With over 200 athletes the sixth in the graded series continues to be the most attractive track and field competition for senior athletes in the country with athletes from Galway, Ennis, Cork, Kildare, Meath, Waterford and Wicklow in action. The opportunity for athletes to compete at their own level makes it a very accessible competition for all comers.
There was some very competitive races in the series of twelve 800 metres.
Clonliffes Eleanor Alexander edged out Meghan Ryan in 2.16.66 in the first of two "A" races .The second one was equally close with Crusaders Niamh Boland just holding off Clare Brennan with Drogheda's Orla O;Connor close at hand.
Para Olympian Greta Streimkyte home straight surge saw her edge out Anna King in the "B" race.
Conor Duncan of Ratoath was a smooth looking winner of the first of the men's "A" races in 1.55.96. while Matthew Murnane of Leevale made it a worthwhile journey from Cork to win in1.56.71.
The men's 5000 metres was an interesting race with Andrew Connick , David Scanlon and Peter Arthur all involved at the front from the start. The Liffey Valley man Peter Arthur, who is having a fine season, disposed of the challenge of Rathfarnham's David Scanlon, back from training at Fort Romeau with 1000 metres to go and recorded a p.b. of 14.57.50 ahead of Scanlon's 15.17.39 with Neil O'Rourke finishing strongly over the last 400 to finish third.