Mayo AC's Michael McNeela took the long road to Norway to run in the Nordmarka Skogsmaraton set entirely in a forest just outside Oslo and finished in an excellent time 3:24:58, Michael ran 3:14:08 in Dublin 2012 and was the recent winner of the Inishbofin half marathon.
In Milltown the annual Run for Ollie had 544 runner/walker finishers. John Mannion was the winner in 33.31 just beating Mayo AC's John Byrne into second place by a second. David Tiernan (Mayo AC ) was third in 36.07. Other Mayo AC finishers included Brendan Hession in sixth in a time of 37:57, Sean Murphy (38:33 ), Patrick Walsh (42:34 ), Colm Cleary (44:07 ) and Christy O'Malley (50:50 ). The women's race was won by Mary Gleeson (Mayo AC ) in 38:09 and overall eighth, second went to Eimear O'Leary, third was Ann Lennon and Sarah Syron finished in fourth chipping a few more seconds off for a new PB in a time of 39:34. Full results at www.mayoac.com