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.