Mayo AC / Baxter Streets of Castlebar 5k 2015
The Club Away Race was at the Baxter Streets of Casltebar 5k on Saturday 30th May. We had a bus organised from Galway and several members also travelled up under their own steam.
The weather had turned very wet and pretty windy and Aubree was the first to venture out for a warm up. The rest of us took shelter in race HQ at the Tennis Club, postponing the inevitable drenching.
After a brief delay at the start that felt like an age, we got underway and quickly into the short but hardest hill of the course. The course undulated through the town streets before switching from the streets to the lovely Lough Lannagh Greenway. This was a fast course and despite the conditions there were many good finish times and several PBs amongst the Harriers.
Aubree Peipmeier had the performance of the evening taking first woman and leading the women's team home. Six individual prizes and both team first prizes were collected by GCH on the night. Full details below, and full results here. After the prizegiving many of us shared a meal and drinks in Castlebar. Overall a good race and a good social evening.
GCH Participants in 2015 Streets of Castlebar 5k: Anna McHugh, Aubree Piepmeier (1st woman & 1st team), Bridget Jacobsen, Clare Rowe (1st age group & 1st team), Danny Carr (1st age group), Dearbhla Byrne, Esther O’Flaherty (1st team), Gerry Carty (1st age group & 1st team), Jason Kelly, Jim Phelan (1st team), Karen Quirke, Lisa Naughton, Mags Sheridan (2nd age group), Majella Ni Chriochain, Marie Sheil, Martin Kearney (1st age group), Sean Hanley (1st team), Sinead Brody (1st team), Vincent Jordan (1st team).