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All roads lead to Hollymount this weekend

For 45 years now the Hollymount road race has been the highlight of the athletes’ diary in the winter season. All roads again will lead to Hollymount this Sunday November 7 for the 45th Annual Road Race. Hollymount is renowned because of its international appeal with a huge contingent of runners again making their way from the UK and further afield. Things get under way on Sunday at 12 noon with a Fit4Life 8k fun run and walk, at 1pm the u17 boys and girls’ 3k race will go to the start line. Half an hour later the senior women’s 3km will start, with the main event the men’s international 10k going under starters orders at 2pm.

Mayo AC well represented in Dublin Marathon

Among the thousands of runners competing in the Dublin Marathon last Bank Holiday Monday was a very strong Mayo AC team. In total 21 athletes made up the Mayo AC team which took on the gruelling course across the nationals capital. The senior men’s team consisted of John Byrne, Anthony Devanney, Timmy Glavey, Kevin Mellett, Brendan Gill, Paddy O’Toole and Dave Huane. The men’s o40 team was made up of the trio of Gerry Galvin, Christy O’Malley and Tony Gleeson, while the men’s o50 consisted of PJ Hall, Owen Mongan, Brian Cusack, Tom Hunt and Christy O’Connell. The senior women’s team was made up of Paula Prendergast, Sarah Syron, Anne Fahy, Yvonne Byrne, Anne McDonnell and Anne Shortt. There were a number of excellent performances put in by the Mayo squad and some medals may be wining their way to Mayo once the AAI confirms the team and individual results.

Good performances at coastal callenge

At the recent Louisburgh to Westport half marathon Mayo ACs top seed John Byrne won the event in 74:25. Byrne was followed by team mate Robert Malseed finishing in 76:35. The next Mayo AC athletes home in excellent times were Brendan Gill and David Conway. The first woman home with an outstanding run was Mayo AC’s Sarah Syron. Syron who was troubled with injury during the summer months put in a fantastic performance against very tough competition to come home in 1:41:09.

Mayo AC launch web site

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Mayo AC have just announced the launch of their new website www.mayoac.com. The website will feature information on all aspects of the club’s activities and is a welcome addition as the club expands on all fronts. Club chairman Michael Mc Grath pointed out that, while the website has been online for some time, recently it has received a major revamp thanks mainly to the great work done by club website coordinators TJ Mc Hugh, Catherine Conway, and others.

Dates for new 5k series released

Mayo AC and Swinford AC have joined forces to host the first ever ‘Fit4life’ 5km Summer Series over three Wednesdays in June and July. The series, which is also supported by the Mayo Sports Partnership, will kick off next Wednesday, June 30 in Castlebar. From there it will move on to Swinford on July 7 and finish up in Claremorris on July 14. Proceedings will get under way each evening at 8pm sharp and Country Harvest Fruit and Veg Store in Claremorris is sponsoring the event.

Tri-burgh - the countdown is on

Louisburgh is looking forward to welcoming tri-athletes from all over the world on Saturday June 5 at 11am. Tri-burgh is in its inaugural year and is set to become a large part of Mayo’s growing sporting scene. An action packed fun day for all the family is promised with a kids’ relay race on the strand. Action will be centred at Carrowmore Strand just outside the town and there is plenty of parking for everyone at the beach.

Westport athlete running for gold

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Any runners celebrating their performance at an event in recent weeks might like to look away now as Westport Athletic Club this week pays tribute to one of its many fine athletes.

Mayo athletes in action in Omagh half marathon

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A large group of Mayo athletes were in action in Omagh in County Tyrone in the 21st Omagh Half Marathon recently. A record number of athletes took part with Clonliffe Harriers Sergiu Crobann completing the course to win the event in 1:07:44.

Big results for Mayo athletes

The annual general meeting of Mayo AC will be held in the Beaten Path tonight, Friday March 19. The meeting will start at 8.30pm, however, Mayo AC committee members will be on hand from 8pm to collect 2010 membership subscriptions. It is important that as many members as possible attend to contribute, discuss, and decide plans for 2010, and ensure a wide range of activities is organised.

McHugh wins inaugural Cloonacool 5k

Mayo AC's TJ McHugh won the inaugural Cloonacool GAA 5k race/walk which took place last Sunday. One hundred and twenty runners and walkers took part in this well organised event in good conditions on an out-and-back course. Results: Men 1 TJ was followed home in second place by fellow Mayo AC runner Anto Devaney with David Kearins (Sligo AC) coming third. Other Mayo AC finishers were Dave Huane in sixth place and Tom Hunt and Christy O’Malley.

 

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