Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Irish Relay Team sets a new national record in Euro Championships

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Irish Relay Team sets a new national record in Euro Championships

The Irish relay team set a new record in the 4 x 100m relay at the European Athletic Championships in Zurich today. In the second heat, the Irish team finished in 4th place in the second heat in 43.84 seconds. That broke the old record of 43.93 seconds set in 2010.

L-R...Amy Foster, Kelly Proper, Sarah Lavin & Phil Healy of Bandon AC
That 4th place was almost enough to qualify for the final but was just outside. The last fastest losers spot from the first heat with 43.80s.

The Irish team in order of running were.....Amy Foster of Lisburn AC, Kelly Proper of Ferrybank AC, Sarah Lavin of Emerald AC and Phil Healy of Bandon AC.

In a post race interview with Phil Healy, she said..."We can’t ask for any more than that, we came out today and broke the national record, the changeovers were good, and the practicing we have been doing has been really good. We will plan for next year with the World Championships to look forward to."

The previous record of 43.93s was set in Barcelona at the European Championships and the team then was Amy Foster, Niamh Whelan, Claire Brady and Ailis McSweeney.

Race video.....It shows both heats and it's about 13 mins long. The intro to the Irish race starts about 8 min and the race at 9:30...

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