Monday 11 December 2017

Running shorts: Christie's comeback

Mark Christie
Mark Christie

Mullingar's Mark Christie showed a welcome return to form when he won the Eirgrid Dunboyne 4-Mile in 19 mins 10 secs, beating Clonliffe's Mark Kenneally into second place. 

Tallaght's Thomas Fitzpatrick was third and Liam Brady of Tullamore fourth. 

First woman was Sarah Treacy of Dunboyne, ahead of Letterkenny's Anne Marie McGlynn and Catherina McKiernan  Leading home the men's masters was 54-year old Mick Byrne of Sli Cualann.

Abroad, DSD's Maria McCambridge finished 6th at the Berlin Half Marathon in 74 mins 25 secs. McCambridge aims to run the Berlin Marathon later this year.

Zamel-Paez flies high in Oz

In Brisbane, Clonliffe  high jumper  Liam Zamel-Paez finished second in the Australian National Championships with a height of 2.20m, just missing out at 2.28m.

Highlight of the Glo Health Spring Throws competition in Athlone was a 55.80m effort from Michaela Walsh of Swinford to win the  women’s hammer.

 Also impressing was Eoin Sheridan of North Westmeath who won the men’s discus with 54.08m.

On the final day of the Glo Health Juvenile Indoors,  Emerald’s Ciara Neville ran 24.01 secs to win the U17 200m.

Clontarf calls for Easter run

Run off the Easter eggs at next Monday’s second Battle of Clontarf Brian Boru 10-mile in Raheny (10.0). The race starts in St Anne’s Park and then takes in two loops of a fast, flat course that includes the local roads. 

Taking place immediately after the start of   the main race. Info www.rahenyshamrock.ie.

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