Photo above is from the 2008 Running of the Balla 10k Road Race. Thanks to Tom Hunt of Mayo AC for this copy of the results
Prizewinners given at bottom of page...
Name Club/Town Category No Position Time
Robert Matthews Dunshaughlin AC MS 35 1 32.05
Robert Malseed Mayo AC MS 6 2 32.24
John Byrne Mayo AC MS 63 3 33.21
TJ McHugh Mayo AC MS 51 4 33.47
Martin Corcoran Craughwell AC M35 33 5 34.14
Richard Gorman Sligo MS 147 6 35.08
Brian Bruton Athenry AC MS 70 7 35.3
Roger Barrett Ballina AC MS 32 8 35.41
Sean McDonnell Mayo AC MS 151 9 35.51
Ciaran Quinn Mayo AC MS 3 10 36.25
Picture Above from the 2008 Event - Results Courtesy of James Sexton
Kildysart Cultural Festival 4th Annual Dermot Power Memorial
4 mile fun walk and road race at Kildysart 31-07-2009
1 Labeta Dabela Limerick 20.35
2 Dermot Galvin St Johns 21.11
3 Kenneth Rodgers St Cronans 21.17
4 Brian Murphy Marian 21.27
5 Ger Guina West Limerick 22.04
6 Tony Scanlon G.C.H 22.13
7 Aogan Mac Domhnaill West Limerick 22.30
8 Keith Ryan Limerick 0/40 22.35
9 Keith Whyte St Johns 22.42
10 Seamus Power Kilmurry Ibk Nth Clare 23.00
Paul Hession today ran a seasons best 200m at the Aviva London Grand Prix in Crystal Palace finishing third in 20.40 in what was a high quality field. Paul was fast advancing on second place Wallace Spearmon at the line and another 10 metres could have reversed the result. All looks good for Paul in Berlin.
This weekend saw Athenry AC athletes in action in various part of the country. Ultra running dynamo Valerie Glavin is deep into an ambitious training schedule for the Connemara 100 Mile race next month and in preparation for that event she completed three full marathon distance runs in five days last week.
On a day when most people in Mayo & Galway were going to or watching the Connacht Football Final the inaugral Tooreen 8k Fun Run/Walk took place. Just under 20 runners and walkers made their way to the start line wondering would they get back to the clubhouse before the next downpour! Shortly after 2pm the run got underway on a looped course making their way back to the Tooreen Hurling Clubhouse with the first runner Andrew Lynskey finishing just under 30minutes.
The Athenry AC Handicap 10KM AKA "Burger Run" was a huge success last Friday evening around our old 10KM course (start & finish at St. Mary's GAA ground in Carnaun).
A beautiful evening and 32 willing competitors. All had to give their estimated finish times beforehand and then run blind i.e. without watch, Garmin etc. No one was supposed to see others' times but that rule wasn't always strictly adhered to if one were to look very closely at the estimated times of some people around 44:30-45:00!
The results were variable; the winners a little less so.
All pictures are by local freelance photographer Corrine Beattie
Ballina fit4life ran a very successful 10k fun run for runners, joggers and walkers on Thursday evening 16th July as part of the Ballina Salmon Festival programme. 125 participants crossed the start in perfect running conditions. The starter’s orders were given by the Lady of the Moy; Ms. Andrea Garvin.