Irish Life Intermediate & Masters XC Championships (Galway, Ireland):
At the Irish Life Intermediate & Masters XC Championships in Galway, Ireland (Sunday 11th February 2018), local club North Belfast Harriers picked up a team gold medal in the Vet50+ category, just reward for excellent individual performances by Neil Carty, Lawrence Johnston, Matt Shields and David Clarke.
Individually, three of the North Belfast Harriers men picked up age category medals. Neil finished in 3rd place in the Vet50 category, while Laurence and Matt replicated the bronze position in their respective Vet55 and Vet60 age groups.
Eamon White added to the NBH medal haul with an excellent performance for 2nd place and the associated silver medal in his Vet45 category. World Mountain Running age group Champion Jim Patterson (Newcastle AC) collected a silver medal in his Vet70 race.
There was also a notable outing for young Beechmount Harriers’ athlete Lorcan Magee, who finished in 7th place in the Intermediate Men’s race.
Full results for the event are available HERE.