Report by Aileen Melody
Photos by Sandra Gowran
Sportsworld results below.
Sunday 21st August started off a dull calm day weather wise and after the gales and rain from the day before the bunch of Sportsworld Masters set off to the National Masters Track & Field championships thankful they weren’t on the day before!
Race Reporter Aileen picking up a gold medal!
First up on the track at 12 O clock were the girls taking part in the 3,000m race. They were Ruth Kelly, Anna Delaney, Lucy Darcy and Sandra Gowran. Everyone ran a great strong race and congratulations to Lucy who came away with Bronze in her age category.
A special mention to Sandra who had come back from holidays the day previous and had had to endure a 5 hour longer trip on a car ferry than she should have in stormy seas and gales, despite not being fully recovered she lined up and stormed home (excuse the pun!)
Next up were the lads in the 5,000 at 3pm. Damian , Michael and Justin ran hard and played a blinder though the competition was strong.
Then we had a long wait until half past 5 for the Ladies 1500 in which I was the Sportsworld representative. Why didn’t I go in the race earlier in the morning!! My race started well but with my lack of recent training I struggled in the last lap but I managed a medal in my age category we will say no more about that!!
Following straight after in the Men’s 1500 Martin, Wesley & Declan gave it their all.
Even though the races were hard and the competition strong everyone did the Red & White of Sportsworld proud and had a bit of fun during the day even if it was just to slag Nick about not knowing his wife’s age but all is forgiven!
A big thank you to Emily for all the coaching and encouragement and support on the day.
1st MELODY Aileen 6:25.93 (Gold medal)
5th DELANEY Anna 12:49.44
4th KELLY Ruth 11:19.09
3rd D’ARCY Lucy 12:24.29 (Bronze medal)
4th GOWRAN Sandra 13:24.60
8th HARRISON Wesley 4:40.43
7th KEENAN Martin 4:42.49
8th BRADY Declan 5:15.54
10th CUNNINGHAM Michael 17:31.16
5th KELLY Damien 17:00.60
7th MCKEEVER Justin 17:35.95