Both Alex Hunter and Ciaran Quinn competed today in the hill trials for the youth international scheduled for the Czech Republic on 25th June. Racing conditions were near perfect and the 4.6k run with a 400m ascent finished at Maulin. Alex made his intentions know from the gun and took the field out hard. A leading group of six were still in contention at half way with Ciaran Quinn back in 7th, running out of his skin in his inaugural hill run. The final 1500m was particularly tough and it was here that Alex pulled away to win by almost 30 sec with Ciaran Quinn holding on for a brilliant 7th. Alex's proud parents Ann and the "legendary first leg Wicklow Way runner" Derek were on hand as he crossed the finishing line.
Great running by both lads