Jesse Nelson was the repeat winner at the 27th edition of the Mayo Open 5km cross country race held September 13th at Eastwood Gold Course, following the High School invitational, in a time of 17:40. This was his 3rd victory in the last decade, which has also included 3 second and 2 third place finishes. Second place went to Eric Overby, in 17:53, who mentioned not having run at Eastwood in almost 30 years, when he was in high school. Eric was also 1st Master's finisher.
For the first time, the women's winner, in 22:12, was unregistered and preferred not to reveal her identity to the finish line volunteers. We wonder what she is running from! Becky Hoodley was second in 22:54, while Deb Thomford was 1st woman Master's in 23:24. One new age group record was set, as Yvonne Hubmayr ran 26:57, to replace the old mark of 27:17 set by Rosemary Harnly in 2007.