Currently he may be the only sprinter in a club of distance runners but Mayo AC man John Walkin continues to represent the club with distinction over the shorter distances. Recently he finished a close second in both the 60 M and 200 M at the Connacht AAI Senior Indoors, finishing just .04 of a second behind the winner in the 200 M showing how close the margin between places in those type of events can be.
Earlier this year John competed at the Leinster Indoors and also took part in the AAI National Senior Indoors in the Odssey Arena in Belfast. The Castlebar man did most of his training in recent months at the recently built Claremorris AC Indoor Track facility.
In the coming weeks John in conjunction with Mayo AC will announce plans to develop a Sprint Team within the club at Senior/Masters level with the target of challenging for national medals at both individual and relay level in the coming years