11th May 2016
It was the turn of some of our older athletes to blow the dust off their spikes and race at the Tallaght Track in the 2nd Dublin Graded Meet. Quite a heavy, still evening, with a few light showers, our athletes rushing home from school/college/work to be there, some forgetting vests in all the excitement.
Orla T set the scene with a very respectable 32.04 in the 200m, a new event for her (and yes we must do some training on the use of starting blocks).
Next on the line was Orla B in the 1500m. Orla took it out from the start, looked strong all the way and set a new pb of 5.03 coming 2nd (off the back of a tough week of exams at college).
Next a battle in the 1500m between Stephen and Keith (along with a few others). Keith (first time at this distance and still getting over the Manchester Marathon) ran a brave and lonely race finishing in a very respectable 4.45, but was just pipped at the post by Stephen, who came 3rd with a time of 4.43.
Finally Conor, who also ran 1500m, with no Skerries team mates to keep him company (although we were all cheering from the sidelines). Conor made it look easy winning the race in 4.29.
I’m sure there’s a lot more to come from these athletes as the season progresses. Thanks to Malachy for the chocolate for the journey home (still not sure about an athletic club consuming so much chocolate). All in all, a great evening.