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JCI members in Mayo are calling on people to donate their unwanted undergarments in a massive show of support for a female charity campaign. Leading by example, members are shedding their outgrown or unused bras and these will be distributed to women in developing countries.
John Byrne of Mayo AC underlined his winning form with another brilliant victory in the Athlone Flatline Half Marathon on Saturday. Byrne led 939 finishers home in 71:39, 14 seconds quicker than his national half marathon time last month, and over a minute clear of the field led by Peter Mooney of the Marathon Club of Ireland.
Kenya's David Rudisha, the current Olympic 800m champion and world record holder, and Brother Colm O'Connell, coach to 25 world champions and five Olympic champions, will participate in various activities in the city from September 11 to 16.
Freddy Keron Sittuk from Kenya won the 21st Balla 10k in a time of 31:25, and in the process beat Sean Hehir's 2102 course record by seven seconds. The Balla 10k was the first race of the 2013 C&C Cellular Mayo AC Road League, and the spectators saw a brilliant demonstration of smooth front running by Dublin based Sittuk who trains with Raheny Shamrock AC. It was also his second victory in Mayo this month - he won the Achill Half Marathon. In the early stages he had Sligo native Alan Maguire and Max Ware (on holiday from UK) for company, but as the race progressed and a welcome cooling shower eased, he pulled clear to win decisively and enjoy the festive mood at the yellow arch finish line in Balla village. The women's race was less clear cut as Mayo AC masters trio Ann Lennon, Mary Gleeson, and Colette Tuohy traded places at the front. Ann Lennon has been in great form recently - the evidence was clear in her 5k series finish times when she got down to 18:40 at Ballyhaunis and showed how valuable this 'speedwork' preparation is for endurance racing. She pulled ahead in the final kilometres to win in her best 10k time for a few years 37:49, more than 30 seconds ahead of Mary Gleeson, who was more than a minute down on her 2012 time. Colette Tuohy looked strong and comfortable in third place and was well pleased with her finish time.
FEAR NOT gentle reader! We have not taken leave of their senses. Nor have we been passing round the mescaline.
My heart goes out to the parents and families of the children who featured in the RTE Primetime programme about the treatment of children in some of our creches. Listening and watching the various news programmes of what happened the young children in these creches makes me wonder'what life is really all about?'
THE TITLE of a new exhibition opening at the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, this evening at 8pm is: Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!
A fundraising coffee morning in aid of Self Help Africa’s work in Kenya will take place on Friday April 26 in the Westside Resource Centre, Westside, from 10am to 12 noon.
by Finian Coghlan