Liffey Valley 3000 Mtrs Championships Success
Friday, 30 June, 2017

Morton Stadium, Santry

Last weeks graded meeting at Tallaght saw many fine performances from the athletes involved with Peter Arthur and Damien Cauvet leading the way with a one and two in the Dublin 3000 Mtrs Championships with training partner Neil O Rourke of Civil Service in third spot.

Peter, Damien and Neil set the pace from the gun with an opening lap of 66 secs which saw this trio move away from the field and share the pacemaking before Peter drew away on the last lap to take the gold medal with Damien and Neil also finishing strongly. Peter finishing time was 8 mins 37.87 secs, Damien 8 mins 42.56 sec and Neil 8 mins 51.39 which is a new Personal Best. Also competing over 3K were Arnaud Benjacar 9 mins 51.02 for 7th in grade while Matt Blyth broke new ground with 10 mins 18.35.

The Men’s 800 also produced a few Personal Bests with Gaiten Le Paige returning a time of 2mins 11.95 and Michael Ferreria running 2 mins 23.02 for 3rd in Grade C.

The Women’s 800 had a number of fine performances with Sile Carroll in Grade A running 2 mins 21.26 for 7th place, while Aileen Gittens in Grade B ran 2mins 32.7 secs for 8th place. Eimear Nic An Bhaird ran her usual race from the front before being caught in the last few yards to record a time of 2m 36.2 sec in second spot in grade C.

Next Meeting is on July 5th with races over 800 and 5000 mtrs on the programme.

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