A: Grange, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland | E: info@mullingarharriers.com

Winter League 2022 – Round 2 (30th Nov)

 

The second night of our winter league took place at the club on Wednesday evening 30th November. In dry and calm conditions, perfect for track running, a total of 53 of the club’s senior and master members took on the 1,500m challenge.

It was a first venture over 1,500m for some of them but all coped well and with the team event element, every place counted. The men’s race went off first where we saw a great battle for the top spot on the night before James Keegan opened a bit of distance to come home first in a fine 4 minutes 33 seconds, Kedagh Geoghegan finished second and Johnny Morrisey was a fast-finishing third. The Ladies race saw a gun to tape effort by Aisling Corcoran, picking up valuable points for her team in first place, with a time of 5 minutes 34 seconds. In a great race for second, Laura Geoghegan eventually got home just ahead of Niamh Farrell and Mary Stuart.

As this is a mixed team event there was keen interest in the number crunching after both races concluded. It saw a change in the order of some teams from the first night with the standings now team 8 staying in the lead on 23 points, but team 4 has moved up and is close behind on 23.5 points, closely followed by team 9 (24 points), team 1 also improved from the first night and is now on 26.5 points, but the gaps are small to team 6 (27 points), team 3 (30 points), team 2 (32.5 points), team 10 (33 points), team 7 (34 points) and team 5 (36 points), so it’s still very close and too early to call. We move on to the third event in two weeks, where the 3,000m is the challenge for everyone and this longer distance will suit others much better and so team places are sure to change again.