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