Evan Fitzgerald wins National Silver medal

The Phoenix Park was the venue last Sunday for the National 5 Mile Road Championships with an 9am start. It was great to see three club members competing at this level. Evan Fitzgerald was to the fore of the race from the start and soon a group of three opened a lead on the chasing pack that included Evan. Then at around 2 miles the winner Ian Guiden of Clonliffe Harriers made his winning move with Evan in 3rd place at this stage. Evan kept this strong pace going over the closing stages to win the National silver medal in 24 mins 24 secs. This was a brilliant performance by Evan and a new PB for this distance. Conor Fleming also ran very well when finishing 7thover 50 in, what was a very competitive age category and a very good time of 29 mins 25 secs. Then we had Dick O Gorman running well when finishing 141st in 32 mins 47 secs, a very good improvement on his Clerihan 5-mile time of 33 mins 47 secs. great running all round.