North Sligo Women Win National Team Medals
The North Sligo AC over 35 women team who took part in the National 10k in Phoenix Park 2 weeks ago were very disappointed when the race was declared null and void, officials at a junction turned the runners on to a shorter course resulting in all runners running just 8.6k. Athletics Ireland after several days of controversy decided to rescind that decision and award medals based on the 8.6k finishing positions. The disappointment that the North Sligo AC women felt after the race turned to joy this week when they were awarded the team bronze medals in the over 35 category. The team of Aisling Van Rensburg, Trish Lee, Linda Lally and Mary Gilmartin can be justly proud of their great efforts, and its great that they were rewarded with the bronze medals from 16 teams in their category. The club's men over 35 team of Gary Higgins, Donal Egan and Alan Wallace finished 6th team from the 27 teams in their category.