in the Irish team.
img-20161112-wa0002Pauline Moran finished 3rd individual F60 and her Irish team won gold F60. Norah Newcombe was 9th individual F35 and the team won bronze. Mags Glavey finished 5th individual and F65 team won bronze. Colette Tuohy came home 7th individual and her Irish F45 team won silver. They received their medals on Saturday night at the dinner and presentation of awards in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Glasgow’s waterfront.
Ireland’s M35 team including Sligo AC’s Emmett Dunleavy won gold. Ireland’s M65 team led by JJ Murphy running barefoot won silver, and included Martin McEvilly (GCH).

Overall,  England won the men, women’s and overall categories.  Ireland was second overall, two points ahead of Scotland. The Irish men, with three team wins and four seconds, finished second behind England. The Irish women, with a win a second, and five thirds, were third.

Congratulations to our four members –  it’s great to see them all coming home with medals. We’re looking forward to seeing them at the 51st Hollymount Road Races next Sunday and probably at the end of season awards party on November 26 as well.

Norah Newcombe in International action in Glasgow

Norah Newcombe in International action in Glasgow

Full results http://scottishmastersathletics.webnode.com/xc2016/results/

Plus lots of photos at Scottish Veteran Harriers facebook

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