Record Breaking Weekend as Athletics Returns
24 July 2020
Athletes made a triumphant return as to athletics last weekend, as events started to take place once again.
Competing in Savona, Sweden, Finn Valley AC’s John Kelly broke his Northern Irish Shot Put record with a throw of 18.62m, some 12cm over his previous record.
Meanwhile on home soil, Letterkenny AC’s Ann-Marie McGlynn hit a Northern Ireland all-time best for 10k on the road at the Championchip Ireland Running Series at Down Royal Racecourse, leading the women’s field home in a time of 32:43. She was followed by fellow member of the Marathon Potential 2024 squad, Jessica Craig (North Down AC) who finished in 34:55.
In the Men’s race, Olympic qualifier, Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers) easily won in a time of 29:13, followed by James Edgar (City of Lisburn AC) in a time of 29:54 and Marathon Potential squad member Conan McCaughey (North Belfast Harriers) in 30:27.
In the Half Marathon event, it was 61 year old Tommy Hughes who claimed the top spot, in a time of 1:12:55, proving once again that age is no barrier to this man.
Full results can be found here:
See the full list of Northern Ireland’s records, plus the All Time Top 20 Lists here: https://athleticsni.org/Records-&-Statistics