Thursday, January 26, 2017

West Leinster Schools Cross Country

The West Leinster schools cross country championships were held today (26 January) in the Phoenix Park. Conditions were dry but there was a bitterly cold wind blowing making it challenging for both spectators and athletes.

 Alex Hunter finished a very creditable third in the senior boys event. After a slow first lap, Alex  moved to the front and it was not long before Alex, Brian Fay and Daire Finn pulled clear of the remainder of the field. However, with 800m remaining, Brian Fay kicked clear to win by 20m  from Daire Finn and Alex a further 20m back in third.

Ella Healy was another athlete to catch the eye when finishing an excellent 4th in the minor girls. She has re-discovered her old form and is now running better then ever. Oisin Kelly is as tough a competitor as you will find anywhere and he again demonstrated this with another top performance in the junior boys. The school age categories don't suit Oisin but he was right up there from the gun and 23rd represents a fine run when giving away a year to most of his competitors

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