Last weekend the senior heptathlon championships where hosted in Tullamore County Offaly where I was placed third to Leona Byrne the overall winner of the high jump, hurdles, long jump and 200m. I won the shot putt Javelin and 800m. It was a close competition with each of us winning our individual favourite events until Ipicked up a small injury in the high jump. With the cold weather and rain and the fact that I had just travelled two days previous on no less than 19 hours of plane journeys from the United States of America, this did not help. I had a sciatic nerve trapped, the pain was travelling down my leg to the back of the knee stopping full power while sprinting or jumping of any kind. All the same I finished with 3 wins out of the 7 events and an Irish record in the 100mHurdles in 16.3 against a _2.6 wind. I spent the last two weeks getting wonderful treatments from Dr Thomas Gillan, Mourne chiropractor in Railway Avenue Newry. A brilliant passionate and diligent professional who thanks to his treatments has almost 90 percent healed the trapped nerve.
Proof of this was my 4 mile road race in Dunleer in 28 mins an a 2nd individual placing along with team mates Sandra and Gillian Brennan we won the silver in the team event also. I also entered the all Ireland Masters this weekend with a little caution avoided the jumping events of high and long jump choosing wisely the shot, javelin, 200m,400m and 800m. I won all events and broke a national Masters record in the shot putt with 10.30 metres.
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. I will try and keep you up to date on all my future Events, plus results from students competitions and training progress.