In the National Masters Indoor Championships today (February 5) in Athlone TUS Mayo AC were represented by eleven individuals and one relay team. They competed in 12 events – 8 track and four field.

 

Mayo AC have consistently won about a dozen medals at the Masters Indoors over the years and this year was no exception.

 

In today's day long competition they took home thirteen individual medals and one team medal.

 

Congratulations to Mayo AC medal winners – 7 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze and a relay team silver – a great haul on another very successful day for the club.

 

 

 

The total medal haul was underpinned by gold medal winning performances from Pauline Moran, Brendan Staunton, Mags Glavey, Patrick Moran, Martin Peyton.

 

There was a season’s best M40 60m and personal best 200m for John Walkin, and a M65 200m personal best silver for Patrick Moran .

 

Brendan Staunton was the clear winner of the M40 shot with an excellent 11.74m throw.

 

 

 

 

 

The best was left to last for Mayo AC competitors when their men's 4x200m relay team won silver in the final event of a day long schedule!

 

 

 

Men 4x200m relay (5 teams, 1 heat)

 

Mayo AC: Mike Griffin M40, John Walkin M40, Keith Conroy M40, John Brennan M35 ran a brilliant relay and deservedly won silver in 1:44.61, almost ten seconds faster than their 2022 time. Testament to their dedicated training schedule and group support

 

4x200m relay winners: Omagh Harriers 1:41.50

 

 

 

MAYO AC results in detail :

 

(number of competitors in each category heat/teams in brackets)

 

 

Women 1500m:

 

Angela O’Connor (3) W55 Silver 5:40.82

 

Pauline Moran (3) W65 Gold 6:00.40

 

Mags Glavey (2) W70 Gold 6:45.58

Paula Donnellan (5) W40 fifth 5:42

 

 

 

Men 60m (4) John Walkin M40 4th 7:95 SB

 

 

Men 200m:

 

John Walkin (5) M40 4th 25:83 PB Keith Conroy M40 5th 26:85

 

Patrick Moran M65 (3) Silver 31:72 PB

 

 

 

Men 400m:

Patrick Moran (6) M65

 

Patrick finished second 75:77 however unfortunately he was DQ – TR27.3.5 applied. Despite appeal DQ stands.

 

Mattie Donnellan (6) M65 DNS

 

 

 

Men 800m:

 

 Mike Griffin (8) M40 8th 2:10.73 – winner ran 2:02 in a very competitive race.

 

Mattie Donnellan (3) M65 Bronze 2:51.32

 

 

 

Women 800m:

 

Pauline Moran (2) W65 Gold 2:59.21

 

Paula Donnellan (3) W40 Bronze 2:57.90

 

 

Men Shot putt:

 

Martin Peyton (6) M70 4th 9:15m

 

Brendan Staunton M40 (4) Gold 11:74

 

Men high jump Patrick Moran (1) M65 Gold 1.30m – a brilliant PB, on an eventful day for our all round evergreen master.

 

 

 

Men Long Jump

 

Sean McDonnell (3) M40 Bronze 4:79m

 

Martin Peyton M70 (1) Gold 1:46m

 

 

 

WFD weight for distance

 

Martin Peyton (6) M70 Bronze 6:68m – an excellent performance in his third competition of the day.

 

 

 

Women 3,000m:

 

Paula Donnellan (4) W40 DNF

 

Winner was Fiona Gettings Longford AC in an impressive 10:00.10

 

 

 

Angela O’Connor (5) W55 Bronze 11:50.99

 

Pauline Moran (1) W65 Gold 12:57.29

 

Mags Glavey (1) M70 Gold 13:51.26

 

 

The final event:

Men 4x200m relay (5 teams, 1 heat):

 

Mayo AC: Mike Griffin M40, John Walkin M40, Keith Conroy M40, John Brennan M35 ran a brilliant relay and deservedly won silver in 1:44.61, almost ten seconds faster than their 2022 time.

 

Winners: Omagh Harriers 1:41.50

 

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