Ballyhaunis was the venue for the second race in Mayo AC 2018 Vodafone C&C Cellular 5k Series which took place this evening (May 29).
Race HQ was at the Rugby Club with excellent warm up/warm down facilities around the adjacent pitch. It was a very warm evening for running- 22C° as the race started – a factor which had a bearing on the finishing times of many. Thankfully everybody got around safely.
Brendan Conway was the clear winner in 16:48 – another success for Westport AC after clubmate Shawn McLaughlin’s win in Foxford. Adrian Smith (Roscommon Harriers) was over a minute behind in second 18:06, with our own Brendan Hession holding on for third 18:38.
Fiona Kelly (Ballina AC) who finished fourth last week in Foxford (22:19) was first woman home in 21:50 chased all the way by another fine run by Lynda Hession (third last week) who finished just eight seconds behind, with Paula Donnellan third in 22:17.
Results: Final Ballyhaunis 5k
Well done to the Ballyhaunis organisers who ran a smooth operation. They were led by Martin Fitzmaurice, with excellent local support from Meet &Train group, stewards, plus Mayo AC and Order of Malta (Knock.
The next Summer Series 5k is at Ballinrobe on June 5. Entries from 6:30pm – 7:45pm at Soccer Club.
€10 entry on night
Contact Joan Walsh 087 672 6029
This is also a Vodafone C&C Cellular Club League race for Mayo AC members
Also May 29: Clarinbridge 5k, sixth and final race Galway Series. Our two members were in action again this week. Well done Tony O’Malley who ran 18:51, and Keith Holland finished in 21:28. Regina Casey rounded off a fine series with a sixth place finish overall in a field of 600, and first woman in 17:44. Results www.redtagtiming.com