A number of MYP athletes took part in various events last weekend.
On Friday night, Martina Moloney undertook the Art O’Neill Challenge. This unique event takes participants from the start in Dublin Castle, right up to the finish in the heights of the Wicklow mountains. Martina came home 9th female in the 25k event. In doing so, she continued the rich vein of form which she built up throughout the 2022 Adventure Racing Ireland Series.
Sunday saw the Tom Walsh 10k take place in Caherconlish. This event continues to go from strength to strength, and is now one of the premier 10k races within the Limerick and Munster region.
Podge Hogan not only broke the 40 minute barrier for the first time but also came in under the 39 minute barrier, storming home in a time of 38:57.
Coming over the line just one second ahead of him was Sean O’Leary, the two men pushing each other to the limits over the final 3k. Sean made a quick return from a recent bout of Covid to continue the impressive string of performances which he posted all of the way through 2022.
In his first race since injury, Eoin Sheehan clocked 44:42, a run which bodes very well for upcoming targets throughout the spring.
Donie Dwane also made a quick return from recent illness to clock a time of 42:02, and set a platform for further races in the weeks and months ahead.
Also on Sunday, Kevin Broughton posted a very strong performance in the IMRA Corrin hill trail race outside Fermoy in Co Cork, as he continues his preparations for the upcoming Donadea 50k.