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Mini Marathon 2024 a Runaway Success

Date: 14-05-2024

Mini Marathon 2024 a Runaway Success 

Thousands of people turned out in Ballina last Sunday afternoon May 5th for the Western People Women’s Mini Marathon.

Founded in 2010, it was the second successive year that the Mini-Marathon was held in Ballina and it proved to be a hugely successful event.

A total of 1800 women and teens registered for the 10km Mini-Marathon, while 800 children took part in the Mini-Mini  2km event.

Three Mayo ladies finished in the podium places with Ellen Moran, from Aughagower, Westport first home in an impressive time of 37 minutes and 42 seconds.

The 29 year-old was closely followed by two Ballina natives, runner-up Sinéad Whitelaw (née Roache) of Mullingar Harriers AC who finished in 38:47 and Serena Tuffy of Ballina AC on 39:04 in third place.

Charlie Lambert, Head of Mayo Sports Partnership, who organised the Women’s Mini Marathon in conjunction with the Western People, Mayo County Council, Moy Valley Resources and Ballina’s two athletic clubs, said the event had been a tremendous success.

He thanked the volunteers who had turned out in large numbers and the people of Ballina who ensured the big race lived up to expectations on a busy sporting day that included the Connacht Senior Football Final in Salthill between Galway and Mayo.

“A massive thanks to all the volunteers who turned out because without the help of the volunteers, clubs and organisations all around the county an event like this would not be possible,” Mr Lambert added.

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