Louisburgh looks forward to 2018 10K

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The Louisburgh Clew Bay Half Marathon and 10K event for 2017 went off this year without any hitch.

The event welcomed record numbers for both races to Louisburgh with registrations over 400 for the first time in the event’s seven year history.

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Donnelly and Hartnett win in Hollymount

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The familiar setting of the main street in Hollymount village was the backdrop to the traditional November road races on Sunday afternoon. Sean Reilly and his team put on another well organised version of this popular annual event. It was the 52nd running this year - a fantastic and unique achievement - which once again took place around the familiar 3k lap.

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Brilliant International success for Mayo AC in Derry Cross Country

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Mayo AC had four representatives on the Irish team competing in the 30th Annual British & Irish Masters International Cross Country in Derry. It's the third time in recent years that the event has taken place north of the border - in the grounds of Stormont in 2007, at Queen's University Playing Fields in 2012 and this year at Gransha Park outside Derry. And Mayo AC have had runners in all of them. The joint hosts were Northern Ireland Athletics and the local club City of Derry Spartans and they provided a well organised event.

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5K series gets off to searing start

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The first two races in the Mayo AC Vodafone C&C Cellular 5km Summer Series took place over the past few days with races in Foxford and Ballyhaunis. In the first race in the series in Foxford there were 160 competitors taking part. 

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Summer series takes to the roads this month

Fri, May 05, 2017

Mayo AC have announced the details of the eighth installment of the Vodafone Mayo AC 5K Summer Series which will get under way in just over a fortnights time in Foxford. The five race ‘no frills’ series is open to all local athletic clubs and fitness groups are very welcome. The courses are AAI measured/permitted, well marshalled with finish line time clock and chip timing. All races will start at 8pm on Tuesday evenings.

The first leg of the series will take place on Tuesday, May 23 in Foxford Leisure Club for more information on this one call Ambrose on (086) 2558383. The second race will start in Ballyhaunis Rugby Club on Tuesday, May 30 and for details on this one call Martin on (087) 2455989. The third leg of the series takes place on Tuesday, June 6 in Castlebar, starting at the De Le Salle Hall and for more information on this leg call Ann on (086) 8635534. The penultimate race takes place at Claremorris Athletic Club track, get in touch with John on (087) 9099910. The final race in the series heads to south Mayo and the race will get underway from Ballinrobe Soccer Club and to find out more on this one call Joan on (087) 6726029.

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Mayo women take home gold at National 10k championship

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Mayo AC were represented by 16 runners at the National 10k Championships which took place in the Phoenix Park Dublin recently. The race was run in conjunction with the annual Great Ireland run, with 5,000 participants taking part in 10k, 5k, and Junior races. The one lap 10k course is relatively fast up to the five kilometre mark, but has extremely tough uphill sections from there to the finish. Conditions were good as almost 500 club athletes competed for individual category and team medals.  

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Byrne wins Carra Classic - Diver runs PB in Japan

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

On Sunday the Carra Classic 8k was won by John Byrne (Mayo AC) in 27:29 - the first woman home was Kathy Gleeson (Claremorris) in 30:56. The Carra Classic is part of the Great Lakes series of spring races and 160 competitors made it to the finish line. 

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Mayo AC come home with big medal haul

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Mayo AC were well represented at the annual masters indoor track and field Championships on Sunday last at Athlone Arena. Eight members competed in a range of events – 25 in total – and added to the 2017 National medals toll they have accumulated so far in intermediate cross country at Tuam in January and masters' cross country in Waterford last month.

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John and Collette win in Turlough

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Parke Keelogues Crimlin GAA in conjunction with Mayo AC, Mayo Mental Health Association, and the National Museum of Country Life hosted the fifth Annual Turlough 8k on Sunday last. Spring sunshine, snowdrops, a few early daffodils, and a bracing wind greeted the 270 plus participants who turned out to participate in the event.

The course looped around the village of Turlough passing the famous Round Tower and included three testing hills before the downhill finish into the village over the last kilometre and on to the finish line in the Museum of Country Life.

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Strong showing for Mayo AC in Hollymount

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The familiar setting of Hollymount’s main street was the backdrop to the traditional November road race on Sunday afternoon. Bib numbers were collected at the community centre. Warm-ups along the local arteries got the blood going ahead of the task – lungs and legs engaged and put through their gears.

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Land of the Giants Duathlon goes from strength to strength

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Claremorris will host the Land of the Giants Duathlon for the sixth time on Wednesday December 28. Last year saw a bumper crowd of more than 250 participants, and organisers are expecting even bigger numbers this Christmas.

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Mayo AC runners do Ireland proud at Masters

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Mayo AC's four representatives on the Irish team did the club proud competing in the 29th annual British & Irish Masters International in Glasgow on Saturday. Masters athletes in five-year age group categories from 35 up to 75 from Ireland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland competed in three races.

The event was hosted by Scottish Veteran Harriers Club. The races were over three or four laps of a 2k route at Tollcross Park. The course was over undulating terrain with differing surface conditions at various points and open ground interspersed with sections through mature trees. Real cross country, according to the Mayo team.

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