Prizes and PBs on Festive weekend

The festive weekend was severely affected by wet and windy weather and many were relieved to see a brighter drier Sunday. Catching up with other results from St Patrick’s Day:  Brendan Murphy ran 1:26.14 in the Mullingar Half Marathon, a big improvement on his 89.11 finish in the National Half last August. Anne Marie Staunton also turned in a strong performance with a 1:40.29 finish time. 
(1,266 entries; www.myrunresults.com)
Men: 1 Peter Mooney 73.21,
Women: 1 Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane AC) 78:50

On Sunday March 19, the annual Craughwell 10 took place over a new course. Laura Shaughnessy (DSD) was the unique overall winner in 58.01.

Mayo AC had five women among the 293 finishers. They were led home by a great run from Ann Lennon 33rd overall, 4th woman and first o50 in 66:18. Next in was Edel Feeney 80:30, followed by Maria Kneafsey in a massive personal best in 80:35. She ran 90:17 in the Roscommon 10 last July and this new PB is just reward for a lot of hard work supported by dedicated track training with Matt at Claremorris. Bernie McHugh added another chapter to her running journey with a time of 89:41, while consistent Mary Murphy won the o60 category in 90:42 adding another prize to her collection. (Results www.redtagtiming.com)

Also on Sunday, David Dinsmore ran in the Lisbon Half Marathon, finishing a creditable 10th o60 in 1:35.47. Well done to all fifteen of our festive weekend finishers.
And in Claremorris there was a good turnout for the Down Syndrome Ireland 5k.
The first three were:
Men 1 Seán Murphy 19:04, 2 James Malone 19:47, 3 Tony O’Malley 20:07.
Women 1 Mary Gleeson 20:12, 2 Elaine Lynch 22:20, 3 Angela McVann 22:44.
Thanks to organiser Josephine Kelly for sending on these
results:
The National 10k is now less than three weeks away on Sunday April 9, and we expect the entry deadline to be announced later this week. Please get your entries in early to Trisha Carty.

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