The 5th Annual Mayo AC Summer 5k Series sponsored by C&C Cellular commences on 17th June.
All races start at 8pm. Race Schedule, registration location and contact as follows:
17 June Ballyhaunis Rugby Club, Martin 0872455989
24 June Castlebar, Harlequin Hotel, Ann 0868635534
1 July Ballinrobe, Soccer Club, Joan 0876726029
8 July Brickens, Community Centre, Ambrose 0862558383
15 July Claremorris, Athletics Track, Sean 0877472830
There was success for the Athenry women again on Saturday in both the 5k & Half Marathon distances in Monivea. On another glorious day for running (How does Tony K manage it??) Mairead Sullivan took her maiden win of the year in the 5k with a time of 21.43 & a deserved reward for her increased training since the turn of the year. Laura Garvey, also of Athenry, was second in 22.36, a strong run on her first appearance since last October due to injury. Josephine Heffernan was a further 30secs back in third.
A lovely evening for the third running of this event around Tonabrucky, starting and finishing at the Rahoon/Newcastle Hurling Club complex! Athenry AC had one athlete competing, running his second race of the day.
There has been some debate over the last few weeks about whether or not Maree had ousted Tuam as the PB course of the series but after last night’s event that debate is certainly put to bed. Athenry had another great turn out for the race with 79 members racing, 64 of whom set seasons bests times with many of those also setting PB’s.
Whilst most members seemed to be saving themselves for the known flats of Tuam next week, there were still a few who took the opportunity that the perfect weather afforded them with 10 members running their fastest time of the series in last nights Leg 5 in Ballybrit.
Congratulations to Mick Rice on his recent age group win during his travels to the States. Mick took part in the Boston Run to Remember Half Marathon alongside over 7000 other competitors. In a very competative field, where a sub 90 mins would just about get you into the Top 150, Mick placed 8th overall in a time of 1.19.35 (6.05min/mile pace) & first in his age group.