Just a couple of members results from the week-end. Noel Gibbons had a good run to finish fourth in the Clonbur Half Marathon in 81:52 (55 finishers). Well done to Karen Devaney who achieved a Castlebar 5k parkrun pb – 23:02 – her seventh run in this weekly event. Jimmy Feeney was also in the understandably small field of 23 and ran 21:15
Norah Newcombe (Ballina AC) finished second woman in the Tullamore Half Marathon on Saturday in an excellent 80:22, just over a minute behind winner and local star Pauline Curley. On this form Norah will be a strong favourite to win at Charlestown on Saturday next.
The 19th European Veterans Athletics Championships took place in Izmir, Turkey last week. Ireland won ten medals, four of them by three Connacht masters whose names will be familiar to many as regular winners over the years in Irish Track & Field and road racing championships. Congratulations to Martin McEvilly (GCH) gold in M65 2,000 steeplechase in 7:49:25; John McDermott (Sligo AC) two golds: M70 400 metres 64:69, and 300 metres hurdles 49:77; and Thomas Farragher (Corofin AC) bronze in the M65 throws pentathlon.