European Hill Running Champs: Clonliffe Quartet in Turkey

While many eyes were focused on Santry today, four Clonliffe Harriers were representing Ireland at the European Hill Running Championships held this morning in Denizli, Turkey.

Louise Hill-Stirling finshed 10th in the Junior Women’s 4.4km race in a time of 23.35mins to lead the Irish team home to 5th place.

Brian MacMahon and James Keevan ran in the 12.2km. Brian was first of the Irish home to finish 33rd in 55.04mins, while James was Ireland’s third man home in 42nd place in a 58.53mins. The team finished 10th overall.

Sarah McCormick had the best finishing place of all the Irish athletes today when she crossed the line less than a minute behind the winner for an 8th place finish in the Senior Women’s race.