Evan Fitzgerald wins in Kilmacow

Kilmacow was the venue last Sunday for the St Senan’s Open Cross-Country fixture. This event usually starts the Cross-Country season at local level with athletes from the South East opening their Cross-Country season. Held in Summer like weather, conditions were more track running with firm underfoot conditions that led to fast pace races all through the programme. In the Girls under 12 1000m we had a good performance from Cara Ryan finishing 40th. In the Boys under 12 we also saw a good performance from James Logue finishing 11th. In the Girls under 16 3000m, Ruby Carroll opened her season with a solid performance when finishing 7th. In the Girls under 18 3000m race Emma Murray ran very well when finishing 6th. In the Senior Women’s 3000m race Ciara O Neill was well in contention throughout the event and over the closing stages rallied very well to finish a very good 3rd in a competitive race, her first Cross Country race for quite some time, great to see Ciara running so well at the moment. In the Senior men’s 7000m race Evan Fitzgerald went with the early pace and was well positioned, covering every move. About a mile into the race the leading group was down to two with Evan tracking the leader. The going out on the 2nd last lap, Even went to the front and injected some pace that soon saw him draw clear and he held that lead all the way to the line to win very convincingly. This was a good performance by Evan who opened his Cross Country with a solid performance. Well done to St Senan’s AC for putting on a top-class event, with plenty of stewards and great to see every event go on time in these unusual circumstances.