At the recent Louisburgh to Westport half marathon Mayo ACs top seed John Byrne won the event in 74:25. Byrne was followed by team mate Robert Malseed finishing in 76:35. The next Mayo AC athletes home in excellent times were Brendan Gill and David Conway. The first woman home with an outstanding run was Mayo AC’s Sarah Syron. Syron who was troubled with injury during the summer months put in a fantastic performance against very tough competition to come home in 1:41:09.
From Claremorris to Kenya
A very worthwhile 5km fun walk/run will take place this Sunday, September 26, starting at the Claremorris AC track. Entries will be taken on the day at 10am and the walk/run will start at 11am. Adult entry €10, students €5, and families only €20. All donations gratefully appreciated.
The event is being organised by Janet Corbin Hinchion, a native of Claremorris, who is working with Kitui Development Centre in Kenya, a non-governmental, non-profit making organisation, and is the project adviser.
Four in a row for Mary at Ballina 10k
Mary Gleeson of Mayo AC was an impressive winner of the recent Ballina AC 10k road race. In an excellent time of 37.09 just a week after helping the Mayo AC ladies to national half marathon team gold. In fact it was Gleeson’s fourth Ballina 10k win in as many years it was also her fourth consecutive league race win. Anne Lennon was the second woman to finish while Kathy Connolly was third. In the men’s race John Byrne of Mayo AC ran strongly to finish second behind pre race favourite and 2009 winner Gerry Ryan of Craughwell AC.