Weekend update: Cloonacool 5k, Turlough 8k, Donadea 50k, Munster indoors

Tommy Neville and Padraic McVann (right) in action in Cloonacool 5k

Results from Turlough 8 K today.

Women Snr – Norah Newcombe (Mayo AC) 31.32 – well done Norah!

F50 – Marcella McDonnell 41.35

FU16 – Gracie O’ Brien (Castlebar AC) 35.00

Men  Snr – Mike Griffin 31.06

M50 – John Blehein 34.02

MU16 – Jake O’ Brien (Castlebar AC) 33.02

Thanks to Frank Cloherty for results.
Cloonacool 5k today : Over 180 took part on a blustery day with some great times. Winners were both from Sligo AC – Shane Hayes 16:16, and Aoife Kilgallon 18:18. Well done to Padraic McVann who finished in 19:19, and Angela McVann 24:03.
Thanks to Bill Carty for results.
Saturday February 9: Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers) won the National 50k Championships in Donadea Co Kildare in 2:50.46. Shaun McLaughlin (Westport AC) finished second.
John Byrne won this race in 2012 during his remarkable ‘ultra years’ and finished second in 2013 in a 3:07.40 pb.
Laura O’Driscoll won the women’s title in 3:48.54. Last December, the Dundalk adventure runner was the first woman home in the Raw Ultra Wicklow Way 50 mile race in 9hrs 1min, her first time  taking on this distance.


John Walkin returned to competition today (Sunday Feb 10) competing in the Munster Indoor Masters at Nenagh. It was his first race in 13 months after a tough year struggling with injuries. He did well to finish second overall in the o35 60 metres. Hopefully it’s the start of a good recovery season for John in the sprints.

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