CWG Half Marathon Championships 2018:
Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC / Colin Roberts) recorded a significant personal best as a team of five represented Northern Ireland at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff, Wales (Sunday 7th October 2018).
Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders / Andrew Hobdell), Andrew Annett (North Belfast Harriers / Barry Monaghan), Eoghan Totten (Newcastle AC / Richard Rodgers) and Conor Bradley (City of Derry AC / Teresa McDaid) also performed well at the event, which was incorporated within the popular Cardiff Half Marathon.
Olympian Paul Pollock led the team home in 1:04:05, securing 15th place in the quality field. Conor Bradley came through well on his 13.1 mile debut to claim 28th place in 1:07:31, before Eoghan Totten finished just over a minute outside his personal best when taking 34th place in 1:07:44. Kilkeel man Andrew Annett was agonisingly close to bettering his 1:09:21 best for the distance when he crossed the line in 1:09:29 (41st place).
Ann-Marie McGlynn then completed a good race for the Northern Ireland team with the performance of the day. The Letterkenny AC star, who is the current NI & Ulster Half Marathon Champion, slashed 40 seconds off her personal best to claim a top ten finish in 1:13:47 (9th place).
There was also a strong outing for City of Derry AC athlete Declan Reed at the event – the in-form Spartan crossed the line in 1:07:33, a new personal best.
Australian athlete Jack Rayner won the men’s race in 1:01:01 (1st place), while Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) claimed the ladies title in 1:09:45 (1st place).
Note: Article compiled for use by Athletics NI.