Brendan Teer turned up, ran, won. A very simplistic description of the outcome of Saturday’s Comber Potato 10K race and one which would do a great disservice to what was a fascinating contest. It was perhaps fitting that the first renewal of this race in over 30 years should provide a duel between the past and the present, with wily veteran Paul Rowan from Willowfield Harriers, 4 times former winner of Jimmy’s Ten, throwing down the gauntlet to East Down’s ever competitive athlete of the year. The fact that the race was only decided inside the last kilometre showed that even at 45 plus years Rowan is still a force to be reckoned with and that Teer’s strategy of waiting until the Willowfield man had fired his best shots before pouncing is one which he will employ to good effect again. Continue reading
100m BOYS : Matthew McGrattan, Thomas & Harry Brown, Adam morgan.
GIRLS : Grace Surginor, Lucy Morgan.
400m GIRLS : Ella Carroll, Caroline O’Hare, Laura Green, Grace Surginor, Lucy Morgan BOYS : Matthew McGrattan, Martin Burke,
1500m BOYS : James Smyth, Mackenzie Murray, Christopher McMullan, Adam Morgan, Thomas & Harry Brown, GIRLS : Elisha Surginor, Hanna Gilliland, Edie Carroll.
3000m BOYS : Caolan Atkinson, Daniel Atkinson, Owen Edwards GIRLS :
Javelin : (if age rules on the night allow) BOYS : Matthew McGrattan, Martin Burke GIRLS : Lucy Morgan
To be finalised before registration on the night.
Last week began for me, as most of them do, on Wednesday, which is the day our local weeklies, the Recorder and Observer, hit the streets. A word of praise and thanks here to both for their superb coverage of athletics over the past months, especially of the Hill and Dale series, carrying reports, pictures and results of virtually every running thing. Continue reading
All of tonight’s (Wednesday 24th June 2015) Junior training sessions are cancelled. Everyone is welcome to come to Loughinisland to take part in the 5.05 mile race or the fun race. Details of the race are http://www.eastdownac.co.uk/?p=1916