Saturday March 16th saw the last in this years Belfast juvenile cross-country series, Musgrave park, and all 3Ways could muster were five brave souls for the trip. But what a five they were. They are a credit to themselves, their parents, their coaches and their club. All five are living proof, if any is needed, that if you knuckle down, make the sacrifices and put in the hard graft success is just around the corner. On the other hand, if you don’t ‘pay the price’ prefer to go to parties, St Patrick’s day parades or worse still just couldn’t be bothered, then you also get what you deserve – Nothing.
Anyway, back to the racing. First to toe the line in the Primary 5 Girls 600m was Caitilin Coffey. This young Camlough girl, who is in her first year with the club, is a definite star in the making. She is committed gutsy and has talent to burn. In this race she took it out from the off, led the whole way and won her race at a canter. Well done Caitilin. Keep up the good work.
Next up for 3Ways was Odhran Hamilton and Ultan O’Callaghan in the Primary 5 Boys 600m. Odhran is a class act. He oozes talent and just glides over the ground. Ultan is a great prospect who works really hard at his running and is showing great form of late. Odhran, as is his trademark went off like a rocket with everyone else, Ultan included, trailing in his wake. He didn’t ease up and at the end won the race by some distance. Ultan had a great scrap for second place but was just pipped at the post and took a well-deserved 3rd place. Well done to both boys – just reward for their recent training.
Aoife McGreevy represented the club in the Primary 6/7 Girls 1000m. Aoife also has been putting in sterling work of late in training and despite running out of her age group ran very strongly and came away with a 3rd place medal. Well done Aoife.
In the Primary 7 Boys 1000m, Cathal Brennan ran his usual ‘stormer’ and won easily whilst even being able to ease up at the end. Cathal also is one who has been on top of his game of late and is always there mixing it up with the best in Ulster in both schools and age groupings.
So there you have it – the story of the ‘Fabulous Five’ in Musgrave Park. Five athletes in four races – Three 1st places, two third places. Not a bad mornings work at all. Well done and keep er’ lit guys. The good times are only beginning!!!