The National Masters’ Track & Field Championships were held over the weekend in Tullamore, which was hosting the event for the 25th year in a row. There were over 500 competitors making it one of the largest events in the AAI calendar.
Clonliffe was well represented with 10 athletes down to compete. Pride of place went to Matt Slattery who completed an o60s sprint treble, winning the 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres (in 13.77, 28.55, 64.74 seconds). Geraldine Reilly was next up and successfully completed the o50 800 and 400 metre double, running 2:29.82 in the 800 off a very fast opening lap of 69 seconds. She then went on to win the 400 in 66.1 seconds.
Philip O’Doherty was involved in two hard races, winning his o55 800 metres by just 0.3 seconds and his 1500 by a narrower 0.25 seconds clocking times of 2:17.41 and 4:48.74. There was also gold for Ronan Gately in the o45 110 metres hurdles in a time of 21.05 seconds and he was 4th in the long jump. Frances Mansfield won the o70s discus with throw of 13.41 metres (her hammer result is not available yet).
There were silver medals for George Maybury in the o60 800 metres (2:36.21 seconds) and Eugene McCarrick in the o60s 1500. Eugene ran his fastest time for 12 years clocking 5:14.66 seconds. Joe Gibbons competed in a number of field events including the javelin where he threw 19.64 metres for fourth place.
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