IUAA Road Relays 2017
The long distance team made their annual pilgrimage to Maynooth this Saturday for the IUAA Road Relays. As per usual, we had a good turnout for the event, with 2 women’s, and 3 men’s teams competing.
Our Women’s team claimed 3rd place overall, with standout performances from Jessica Coyne and Anna Reddin, posting the 2nd and 3rd fastest times on their 2 mile legs respectively. Aoife Mahony, and Aisling Kelly, the two other members of the team, are first year athletes and also put in great performances – boding well for the future of our women’s team! This is our 6th podium finish in the women’s relay in the last 7 years (coming 4th in 2015).
The Men’s team finished 6th, putting in a strong performance against a field with impressive depth, posting a faster time than in last years race where they finished 4th.
The performer of the day for the Men’s team was Evan Byrne – clocking 8:49 for his 2 mile leg, giving him the fastest time of both 2 mile legs.