National Road Relays and Marathon Record

Last weekend proved an engaging period on many fronts with action in Dublin Manchester London and US as well as 5k events locally.

A highly motivated spirited squad numbering 8 teams hit the road early Sunday for national road relays at Raheny an event that has in recent years attracted all the lead clubs and with the venue itself proving popular the excitement and anticipation was high. 

Top if the impact list on the day were the masters men of Barry Harron who was to record the fastest leg, Shane Mc Nulty and Dermot Mc Elchar they pushed it to the wire with host club Raheny but were just pipped by 2 secs for the title nevertheless inside existing record. Excellent return.

Earlier in tbe day the club over 50 masters women of Noreen Bonner ,Gloria Donaghy and Noleen Merritt got up for bronze. Credit to tgus squad and undeed all the day in itself generated a strong team culture to work on in months ahead.

A new club marathon women's record was the talking point coming in from London Marathon jennifer Elvin clocking a satisfying 2.54 odd very encouraging and the former Royal and Prior girl niw based in Aberdeen was delighted. 

Dempsey Mc Guigan continued his good form at Auburn 67m plus in hammer to list a win for his University.

Across in Manchester a number of the younger athletes were involved with the Donegal teams in U K Sports hall while John Mc Enhill and Karol Nc Ginley win local road races .Finally Sara O Neill was in a Ulster Schools squad competing London mini marathon .

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