Two athletes from the club competed in the national championships over the weekend. Both were making their debut at this level, the first from the club to have competed here in a few years – but I’m sure this will encourage more to join them next year.
Conor Hanrahan won bronze in the u17 300m hurdles last week. This week it was time for some flat sprinting.
He started on Saturday, with a big PB of 24.28 in the 200m, and followed up on Sunday with another PB, 11.82 in the 100m. Two excellent times, and a great learning experience for Conor, who is improving every year.
On Saturday, Paul Martin ran in the 10,000m race. Paul is new to the track this year, but has run a lot of the graded meets, and he had the confidence to mix it at the highest level.
He had a strong run, finishing in 34:46 – and he’ll also be back stronger next year!
In the meantime, some of our younger athletes were out for the Cheer Squad, meeting the elites (more photos in the gallery)