Hession claims DeCare Dental five mile race

Brendan Hession (Mayo AC) comes home in first place with a time of 29:33 in the DeCare Dental Sport a Smile Claremorris Five Mile Race. Photo:Michael Donnelly

Brendan Hession (Mayo AC) comes home in first place with a time of 29:33 in the DeCare Dental Sport a Smile Claremorris Five Mile Race. Photo:Michael Donnelly

Brendan Hession (Mayo AC ) has been in great form recently and claimed a clear victory in Claremorris DeCare Dental five mile race in a time of 29:33, with clubmate Patrick Walsh second in a time of 31:01.

Mary Gleeson made a welcome return to racing since winning the Kilmovee 10k in April, coming home first in the women's race in 32:05. Pauline Moran (Mayo AC ) improved her Ballyhaunis 8k time by almost a minute to finish second woman in a great time 34:35.

The o50 men of Mayo have had an interesting battle all summer and this time Mayo AC's Dominic Regan was sandwiched between Hugh Duffy and Michael Sweeney, both of whom returned to racing recently and showed they have regained top form. All three have achieved high ranking points in the Move2Improve Series. The final chance to win points is next Sunday in Breaffy at the fourth annual 10k.

Also on Saturday last, Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC ) made a successful duathlon debut at Westport, finishing second woman and 18th overall in 1:09:03, two minutes behind the experienced Ann Egan. Other Mayo AC finishers were Brendan Gill in a brilliant seventh place overall and second o40 in 1:04:31. Well done too to Jimmy Feeney 1:13:00 and Angela McVann 1:24:29. On Sunday in the 25th Annual Grange (Co Sligo ) 10k, Tom Hunt (Mayo AC ) finished first o60 in a time of 42:16.

Breaffy 10k this Sunday

The fourth annual Breaffy 10K fun run is back, and is the sixth and final race in 2014 Mayo AC Move2Improve Series sponsored by C&C Cellular. The 10k walk/jog/run takes place on Sunday October 12 at 1.30pm. It is being organised by Breaffy Community/ Breaffy GAA. This community inspired event is aimed at runners and walkers of all abilities and levels of fitness over a 10km circuit. The predominantly flat route starts behind the national school in the village and extends in a loop along mainly 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, the GAA grounds, or in Breaffy House Resort, all within easy walking distance of the national school. Water stations will be available at the 3k and 7k marks along the route. When the event is over everyone can relax over a cup of tea and refreshments in the school hall. Presentation of prizes will take place at 3.30pm.

Cost is €15 and you can register on www.runireland.com or enter on the day between 11am and 12.30pm at St John’s National School, Breaffy, Castlebar. For more information contact Maggie on (087 ) 6324252.

 

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