Summer Series race 2, Ballyhaunis 5k results

Chasing group l-r Bill Carty 6th, Brendan Hession 3rd, Neil Carroll 4th, Adrian Smith 2nd, Frank Reape 5th

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.

First three:

Men: 1 Brendan Conway  (Westport AC) 16:48, 2, Adrian Smith  (Roscommon Harriers) 18:06  3 Brendan Hession (Mayo AC) 18:38.
Women: 1 Fiona Kelly (Ballina AC) 21:50, 2 Lynda Hession  (Mayo AC) 21:58, 3 Paula Donnellan  (Mayo AC) 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.

Please arrive early to ensure race starts at 8pm sharp.

€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