Leinster Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships
Well done to all our athletes who competed in the Leinster Uneven Ages Championships in Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath yesterday.
First up, we had Róisín Murray finishing an amazing 2nd place in the u9 girls race, to follow up on her 1st place in the Wicklow Championships a few weeks ago. Next were Rian Anafi-Fizgibbon and Fionn Begley, who both showed their massive recent improvement and finished well up in the top half of a very competitive boys u11 race with over 150 entrants!
Extraordinarily, five of our u13 girls qualified for the National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships at Dundalk I.T. on 11 December, and only narrowly missed out on Leinster team medals. Well done to Aoife Carter, Gráinne O'Sullivan, Hannah Kelly, Hannah Foot, Ciara Murray and Eleanor Foot. Well done to all; a fantastic day for the club.
International Crosss Country.
It was once again a fantastic day on Sat for Team Ireland at the British & Irish Masters CC Champs hosted by Scottish Masters in Tollcross Park, Glasgow. Our own Charlotte Stevens, with Bridget Duffy, Parnells AC were part of the Irish team and both put in excellent performances in their event. Mick Byrne, Parnell AC, finished in an excellent 2nd place in the O/55 cat race.
World Masters T/F
World Masters Marathon and Half Marathon were held in Perth, Australia, on Sunday 6th Nov.. Conditions were tough, very very hot. Course was flat but there was no shelter from the sun anywhere on the route. Joe Cawley finished in 7th place in the O/40 Caegoryt in a time of 2.58.25, a indication of how tough conditions were. Richard Kavanagh finished in 9th place in the 0/60 category in the Half marathon in a time of 1.38.26. 2 Irish athletes took home medals, Cathy McCourt won silver in the W35 Half Mar and Sean Cooney won Gold in the O/75 category in the Marathon.
In the team competition, JOE CAWLEY, was a member of the Irish team who took the bronze medal behind Poland and Australia. Congratulations to Joe, a well deserved medal.
A number of our athletes took part in the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday 30thOct. Pbs and excellent performances were the order of the day. Neil Wiktorski set a new pb running 2.25.32. Joe Kelly also ran an excellent new Pb of 2.57.51 Suzanne Foot, another to run a PB, a fine 3.05.37. Gordon McWilliams, 3.12.28 and Georgina Devlin, 3.20.02, also posted new Pbs. Andrea Murphy ran 4.19.59.
Leinster Novice and Even Ages C/C