Alex Hunter did his club proud yesterday in his first international hill running competition. Alex competed in the u17 event at the British and Irish Hill running championships at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Over a very tough 5600m course with a climb of 314m, Alex ran a great race finishing 7th overall and was the first Irish man home in the u17 event, this despite taking a heavy fall on the descent. Our coach Gerry Finnegan was also part of the Irish Coaching and Management team for the event. This we hope will be the first of many international vests for Alex.