Clonliffe athletes were in excellent form once again at today`s continued National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore and in a welcomed change it even rained!
There were fantastic efforts from all in the 3000s. First off Alex Murray in the U/17 boys race dragging himself back from the dead to rally over the final 300 and grab national bronze. Great runs then followed from the four guys in the U/18 race, Aaron Cullen 4th (9.03.17), Daniel Stone 6th (9.18.59), Ben Guiden 7th (9.19.77) and Thomas Baltzar 11th (9.43.64).
In the girls U/16 & U/17 it was combined leading to 21 starters! Sarah Bateson put in her best race to dated to take bronze with a mere couple of seconds separating the medals, a pb of 10.46.32, Abbie Sheehy also ran really well to 6th (11.18.91). Also putting in a fantastic run was Aiofe Hession to take national U/16 silver (11.27.98) great reward for her year long dedication and a really brave run by Alena Fitzsimons once again putting an injury to the back of her mind to place 7th (11.52.51).
Another athlete to take silver was Sally Somula in the U/15 100 12.70, excellent stuff, Sally also place 5th in the long jump (4.00m). Lauren Carr was 5th in the U/19 400 (61.05), unfortunately Rebecca Fitzsimons had one of those days to forget. Better days ahead.
Apologies for anyone missed.