Summer conditions greeted the participants at the Ballinrobe 5 &10k events last Saturday evening.
The weather was that good that sun bathers came from lying on the beach to running in the event.
Even though the temperature were warm a stiff breeze took the speed out of the course with some of the faster athletes struggling to get their best time.
In general most participates recorded fast times with quite a few achieving personal bests making it a brilliant evening for all involved.
The events were used to promote Ballinrobe Smarter travel options and with so many families taking part its sure to create a president going forward for the younger generation.
Sean Mc Loughlin of Westport AC stormed to a comfortable win in the 5k race in a time of 16:14.
Podium of the 5k for the males section
The 10k start..
John Byrne Mayo AC continued his dominance of the Mayo road running scene winning by just 20 seconds from Westport’s Brendan Gill will Robert Malseed filling the podium in 3rd position.
In the ladies section Kathy Gleeson ran a brilliant 38:27 to win this section with Galway City Harriers athlete Siobhan Egan 2nd and Sarah Syron in third position.
1st Sean Mc Loughlin Westport AC 16:14
2nd Brian O Reilly Bridge Signs 22:55
3rd Sean Walkin Dunmore 24:47
1st Leah Toher Lake District 21;16
2nd Sadbh Culhane Ballinrobe 23:47
3rd Breda Davin Breaffy 25:05
Full 5k results
1st John Byrne Mayo AC 34:34
2nd Brendan Gill Westport 34:54
3rd Robert Malseed 35:25
Over 40 Male Tom Prendergast Craughwell AC 36:17
Over 50 Gabriel Gannon
1st Kathy Glesson Mayo AC 38:27
2nd Siobhan Egan Galwaay City Harriers 39:35
3rd Sarah Syron Mayo AC 40:07
Over 40 Female Reiltin Shaw Mayo AC 44:39
Over 50 Carmel Carroll Fit For Life Ballinrobe
Full 10k results
The event was sponsored by Treacy’s pharmacy & Picture of Health, Loumoy construction and Mayo.ie
The event was supported by Ballinrobe Tidy towns, the Order of Malta, Western Lakes CC, Ballinrobe Smarter travel, Lakeside sports and fitness centre, O Neill’s bar and Mayo county council.
Next Smarter travel event will be held in Ballinrobe on April 29th at 2pm from the Cornmarket as part of Mayo day festivities.