We had top three finishers in two of the local races on Saturday. Finishing times in the Westport 10k were affected when the lead bike guiding runners missed a turnoff at an unmarshalled ‘y’ junction in the first kilometre. However, the field got back on course and finishing places were not affected. It appears that up to two minutes were ‘lost’.
Gerry Ryan and Mary Gleeson were the winners, as they have been in many Road League and other races in recent years. Noel Gibbons in second place, has been a very active and consistent performer in races so far this year.
Catherine Conway had a comfortable winning margin in her second win in Sligo, crossing the line 100 seconds ahead of Lucy Brennan. TJ McHugh had a good run to finish second and looks to be in fine form ahead of defending his Cork Half Marathon title during next week-end. Star performers of this week-end were undoubtedly Gerry Ryan and Lucy Brennan who continue to run fantastic times. Race results files attached
Carers Sligo 10km (218 finishers).
Women: 1 Catherine Conway (Mayo AC) 38.51; 2 Lucy Brennan (Sligo AC, W50) 40.32; 3 Rosanne Mitchell Sligo AC, W40) 42.16.
Sligo results file: CarersSligo_10km_2012