Personal Bests for Ennis Track Athletes

in Belfast Saturday the 29th of May. In what saw people travelling from far and wide to both participate for Olympic qualifying times and European Standards but also to soak up the the joy of watching athletics after so long. Congratulations to all who made the day such as success. Full results can be found here

First off was Mark Hanrahan running in the 5000m Men B race, Mark ran this in 14:46.86 a Pb finishing 4th in the race.

5000m Men B race
1 325 Harrington Fionn Bandon athletic club 14:31.19
2 330 Scanlon David Rathfarnham WSAF AC 14:33.20
3 316 Hyland James Raheny Shamrock A.C 14:44.22
4 317 Hanrahan Mark Ennis Track A.C 14:46.86
5 321 Devaney Thomas Castlebar AC 15:00.03

Picture from Inpho of Abdel and Dean following race

Following at 2.58 p.m. the 5000 Men A race took place. Hiko Tonosa brought along his own pacer Brian Fay as he attempted to get an Olympic qualifying time. Dean Casey had people checking watches as he did his laps finishing in 2nd position in a time of 13:58.70. The U20 5000m European qualifying time is 14:35. Abdel Laadjel of Donore Harriers is the other U20 athlete to have achieve this standard finishing in a time of 14:10 36. Donal Devane finished 11th in a time of 14:31.14

5000m Men A race
1 198 Tonosa Hiko DSDAC 13:36.71
2 184 Casey Dean Ennis Track A.C 13:58.70
3 195 Johnston Neil Annadale Striders 14:01.96
4 191 Duffy Conor Glaslough Harriers A.C. 14:04.69
5 192 O’Regan Jake St.John’s (Clare) 14:05.22
6 189 Laadjel Abdel Donore Harriers 14:10.36
7 186 McGlynn David Waterford AC 14:13.17
8 194 Branagh Ben St.Malachys AC 14:24.21
9 182 McCaughey Conán North Belfast Harriers 14:25.29
10 197 Craig John Annadale Striders 14:25.74
11 183 Devane Donal Ennis Track 14:31.14
12 188 Byrne Mitchell Rathfarnham WSAF 14:35.22
13 181 McMeechan Craig North Down AC 15:04.59
14 190 Maher Colin Ballyfin AC 15:15.03

Leah O’Neill took part in the 1500m Womens B race and finished in a time of 5:09.78. She was following in the next race by Dylan Casey who finished 3rd in the Mens C 1500m race in a time of 3:56.73 a Pb for him. Eimear McDonald was up then in the 1500m getting a Pb with a time of 4:28.26. Another athlete who travelled with the group was Kelvin O’Carroll of Dooneen who was running in the 800m C race and finished 2nd with a time of 1:5568, a Pb for him also.

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