We had athletes across the age groups competing in Abbottstown today. Cliodhna Ryan had a great run in the under 18 race getting stuck in from the gun and hanging on well to finish a fine 6th over the 4K distance. Hugh ran in the under 14 boys 3k and ran his best in a tough race.
Our under 11 girls and boys ran in thd 4x 500m relays which was new event on the calendar. With teams from all over the country competing this was a great experience for the young athletes. Senan, Canice and Edward are still under 10 and even so give a good account of themselves with Matthew also having a good run. The team finished 18th overall. The under 11 girls team of Rion, Aoife, Ellen and Juliette ran well too finishing 14th overall.
Pearl got the under 13 team off to a strong start, Maggie ran a storming leg getting the team right into the mix, Saoirse and Jessica ran their legs off and the team finished 10th overall.
Nina got the under 15 team off to a great start, Aimee ran a strong leg to keep the team in touch, Ella was running up an age group but held on really well to hand over to Goda in 5th place which Goda managed to hold . Great running by all the teams and definitely an event we will consider in future. Thank you to Saoirse and Abigail who were on standby if needed.
Thank you to Hilary , Catherine, Loretta and Emer for looking after the teams today.
The senior races were held in the afternoon and we had a good turnout from the senior crew. Well done to Edel, Jodie, Faye, Cliona, Deirdre, Celine and Averil. That didn’t look easy! Pierre had a great run finishing 6th in the senior race.
Thank you to Annraoi, Edel, Evan, Declan and Dermot who helped us to dismantle the course after the event.