Stephen Monaghan Mayo AC M50 was in action again today at the XXII European Masters Championships which began on Wednesday September 21.
He ran in the 8k cross-country on Sunday last, and today he was among 13 Irish runners in the 10k road race.
Today’s race had 332 finishers – men and women, with all age categories competing.
The course was on the roads adjacent to Stadio Adriatico-G.Cornacchia.
Stephen finished in 39:38, a second behind Ian Egan M55 Castlegar AC.
Stephen says “the 10k today was brutal. 16:00 start time, clear skies and 26 degrees. Absolutely savage. That’s my excuse for a way slower time than I wanted. I’m probably a stone lighter, so looking forward to dinner tonight!”
Great running in those conditions – well done Stephen!
The M50 winner was Frederic Gilbert FR in 32:54.
In the M55 category the winner Miguel Molero Echwein GER ran 32:54 – a world record.
It looks like a number of Irish women won 10k category medals, which may help move Ireland up from their pre race 13th place of 33 countries on the medal table.
10k overall finishers: