IT IS not on daily basis that Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC has purpose to rejoice profitable a world gold medal, however that’s precisely what the membership is doing this week.
he membership’s Eugene Doherty was a part of the profitable Over-65 staff that secured victory on the twenty first annual world Masters mountain operating championships, held in Clonmel on Saturday.
The staff competed the out-and-back 8.4km course, which began with a street climb earlier than ascending onto forest lanes and trails, then descending, helter-skelter, to the end.
Eugene in seventh place was the third and closing scorer on the Irish staff, with Laois man Martin McDonald a powerful winner and Joe Gough in fourth place.
Claragh Keane (DMP) put in a top-class efficiency as a part of the Irish staff on the British and Irish Junior mountain operating championship held in Ambleside, Cumbria.
Whereas the breathtaking backdrop of this stunning a part of the Lake District could also be a feast for the eyes, one will get a unique perspective when operating it.
Claragh competed within the Beneath-20 race during which athletes needed to cowl a distance of 5.72km with a 296 metres ascent. The Wexford lady began robust, tucked in with the lead group for a lot of the climb, at all times her most well-liked a part of the race.
A fall within the lavatory on the summit adopted by a tough technical descent noticed Claragh drop just a few locations. Nonetheless, she rallied and completed robust, crossing the road in 32.53 minutes and main the staff to a 3rd place end.
Claragh was delighted together with her well-earned bronze medal, particularly as she has one other yr on this age class.
It’s 50 years for the reason that ground-breaking pentathlon victory by Mary Peters on the Munich Olympics. The Belfast monitor, named in her honour, was the venue for final weekend’s Northern Eire and Ulster mixed occasions championships.
The meet attracted a big and enthusiastic viewers with a lot of former Olympians amongst them, together with Mary Peters herself, Daley Thompson and Mike Bull.
Wexford’s sole consultant on the sector of competitors was Junior athlete Jack Forde of St. Killian’s. With a number of the finest British decathletes taking part, the extent of competitors was notably excessive.
Climate situations had been difficult on the primary day, with moist situations underfoot impacting on performances. However this, Jack carried out effectively in all occasions, getting near his finest in excessive soar, with a leap of 1.92 metres, and attaining an enormous private finest, by 30 centimetres, within the pole vault with a vault of three.80 metres. His closing general factors rating of 5,437 gave him a fourth place end.
United Striders athletes had been out in power at Saturday’s Waterford Greenway half-marathon, a race which, with near 700 members, was a whole sell-out.
Paul Doran had a superb run to complete in second place general, and first runner Over-40, in a time of 1.10.49. Joe Lillis was Over-40 runner-up, and sixth general, in a time of 1.13.24.
Different Striders finishers included Colin Carney (twenty ninth, 1.20.38), David Bennett, Alison Bennett, Liz Conway, Sinéad Croke, Paul Cullen, Karen O’Hanlon, Lorraine Cashin, Linda Barry, Patricia Foran, Stephanie Davis, Sandra Younger, Aisling Moran, Emma Mooney and Yvonne O’ Connor. Tara Dunne-Jarvis (St. Killian’s) additionally took half.
The primary spherical of the Kilmore AC Juvenile winter league attracted a giant variety of younger athletes from the host membership in addition to from DMP, St. Paul’s and Taghmon. The second leg takes place this Thursday at DMP’s grounds on Sinnottstown Lane.
With six races down, DMP’s Ciara Wilson sits atop the leader-board within the triathlon nationwide collection.
She had one other complete win on the recently-held Vodafone Dublin metropolis triathlon (August 28). And with simply two races remaining within the collection, she appears to be like strongly favoured to carry on to her top-placed rating.
Fixtures: September 8, Kilmore AC Juvenile winter league (quantity two), DMP grounds, Sinnottstown Lane, Wexford; September 10 (5.30 p.m.), Toddy Moore 10km street race, Kilmore; September 10, nationwide half-marathon, Ratoath, Co. Meath; September 18 (11 a.m.), Taghmon AC open cross-country, Camross; September 25 (1 p.m.), St. Senan’s AC open cross-country, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny.