Mayo AC had five runners in the masters categories at the Gerry Farnan cross country race . In the women's three mile event Breege McHale finished in fourth place in the o40 category and Ann Murray was seventh in the o45 section. In the five miles race, Dublin based Seamus Gaughan returned from recent fitness problems to finish seventh in a very competitive o55 category. Robert Malseed was second o35, as was Tom Hunt in the o60. Computer problems meant there was no results on the day, but it was confirmed that Breege McHale, Robert Malseed, and Tom Hunt qualified for the Irish team to go to the B&I Masters cross country in Birmingham, thus maintaining Mayo AC's excellent representation in this event in the past few years. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Murray (Ballina AC ) ran impressively in the Junior section over five miles and his 27.10 time put him in the top 12 juniors and top three u18s in the race.
Hollymount road race on the horizon
The 44th Annual Hollymount Road Races take place in Sunday November 8 at 1pm. The 3km plus course is a familiar testing one, with a stiff uphill finish along the main street in the village. Three laps make up the men's 10k, while the women run one lap in their 3k race. Before the men's race a plaque in memory of the late Tom Reilly will be unveiled. This will be race eight in the 2009 Vodafone C& C Cellular Mayo AC Road Race League (points allocated for first 25 to finish in men's 10k and women's 3k ). League tables showing all points won in the seven races so far will be on display at the Community Hall HQ4. Current league leaders are Robert Malseed and Mary Gleeson. For more information contact Sean Reilly 094 954 0110, 086 840 2679.