West of Ireland Women's Mini-Marathon

  • Castlebar is gearing up for the 10th Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini-Marathon which takes place this Sunday, 5th May.

    Over 1500 women of all ages and abilities are expected to take part in the event, which will raise funds for local charities.

    The Mini-Marathon gets underway at 12noon on Sunday, while the Primary Schools Mini Fun Run starts a few minutes later, and 500 children have registered for this free event.

    A number of temporary road restrictions will be in place on Sunday during the events.

    The Mall area in Castlebar will be closed to traffic from 9.30am to 4pm.

    Ellison Street will be closed from 11.30 am to 3pm,

    Lower Spencer St closed from 10.30- 12.30

    Duke St from 12 noon to 1pm,

    Newport Road to Pound Road, Gallows Hill and Newline will be closed from 12 noon to 1pm.

    Pontoon Road to Ballinacarriga, and Ballinacarriga to Ballynew closed from 12 noon to 2 pm,

    Ballynew / Turlough Road will be closed from 12 noon to 2.30,

    Staball Hill / Thomas St from 12.15 to 2.30 pm

    while Bridge Street and Main Street will be closed from 12.15 to 2.30pm on Sunday.

     

    A full detailed map of the route, with information on car parks, is available on www.westofirelandwomensminimarathon.com

     

  • The Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday May 6th 2018, 12 noon at The Mall in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.  Now in its 9th year the 10km event is one of the premier sporting events in the West attracting over 2000 participants every year and forms part of the Mayo Day 2018 celebrations. Event ambassador Sonia O Sullivan will once again be present and participating on the day giving encouragement to women of all abilities on this fun filled occasion.

    Thanks to sponsors Mayo.ie, Healthy Mayo, Sport Ireland and Mayo Sports Partnership This year all registered participants before the closing date on Friday 27th April will receive a specially commissioned Mayo Day t-shirt, medal and for the first time a Healthy Mayo Goody Bag packed full of sponsored goodies. All for just €20, the same entry fee since the first event in 2010, its an event that can’t be missed.The Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday May 6th 2018, 12 noon at The Mall in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.  Now in its 9th year the 10km event is one of the premier sporting events in the West attracting over 2000 participants every year and forms part of the Mayo Day 2018 celebrations. Event ambassador Sonia O Sullivan will once again be present and participating on the day giving encouragement to women of all abilities on this fun filled occasion.

    Registration can be done online at www.westofirelandwomensminimarathon.com  or fill out the entry form in this weeks Western People newspaper and send it to Mayo Sports Partnership, Mayo County Council, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

     

    Secondary Schools 'It's For Girls' Mini Marathon Challenge.

    All second level schools in the region are invited to participate in the Its for Girls Mini Marathon Challenge. This is the 3rd year of the challenge and it is going from strength to strength. The programme 'Its For Girls' won a National LAMA award in February which we were thrilled with as it is brilliant awareness around Girls and Physical Activity.

    For this years 'Its For Girls' mini marathon challenge we are partnering up with Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Our aim is to get more girls more physically active and by engaging with the Mini Marathon Challenge the school can also be in with an excellent chance of winning prizes up to €2500.

    All Its for Girls participants have reduced entry of €10 and the girls will receive a goody bag, a finishers medal, a t shirt and many more surprises too. Its a great day out and the lead in can serve as a way to get girls out walking or jogging with a positive focus. Teachers and Mentors taking part with the girls can avail of the same entry fee.

    We really look forward to an amazing day on Sunday May 6th. Our Mini Marathon Ambassador this year is Sonia O Sullivan who will be participating in the Mini Marathon as well as our 2 new young Ambassadors Maeve Gallagher and Michaela Walsh girls who are the pride of Mayo and their secondary schools as National Athletes and Champions in various athletic disciplines.

     

    Primary Schools Mini Mini Fun Run

    The annual Mini Mini Fun Run focuses on encouraging primary school children throughout the county to become more physically active. The 2km route is suitable for boys and girls of all ability and starts at 12:10. Parents are also encouraged to participate in this family focused event as part of the days festivities.

    For more information on the Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon and Mini Mini Fun Run, visit www.westofirelandwomensminimarathon.com or contact Mayo Sports Partnership on 094-9047025 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Gardai are warning people to be mindful of their belongings and not to leave valuables in their cars ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Sgt Peter Hanley from Castlebar Garda Station told Midwest News today that there is a big weekend coming up in and around the town, with the Mayo Day event at the Museum of Country Life, Turlough and the Pink Ribbon Cycle today and the Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon on Sunday.

    He says that people often park their cars up and then place belongings in the boot of the car, in full view of everyone. He is strongly advising against this, as potential burglars could be watching this. He is asking people to secure their valuables before parking and not to leave anything visible in cars.