We had five members competing at the National Masters Track & Field Championships held at Tullamore Harriers Stadium today.
Conditions were difficult on a showery breezy day, particularly for technical events due to slippery surfaces. Competition was as keen as ever in all categories. It was a demanding day with all five members competing in two or more events, often with little time for recovery.
Noelle Kilduff W35 ran in heats of 200 and 100m but did not make top three.
Angela O’Connor W50: ran three races, 800m – 4th, 3,000m – 2nd, and 2nd in 1500m: two silver
Pauline Moran W60: also ran in three events, 1st in 800m, 1st in 3,000m and 2nd in 1500m: two golds and a silver. Beat Ann Sullivan (DMPAC) by 23 seconds in 3,000 and was 5 seconds behind her in 1500.
Patrick Moran M60: silver in high jump, 5th in discus, 4th in hammer, 5th in 400m: tweaked achilles on final bend: one silver. (javelin result to be added)
Martin Peyton M65: 3rd in javelin, 3rd WFD (weight for distance), 2nd in shot putt, 2nd in hammer : two silver and two bronze.
Medal count: gold = 2, silver = 6, bronze = 2.
Congratulations to the medal winners and well done to all
Pauline Moran took the major honours again and is well into double figures for medals won in 2019 – so far. This year she has competed with great success over various distances from 800 metres to half marathon in cross country, road, and indoor and outdoor track in National and European championships.
Best of luck to Pauline who will be among over 70 Irish masters competing in the European Masters Athletics Championships (EMAC) taking place next month at three locations near Venice, September 5-15.