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Good results in tough conditions

Mayo AC runners were in action at various events over the weekend and had top three finishers at Roscommon, Killarney, and Crossmolina. John Byrne finished second in Roscommon Harriers' 10 mile race on Saturday. His 53:53 finish was a great time over this classic distance given his career span, it was just 45 seconds outside his 2010 Craughwell 10 mile personal best of 53:08. A tough windy stretch mid-race cost finishers a good few seconds. Mark Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock AC) was the winner in 52:32. Well done too to Brendan Hession who had a great run to finish 16th overall with a  personal best in 62:15.

Scenic island challenge still a big hit with runners galore

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Fun running just keeps on growing in popularity with scores of events now taking place at any time throughout the country.

Is Westmeath the fastest county in Ireland?

The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2015 - which will take place on Saturday April 11 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin - is calling on runners of all levels from Westmeath to represent their county in the All Ireland County Challenge competition for the Ronnie Delany Trophy.

Team Manuela Athlone information evening for Dingle marathon

Team Manuela, the running team of 200 runners and walkers from the Connemarathon in 2014, is set to take on a new challenge in 2015 and will be hosting an information evening in the Hodson Bay Hotel on March 23 at 8pm ahead of preparations for the Dingle marathon.

Castlebar parkrun celebrates its first birthday

The weekly parkrun event held in Castlebar at Lough Lannagh, will celebrate its first anniversary tomorrow Saturday, March 7. The event organisers are hosting a party in Castlebar Tennis Club afterwards to mark the occasion.

Mayo AC runners take home honours from Dublin marathon

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Mayo AC had a record 37 runners at the start for the 35th Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday.

The running man

The year 1984 was significant in Irish athletics. It was the year of the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. Ireland's John Treacy made history winning silver in the marathon in 2:09:56 - Ireland's 13th Olympic athletics medal. In the 1984 games too it was the first time a women's marathon had been held - Joan Benoit (USA) won in 2:24:52. Just four years before the Dublin Marathon was held for the first time.

Hughes clan’s marathon fundraiser to benefit Galway charity

Twenty two members of the same family are set to compete in the Dublin City Marathon this Bank Holiday Monday in a bid to set a new world record and raise funds for a Galway-based charity.

Ballina Athletic Club to host an exciting new cross-country event for teenagers

The Ballina Athletic Club will host a post primary schools cross country challenge for the 12 schools in its surrounding area on Wednesday week, October 8. The event will take place in Belleek, Ballina, and it is hoped it will give all participants the opportunity to discover a talent for cross country running.  The primary aim of this event is to promote and support participation in athletics among post-primary pupils. Ballina Athletic Club has a comprehensive underage development structure with the expertise of dedicated and knowledgeable coaches who are immersed in athletics. However the club has noticed a decline in recent years in the participation levels among teenagers and young adults, and rather than accepting this, it is determined to get teenagers back on track and bring the ‘X-Factor’ into cross-country running. It is a gateway discipline for so many other sports. This unique cross-country event promises to do just that with an exciting line up of shorter than usual cross-country races which will have all the teenagers vying for overall prizes for the pride and glory of their respective schools.

Byrne takes victory in Charlestown 10k

There was an excellent turnout for the third annual Charlestown 10k on Saturday. It was also the fourth race in Mayo AC's 2014 Move2Improve Series. The field of 194 was over 80 up on 2013, testament to great work by an enthusiastic local organising team led by Christina Duffy, who was ably assisted by Kilmovee 10k supremo John Roddy, and supported by a host of local sponsors.

 

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