I have been so busy lately I have only just got time to let you all know how things have been going. January Was a busy time for Irish athletes, with the first competition for Irish athletic event being the National Championships for Master athletes. Numbers where high and a lot of heats held at the Nenagh venue in County Tipperary.
As always the coldness inside the indoor arena is
a lot colder than the outside temperature, which this year was a little milder than last year when the snow and ice left the road conditions dangerous and unsafe for a lot of AAI athletes to travel to the event.
This year I competed in the maximum amount of 5 events. The first event was the 800m with a slow race and a cautious tactic on my behalf as I sat back to test the strength of my pelvis on the highly banked Nenagh track. Unfortunately I left it too late and was too cautious and finished second this year.
A surprise win in the 60m flat was to follow for me as I had not done any speed work, due to my pelvic injury (which curtailed any short speed and plyometric training).
The next event on the track was the 400m which I love and had learn't my lesson in the 800m,
So this time with my pelvis newly positioned by my Chiropractor DR. Thomas Gillen only two days previous I took the lead.
The same winner of the 800m followed tightly behind but as she kicked at 200m I took off with a new found confidence and won by 2 seconds.
the last two events was the 200m another win and the shot put a disappointing silver again even with a great opening throw of 10.15 metres.
The following week was the National multi-event senior, Junior and Masters Championships. I won the Masters multi-event competing against the masters men in most events as numbers where atrocious. What is happening within the national body that they cannot encourage athletes to compete at their National Championships . There was more officials than athletes.
The last event to be held in January
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.