Conditions were good for the third Annual Kilmovee 10k on Saturday afternoon. There was a record turnout of runners and walkers, with 406 finishers.
John Roddy and his community team put on an excellent organised race - the first in the 2012 Mayo AC C&C Cellular Road League.
Race winner Martin Conroy (Ballina AC ) led from the start and only had clubmate Roger Barrett as company most of the way. He passed 5k in 15.58, and finished strongly a few seconds outside his
2011 winning time to claim his third win in as many years at Kilmovee. His next target is the Belfast Marathon in a few weeks.
Anto Devaney and Andrew Lynskey were Mayo AC's top finishers in 4th and 5th place.
The women's race saw Mary Gleeson set a strong pace from the start and she worked hard to retain her Kilmovee title in a great time of 36.35, 45 seconds better than 2011.
She will be hard to beat this year in the league and claimed a record fifth win.
ColetteTuohy, 2nd in 38.57, and Angela O'Connor 3rd 40.46, made it a clean sweep for Mayo AC and they too will look to the national 10k next week with confidence.
There were a lot of excellent performances among Mayo AC's 23 runners, including a few PBs. Hugh Duffy had a great run to win the o50 category, two minutes better than his 2011 time. His winter training schedule was a key factor.
Pauline Moran's 44.54 finish was also significant, and she will be a medal contender in the F55 category in the Phoenix Park.
Full results file on www.mayoac.com
Kilmovee 10k Results Summary
1: Martin Conroy (Ballina AC ) 32.47
2: Roger Barrett (Ballina AC ) 33.02
3: Michael Griffin (Liffey Valley ) 35.01
4 Anto Devanney (Mayo AC ) 35.05
5 Andrew Lynskey (Mayo AC ) 35.29
1: Mary Gleeson (Mayo AC ) 36.35
2: Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC ) F40 38.35
3 Angela O'Connor (Mayo AC ) F45 40.46
Men over 40
1: Sean Gallagher (Ballina AC ) 36.20
2 Noel Gibbons (Mayo AC ) 37.31
Women over 40
1: Joan Walsh (Mayo AC ) 46.26
2:Michelle Reynolds (Ballina AC ) 46.43
Women over 45
1: Jackie Fleming 44.08
2 Pauline Moran (Mayo AC ) F55 44.54
Men over 50
1 High Duffy (Mayo AC ) 38.46
2 Billy Gallagher (Mayo AC ) 39.44
Junior Men 1 Tadgh McGinty (Swinford AC ) 37.42
Junior Women 1:Niamh Grehan (Kilmovee )