Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Fionnuala Britton finishes 4th in Antrim Cross Country...Sat 4th Jan 2014

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Fionnuala Britton finishes 4th in Antrim Cross Country...Sat 4th Jan 2014

The Antrim IAAF International Cross Country was held in Greenmount on Saturday, the 4th of Jan 2014. In the senior womens race, Fionnuala Britton finished in 4th place which was actually a pretty good result considering the three athletes in front of her were all born in Ethiopia and are now competing for different countries.

In the European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade last month, Almensh Belete finished in 6th place some 15 seconds behind Fionnuala. Gemma Steel who won the bronze medal in Belgrade was 6 seconds ahead of Fionnuala then and was 20 seconds behind today.

Pos    Athlete    Club    Category    Nation     Finish
1    Mimi Belete        FO    BRN 18:07...$2,500
2    Maryam Jamal        FO    BRN 18:08...$1,500
3    Almensh Belete        FO    BEL 18:21...$1,250
4    Fionnuala Britton        FO    IRL 18:23...$1,000
5    Charlotte Purdue        FO    GBR 18:28...$750
6    Gemma Steel        FO    GBR 18:43...$500
7    Rosie Smith        FO    SCO 18:59
8    Juliet Potter        FO    ENG 19:08
9    Sarah Tracy        FO    IRL 19:15
10    Rachael Felton        FO    ENG 19:19
11    Michelle McGee        FO    IRL 19:23
12    Maria Sullivan        FO    IRL Celtic    F23    IRL Celtic 19:28
18    Gladys Ganiel    North Belfast Harriers    FO    NIR 20:13
19    Mary Mulhare        FO    IRL Celtic    F23    IRL Celtic 20:18
22    Fiona Clinton    Dundrum South Dublin Ac    FO 20:26
24    Una Britton    Kilcoole AC    FO 20:32
35    Meghan Ryan    Dundrum South Dublin Ac    FO    IRL Celtic    F23    IRL Celtic 21:30

Senior Men

Pos    Athlete    Club    Category    Nation     Finish
1    Japhet Korir        MO    KEN 28:40...$2,500
2    Thomas Akeyo        MO    UGA 28:42...$1,500
3    Emmanuel Bett        MO    KEN 28:43...$1,250
4    Cornelius Kipruto Kangogo        MO    KEN 29:14...$1,000
5    Titus Mbishei        MO    KEN 29:30...$750
6    Andy Vernon        MO    GBR 29:34...$500
7    Michael Mulhare        MO    IRL   29:47
11    Mick Clohisey        MO    IRL 30:23
22    James  McCarthy    East Cork AC    MO 31:26
38    Tim O Donoghue    East Cork AC    MO 33:11

1) Photos from Editorial Image...HERE

Video of the womens race...

Video highlights...(50 mins)


Anonymous said...

Well done to the east cork lads, great to see some local athletes getting involved in a race of this standard and more than holding their own

IACAN said...

This is the type of race that athletes such as the East Cork boys should be involved in,if we are ever to raise the standard of distance running in Cork. Fionnuala Britton has proved that to reach a certain level athletes must compete at a high standard and then and only then will we see an improvement, I would also suggest that the Cork Athletics Board with its big cash surplus should assist to some degree athletes who would seek out high level competition. All the East Cork boys and there are many of them, are all home grown, that is what is needed people who have come up through the Juvenile and Junior ranks here in Cork, other athletes can relate to these and not to athletes who come on the scene for a season or two and then disappear.

Olivia said...

check out some photos from Antrim on