Liffey Valley on the Track
Wednesday, 10 July, 2019

Santry, Dublin

It seems like our runners have to brave the weather each time they head out onto the track. This Wednesday was no different but through the rain and wind our athletes persevered.

Peter continued his fine track season with another win at the Dublin Board Graded Track Meeting at Morton Stadium when winning the Grade A 5000 Mtrs in a time of 14mins 52 secs. Just one second off his Personal Best set in May of 14 mins 51 secs.

From the gun three athletes broke away including Peter, Colin Maher from Laois and former Olympian Mark Kenneally of Clonliffe Hrs. The trio passed 1K in 2mins 55 secs with steady laps of 70/71 secs. After seven laps Maher broke away as Kenneally and Peter passed 3K In a time of 8mins 52 secs. Maher was then reeled in with Peter and Kenneally pushing on ahead before Peter took over with 400 Mtrs to go to win in a time of 14mins 52 secs from Hughes of Monaghan who posted 14mins 55 the same time as Kenneally in third spot.

Not to be outdone by Peter Pierce Geoghegan broke new ground when clocking 15 mins 37 secs for a New Personal Best to follow on his new PBS over 1500 and 3000Mtrs earlier in the season.

Sile Muldowney and Sinead McDonald came in 3rd and 4th in the Grade AB1 800m race. Times are not really interesting, given the conditions, but the up-and-coming Sinead is soon going to be challenging the tactical prowess of our lead runner Sile. Watch this space!

Jen Preston had a strong run in the B grade race and Brigid O’Reilly is pushing ahead in her first ever track season in the C grade race. Both of these runners have improved substantially over the track season, in all sorts of conditions and undoubtedly this will hold them in good stead for the races in the rest of the year.

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