Several Craughwell AC Athletes competed in the Intervarsity Road Relay Championships in Maynooth on Saturday with some excellent results. The event features mixed distances of 1, 2 and 3 miles approximately.
Jack Miskella ran the fastest mile leg of the day of 4:37 to lead his NUIG “A” Team to 4th place in a high quality event that included athletes the calibre of Olympic 1500m Semi-Finalist Andrew Coscoran and European U20 1500m Champion Cian McPhillips.
Patrick Noonan ran the first leg for the NUIG “C” Team and showed his class as he finished his leg a sensational 6th on the road out of the 32 teams. Sean Cotter ran an equally impressive leg, clocking the 7th fastest leg 2 of the day of 9:55 (equivalent of an 8:40 3k). Luke Evans, and Caron Ryan, both representing Trinity and recovering from injury also ran very well.
French National Silver Medal for Oisín
Craughwell AC athlete Oisín Davis is also a member of an Athletic Club in Normandy, France and he ran in their National Cross Country Championship in Montauban on Saturday as part of a mixed XC relay team.
Running the final 2km leg, he helped his French SPN Vernon teammates to an historic first U20 French National Silver Medal.
Declan takes the Parkrun Crown
Back in Oranmore, as final preparation for the Irish National Cross Country next weekend, Craughwell AC Coach Ronnie Warde took his U14 Athletes to Oranmore Junior 2km Parkrun where Declan O’Connell smashed the course record with an excellent 6:47 for 2km on the hilly route. The previous course record of 6:50 was held by Oisin Davís, also of Craughwell AC and has stood for 4 years. There were excellent times also from Stephen Ruane, Stephen Joyce, Keelan Moorhead, Aeveen Kelly, Alan Warde, Donal Coyle, Claudia Coyle, Hannay Whitney-Mangan and Muireann Kelly.