From Track Racing 2009

On Wednesday last 24th June, two of our athletes took part in the Irish Milers Club 3000m in Irishtown. Aoife Brady had the tough task of being pacemaker for the race as two DSD athletes were trying to get the European Junior 3,000m time of 9 mins 46 secs. Aoife was to bring the pace along for 2000m at a blistering pace of 6 mins 20 secs which to her credit she did perfectly. Charlotte French O’Carroll took over the lead at that point, with Aoife close behind her, deciding to finish the race. Charlotte held on to win in a fantastic time of 9 mins 35 secs just nipping over the line ahead of Aoife who ran an excellent time of 9 mins 36 secs, a huge 5 seconds inside her PB. Well done to Charlotte and Aoife. Jean Wilson also ran an excellent race to finish in a very good time of 10 mins 35 seconds.

On Saturday 27th June, Aoife was in action again, this time over 1500m in the British Milers Club meet in Manchester. A PB was on the cards once again for Aoife, and she did not disappoint and ran a strong race in high quality field to finish 7th in a time of 4 mins 28 seconds, knocking a whopping three seconds off her PB. Well done to Aoife who really has been putting in the efforts and is having an excellent season!

Also a well done to Paul Duffy who ran a great race to finish 10th in a time of 9 mins 38 seconds in the Dublin Championships held in Santry on 20 June last. Paul is having a great season on the track and is ever improving. Well done Paul!

The action on the track continues tonight, July 1st, at the Dublin Graded at Irishtown Stadium at 7.30pm.

Report By
Crona Brady