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Mayo AC ladies’ team selected to represent Ireland at European championships

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The Mayo AC ladies team have been rewarded for their good performances this year by being selected to take part in the 24th European road race inter club championships in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The event, which will take place on Sunday October 17 over a 15km course, will have top athletic clubs from all over the continent taking part. The Mayo AC team which will compete in the event will be finalised over the coming weeks.

Westport 5k fun run and walk this weekend

This Sunday, August 22, Westport will host a 5k fun run and walk around the historic tourist town. The event is open to absolutely everyone of all abilities and will take place through the grounds of Westport House. The event starts at 4.30pm sharp at the North Mall, with registration taking place from 3.30pm in the same location. The course has been accurately measured, and is the ideal distance for families, walkers, Fit4Life members, and club runners. For further information contact Mel King on 087 2231052 or Anne Ronayne on 087 6973587. This 5k event is being organised by Westport AC supported by Mayo Sports Partnership. As part of the Westport Get Out There Adventure Festival, the Westport community, and Mayo Sports Partnership have come together to promote an Active Westport for all. This 5k event is sponsored by the West Bar and Restaurant.

Athletics news

It is all systems go for the Balla 10k which takes place this Saturday 24 at 7pm.

Byrne and Conway win at Decare Dental race

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The ninth DecareDental/Claremorris five mile run and walk which took place recently was again a great success attracting competitors from all over the west of Ireland. The event, which was in aid of Mayo Cancer Support, was held in dry but windy conditions ensuring that personal best times for the five mile distance were hard to achieve. Pre-race favourite John Byrne finished strongly to take the men’s title in a time of 26.50, just six seconds ahead of team mate Robert Malseed, while TJ McHugh continued his recent good form coming home in third in 27.26. Roger Barrett finishing fourth in 27.34 was first of a number of Ballina AC runners who performed well on the evening.


The 2009 Vodafone C&C Cellular Mayo AC road league concluded with the ninth and final race at Westport on Sunday. This was the 11th annual road league and the most successful so far. Increasing numbers are taking part in the league and the Fit4Life programme has become another opportunity for people of all ages to get involved, and this is reflected especially in the number of women participating.

Westport 5K to finally bring curtain down on 2009 season

After two cancellations due to weather conditions, the ninth and final race of the 2009 Vodafone C&C Cellular Mayo Road Race League takes place in Westport on Sunday February 7, starting at 2pm. Participants are strongly advised to allow sufficient time to travel to the race as there is a football match at Castlebar on that day.

Mayo AC open road race league hits round seven

The C& C Cellular Mayo AC Open Road League continues on Sunday October 12 with race seven of the nine race series. This four-miler takes place at Ballina and is a one lap course starting near the track at Beleek Park, going out via 'Dunnes' to join the 10k route on the Killala road, turning right and across to rejoin Beleek Park, finishing close to the track. The 'Terry Fox' run takes place annually at venues all over the world in support of the Terry Fox Foundation which raises funds for Cancer Research in memory of a brave young Canadian. Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18, and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee in 1977. While in hospital , Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The legacy of this heroic Canadian is that, to date, more than $400 million has been raised worldwide in his name.

Big turn out for Claremorris road race

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It had been quite a while since Mayo AC did not have a finisher in the top three of a Road Race League. This happened last Saturday in the fifth race in Mayo AC's 2009 Road Race League, sponsored by C & C Cellular, which took place in sunny conditions over a recognised testing course at Claremorris. The eighth DeCare International sponsored road race and walk started and finished in Main Street.

Good showing from Mayo athletes in cross country events

Mayo AC had five runners in the masters categories at the Gerry Farnan cross country race . In the women's three mile event Breege McHale finished in fourth place in the o40 category and Ann Murray was seventh in the o45 section. In the five miles race, Dublin based Seamus Gaughan returned from recent fitness problems to finish seventh in a very competitive o55 category. Robert Malseed was second o35, as was Tom Hunt in the o60. Computer problems meant there was no results on the day, but it was confirmed that Breege McHale, Robert Malseed, and Tom Hunt qualified for the Irish team to go to the B&I Masters cross country in Birmingham, thus maintaining Mayo AC's excellent representation in this event in the past few years. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Murray (Ballina AC) ran impressively in the Junior section over five miles and his 27.10 time put him in the top 12 juniors and top three u18s in the race.


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