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Lagan Valley Boys win in Sutton


From Athletic Northern Ireland ErRA Young Athletes Road Relays at Sutton Park, Birmingham on Sunday 19 October 2008. The Lagan Valley team claimed first prize competing against 63 other teams. Ranking went off first taking them to 15th place, followed by Andrew who ran the fastest leg (second relay) and brought them up to 3rd place. Patrick also ran the fastest leg (third relay) taking them to 1st place- an outstanding achievement for the young boys.

Under 15 Boys — Team Results — Provisional

1 Lagan Valley AC ‘A’ 38:01
Robbie Rankin (15) 13:05
A Monaghan (3) 12:24
P Monaghan (1) 12:32

The other Lagan Valley u13 boys were 23rd and the u15 girls 13th.

Paul Pollock ran the seventh fastest leg in the Mens 6 Stage Relay in a time of 17.08 for his club Kent AC. Simon Taylor ran in 18.33. Kerry Harty was also in action in the Womens 4 stge for WSEH and ran her leg in 14.47.


Men 4 miles

5 Rooney, David McNeese State 19:29.40
6 Neil, Jordan McNeese State 19:30.80

Women 4k
16 Carragher, Alvy McNeese State 15:05.10
18 Monteith, Lyndsey McNeese State 15:20.60
28 Casey, Aisling McNeese State 15:43.50

The Comber Cup took place on Saturday with Owen Carelton winning the Male Open in 22.18 followed by Brian Campbell (22.20). The event also incorporated the NI Vets XC trial for the British and Irish Masters’ Cross-Country Championships in Swansea with David Morwood emerging the winner of the vets race in 27.52. First lady home was Alwynne Shannon in 20.20. Full results now available and a link from our photo gallery.

EAA Calendar Congress
The Calendar Conference section of the European Athletics Convention was completed over the last few days with 48 of the 50 European Athletic Member Federations present in Amsterdam. Athletics Northern Ireland’s representative was John Allen and internataional events include the International XC on January 3rd (announcement coming soon) and the Irish Indoor Championships in the Odyssey Arena Belfast on 7-8th February. The other notable event is the European Cross Country on 13th December 2009 hosted by Dublin.

Each Member Federation and European Athletics Partner Organisation had the chance to make any amendments or corrections on the dates and venues of existing events and the inclusion of new competitions on the European Athletics Calendar.

The 2009 calendar is now available to download from the European Athletics website.

[Pictured: Patrick Monaghan crossing the line at the Sutton Young Athletes Relay.]