By Mike Long
The IMRA Wed night Leinster League concluded on 1 August and the winner was our own Rathfarnham WSAF AC’s Brian Furey. In fact he was actually uncatchable by the July 19th race! The League consists of 13 races. Your best 7 results count. Brian scored 2, 1, 3, 2, 3, 1, 3, 1, 1, 3. This is a very impressive and consistent performance over a period of 13 weeks. Brian's total was 11 points. Next in line was Rathfarnham WSAF AC's Barry Minnock. It was great to see Barry back on the hills. He totalled 18 points and interestingly beat Brian in the last race. Next Rathfarnham runner was Roisin Long in 35th place and 3rd Lady overall - followed by myself in 39th and 4th M50.
Three Rathfarnham runners have been selected for the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Andorra in September: Eoin Flynn, Mark Ryan and Ruairi Long. See https://www.imra.ie/forum/topic/id/4948. The Worlds involves a very challenging 12 km uphill only course. Ruairi was also selected for the British and Irish Junior Championshipss in Glendalough in September https://www.imra.ie/forum/topic/id/4947