Monday, May 14, 2012
First Family honours!!
Since I can't write about my own running due to a current groin issue(!) which hopefully will resolve itself in time for me to at least make the start line of the Cork City Marathon I thought I'd sing the praises of my daughters who yesterday competed for the first time in the Cork County T&F Championships.
The U-9 Long Jump and 200m were the only events on offer.
Although neither girl had ever before competed in either a long jump or a 200m competition their long winter of training certainly paid off!
Both girls kept running hard all the way to the line and came a respectable 5th in their respective 200m (middle distance) events with 10+ competitors in each heat!
Eva jumped 2.98m in the Long Jump which was good enough to take the bronze for her first podium. Despite one no-jump Una recovered well and jumped 2.59m to come 7th out of 22 competitors! (the winner jumped a fantastic 3.43m and second was 3.07m). Full results here
Nothing like winning / not-winning your first medal for added motivation!
Olympics 2028 here they come..... :)