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It was an early start for Mayo AC members when their team of 16 competed in the 2019 National 10k Championships incorporated in the Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park on Sunday morning last.
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.
Mayo AC were represented by a team of 24 (13 women and and 11 men) at the National 10k Championships recently. More than 500 club athletes competed for medals in team and individual age categories. The Mayo AC contingent included five teams - senior women, over 35 men, over 50 men, and two teams of women over 50. It was another great day for the club, continuing their success in national competitions over many years, and in terms of medals won they were the top club in Connacht with seven of their 24 runners winning medals.
Six Mayo AC athletes travelled to Dundalk on Sunday to compete in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in the grounds of the institute of technology. They lined up in a competitive field of 220 from clubs nationwide. The 4k race was for all women athletes and was run over a testing two lap course in tough conditions.
Last Saturday the British and Irish International Masters Cross Country took place at the sylvan setting of Santry Demesne, where it was Ireland's turn to host the annual event. Mayo AC continued their remarkable record of representation in recent years. The club had three members in the Irish women's team this year - all have had previous experience in this competition. All age category teams competed against their peers from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Mayo AC had six masters competing last Sunday in the Open Autumn Masters Cross Country trial for the forthcoming British & Irish International. Teams of four have now been selected in the appropriate age categories in which runners competed. Selections are based on a combination of finishing places in age categories and wild card entries. Congratulations to Angela O'Connor, Pauline Moran, and Mags Glavey who have all been selected on the Irish team to compete at Santry Demesne on November 14.
Autumn temperatures soared on a sunny sporting Sunday at the fifth Breaffy 10k. It was also the final race in Mayo AC Vodafone 2015 Move2Improve series. The conditions were welcome but made extra demands on endurance and energy over the testing undulating terrain.