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Athletics News - Saturday 10 Mar 2012

Local Athletes on Form

There have been some fine displays by Tinryland AC Athletes in recent weeks. Special praise must go to the outstanding Tommy Payne who has produced several outstanding performances starting off with a fine silver medal in the National Masters Cross Country in Boyle Co. Roscommon in the M50 section and was placed 19th overall in an event which attracted over 200 athletes. Also in the National Masters CC Championships, Pat Byrne was a fine 5th overall and was placed 3rd in the M35 section which was won by Ciaran Doherty from Letterkenny. In the recent Ballycotton 10 Mile Race in Cork where over 2,600 competitors took part, Tommy Payne ran an excellent race to finish 24th overall and 1st M50 in a time of 55 mins 10 with his son Colin also showing good form close behind in 31st in a time of 56 mins 06. Other Tinryland athletes to finish the race were John Dillon in 1hr 05 minutes and Kevin Cuddy in 1 hr 20 mins.

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