Report, photos and support by Ann Marie Keenan!

Two fine performances at the national masters today at the athlete indoor track  by sports world athletes!

First up was Gareth in the 1500 meters who ran comfortably and sat at the back of the group for a few laps.

He proceeded to pick up pace and began to surge into position to battle for a medal. He demonstrated  tremendous  pace and persistence. It was an exciting last couple of laps to watch from perspective of spectator and supporter. His speedy pace and confidence got him into contention. Could he hold this as he was chased from behind . Magnificently Gareth crossed the line in 3rd place .

Fantastic run indeed and what a great performance!


Next up was Martin in the over 45 age group and hoping for a repeat of lasts weeks performance at the Leinster championships . Could he run the same time , was it possible for another PB?.

Martin ran his laps consistently and strong and crossed the line in 6th place and the same time as last week. So he gave all of himself and more in today’s race.

Both athletes achieved a lot to day and are very happy. Nationals are tough and only the bravest will face the challenge. So well done to both of them. Great to see the colours of Sportsworld once again out competing in nationals!!!