Mayo AC's TJ McHugh won the inaugural Cloonacool GAA 5k race/walk which took place last Sunday. One hundred and twenty runners and walkers took part in this well organised event in good conditions on an out-and-back course. Results: Men 1 TJ was followed home in second place by fellow Mayo AC runner Anto Devaney with David Kearins (Sligo AC ) coming third. Other Mayo AC finishers were Dave Huane in sixth place and Tom Hunt and Christy O’Malley.
Mayo AC will be hosting the AAI Mayo County Board Athletics Awards Night in association with Vodafone C&C Cellular on Friday February 26 at 7.30pm. All 2009 National medal winners will be recognised, and a number of Mayo AC members will be presented with overall awards in senior and masters categories. All Mayo AC members/family/friends who are planning to attend are asked to confirm by text with Michael McGrath (086 8534729 ) by Friday February 19.
Masters cross country
The 2010 AAI National Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships take place at Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle on Sunday next, February 21st. Athletes will compete for individual, club and county medals. Mayo AC teams: Master Women 1 in the 4k at 2pm; Angela O'Connor, Anne Fahey, Ann Lennon, Breege Blehein-McHale, Ann Murray. Master Men 1 (o35, o40, 045 ) 7k at 2.30pm: David Conway, Gerry Galvin, Brendan Gill, Dave Huane, Owen Mongan, Christy O'Malley, Robert Malseed. Master Men 2 (50+ ) 7k at 2.30: Christy O'Connell, Jimmy Feeney, Seamus Gaughan, PJ Hall, Tom Hunt, John Timothy. Intermediate Men 10k at 3.20pm: John Byrne, Anto Devaney, Timmy Glavey, TJ McHugh, Keith Mellett, Ciaran Quinn, Paddy O'Toole.
Be Active 55 in Castlebar
Are you aged 55+ and looking for something to do in the Castlebar area? Do you want to feel fitter, have fun, have more energy and meet new people? If you do why not get involved in the Be Active 55 Initiative, a project designed specially for you. The Mayo Sports Partnership, HSE West, Go for Life and leisure/sports centres in Mayo have joined forces in an exciting new initiative to get over 55s more active, more often. Participants can ‘come and try’ activities such as mobilisers, fun fit, social activities, movement for life, balance games, exercise to music and much more. You will meet new people, have a bit of craic, take some exercise and have a chat with a cuppa afterwards . It’s a win, win, win situation all round. You can get involved by contacting Siobhain at (087 ) 7643822, with a timetabled programme of activities taking place over the next few weeks. The price of the class will be €5 which will also cover a cup of tea for participants. To find out more about the project you can contact the Health Promotion Services of the HSE at 094 9042589 or Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025.