Best of luck to Nadia in heat 2 of the women’s 800m in Tokyo at 2.30am on Friday morning.
A group of our seniors went to Carlow yesterday to compete in the AAI Summer games with some very good results. Catherine won the 200m very impressively into a strong wind and later on came 2nd in round 1 of the 100 and won the round 2 race. Busy day there Catherine!The 1500m race was a great success for our women with Jody in first place and Edel 2nd both close to seasons best times. Sinead and Aislinn had the biggest smiles with Sinead improving by 7 secs and Aislinn by 6 seconds on their previous bests. Well deserved girls👏👏
Aoife and Joe both ran in the 800m races and while they weren’t happy with their times they both races well in very competitive races.
Craig had a good series of jumps in the long jump getting over the 6m mark on most of his efforts.
This weekend the senior gang head to Mary Peters track in Belfast for the Northern Ireland championships which will close the season for most of our athletes.
Sat 24th/25th July no formal club training but some athletes meeting 10.30 Sat and 11 on Sunday at the Hole in the wall, only those born 2007 and older. Sun 25th July AAI summer games in Carlow.
Tue 27th July HITW at 10.30 everyone
Thur 29th July HITW at 10.30 everyone. This will be our last training session of the summer.
We had a good turn out of our older athletes at the graded 200m, 800m and 5k in Tallaght last night. Great runs all round and lots of pbs. Catherine won the A 200, Clare had a first outing over 200, Jody, Edel. Sinead, the two Aoife’s, Evan and Joe all had a good outing over 800m. To finish off the night Cliona had her first race of 2021 with a solid run in the 5k. Great to see everyone in good form and enjoying their sport.
On Thursday last Sean Donoghue had a very good run in the heats of the 1500m at the European juniors in Estonia. He got trapped on the inside for much of the race and did well to get himself out of trouble but ran out of energy in the home straight. He ran his 2nd best time but was outside the qualification for the final. Sean will have a short break and Covid permitting he will be off on an athletic scholarship to Villanova university.
On Friday night in Santry Clare Murphy returned to competition with a solid run in the 400m at the Dublin juvenile championship. We had Ellen, Hector, Juliette, Alexandria and Greta in the 500m under 10. All raced well on their first time on the track in such a long time.
On Saturday in Santry Craig won the long jump
Under 19, Robin won the 600m under 11 in her first ever race on the track and her first outing for the club. Great running Robin! Very impressive running from Amelia, Juliette and Eoin in their heats.
Well done to all.