The magnificent seven at Athlone: back l-r Pauline, Noelle, Marcella, Breege, Angela; front Ann and Mags
The National Masters Indoors Track & Field Championships took place at Athlone AIT Arena today (Sunday March 10). As usual the event had a very full all day timetable with keen and exciting competition in all categories. It’s a great experience for all competitors at this excellent arena.
We had thirteen members entered over a range of different age categories. They competed in various track and field events and came home with a total of sixteen individual medals.
Once again Mags Glavey W65 and Pauline Moran W60 with three golds each in their three races spearheaded this success – a wonderful achievement.
In W50 category Angela O’Connor won three medals two silver and a bronze, and Ann Murray won two bronze. Patrick Moran M60 and Marcella McDonnell W50 both came home with bronze in their respective 400m races and Patrick achieved another bronze in the high jump. Cormac Kearney took bronze in a competitive W40 60m sprint. Martin Peyton won bronze in WFD (weight for distance).
John Walkin was fourth in M35 60m. Declan Owens, Breege Staunton, Noelle Kilduff (a 400m pb) and Tony O’Malley (excellent 2:13 in M45 800m) all competed strongly and will gain from the experience.
Congratulations to our medals winners and well done to all, particularly the newcomers to national indoors competition – Marcella, Noelle, Breege and Tony.
Here’s how each fared:
Patrick Moran M60
High Jump bronze
Breege Staunton W40
Tony O’Malley M45
800m 6th: 2:13.66
Martin Peyton M65
WFD 35lbs bronze
Shot putt 4th
Mags Glavey M65
Cormac Kearney M40
60M bronze, 7:69
Noelle Kilduff W35
200m 12th of 16
400m 7th new pb – 66:89
WFD Senior Category 56lbs 4th
Ann Murray W50
Pauline Moran W60: 800m gold,1500m gold, 3,000m gold
Angela O’Connor W50
Marcella McDonnell W50 200m 7th, 400m bronze, 1500m 5th
Note: AAI published results of women’s W60 3,000 metres included a category error – Pauline Moran though listed in second place won the gold medal. Post updated accordingly March 11.
Thanks to Tony O’Malley for photo.