The Connacht Indoor Championships for seniors and masters were held at Athlone TUS arena on (Saturday) evening February 25.

It was the final indoor championships of the season after Mayo County, National Masters and Seniors. Mayo AC athletes competed in them all.

 

The club had 8 athletes competing in Athlone among over 150 seniors and masters, including guests.

 

These indoor events (county, regional, and national) were a great opportunity for all those who train weekly at our two track sessions, and as part of the Mayo Training Group of sprinters.

 

The eight representatives in Athlone were rewarded with 2 gold and 6 silver individual medals, and gold in senior men’s 4x200m relay.

John Walkin 200m and Declan Owens 400m ran PBs.

A lot of hard work has been put in by these sprinters and middle distance runners and it paid off handsomely.  Congratulations to all!

 

Individual results:

 

Mikey McAndrew Senior 60m 8.25 5th in heat 1

 

Noelle Kilduff W35

200m 31:36 silver – great improvement by Noelle on 32:01 last year. W35 winner Karen Quirke GCH 30.37

400m 67.76 silver

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60m 8:00 silver

200m 25:56 silver PB

Won by Cormac Kearney Craughwell AC 25:34

 

Claudia Davey Senior 60m 8.94 6th heat 1

 

Declan Owens Senior 400m 55.55 silver – a PB

 

Mike Griffin M35 :

800m 2:10.84 gold

There were two competitors in thr heat, winner was a guest – Ryan Canning Letterkenny AC 2:05.44

That’s an excellent time by Mike who ran 2:10.37 in a more competitive race in the National Masters recently. In the Mayo Indoors in January he ran 2:18, and 2:13 in this event in 2020.

400m 57.91 silver

 

Martin Peyton M65 shot put 9.41m gold

 

Senior Relay Team

Men 4x200m

Declan Owens, Mikey McAndrew, Mike Griffin, Patrick Moran: gold 1:53.34

 

Well done also to Andrew Hayes who finished 4th in 37:38 in the Tony McGowan 10k in Drumshanbo on Sunday February 19.

 

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