Sunday 17 December 2017

Milers set for Letterkenny

FEATURE event at Sunday's Letterkenny Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge is a men's mile that has attracted entries from the USA, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Belgium and Gibraltar. Letterkenny's Danny Mooney leads the home entry.

The women's 800m features three athletes on their way to the Commonwealth Games - Northern Ireland's Katie Kirk, Scotland's Emily Dudgeon and New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin.

Juniors hitting form

At the Glo Health Junior and U23 Championships in Cork, members of the Irish team confirmed their form ahead of the World Junior Championships.

Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner of 
DSD won a tactical 800m.

UCD's Karl Griffin overtook Rob Tully of Star of the Sea to win the men's 800m. Both will compete in Eugene. Winning the junior women's 200m in 24.21 was Kilkenny's Cliodhna Manning.

Also selected for the 200m in Ferrybank's Niamh McNichol.

Marcus Lawler of SLOT sat out the competition with a minor injury but will run the 200m in Eugene with Zak Irwin of Sligo AC. Making up the team is hammer thrower Emma O'Hara.

Kilkenny cut it close

Kilkenny City Harriers won the M18 4x100 title in the closest race of the day at the GloHealth Irish Juvenile Relay Championships.

Their time of 44.03 put them 
just .01 ahead of Bandon AC  and was one of seven new records set on a fine day for running in Tullamore.

Tallaght won the M18 4x400m in 3 mins 31.86 secs with DSD team best of the girls in 4:17.15.

PBs for multi-eventers

There were personal bests all round for a hard-working Irish men's team at the European Combined Events Cup Second League in Madeira.

Michael Bowler of KCH finished third with a total of 6997 points for his 10 events.

Not far behind were Trim's Shane Aston, 8th with 6449, and Koroush Fouroghi from Star of the Sea, 9th with 6395.

Plenty of Parkruns!

Because of the summer concerts in Marlay Park, the Parkruns of July 12 and 19 are cancelled, as is the St Anne's Parkrun on July 19 because of another activity in the park.

Why not take the opportunity to run in one of the newer Parkruns like Tallaght and Westmanstown?

Parkruns now take place at 14 locations in the Republic with around 32,00 regular runners registered.

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