On Saturday 23rd May, 3 teams of Glenmore athletes set off early with our reliable bus driver Kevin Mullen, coaches and parents, to a sunny Greystones in Co. Wicklow to compete in the Leinster Inter Club 4x100m Relay Championships.
The u13 girls’ team started off the day in their heat with Anna Mc Ardle getting off the blocks to a flying start. She was followed by Nicole Barry who stormed down the back straight. Katie Conlon then battled for qualification around the bend before safely handing over to a gutsy Ciara Carolan who anchored the relay in the fastest heat in their age group.
The u14 boys took to the track and Daniel Tumulty blasted around the first bend to a waiting Sam Dawson who delivered a brilliant second leg. The Brady brothers took the 3rd and 4th leg for the team with Daragh running an excellent bend and safely passing the baton to older brother Niall who ran a stormer on the last leg, giving it his all to the line. Both teams narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals among the best in Leinster.
Our youngest team on the day bounced onto the line for the u10 girls relay and after a gutsy performance by all 4 in the heats they came in an exciting and clear 1st place, giving them a great chance for their final.
Anna Dawson flew around the first bend to get the girls off to a great start before she passed the baton to speedy Orlaith Daly. Orlaith raced down the back straight and then handed the baton to Chloe Mc Carragher and as she took the bend, was unfortunate to find another club’s athlete come into her lane, but determined Chloe did her usual best to swerve the athlete and got the baton into her team mate Lucy White’s hand. Lucy fought hard down the home straight for her team with an incredibly fast last leg and crossed the line making sure the four girls came home in an outstanding 2nd place. The girls have now qualified for the National Championships in Tullamore on 27th June and Glenmore wishes them the very best of luck!
All 3 teams have done themselves and Glenmore AC extremely proud. The 12 athletes had tremendous baton changes and showed great team work and determination throughout training and on the day and it was a great experience for all.
Glenmore AC Fit4Life members, Rose White and Gerry Stewart successfully completed the Newry Half marathon on Sunday 24th May. Many of our Fit4Life athletes are busy preparing for the Glenmore 10 Mile Challenge which takes place on Saturday 13th June 2015. The route for this road race will take in the stunningly, beautiful scenery of the Cooley Peninsula. This is a race not to be missed. For more information about the race and how to register, please click here.