Kathy Gleeson (Claremorris) continued her winning streak today (July 2) coming home first woman in the Padraig Keane Memorial 10k at Ballinlough. She finished in 39:15, fourth overall behind race winner Paul Conlon 36:19. Mayo AC finishers also completing the circuit of Loch Ui Fhloinn were Ann Marie Staunton fourth woman in a great time 45:04, Martin Fitzmaurice 58:56 and Mary T. Griffin 73:35.
In the 12th Annual Headford 8k (Mayo AC Club League event) this evening Rory Chesser (Ennis Track) had a clear win in a fast 24:48 course record. Regina Casey (GCH) won the women’s race in a brilliant 28:36 and also a course record, with a great run from Catherine Conway (Mayo AC) in third 29:36. Brendan Hession was our first runner home and 8th overall in 29:04. Well done to our other finishers: Sarah Syron 4th woman and a PB in 30:57, Ann Lennon 5th woman and first o50 in 31:31, Keith Holland 32:39, Angela McVann 36:39, Ger Fahy 37:26, Ann Marie Clarke 37;56, Maria Kneafsey 39:16, Mary Theresa Cooney 40:28, Kathleen Kennedy 45:55.
In the recent annual Ransboro 10k (Co Sligo) on June 27, a fine run by Ann Lennon in the women’s race earned second place in 39:58, behind Lucy Brennan (Sligo AC) 39:18.
And on July 1 Michael McNeela finished 10th in the Ballina 10k in 41:10. Five of the 96 finishers came home in under 40 minutes.