This Thursday evening just gone saw our athletes competing against each other in the club 1500m for women and 3000m for men. The track was wet and the weather was not great and while this may have affected the times, it did not dampen the spirits of our hardened athletes.
Sile fought a tactical race with up-and-coming Sinead McDonald over 1500m and just pipped her in the last few meters by 0.3 seconds getting 5 minutes, 06.2 seconds. In 3rd place was Aileen Arthur with 5 minutes and 21.3 seconds. Aileen was up with the first 2 for much of the race, but only just coming back from injury meant she fell back a little in the final lap.
The mens’ race was won by Peter Arthur getting 8 minutes and 42 seconds over 3000m. This was well ahead of the next two places at 10 minutes 07.2 seconds for Eoin, a new club member, and Paul Balfe, an old hand, on 10 minutes 09.5 seconds. A close contest between these guys and an enjoyable race to watch, given the conditions.