Report by Naoise Waldron & photos by Catherine Mulleady

Sportsworld results at bottom

The 1st meet and train of the summer league took place on Sunday last, hosted by Bros Pearse in Cherryfield Park. The meet and train league is great for women of all abilities, for those new to running, to those coming back to it and those who have never stopped!

Race reporter Naoise in acton

The sun was shining and it was a beautiful morning to be running. I  used the 2 mile jog from my house to warm up (and wake up) and arrived up just in time for team photos.

We had 12 entries over 3 teams and everyone ran their best out on the 3 lap course. Jean led us home in 2nd place, in what seemed to be a close nit race for 1st place, with only a second between herself and the winner Grainne Regan of Crusaders.

Next we had Sinéad in 8th position, followed by myself in 9th, Patricia 10th and Catherine 11th. It was great to have the girls to work off throughout the race. Aoife and Carmel had spectacular sprint finishes to hold on to their places. All in all it was a great mornings work! We had great support on the course which definitely kept me going, many thanks to those who came out to watch and cheer.

We retired to St Enda’s GAA club for a cuppa and and a very impressive post race spread. The winter league winners were announced with the Sportsworld A team winning the Gold category, with Sportsworld D coming 3rd the the bronze category. The A team are already on track to hold on to the title. The next race takes place on April 23rd hosted by Lucan Harriers.

Sportsworld results:

2nd Jean Wilson 19.04
8th Sinéad Staunton 20.18
9th Naoise Waldron 20.31
10th Patricia Fitzmaurice 20.37
11th Catherine Mulleady 20.39
19th Valerie Power 21.52
24th Natalia O’Grady 22.16
31st Sandra Kelly 22.53
42nd Carmel Dolan 23.45
46th Anne Marie Scanlon 24.23
51st Bronwyn Murphy White 24.45
63rd Aoife Lavin 26.10

Full results can be found on the Women’s Meet and Train Facebook page: Click here