AAI “Virtual” National 5k Championships 2020 (14th June)
In early May 2019, Mullingar Harriers women featured very strongly in the individual and team medals at the Irish Runner 5k, which incorporated the AAI National 5k Championships. This year, a month later than planned due to Covid-19, the event was held, but it was a virtual event, and like our own “social distancing league”, contestants could run 5k on their own anywhere within 20k of their homes any day between Monday 8th and Sunday 14th June, record their run on a GPS watch and submit their time online, though unlike our own league, there was no age grading. Finishing well up overall was Evan McCormack in 17:03. Also running was Joan Hickson (21:32), Linda Cunningham (22:49), Michael O’Sullivan (23:12), Mary Stuart (23:14) and Patricia Broderick (28:01). It’s good to see Mullingar athletes embracing the “new normal” with such enthusiasm.