ENDA McNulty of Lifford-Strabane AC was the winner of the EAMS Marathon in Carrickfergus.
Last Wednesday, McNulty led home the field of 23 participants to celebrate EAMS World Marathon Day 2020.
McNulty finished in three hours, six minutes and 55 seconds.
He beat Geoff Sproule (3:30:37) to first place, while Lifford-Strabane AC ‘Marathon Man’ Gerard Campbell was fourth. This was Campbell’s 53rd marathon and his first of 2020. Campbell finished in 3:58:14.
On the same day, Lifford-Strabane AC juvenile athletes Elsa Moore and Conor MacAleer represented their respective schools at the Ulster Schools Cross Country in Mallusk.
Elsa competed in the Minor Girls race, which had a total of 123 competitors, finishing in an impressive 4th place overall. Conor had a strong race finishing 39th overall out of a field of 110 in a very highly competitive field.
On Saturday, Lifford-Strabane AC’s senior high jumper Shannon Craig was in action at the Irish Life Health National Indoor Senior Championships in Abbotstown. Shannon placed 7th overall jumping 1.65 metres.
Sisters Chloe and Ella Costello made the trip to the Scottish Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Ella competed in the Girls U15 Long Jump resulting in a top eight placing and had strong runs in both the Girls U15 200m and 60m Hurdles.
Chloe made it onto the podium competing in the Girls U13 Long Jump with a new personal best to place second overall and eighth overall in the Girls U13 60m Hurdles with a personal best in this event also. Both athletes will now compete at the upcoming Irish Indoor Championships and use the experience they gained this weekend in future competitions. Both athletes are coached by Barry McArdle.
At the Bridge Hotel in Tullamore newcomer Finn O’Neill was awarded the All Ireland Juvenile All Star Award for Co Derry 2019. This accolade is a just reward for this young athletes’ achievements in 2019.
The final piece of action came from Lifford Strabane AC’s Elaine Connor who took to the starting line of the “Back to Basics 10k” in Victoria Park, Belfast. Elaine has made great progression in her racing times since joining the club late into the 2019 season running a personal best time of 40:52 – a PB in this race, taking first place overall to win the ladies race three minutes ahead of her nearest rival. Elaine is coached by Michael McKinney. Well done Elaine!Tags: