John wins Boylo, Paula 2nd in WAR 73k
Sun 27 April: Run for Boylo 10k (239 finishers) Sunny, warm/hot conditions for both races in Foxford. Well organised, super turnout of volunteers, and a fine spread afterwards. Winner John Byrne was out on his own and home clear by over four minutes. Well done too, to newcomer David Browne in second place, and to our other category winners.
Men 1 John Byrne (Mayo AC) 34:01, 2 David Browne (Mayo AC) 38:20, 3 Sean Nee 38:49
1 M40 Seamus Nee 38:58; 1 M50 Dominic Regan (Mayo AC) 40:27; 1 M60 Chris O’Connell (Mayo AC) 50:10
Women 1 Claire O’Boyle 42:39; 2 Sandra Caulfield 46:03; 3 Deirdre Lynn 46:10
1 F40 Fionnuala O’Mara 47:26; 1 F50 Claire Charleton 52:35; 1 F60 Rose Young 52:24
Run for Boylo 5k (120 finishers)
Men 1 Pat Hughes 20:39; Women 1 Marieta Brogan 24:41
Sat 26th There’s no stopping Paula Prendergast. She continued her relentless week-end racing schedule and finished second woman in the Wicklow Adventure Run (WAR) 73k. Hailed by many as the most iconic Adventure Race in Ireland. This course takes you along the Spink Run over the Sally Gap, along the challenging Djouce run and kayaking on the magical Lough Dan.
Paula completed the course – 21k run, 52k cycle, 2k kayak – in 4hrs 57:59 just 14 minutes behind the first woman. She was 25th overall of the 106 finishers. The race was won in 3hrs :56.