Once again the six race series which concluded on Wed last, provided an excellent midweek opportunity and these low key events proved very popular with runners, walkers and joggers. Lest we forget, the first race at Straide was in the middle of that lovely hot spell…
Race 1, 28 March: John Byrne won the inaugural Straide 5k (in aid of Cystic Fibrosis). – in 16.05. Sarah Syron was first woman home in 20.08. Over 100 finishers.
Race 2, 4 April: Meelick 5k: won by Anto Devaney 17.21, Colette Tuohy first woman 18.40; 89 finishers including 20 juveniles.
Race 3 11 April: Midfield 5k (the hilly one) Won by Tadgh McGinty (Swinford) 17.56. Katie Shiel-Rankin u15 (Aldershot,Farnham & District) was first female in 18.13. 73 finishers.
Race 4 18 April Killasser, 5km, 1st, Willie Hynes and Collette Tuohy
Race 5 25 April Meelick, 7km, 1st, Tadgh McGinty and Pauline Moran
Race 6 2 May Midfield, 6km, 1st Anto Devaney and Pauline Moran,
Swinford AC would like to thank all who took part and remind everyone that there will be a Harvest Series later in the year. Look out for Mayo AC 5k midweek series which starts next month.