The recent Carramore 10k was race number one in the 2010 C & C Cellular Mayo AC League and it may be a long way to the final race in December but last year’s winners Gerry Ryan (Craughwell AC ) and Catherine Conway Mayo AC ) put down a strong marker for the season to come by taking the maximum 25 league points on offer. Ryan is closely followed by three times league winner John Byrne (Mayo AC ) and the ever improving TJ McHugh in third place. In the women’s event twice winner and last year’s runner up Mary Gleeson lies in second place with 2003 winner Angela O’Connor in third. The focus will now turn to league race number two, the Decare Claremorris five mile on Saturday evening June 26 at 6pm.
Swinford Tri Sports
Swinford Tri Sports had its official web launch in the Gateway Hotel. A large gathering of people from all sporting clubs, in the town as well as regionally, attended the event. Swinford Tri Sports chairman Padraic Frain had a very comprehensive overhead slide show to show how the triathlon will be run, and how it is aimed at levels of fitness and genders. Frain went on to to say as it was its first year there would be a lot of teams taking part, with two or three people per team. One member of the team will do the swim part, 1,900 meters, the second member will do the cycle, 90km, and the third member do the run, 21km.
Mayo Sports Partnership co-ordinator Charlie Lambert complimented the committee on how advanced its plans were and how it achieved this over a very short period of time. He wished the club well and said he and his staff would be available to help along the way, and that it was brilliant for the area to promote a new sport. You can log on to the web site at www.swinfordtrisports.com