Mayo AC athletes among top finishers at Galway Bay Run

Mayo AC athletes were well represented on the podium after the three races which made up the Galway Bay Run on Saturday October 1.

Congratulations to all the club members who competed and particularly to those who had top three success: Norah Newcombe in 10k, Ann Lennon in the half marathon, and Brendan Hession in the full marathon. In the 10k Norah Newcombe finished third in the women's race in 37:31. Catherine Conway was just behind in fourth in 38:15.

In the half marathon Ann Lennon won the women's race in an excellent 84:13, finishing 15th overall and over two minutes faster than her W50 gold medal winning time in the National Half Marathon in August.

Other Mayo AC finishers were: 13th Matthew Gill, 83:58; 19th Sean Murphy 85:05; Shane Timothy 1:47.40; and Trisha Carty 1:50.22. Brendan Hession finished second in the marathon in a great time of 2:50.27, over nine minutes faster than his 2012 time in Dublin.

The Breaffy 10k takes place next Sunday October 9 at 2.30pm. For full details see www.mayoac.com

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