Cold conditions put athletes to the test

The weekend weather provided testing and challenging conditions for most sporting activities. However, that did not deter thousands of participants in a range of athletics events. Mayo AC runners were to the fore. Breege Blehein, Noel Gibbons and Colette Tuohy, Seamus Gaughan were among the leading finishers at four events with excellent performances in tough conditions. Colette matched her 2012 fourth place finish in the west’s premier ten mile race at Craughwell. Also in action there were Brendan Hession and Gerry Galvin, both with brilliant PBs. Gerry knocked over two minutes off his 2012 Craughwell time. Seamus Gaughan won the o60 section of the Dunboyne four mile event last weekend in time of 24.51. Breege Blehein also took part in the Mayo Mud Run last Saturday at 8.5km, run, crawl and jump through natural terrain and came home in second place in the ladies’ section in a time of 50.19. A number of Mayo AC members also took part in the Harlequin Duathlon last Saturday (more on that in our report on the event ), with Noel Gibbons, Dwyane Flynn, Anto Devaney and Sean Murphy all coming home in the top 25 of the men’s section. Mayo AC’s Pauline Moran won the women’s o50 section finishing in a time of 2:14.17, with Colette Sweeney and Ann Heaney both finishing in the top ten.


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