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