Day 1 of the Leinster Senior and Masters Track & Field Championships produced a one/two for Rathfarnham WSAF AC in the Senior 1500m. Mitchel Byrne took the gold medal and title in 3:59.53 with David Scanlon on his heals in Silver medal position running 4:00.72. Ever improving Cillian Doherty might have made it a clean sweep but finished in 5th in 4:13.39.
In the masters,Vanessa Sallier won the W50 1500m Gold and was 10th overall in a time of 5:42.44! John McCabe won the M60 silver medal in the 800m in 2:38.69.
Day 2 produced more senior gold. Louise Gaffney had a great win in the women’s 800m in a time of 2:18.82
In the masters Laura McDonnell won the W35 3000m Gold W35 in 10:43.68 and was third overall.
Vanessa Sallier was back for a second day and was rewarded with the W50 800m silver in 2:50.28,
David Power, having fun going round and round for a change, had a solid run to come 8th in the 5000m in 16:46.58.
Well done to everybody!