Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results, Photos & Highlights of the 2017 National Senior Track & Field Championships

Monday, July 24, 2017

Results, Photos & Highlights of the 2017 National Senior Track & Field Championships

The National Track & Field Championships were held in Santry, Co.Dublin over the weekend with a pretty packed schedule. Most events had reasonable fields which is an improvement on a few years ago when some of the women's middle distance and longer races weren't that competitive.

While a number of Cork athletes managed to get into the medals, the number of Cork athletes present seemed pretty small. According to the latest Athletics Ireland stats, Cork makes up 15.5% of the total adult membership of association. Looking at the results, the number of Cork athletes seems to have been a lot lower than this.

For example, if you look at the finals of the men's and women's 5000m, 1500m, 800m and 400m race, there are 83 athletes. Of this 83, only 6 were from Cork which is 7.2%.

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos Day 1

Photos Day 2

The highlights are on the RTE Player until the 22nd of August.

00:05:30-00:16:42.....Men's 400m hurdles

00:17:00-00:29:20.....Women's 800m. Ciara Mageean dominates the field while Louise Shanahan of Leevale AC manages to win a National Bronze medal.

00:29:20-00:38:00.....Men's 800m. Mark English takes the title...

00:38:00-00:49:45.....Women's 400m. This is probably the best race to watch. Cliodhna Manning of Kilkenny City Harriers wins a Gold medal in her first 400m race with a great finish while Grainne Moynihan of West Muskerry AC edges out Phil Healy of Bandon AC to take Bronze.
1 MANNING Cliodhna    Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.        53.25   
2 DENNY Sinead    Dundrum South Dublin A.C.        53.85   
3 MOYNIHAN Grainne    West Muskerry A.C.        54.23   
4 HEALY Phil    Bandon A.C.        54.39

00:49:45-00:59:50.....Men's 400m.

01:01:00-01:12:00.....Women's 100m. Amy Foster wins with a time just outside a national record.

01:12:00-00:20:50.....Men's 100m.

01:22:00-01:47:00.....Highlights from Saturday. Kate Veale of West Waterford AC makes a return to racewalking winning a Gold in the 5000m walk. Phil Healy takes Gold inthe womens 200m. In the womens 5000m, Shona Heaslip of An Ríocht AC takes a Bronze while Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC is just behind in 4th.
1 MITCHELL Emma    Queens University A.C.        16:27.08   
2 MCGLYNN Annmarie    Letterkenny A.C.        16:35.83   
3 HEASLIP Shona    An Riocht A.C.        16:36.15   
4 COOKE Aoife    Youghal A.C.        16:45.95   

01:27:00-01:38:30.....Women's 1500m

01:39:00-01:47:00.....Men's 1500m. Sean Tobin of Clonmel AC puts in acracking finishing to take the title.

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