Irish Mountain
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International Great Trail Challenge


Gerry Brady

Gerry Brady

International Trail Challenge victory for Jake O’Regan

Jake O’Regan (St. John’s Clare) won the international Great Trail Challenge in Keswick England today. O’Regan has been making significant progress in cross-country and track running and is now showing his prowess on the hills. He had 25 seconds to spare over Welsh runner Joshua Griffiths. Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe) was a close runner up in the women’s race finishing 11 seconds behind the winner Rebecca Robinson. Brian MacMahon (Clonliffe) battled well for third position in the senior men’s race behind Steve Vernon (Eng) and Andi Jones. The junior and senior Irish women’s teams both placed second while the two men’s teams were third.

See for results.

Senior men
1. Steve Vernon ((ENG) 31:57
2. Andi Jones (Salford) 32:24
3. Brian MacMahon (Clonliffe) 32:44
9. Ian Conroy (Raheny Shamrock) 33:31
11. James Kevan (Clonliffe) 34:34

Senior women
1. Rebecca Robinson 36:47
2. Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe) 36:58
9. Kate O’Neill (Metro St. Brigid’s) 39:07
10. Fiona Roche (Raheny) 39:17

Junior men
1. Jake O’Regan (St. John’s Clare) 33:50
9. Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) 35:47
10. Carl Dunne (Dunleer) 36:12

Junior women
1. Mel Hyder (ENG) 20:47
5. Louise Hill-Stirling (Clonliffe) 22:31
6. Gina Dolan (Annalee) 22:52
10. Bronagh Kearns (St. Senan’s) 24:28