The event was hosted by Scottish Masters.
It’s a very special weekend for teams of 80 men/women from England, Wales, Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Ireland.
The friendly rivalry that has existed for the last 33 years was resumed in Glasgow
Our super-talented trio – Norah, Pauline and Mags – continued the club’s great record of participation in this annual championships.
The same three masters ran in Tollcross in the 2016 event. Colette Tuohy was also in that Irish team . She concentrated on the National Marathon this year and brought home the club’s only medal – bronze F50.
Today’s races were over three or four laps of a 2k course at Tollcross Park.
The park’s terrain was undulating with open ground interspersed with sections through mature trees.
Strathclyde weather today was fine dry chilly 4-5°.
Norah Newcombe Pieterse in action in women’s F40 race in Glasgow
Norah ran at noon in F35-F60 event, while Pauline and Mags ran 6k in the first race at 11am – women and men over 65.
Pauline Moran led the Irish F65 team again and finished first overall in 25:48, winning individual gold and her Irish team won silver.
Scotland took gold with 9 points (2,3 4) ahead of Ireland 16 points – 1,7 8.
She said “I felt good and just went for it”! First of 39 finishers.
Pauline takes both club and country representation seriously. She’s a great competitor and a proven winner whatever the terrain – cross-country, road or track.
In the very competitive F40 category Norah Newcombe Pieterse finished 12th in 22:48.
She kept well up in the fast paced race and was happy to be part of the Irish gold medal winning F40 team – a well deserved reward for another great performance by Norah.
Mags Glavey finished 2nd F70, winning individual silver in 28.17. She was first of her Irish team home, leading them to gold with 12 points – Eileen Kenny 3rd and Mary Lynch 7th!
She says ‘it was a challenging course, but perfect weather after a frosty sunny morning – I’m delighted with results’!
Well deserved – Mags-nificent!
The other Connacht runners competing today were Michelle Lannon F50 Carrick-on-Shannon, AC, Mari Johnson F55 Sligo AC, and Paddy O’Toole M45 Westport AC.