In the Senior womens race, Fionnuala McCormack made the most of the muddy conditions and finished in an impressive 3rd place...behind two Africans but ahead of top British cross country runner Kate Avery.
Results of the Antrim IAAF Cross Country...Sat 16th Jan 2016
Senior Women Results
Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Club Nation Race Finish
1 19 Alice Aprot Nawowuna KEN FO 00:18:05
2 24 Mimi Belete BRN FO 00:18:09
3 23 Fionnuala McCormack IRL FO 00:18:13
4 25 Kate Avery GBR FO 00:18:16
11 1 Kerry O'Flaherty Newcastle & District AC NIR FO 00:19:46
13 26 Roseanne Galligan Newbridge IRL 00:20:05
14 643 Shona Heaslip Riocht AC 00:20:08
26 644 Niamh O'Sullivan Riocht AC 00:22:46
Other notable performances were.....
Kerry O'Flaherty in 11th place...just one week after her 3rd place in the 4x1km mixed relay time performance in Edinburgh.
Roseanne Galligan who is the Irish 800m record holder in 13th.
21 year old Shona Heaslip of An Ríocht AC in Kerry was just 3 seconds behind Roseanne Galligan and finished in 13th place overall...an excellent performance.
Niamh O'Sullivan from An Ríocht AC finished in 26th overall. Niamh who is currently an Irish Masters athlete is also responsible in no small part for the strong performances of the Kerry womens teams in national events.
Another local athlete on the way up is Tamzin Muldowney of Midleton AC who finished 4th in the U17 race.
|Tamzin Muldowney #359 of Midleton AC...4th in the U17 race|
Full results HERE
1) Feidhlim Kelly has this report for the IAAF
2) Video clip from BBC Sport
1) Sportsfile has a small number of photos HERE
2) Kieran Carlin of Finn Valley AC has a great album HERE (Facebook a/c may be required to view)
1) East Down AC have a video of the women's race...