Relay-ing in the Years

A page from Colette Tuohy’s scrapbook

Sunday’s Connacht Outdoor T&F championships 4x400m relays at Athlone was a good reminder for Colette Tuohy of her juvenile glory days.

The Milltown native competed at Santry in the All-Ireland championships in 1987.
Representing Clare River Harriers she was part of their team who won silver in the u17 girls 4×400m.
Colette revived her athletics career while on holiday in the US over ten years ago when she entered and won a 5k race.
Inspired by that experience, she joined Mayo AC on return and the rest is a well documented history of her success in track, cross country and road competitions representing the club.
Colette’s story is a familiar one, underlining athletics as the sport for life.
 She has also been part of the Irish team in the annual British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships. This year they are due to be held back at her happy hunting ground at Santry next November.
Colette’s energies are not confined to the track or road.
Since joining Mayo AC she has been instrumental in a number of club initiatives such as organising weekend long runs and frequently travel arrangements to competitions.
She currently leads members in the training sessions at Castlebar GMIT Track on Tuesday evenings.
On Monday evening (June 13) Colette was joined by Andy Neary representing Mayo AC at the Mayo Sports Partnership Club Fair at Breaffy House. The club fair was mainly designed to inform local people and Ukrainians new to the area. They report that there were many positive outcomes and opportunities for networking, and hopefully new club members.

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