Sarah se­cures gold

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT -

THE na­tional half marathon cham­pi­onships took place once more along­side the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in Dublin re­cently with some strong run­ning by Co. Wick­low ath­letes.

Sarah Baryga of Bray Run­ners claimed gold in the O40 cat­e­gory with Catherin O’Con­nor of Par­nall AC claim­ing the sil­ver.

The Co. Wick­low women’s team of Baryga, O’Con­nor and Ann Marie Kenny also claimed gold in the team event and were awarded the mas­ters ti­tle even though they won the over­all crown given that they were the fastest in the contest.

There was gold for Michael Knight in the )65 cat­e­gory while Wil­liam Bel­ton se­cured bronze in the same age group.

It’s a busy week­end for athletics in the county with the Ferns four-miler tak­ing place on Satur­day at 5pm while a packed field of 600 will set off in the Bless­ing­ton Lakes 10K on Satur­day morn­ing at 10.30am.

Best of luck to all in­volved.

Sarah Baryga claimed gold in the Phoenix Park re­cently.

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