Munster title for John Laste

The Munster Masters race walking Championships took place in Templemore last Saturday in very warm and humid conditions. The race started and soon John got into his rhythm, setting a good pace going through the 1st km in 5 mins 29 secs and reeled off 5 mins 38 secs for the 2nd km. At this stage he was well positioned and he kept that tempo going to win the Munster over 55 title with a very impressive performance clocking 17 mins 14 secs for the 3k distance. This was a marked improvement by John who was setting an impressive PB for this distance and he can look forward with great confidence to the National Championships later in the year.