Mayo AC have announced details of their 2014, Move 2 Improve Race Series. The club are delighted that the new series will be sponsored by C and C Cellular, continuing their involvement with the club over the past nine years. The Move 2 Improve Series consists of six races - four 10ks, and two 8ks. These are all independently organised events with accurately measured courses, permits from Athletics Ireland and their own prize structures.The first race will be the popular Kilmovee 10k on April 19. As the name suggests, the Move 2 Improve Series is focused mainly on those who have taken up the sport in recent years, who are looking to achieve new levels of performance. Many will have taken up the sport through Fit4Life and other local initiatives. Others will have an opportunity to experience races in the company of their peers, make new friends and generally have fun. The series is open to all. Mayo AC hope this new format will offer opportunities and incentives for all participants to measure, improve, and achieve their goals through personal best times, and move to a new Level. There are three Move 2 Improve levels, A, B and C. After each race the first 20 finishers in each level will be awarded points, points earned will accumulate after each race. At the end of the Series, the best four finishing times from the six races will count towards the final points tally. There will be three winners in both the men and women sections. You can check details of all these events and all the latest athletics news and results at www.mayoac.com and also www.facebook.com/mayoathleticsclub
Balla Mothers Day Run/Walk.
In beautiful spring sunshine 160 athletes took to the streets in Balla to take part in the inaugural 5km, two lap course. Eighteen minutes and twenty six seconds later Robert Malseed of Westport AC was the first man home, closely followed by Angela O’Connor of Mayo AC who was the first women home. All funds raised from the event went towards Balla Secondary School. Mrs Mary Reaney, Principal of the school, thanked the huge attendance for their support and gave a special mention to the sponsors, John Daly, Balla Florists, Balla Golf Club, Brendan’s Bus Hire and Elvery’s sports. She also thanked those who facilitated the running of the event.