On Friday night saw the first National titles up for grabs at Crownpoint over 10,000m on the track. Lachlan Oates pulled out a PB of 29:40:79 to defend his title on his home track adding to the 10 miles title he won last month.

Fionnuala Ross also defended her title , winning with a season best of 33:50:86. Fionnuala was only one second away from her PB which she set at The Highgate Night of the 10Ks when she raced for Ireland in the European Cup last year.

Third medalist of the night was Avril Mason, who running her first ever track 10,000m, finished 3rd behind her team mate, Fionnuala , and Elspeth Curran . Avril ran a PB of 35:07:28.

Michael Deason finished 9th in the A Race in a season best of 30:57:03. In Race B Lucas Cheskin ran a PB of 33:23:42 with David Houston finishing 2nd in Race C also in a PB of 33:51:81. Brian Robertson was 10th with a PB of 35:47:75.

Thank you to Bobby Gavin and Peter McLaughlin for the photos, and Peter Jardine for some of the report’s content.


Tollcross 3rd John Duffy, 8th David Murphy, 16th Simon Gay Victoria 7th Ruth Joss (1st F) PB, 10th Theo Carter PB, 19th John Oates Pollock 9th Andy Jackson Strathclyde 7th Brian Scally PB

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