Mayo women take home gold at National 10k championship

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Mayo AC were represented by 16 runners at the National 10k Championships which took place in the Phoenix Park Dublin recently. The race was run in conjunction with the annual Great Ireland run, with 5,000 participants taking part in 10k, 5k, and Junior races. The one lap 10k course is relatively fast up to the five kilometre mark, but has extremely tough uphill sections from there to the finish. Conditions were good as almost 500 club athletes competed for individual category and team medals.  

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Byrne wins Carra Classic - Diver runs PB in Japan

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

On Sunday the Carra Classic 8k was won by John Byrne (Mayo AC) in 27:29 - the first woman home was Kathy Gleeson (Claremorris) in 30:56. The Carra Classic is part of the Great Lakes series of spring races and 160 competitors made it to the finish line. 

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Mayo AC come home with big medal haul

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Mayo AC were well represented at the annual masters indoor track and field Championships on Sunday last at Athlone Arena. Eight members competed in a range of events – 25 in total – and added to the 2017 National medals toll they have accumulated so far in intermediate cross country at Tuam in January and masters' cross country in Waterford last month.

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John and Collette win in Turlough

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Parke Keelogues Crimlin GAA in conjunction with Mayo AC, Mayo Mental Health Association, and the National Museum of Country Life hosted the fifth Annual Turlough 8k on Sunday last. Spring sunshine, snowdrops, a few early daffodils, and a bracing wind greeted the 270 plus participants who turned out to participate in the event.

The course looped around the village of Turlough passing the famous Round Tower and included three testing hills before the downhill finish into the village over the last kilometre and on to the finish line in the Museum of Country Life.

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Strong showing for Mayo AC in Hollymount

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The familiar setting of Hollymount’s main street was the backdrop to the traditional November road race on Sunday afternoon. Bib numbers were collected at the community centre. Warm-ups along the local arteries got the blood going ahead of the task – lungs and legs engaged and put through their gears.

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Land of the Giants Duathlon goes from strength to strength

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Claremorris will host the Land of the Giants Duathlon for the sixth time on Wednesday December 28. Last year saw a bumper crowd of more than 250 participants, and organisers are expecting even bigger numbers this Christmas.

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Mayo AC runners do Ireland proud at Masters

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Mayo AC's four representatives on the Irish team did the club proud competing in the 29th annual British & Irish Masters International in Glasgow on Saturday. Masters athletes in five-year age group categories from 35 up to 75 from Ireland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland competed in three races.

The event was hosted by Scottish Veteran Harriers Club. The races were over three or four laps of a 2k route at Tollcross Park. The course was over undulating terrain with differing surface conditions at various points and open ground interspersed with sections through mature trees. Real cross country, according to the Mayo team.

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Forty nine Mayo AC athletes make the grade in Dublin marathon

Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Mayo AC had a record 49 finishers in the recent 37th Dublin City Marathon which incorporated the National Marathon Championships. It was a brilliant day for all of them, experiencing the atmosphere generated by large crowds along the course of one of Europe's top city marathons. Sixteen of them completed the 26.2 mile distance for the first time, adding to the excitement of the occasion for the club. It was a perfect day for running with hardly a breeze and temperatures of 12-14C.

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Ann Lennon shines in senior provincial cross country

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Sligo racecourse at Cleveragh has hosted a number of cross country events over recent years. The racecourse itself is one lap of almost eight furlongs – a mile circuit and there is a wonderful vista across the town to blue ridge hills and beyond to Ben Bulben. As well as an interior grass track alongside the tarmac strip for ambulances during race meetings, there are a number of grassy tracks up and down the slopes. It recently hosted the Connacht senior, masters, and novices championships.

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Mayo AC athletes among top finishers at Galway Bay Run

Fri, Oct 07, 2016

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.

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First Newport Wild2Wild duathlon is a runaway success

Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Saturday September 24 saw the first duathlon race take place in Newport, and what a race it was.

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Beat the ground at the Breaffy 10k

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The sixth annual Breaffy 10k race takes place on Sunday October 9 at 2.30pm. The race is part of 2016 Mayo AC Vodafone C&C Cellular Club League. The walk/jog/run event is organized by Breaffy Community/Breaffy GAA. This community inspired event is aimed at runners and walkers of all abilities and levels of fitness.

The one lap predominantly flat route starts behind the national school in the village and goes through picturesque country roads to finish at the front of the school. There are toilet facilities at the start/finish line and plenty of parking in the village, at the church, GAA grounds, or in Breaffy House Resort, all within easy walking distance of the national school. There will be water stations at the 3k and 7k marks. When the event is over everyone can relax over tea and refreshments in the school hall. Presentation of prizes will take place at 4pm. All runners and walkers, men and women, are welcome. The course has been officially measured and certified to AAI standards. A permit has been issued for the race by The Athletics Association of Ireland.

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