First National title for Ian Guiden in Tullamore

There was success for Clonliffe athletes at today`s Nationals in Tullamore. Ian Guiden won a first national title running a fine race in the 1500. After an opening laps of 69 seconds he took up the running winding up the pace and put in a killer 61 second third lap to open a substancial gap to win in 4.08.6. A great race also by Rosin Leahy also in the U/19 1500 to take silver in a new pb of 4.56. Silver also from Ryan Cleary in the U/18 race walk.

In the U/18 1500 Liam Ashton was 8th (4.16.49) with John Buckley 13th (4.32.22). Cathal Doyle was 8th in the U/16 1500 running a time of 4.32.22. David O`Hanlon was 7th in the U/15 race in 4.37.57 and Joseph Hession was 14th in the U/14s in 4.56.28.

Hannah McLoughlin was 5th in the U/18 javelin with a throw of 21.87. In the 200m Seanna Reilly qualfied for the U/17 200m final where she placed 8th, Leah Moore in the U/19`s also successfully made it to the final placing 7th. This was a good showing by both girls coming down in distance from their usual 400.