Siobhan Whelan National Bronze medal performance

The National Junior Women’s 1500m final took place last Saturday and the Club was

represented by Siobhan Whelan. The race started and soon the leading group was

whittled down to three athletes with Siobhan lying 3rd with 800m to go. At this stage

Aimee Hayde of Newport had opened a nice lead with Siobhan vying for 2nd place. At the

bell Aimee had gone well clear to win the Gold medal while Siobhan was running the

race of her life as she was battling for the minor medals. Siobhan maintained this brilliant

run when winning the National Bronze medal in a fantastic time of 4 mins 29.2 secs. This

was a massive improvement on her PB set at the National Senior 1500m heats of 4 mins

37.92 secs last month, fantastic achievement. Siobhan gained great confidence from her

great run in the National Senior 1500m heats and she built on that with her great

performance last Saturday. Siobhan can now look forward to the National Junior 3000m

race next weekend in Santry.