A lovely dry bright day brought a record number of runners to Tuam for the annual Tuam AC 8K. While we had 400 runners entered online, a further 200 showed up on the day giving us a record 630 entrants, and 590 finishers on our new one-loop flat course.
The race was run by Rathfarnham’s Sean Hehir in a blisteringly fast 24:10. Second place went to Belfast’s Paddy Hamilton of Annadale Striders in 24:14, and third man home was Roger Barrett of Ballina (25:51). Following them was the man who easily won his category, GCH’s Matt Bidwell in 26:18. Enda Mannion has had a great start to the new year, and was the first Tuam Athlete home in a time of 27:23. The men’s team prize went to Galway City Harriers.
Mayo AC’s Mary Gleeson took the ladies prize by finishing in 29:35, and she was closely followed by her clubmate Colette Tuohy in 29:56. Kathy Connolly made it a clean sweep for Mayo by finishing third in a time of 31:27. Not surprisingly, Mayo AC took the ladies team prize.
Tuam AC would like to thank everyone who participated today, we hope you enjoyed the race, and hopefully we’ll see you back again next year. The full results are available here.