Ciaran O’Lionaird was named as the Athlete of the Meet at the GloHealth Senior Track and Field Championships after winning the 1500m. The penultimate event was a riveting affair with 4 A standard athletes competing for a guaranteed place at the European championships in August. Lionaird just edged past Paul Robinson with 50m to go to take the title in 3:43.8. This topped off two days of fantastic racing at the national track and field championships at Morton stadium. Other highlights included Kelly Proper, Ciara Mageean and Thomas Barr.
The club had just two runners taking part this year. Gareth Murran in the 800M finished 7th in his heat having lead newly crowned national champion and 1:45 man Mark English at the half way point. Fading in the 2nd lap Gareth finished in 2:05. Paul Duffy ran most of the tough 25 lap 10K on his own and finished up in a very respectable 33:29.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support on Saturday. It’s always a pleasure to see top class Irish athletes battle it out. There are 3 mpre track races this year with the next taking place in Morton stadium next Wednesday. There are races for all levels.