McGlynn ninth in Commonwealth half marathon

Thursday, 11 October 2018

ANN Marie McGlynn recorded a great new personal best as she finished ninth in the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championship in Cardiff on Sunday.
McGlynn knocked forty seconds off her previous best when finishing ninth in 1.13.47. It was great running by the Mucklagh native who now lives in Strabane, Tyrone.
Nee Larkin, she was a former Tullamore Harriers runner in her youth before going on an athletics scholarship to UCD and then drifting out of the sport for several years until resuming a few years ago.
Competing on the Northern Ireland team, it was a super run by McGlynn - a member of Letterkenny Athletics Club in Donegal, she is the current North Ireland and Ulster half marathon champion.
Northern Ireland sent a strong team to the championship with Olympian, Paul Pollock leading them home in 15th place in 1.04.05, followed by: Conor Bradley 28th in 1.07.31; Eoghan Trotten 34th in 1.07.44 and Andrew Annett 41st in 1.09.29. Jack Rayner of Australia won the mens' race in 1.01.01 and Uganda's Juliet Chekwel won the ladfies in 1.09.45.


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