Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Fionnuala McCormack finishes 3rd in Antrim IAAF Cross Country...Sat 16th Jan 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fionnuala McCormack finishes 3rd in Antrim IAAF Cross Country...Sat 16th Jan 2016

The annual Antrim IAAF Cross Country was held on Saturday the 16th of January and a number of Irish International athletes were in action.

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 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
Togher AC was also represented by Chris O’Reilly (U15) and Ruairi Casey (U17).

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...

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