Mary Peter’s Track in Belfast was again the focus on Saturday past for Northern Ireland’s top athletes.
The meet had a packed timetable including the Northern Ireland multi events championship, the team trophy, hotly contested by the top clubs in the country and the premier event of the day, the Athletics Northern Ireland 10,000m track championship.
Fermanagh athlete Helen Stockdale fresh from winning two Irish National Masters titles less than a week ago toed the line stepping up to the distance for the first time.
Speaking about the event Helen said: “The 25 laps are a daunting prospect and its about getting your head into a good place and eking out your energy supply.” She got it right though, coming home to win the title despite the very windy conditions adding further difficulty to the gruelling challenge.
Helen said after being presented her medal by Gary Keenan President of Athletics NI, this week was about recovering from last week, keeping the legs moving and getting a couple of rehab sessions in with Fitness Matters and a rest day before travelling to Belfast.
She added: “I’m delighted to win the championship and with just one more event before the end of my track season I’m glad 2014 has been such a memorable year for me.”
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