On Friday last two Club athletes competed for their Colleges at the Irish Universities Indoor Championships in Athlone. In the second semi final of the 800m Lawrence Boran, running for IT Tallaght, was 4th in 2.08.7, while Gerard Claffey was 5th in 2.09.3. The full results are on the IUAA website. Well done to Lawrence and Gerard.
On Sunday at the Leinster Senior and Masters T&F Indoor Championships our key achievement was Mitch Byrne winning the Senior 3,000m race in 8.52 with a great burst of speed in the last 200m. Paul Fleming won the M1-M3 3000m, and Ronan Kearns was second. Derek Bain and Denis Everett also ran. Alas the race was voided due to a mix up on the lap counting. In the M4+ 3000m John McCabe was 3rd O55 and Philip Wright was 2nd O.60. In the ladies 1,500m Vanessa Sallier was 4th O40 and Laura McGinley also ran. In the men’s 1,500m John McHugh was 2nd O55. In the 800m Stuart McCleane was 2nd O45, John McCabe was 1st and John McHugh 2nd O55. In the 400m Stuart was 1st O45, John McHugh was 1st O.55 and Terry Clarke 2nd O.55. in the 200m Terry was 2nd O.55. These results are unofficial and the final results will be posted on the Athletics Leinster website shortly. Pictures of some of the races are in the Gallery. Well done to all who ran.