Seaside striders at Bundoran, Blackpool, Enniscrone

Over the week-end the mild weather enticed people to take an early spring trip to the seaside.
Some Mayo AC runners went to the seaside to check the spring in their stride.
Last week the coast near Bundoran became a mecca for surfers as an extreme weather system nicknamed the  “Viking Storm” originating in Greenland arrived. Hundreds watched from the headlands as springtime rollers up to 50 feet were recorded.

By last Saturday morning the conditions had calmed and misty breeze enveloped Bundoran. The 2nd Annual 10 mile race promoted and excellently organised by Tirchonnaill AC  took place. There was a record 700 plus runners and walkers at the start of the one lap course that circled the town and finished by the beach.

Patrick Brennan (Letterkenny AC) won in 54.17, with Caitriona Jennings
(Sportsworld) an excellent 4th place overall and first woman 57.34 in .
Tom Hunt finished 2nd o60 in 67.10.
On Sunday 11th, Christy O’Malley crossed the Irish Sea and finished yet another marathon. Fylde Coast Runners organised the Blackpool Marathon and Christy finished in 3.41.
And in the Enniscrone 10k on a course that was reported to be over 350
metres short, Michael Canty (Ballina AC) was the winner in 33.12. Anto Devanney finished 2nd 34.24, Andrew Lynskey 3rd, Dwayne Flynn 5th 36.20,
Michael McNeela 8th. AnnMarie Staunton was 4th woman in 44.40. Other
Mayo AC finishers included Margaret Glavey, Una McGrath and Mary
Provisional Bundoran 10 results are at

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