Shiel And McCormack Win Longford 10K

Barry Shiel and Fionnuala McCormack were convincing winners of the Longford 10k on a blustery afternoon in Longford.

Shiel set a new personal best of 32 minutes 55 seconds to land the Longford 10K tile, with McCormack coming home in second place overall in 33 minutes nine seconds.

Carrick A.C’s Clive Glancy was third overall in 33 minutes 47 seconds.

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Two time European cross country champion was finalizing her preparations for the Boston marathon having given birth to her first child five months ago.

“Boston is the only race nailed down at the moment” explained McCormack of her race plans. “I’ve never been out of the sport for this time.”

“It’s nice to be back and just racing, because I was out for nearly a year” laughed McCormack.

“Its nice running venue” explained McCormack, supportive of the Longford 10K. “It’s great to see Longford becoming an athletics county.”

“It’s good to see young athlete’s coming through form Longford, like Cian McPhillips, it’s difficult for them as the track and stuff isn’t there for them, but it’s great to see the club grow.

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The Longford 5K race also took part with St. Brigid’s A.C’s Ben Bruton winning out in 16 minutes 49 seconds.