Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Athletics roundup...Morton Games plus more...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Athletics roundup...Morton Games plus more...

Following on from another successful Cork City Sports last week, the next big athletics event in Ireland was the Morton Games in Santry, Dublin on Fri 11th of July.

The highlights are shown in the video below.
Here are the events as shown...
1:20...Mens 400m hurdles...Thomas Barr of Ferrybank AC put in another fantastic performance to win the race in a time of 48.94 seconds. This was a new stadium record and was just four one-hundredths of a second slower than his national record which he set in June this year in Geneva.
5:50...Mens Junior Mile
8:50...Highlights of several races
9:50...Mens 800m race
12:10...Mens 100m B race
13:00...Womens 100m
15:10...Mens 100m A race
16:17...Mens 400m
20:00...Womens 800m
23:30...International Mens 800m...Mark English won in a new stadium record of 1:45.30.
28:10...Womens discus
28:40...Mens pole vault
29:45...Mens 3000m
33:30...Mens 200m
35:00...Womens mile
40:45...Morton Mens Mile...John Travers of Donore Harriers went under four minutes for the mile for the first time with 3:55.44 finishing in sixth place. His 1500m split of 3:37.27 qualified him for the European Championships (3:39.30).

The full results of the Morton Games can be seen HERE

Feidhlim Kelly has a short report on the Morton Games in the Irish Examiner HERE

On the same evening, Kelly Proper (Ferrybank AC) ran 23.16 in the 200m in Rhede in Germany. That time moves her to second on the Irish all-time list and is inside the European Track and Field Championships Standard of 23.35.

Top 5 Irish times
200 m
1 23.02 NR 0.3 Sarah Reilly    3 Jul 73 WC Edmonton 8 Aug 2001
2 23.16 0.6 Kelly Proper 1 May 88 1 Rhede 11 Jul 2014
3 23.17i NR Ciara Sheehy 12 Aug 80 1    NC Birmingham 2 Mar 2003
4 23.30 1.3 Niamh Whelan 26 Jul 90 ETC-1 Budapest 20 Jun 2010
5 23.33 -1.0 Joanne Cuddihy    11 May 84 1 NC Dublin 23 Jul 2006

Last Monday, Brian Gregan of Clonliffe Harriers qualified for the European Track and Field Championships (46.0 sec standard) when he ran a season’s best of 45.94 to finish sixth in the 400m at the Gugl Meet in Austria.

Several Irish atheltes were in action at the Welsh Athletics International in Cardiff on Tuesday. Fionnuala Britton finished sixth in 15.38.01 in the 5000m with Sarah Lavin (UCD) third in the 100m hurdles running 13.37. In the pole vault, Zoe Brown cleared 4.45m setting a new personal best.

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