National Indoor Juvenile Championships, Athlone, 18-Mar-2018

The Striders had two race walkers competing at the National Indoor event, following their medal winning performances at the recent provincial championships. Waking up to a snow blizzard on race day, it was a long and slow journey to Athlone, but a trip that proved to be well worth it. Ciara Murphy knocked six seconds off her PB, to finish seventh in a big field, in the GU15 1km race. Ryan Kielthy, competing in the 1.5km GU17 event, put in one of best Strider performances of the year to date, in winning the national title. Following a spell training with the Leinster Elite Squad, Ryan has made fantastic improvement and shaved almost 50 seconds off last months Leinster Championship time. Well done Ryan on becoming the clubs first indoor national champion in decades.

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