The Annual CRYS Jingle Bells Jog took place on Sunday morning (December 4) Sean Hynes was our representative in the south-east and he was delighted with third place overall and a 5k pb coming home in 16:40.
Race winner was Eoin Hughes Letterkenny AC only six seconds ahead of Sean, while Leah Lawler St Laurence O’Toole AC was first woman in 19:08.
All funds raised will go towards providing youth work supports to young people in Carlow through Carlow Regional Youth Services.
Results 295 finishers
It was also sunny and chilly for the big local race – the annual Belleek 10k in Ballina. It’s a one lap course starting on road outside the track and finishing outside the soccer club by the Moy.
Local Easkey athlete Dessie Burke was the winner in 34:07, 2nd Michael Canty Moy Valley AC 35:01, 3rd David Hickey Westport AC 35:31 – second last week in Hollymount.
In the women’s race Norah Pieterse Mayo AC followed up her Hollymount 10k win with another excellent victory crossing the line in 37:42. Sarah Byrne (2nd at Hollymount 40:13) chased her home again this week in a brilliant 40:07, edging ever closer to that elusive sub 40. Caroline Coulter Tireragh AC was third in 41:36.
Congratulations Norah, Sarah and Sean our podium prizewinners today!
Great running also by other Mayo AC
Ray Clarke 42:34, Keith Conroy 41:42, Dee Corcoran 44:29 4th woman , Damien Finnegan 41:38, Dee Finnegan 46:57, Mags Glavey 47:06 1st W60, Ann McDonnell 47:02, James Murtagh 49:28, Andy Neary 39:30, Tony O’Malley 42:30, Regina Kiernan 59:16, Yvonne Coyne 59:57
Some significant improvements on last year’s Belleek times – among them Ray Clarke, Dee Corcoran, Dee Finnegan, and James Murtagh
Results (148 finishers)