Patrick Moran – brilliant decathlon silver plus recent results home and away

On Saturday and Sunday Patrick Moran M60 competed in the British Masters Decathlon championships at Hallam University, Sheffield. And what a performance by our track and field master athlete. We’ve seen his success in the British Masters Pentathlon in 2017. Now he took on the decathlon challenge-  ten events over two days. This event is one of the toughest athletic tests comprising ten disciplines and demanding mental and physical strength, technique, and endurance.

Patrick’s Sheffield results:

Saturday: 1: 100m =16.03=388 points, 2: long jump 3.38m =335. 3: shot putt = 8.57m = 527, 4: high jump 1.31m =544,  5: 400m=74.26 =394.

Day 1 total =  2188 points

Sunday:  6: 100m hurdles =24.32=213,  7: discus=28.73=475,  8: polevault =1.50m=165=PB, 9: javelin=10.28m=89, 10: 1500m=6.39=466.

Day 2 total = 1408 points.

Total = 3596 points and a wonderful decathlon PB for Patrick.

“Very, very tiring today, knee very sore, very hot out on track around 28°C but great event, and a M60 silver medal – happy out”. Congratulations Patrick,  brilliant achievement and just reward for your efforts. (photo Patrick Moran pictured at Athlone AIT national masters championships)

There were three local evening running events during the week. Two of them featured in the Ballina festival programme.

On Tuesday evening the 5k race was won by John Courell (Ballina AC) 16:31. On Friday Michael Canty (Moy Valley AC) won the 10k race in 33:54. First woman was Pauline Hogan 40:51. Mayo AC finishers: Keith Holland 47:05, Pauline Moran 47:20, Ann Murray 47:38, Claire Murphy 54:58, Yvonne Coyne 55:04. 90 finishers.

Along the coast at Skreen Dromard, Tireragh AC hosted their annual 4 mile on Friday evening (July 13). It was round two in the Sligo Road Race League. Winners were Shane Hayes (Sligo AC) 21:41, and Sara Doohan (Corran AC) 23:51. 89 finishers.

Friday’s results :

On Sunday July 15 the annual Frank Kelly 5k at Castleconnor was won by local athlete Kevin Maye (Moy Valley AC) in 16:37, Eimear O’Connor was first woman finisher in 19:29. Jimmy Feeney (Mayo AC) was first M60 in 21:03

On Sunday also David Dinsmore (Mayo AC) finished 63rd overall and 2nd in V3 category (1:58.28) in the Trail Trenca Cames 17k near Thuir – Pyrénées Orientales – France. Results:

Well done to all members competing in these recent events.

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