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Mayo AC featured very strongly in the annual Fields of Athenry 10km. The race originally posted for St Stephen’s Day had to be postponed to Bank Holiday Monday January 3. Gerry Ryan (Craughwell AC) won the men’s event while Mayo AC top woman Catherine Conway finished in a magnificent 35:53 and a PB. TJ Mc Hugh was first man home for Mayo AC in fourth place overall in a time of 33:22
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.
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.
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.
Sally Rose Maughan, a member of Castlebar AC, jumped longer than the qualifying level of 5m 80 for the Long Jump event at the European Youth Olympic trials when she competed at the Leevale AC open sports in Cork recently. Her jump of 5m 86 is well inside the qualifying standard for the European trials and sees her eligible for selection as part of the Irish Youth team for the event. The trials will take place in Moscow, Russia on May 21 to 23. A European team will be selected from these trials to compete at the World Youth Olympic games to be held in Singapore in August. Sally also won gold in the individual long jump and 300m events and silver in the 60m sprint - in a personal best of 7.95 seconds - at the National Juvenile Indoor Athletics Championships held in Nenagh recently.
Mayo athletic club has announced its teams for the upcoming national 10k which is being held this year in conjunction with the Bupa Great Ireland Run 2010 this Sunday April 18 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The senior men’s team comprises Timmy Glavey and Andrew Lynskey. Mayo will be sending a six strong women’s team, with Breege Blehein McHale, Catherine Conway, Tracy Durkan, Mary Gleeson, Paula Prendergast, and Sarah Syron making it up. In the over 35 section, the men’s team will be led by John Byrne along with Gerry Galvin, David Huane, Robert Malseed, TJ McHugh, and Christy O’Malley. The women’s over 35 team comprises Cathy Connolly, Anne Fahey, Chris Gallagher, Ann Lennon, Ann Murray, and Angela O’Connor. Mayo AC will have a very strong representation in the over 50s men’s section with a seven strong team of veterans, made up of Mickey Ferry, Jim Gaughan, Tom Hunt, Owen Mongan, Patrick Moran, and Chris O’Connell.
The National 10k championships are just over two weeks away and a number of Mayo AC athletes checked out their form over the weekend. The BUPA 10k in the Phoenix Park attracted 11,000 runners. Among them TJ McHugh finished in 37th place overall in 34mins 10sec and Catherine Conway maintained her consistent current form to finish an excellent third in the main field in 37mins 02sec. Ann Lennon showed that she is back in top gear with a great time of 39mins 23sec to be the first over 40, and Caroline Conway finished in 45mins 14sec. These performances give Mayo AC a big boost of confidence as the 10k championships approach.
At the Dublin Athletic Board Graded meeting last week two Mayo AC vets took part in the 1500 metres race. Seamus (Jim) Gaughan has been training back in Mayo recently and it showed as he recorded an excellent 4.57.33 in the over 55 category. His Dublin based colleague and clubmate Mick Ferry (over 60) also had a good run to finish 5.40.13.