Mayo AC were well represented again this year at the River Moy Half Marathon held in Ballina this morning. The course is described by organisers as “relatively flat with a few challenging hills along the way” and conditions were warm and dry with a slight breeze. The race winner was Alan O’Shea in 68:39 – beating his own course record. He won this race 2016 and was second last year. Well done to John Byrne (Mayo AC) who had a great run to finish third in 74:15 behind Michael Canty (Moy Valley AC) 72:32.
The women’s race was won by Heather Foley in 85:49. Sinéad Whitelaw (Mullingar Harriers AC ) recently runner up in the West of Ireland Women’s 10k was second in 87:32 followed home by Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) – another excellent finish in 89:45.
There were 471 finishers (533 last year), with 32 home in under ninety minutes.
Women 1 Heather Foley (North Sligo AC) 85:49, 2 Sinéad Whitelaw (Mullingar Harriers AC) 87:32, 3 Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) 89:45