Gilshinan and Hughes highlight golden day in Santry


Gilshinan and Hughes highlight golden day in Santry

Anne Gilshinan (Slaney Olympic) and Tommy Hughes (Strive Running Club) highlighted an action-packed day with respective W55 3,000m and M60 5,000m Irish records at the Irish Life Health National Masters Athletics Championships in Morton Stadium (September 6th).

Full results of the day are HERE. Anne Gilshinan of Slaney Olympic smashed the Irish over-55 3000m record, clocking 10:36.26 to win gold in Santry as did Tommy Hughes cracking 17 minutes with 16:47.59.

A commanding run from Ciara Hickey (Bros Pearse) saw her take W40 3000m gold with a superb solo run of 10:05.17.

David Clarke (North Belfast Harriers) only took up running in his 50s and sprinted to M60 1500m gold in 4:41.05. Martin Cunningham (Tír Chonaill AC) celebrated jubilantly winning the M40 Men’s 1500m in 4:22.78.

Avril Dillon (Dundrum South Dublin AC) crossed the line to win the W40 Women’s 100m in 12.94 and mark herself as the fastest female sprinter on the day.

Jonathan Carleton (Ballymena & Antrim) was the fastest sprinter of the day in the M40 category winning the 100m in 11.51.

Interestingly Joe Gough (West Waterford), who normally runs middle distance, did the long jump and won the M65 category with 4.25m.

Elder statesmen Patrick Naughton (Nenagh Olympic) and Michael Hayes (St Mary’s Clare) won respective M85 and M90 shot put gold with 7.57m and 5.66m respectively. Mary Barrett (Loughrea) won another shot put title in the W60 with 9.02m.

John Menton (DSD) had an excellent throw to win the M50 discus with 43.66m – just shy of the Irish record of 45.60m by Garry Power in 2015.

John Dwyer (Templemore) won the M35 hammer with 48.36m while Lucy Moore (DSD) set an Irish W60 record in the hammer with 25.55m.  

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