Tom Waldron was born on Sunday September 3rd, 1939, in Cloonbook, near Brickens on the day World War II broke out
He played Gaelic football with a number of teams in his early days
– boxed at University.
– was a well respected and popular Agricultural Advisor for many years.
– the driving force behind Mayo Triathlon Club in the 1980s/90s.
– one of the founders of Eastern Gaels GAA club: read Tom’s account of the Foundation of Eastern Gaels GAA Club:
– ran numerous marathons and other races during the running boom of 1980/90s.
– represented Flanagan’s pub with distinction in the popular Ballyhaunis area pub quiz in the 1980s.
– won gold M70 in the National Half marathon on Sunday 6th of September 2009, a few days after his 70th birthday, and was very proud to remind everyone in Dave Huane’s car on the way home from Donegal that he was “an Irish champion”. It was his first in a number of AAI National medals.
– made his International debut in the Irish M75 Masters team competing in the Home Countries Cross Country in Nottingham in November 2014.
Tom ran his last race the Brickens 5k just a few miles from his birthplace last June. He was a gentleman and a scholar. RIP.