Peter Arthur won the 3000 metres and Aileen Gittens the 1500 metres on a cool evening at ALSAA on June 30th. In a relatively strong cool breeze times were not of the essence but a number of PB’s were set.
Aileen set about dominating the race from the start and moved quickly into the lead followed by Eimear and Annie. She continued at the front and had some 8 seconds to spare on Eimear who also pulled away from Annie over the last 500 metres. Denise and Linda had quite a battle with Denise edging ahead over the last lap. Christine, Ruth and Eileen were separated by small margins.
Peter set about retaining his title in quite a positive way taking it along at the front with Damian for company in the early stages. By the half way mark Peter had moved clear of Damian and Arnoud was in the bronze medal position ahead of Chris. There quite a few battles throughout the field with a number making their debut over the distance.
Peter’s winning time of 8m49s replicated his time of last year as he retained his title with Damian recording a PB in second clocking 9m00s and Arnoud won bronze.