Saturday 10 December 2016

Bidwell, Gleeson prove their class

Published 01/09/2011 | 05:00

Matt Bidwell (GCH) and Mary Gleeson further underlined their status as the leading runners in the Mayo AC Road League on Saturday.

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The pair won their respective events in the 10th annual DeCare Dental Sport a Smile 5-mile race in Claremorris -- an event where competitors experienced a real carnival atmosphere.

Bidwell led the field home in 26:02, comfortably clear of Roger Barrett (Ballina AC), 26:46 and Michael Canty (Ballina AC).

Gleeson was also in full control in the women's race -- finishing in 29:21 from Regina Casey, (GCH) and Cathy Connolly (Mayo AC).

There are two remaining races in this popular Mayo AC Road league -- the Ballina 10k on September 11 and the Ballyhaunis 8km race on September 24. Information at www.mayoac.com

Irish Independent

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