Penney Silver caps off Brilliant Nationals

Penney Silver caps off Brilliant Nationals

There was a fantastic silver medal for Conor Penney at the National Senior Championships with flawless first time clearances of 1.90 1.95 2.00 2.05 in miserable wet conditions in Santry. And three super efforts at what would have been a new PB of 2.10m, which on a dryer day would have been clear.

The standard of Irish female 400m running has never been higher, but Craughwell Sprint legend Sinéad Treacy managed to earn her slot at the top table yet again with a near-Club record of 55.50 seeing her safely through to the finals. In the finals on Sunday, Sinéad ran another fantastic time of 56.03 for 8th. Watch Sinead’s final at the direct link below:

Sinead Treacy 400m Final

William Fitzgerald smashed the Club 5000m record on Saturday with an exceptional 14:22.10. This likely is the fastest time ran by a Galway man in over a decade which is really saying something given the amount of people running the distance! Seeded in the “A” race which had over 28 participants, William could feel the effects of Saturday’s exceptional 30:09 10k in the legs and when the field started to thin he was caught between groups and despite his best efforts was unable to quite bridge the gap. In the end he was delighted with the new Club record but knows there is more to come! Watch William’s race helow:

William Fitzgerald – 5000m Club Record

Kyle Moorhead and Jack Miskella took on the 800m and ended up in the same heat. As he approached the bell, Jack distinctly heard the voice of Taylor Swift ringing in his ear asking him to “shake it off” so he made an almighty surge to the front. Kyle wasn’t going to let Jack away so followed suit – probably a bit too early for either man. In the end Kyle finished with a season’s best of 1:53.7 and Jack managed to not run 1:54 for the first time in ages. Neither lad qualified for the finals but brave runs all the same and a lot more to come. See their race below:

Kyle and Jack in the 800m Heats

Justin Lane always starts to get into shape at this time of the year with the League beckoning. He completed an excellent PV of 2:40m to equal his own Club Record.

17yo Luke O’Sullivan lined up in a fast u20 3000m race. Luke ran well all the way to finish with 9:03.7 – a bit off his PB but this comes on the top of consistent training to prepare for his own Nationals next week so he should be very happy with the effort.

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