Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

Boys set Club Record at Road Relays

The National Road Relays in Raheny is growing from strength to strength and the lads made the trek to Dublin today to test our mettle versus the best club distance runners in Ireland. The sun shone on the 32 stacked teams and plenty of pride was on the line for some fascinating battles. The event consists of laps of approximately one-mile loop (a little longer than 1 mile) and for the senior men the distances covered were 2 laps (Oisin), 1 lap (Jack), 3 laps (Jamie) and 2 laps (William). Watch the lads below:

Oisín Davis led the team off on the first two mile leg. Oisin tracked National U23 XC Champion Oisin Spillane in the hope of getting dragged to a fast time – with 800m to run he decided to chance his luck and pushed past Spillane to come home 4th in the field in a club record time (for the 2-mile) of 9:31. Jack Misklella took the reigns then for the one mile lap and had a stormer. Jack blazed the mile, closing hard to draw in the Rathfarnham athlete with a fine 4:29, shaving a second off the club record for this split and leaving the club in 3rd place – Jack was the 2nd fastest man over the two mile leg.

Jamie took on the un-enviable task of the 3-mile leg in 3rd place. All the clubs tend to put their best runners on the 3-mile leg as this is the place when they have the greatest impact so he had some absolute assasins on his heels and knew what was coming! Jamie ran strongly for the first two laps and kept his head as the big guns rolled past – he started to suffer a bit on the 3rd lap but muscled through in a strong 15:15 for the almost 5km.

William Fitzgerald had one or two slight setbacks in training recently so wasn’t quite sure what to expect from himself when he started running but he was delighted to find that he felt great and he blazed through the final two laps in 9:34, passing 2 or 3 runners and not getting passed, anchoring his team to 10th place overall (William’s leg being the 5th fastest in the field). Our time of 38:47 eclipsed the 39:16 club record from 2022 but as a measure of the rise in standard of the event we were one further place back.

Well done Ennis Track on an amazing Silver!

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