Records Tumble again in Belfast
This will be a super quick report as just back and fairly bushed but with the full weekend there is a lot of reporting to be done! The Irish Milers Club kicked off in force with the Belfast meet and the event was another classic show of the best of Irish and UK Talent.
From Craughwell there were FIVE of our best middle distance athletes – in the 1500m we had Jack Miskella, Sean Cotter, Patrick Noonan and Oisin Davis. In the 800m, Kyle looked to continue his roll from the IUAAs.
Oisin Davis was in action first in the C Heat of the 1500m race. Oisin was completely sidelined for two of the last three weeks with injury so wasn’t sure it was a good idea to run after just one week of jogging. His PB leading into the race was the incredibly round 4.00.00 so needless to say he was hoping to go at least a milliseond faster! He ran out of steam on the last lap but still managed to claim a nice 3:58.34 pb, a nice feeling after thinking his season might be over less than a month ago.
Next up was a classic of a race in the B 1500m. Jack Miskella unfortunately had to step aside 500m into the race with an achilles ache. Sean Cotter picked up when the pacer dropped off and bravely took on the pace as the evenly matched field bunched. Paddy Noonan is usually one to build from the back but htis time he tracked Sean, fairly confident in his chances of challenging on the home straight. He made an almighty push on the home straight to pass Sean, but somehow Sean fought back and beat Paddy in the lean – each man was under the old Club Record, Sean in 3:53.52 to Paddy’s 3:53.63.
Finally for Craughwell we saw Kyle Moorhead lining up for a stacked B 800m. This was a crowded race again and despite a stumble and having to do a lot of passing in the outside lane, Kyle managed an exceptional new personal best and Club Record of 1:52.02. He was straight over to nab a picture with his (and all of our) hero, Ronnie O’Sullivan afterwards.