Outstanding performances for Northern Ireland athletes at the London Mini Marathon

24 April 2016

The young athletes from Northern Ireland achieved their best ever results at the London Mini Marathon. In the first race of the day Jack Agnew, the wheelchair team captain set the scene by taking the U17 boys wheelchair race against very stiff opposition, Jack is still eligible for this competition next year. Hot on Jack's heels in the U14 race was Andrew Greer competing in his first London Mini Marathon. And what a performance from Andrew, just pipped on the line for first. So from two races we had a gold and a silver. Was there more to come?

Next up was the U17 boys and here our Team Captain James Edgar did not disappoint finishing a brilliant 3rd in what is the hottest road race in the UK. Craig McMeechan also performed brilliantly finishing in eight place. There was more glory to come in the final race of the day the U13 girls where Amelia Kane led from gun to tape to take this very prestigious title. She follows in the footsteps of Rio bound Ciara Mageean who took this title in 2010.

So if former winners of the London Mini Marathons go on to become Olympians, well the future is bright for Amelia. Well done to all the other Northern Ireland athletes who competed in this very high standard and high profile competition.