Irish Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Tullamore August 13, 2022.

It was a tough day for every competitor in Tullamore on Saturday.  Blisteringly hot near 30° temperatures made for gruelling conditions for all participants.

The track events particularly were affected, from sprints right through to the distance endurance races 1500m, 3000m, and 5,000m.

 

Mayo AC are very proud of their twelve competitors who took on this annual outdoor championship challenge. They competed in a range of events in track and field in six different age categories. 

 

Mayo AC came away with 14 individual medals and one magnificent silver team medal in the men’s 4x400m relay.

 

Supported by training organiser senior sprinter Declan Owens,  the team - 

John Walkin, Keith Conroy, John Brennan, Mike Griffin - waited around until 18:45 to run and it was well worth it. 

Massive shifts on each of the four legs.

A silver lining to bring down the curtain on another successful day for the club.  Brilliant stuff!

 

The relay team made special mention of the club's supporting crew of medal winning women who “roared and cheered us on in the 4 x 4. They were super.”

As one of them, triple medal winner Mags Glavey put it “the men’s 4 x 400m was Mayo AC’s race of the day! We cheered them on with great gusto and what a team effort! Each of the 4 lads gave it their all. It was a thrill to watch and enjoy. Well done again lads.” 

 

Club Chairperson John Byrne added “Congratulations to everyone who represented Mayo AC at the Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships in Tullamore. There was an impressive medal haul but everyone who wore the vest and competed in very tough conditions deserves enormous credit.

Particularly delighted for our mens 4 x 400m team. I know that silver medal will be cherished.”

 

 

Congratulations also to Mayo AC’s wonderful individual medal winners on the track: Mags Glavey– two gold and a silver, Pauline Moran three gold, Colette Tuohy silver, two silvers for Angela O’Connor, two bronze for Paula Donnellan, and in field events  two silver for Patrick Moran and a silver for Martin Peyton- 14 in total.

 

Details Mayo AC results:

 

Mattie Donnellan M65  400m 5th 87:55

Colette Tuohy W50 3,000m silver 12:14.31

John Walkin M40 200m 4th 26:04

John Brennan M35 200m 4th 26:45

Patrick Moran M65

High jump silver 1:25m

Discus silver 26:21m

Hammer 4th 21:74m

Martin Peyton M70

Shot 4th 21:74m

Javelin 4th 26:49m

Discus silver 22.08m

Mags Glavey W70

800m gold 3:21.08

1500m gold 6:54.78

3,000m silver 14:04.24

Paula Donnellan W40 800m bronze 3:01.33

1500m bronze 5:49.98

Pauline Moran W65

800m gold 3:00.12

1500m gold 6:21.22

3,000m gold 13:06.72

Angela O’Connor W55

1500m silver 5:43.65

3,000m silver 11:42.12

Men 4x100m relay: John Walkin, Keith Conroy, John Brennan, Mike Griffin: 4th 50:05

Men 4x400m relay: John Walkin, Keith Conroy, John Brennan, Mike Griffin

Silver 3:52.15

Women 4x400m relay Colette Tuohy, Paula Donnellan, Pauline Moran, Angela O’Connor  4th 5:39.42

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