Gidey leads Dublin charge at Indoors

by Aaron Dunne
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At the AI Games in Abbotstown on Saturday (January 26), Efrem Gidey (Clonliffe Harriers)  ran a new indoor personal best time of  8:05.69.

Cian McPhillips (UCD)  won the 800m with a time of 1:47.32, while making it a Dublin double over 1500m were Amy O’Donoghue (DSD) and Phillip Marron (DCH). Winning the women’s   3000m was Carla Sweeney (Rathfarnham WSAF AC).

Fastest in the 200m was national record holder Mark Smyth (Raheny Shamrock) with a time of 21.34. In the 60m, Bori Akinola (UCD AC) won both his heats, clocking  6.83  in his first effort and 6.77 in his second.  Over 400m, David Bosch (DSD ) ran a personal best 48.35.

In the field, Colm Bourke (Raheny Shamrock AC) won the men’s long jump with a best of 7.07m, while Stephen Fee (Lusk AC) threw 6.19m for victory in the weight for distance.

Winning the national senior women’s heptathlon title with 3499 points was Lara O’Byrne of Donore Harriers In the masters’ competition, Peader McGing of DSD won the M60 title with 3042 points while Kevin Byrne, also DSD was second in the M50 category with 2993 points and Mark Woodger of MSB third with 2537 points.

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