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  • Nice one congrats :)




  • Long suffering readers of this poor neglected log may be interested in today's European Masters Athletics Championships, where DG is running for Ireland (!) in the W45 1500. Per the entry list she has the third best season best (a fantastic 4:55.6), so definitely not there to make up the numbers: http://www.fidalservizi.it/risultati/2017/AArhus_2017/GaraL555.htm

    Race is on at 15:15 or so. If you're reading this DG get off your phone and get warming up! :pac:




  • +1 to the above. Best of luck, A.




  • A very credible 9th in 5:03.61 - not bad for a first European Championships!




  • Congrats A a great result did us proud :)


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  • Thanks Brian :) I brought everything I had to the table yesterday, mentally and physically. It wasn't enough...this time.
    To be perfectly honest, yesterday's result was a pretty accurate reflection of where I am right now. I had hoped and wanted to be 5-10 seconds faster but it is what it is. You can't hide on a stage like that!

    I did, however, come away with the much desired photographic evidence of both feet off the ground while running :D I'll post the pic when I get back, can't see how to add a pic on the mobile site. Unless you want to pull it off my fb page Brian?! :D
    It was taken around the 700m mark. I was staying out of trouble and in contention as per plan. When it came to the tempo increase over the next lap, I just didn't have that extra gear.

    My race was won in 4:51.x, 4:53.x and 4:54.x, a clean sweep by the Germans who also got 4th. I managed to take the scalp of a UK athlete who was 3rd in the world masters 5000m last year so I will take the small victories....

    You could say I have the international championship bug now. Next stop, Madrid for the European indoors in 2018 :eek:




  • Congratulations DG, a great performance. I can't see that photo on your fb page? Hope to join in in Madrid next year, sounds like fun!




  • Mulberry wrote: »
    Congratulations DG, a great performance. I can't see that photo on your fb page? Hope to join in in Madrid next year, sounds like fun!

    It's in the comments of a post https://scontent.fdub4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20429637_10154998622434891_1476675192327102727_n.jpg?oh=e9629059d829ba6df64dbd3c3522b0c3&oe=59F590E1

    Well done DG, you're amazing, we're so proud of ya!! xxx




  • I think the attached is the one.




  • Fantastic what an achievement. Congratulations on getting to wear the country colours and represent Ireland.


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  • Well done A, some progress over last couple of years, best luck with prep for Indoors.





  • Incredible, look at how strong you are. Massive congratulations.
    Murph_D wrote: »
    I think the attached is the one.

    Eh, I don't think that is DG?




  • aquinn wrote: »
    Incredible, look at how strong you are. Massive congratulations.



    Eh, I don't think that is DG?

    Who is it then? ;)




  • Murph_D wrote: »
    Who is it then? ;)

    No idea as entry list has 165 entries, ok so some doubled, but I don't know who you have posted, do you?




  • Murph_D wrote: »
    Who is it then? ;)

    Niamh Fitzgerald?




  • Wow, fantastic stuff A. I've spent too long away from this log!




  • Congrats A, international running and on a track meet as well....really impressive stuff!




  • RayCun wrote: »
    Murph_D wrote: »
    Who is it then? ;)

    Niamh Fitzgerald?
    Yep, that's Niamh. 2nd w/40 in 4:46.x Amazing finish, prime example of 'how much do I want this?' You can learn so much about racing just by watching her.




  • RayCun wrote: »
    Murph_D wrote: »
    Who is it then? ;)

    Niamh Fitzgerald?
    Yep, that's Niamh. 2nd w/40 in 4:46.x Amazing finish, prime example of 'how much do I want this?' You can learn so much about racing just by watching her.




  • And thanks everyone for the good wishes. Am not getting on very well with the mobile site so won't reply individually. And yay, Mulberry #Madrid2018 :cool:


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  • A big chunk of redemption yesterday: 2:29.6 in the 800m heat. This qualified me comfortably for the final. I have to say this again: "THE FINAL"....words cannot describe howover the moon I am. Whatever about the 1500m final by fault, this I feel have earned :)

    We went through 400 in just over 72 I think and at this stage felt really good. Ditto at 300 to go. With 200 to go I made the rookie mistake of wondering when 'they' were going to sweep past instead of gathering myself for the final push. Anyway, tis all a learning curve. My time is the fifth fastest qualifying time overall which is a much-needed confidence boost. Turbo boost in fact!




  • A big chunk of redemption yesterday: 2:29.6 in the 800m heat. This qualified me comfortably for the final. I have to say this again: "THE FINAL"....words cannot describe howover the moon I am. Whatever about the 1500m final by fault, this I feel have earned :)

    We went through 400 in just over 72 I think and at this stage felt really good. Ditto at 300 to go. With 200 to go I made the rookie mistake of wondering when 'they' were going to sweep past instead of gathering myself for the final push. Anyway, tis all a learning curve. My time is the fifth fastest qualifying time overall which is a much-needed confidence boost. Turbo boost in fact!




  • TFB can you delete the double post please?!




  • Dubgal72 wrote: »
    A big chunk of redemption yesterday: 2:29.6 in the 800m heat. This qualified me comfortably for the final. I have to say this again: "THE FINAL"....words cannot describe howover the moon I am. Whatever about the 1500m final by fault, this I feel have earned :)

    We went through 400 in just over 72 I think and at this stage felt really good. Ditto at 300 to go. With 200 to go I made the rookie mistake of wondering when 'they' were going to sweep past instead of gathering myself for the final push. Anyway, tis all a learning curve. My time is the fifth fastest qualifying time overall which is a much-needed confidence boost. Turbo boost in fact!

    Well done, you certainly have earned it! Best of luck in the final, way way ahead of most of us here :)




  • A: The absolute very best. Your judgement and strength. It got you this far so use it all in The Final.




  • Dubgal72 wrote: »
    TFB can you delete the double post please?!

    So good she posted twice :D. Well worth a double post... fair play to you A, brilliant going, looking forward to hearing about the final now!




  • That's a brilliant result, hard work really paying off, best luck in Final, head down all the way to the line this time :D




  • This is really, really good! Your time is only a smidgen behind the leaders - this is fantastic! Go girl!

    SUMMARY Ceres Park
    Pos. Lane Bib Athlete Year Cat. Mark
    1 7I 104 IMMESOETE Lizzy 1970 W45 BEL BELGIUM 2:28.44 Q
    2 4I 1792 BRAUN Simone 1970 W45 GER GERMANY 2:28.66 Q
    3 1I 2702 BAGGIOLINI Emanuela 1972 W45 ITA ITALY 2:29.04 q
    4 5I 676 CARABANTE Maria Jose 1968W45 ESP SPAIN 2:29.55 Q
    5 3I 2673 SMITH Ashling 1972 W45 IRL IRELAND 2:29.60 q
    6 8I 3681 MALMBERG Cecilia 1970 W45 SWE SWEDEN 2:29.80 q
    7 8I 2858 PRUNEA Simona 1970 W45 ITA ITALY 2:29.87 Q
    8 3I 2454 TROST Eva 1968 W45 GER GERMANY 2:29.90 q
    9 6I 1402 CONSTABLE Clare 1971 W45 GBR GREAT BRITAIN & N. IRELAND 2:30.18 q
    10 6I 2685 THORDARDOTTIR Frida Run 1970 W45 ISL ICELAND 2:32.29 q
    11 2I 3547 AKERMAN Linda 1971 W45 SWE SWEDEN 2:33.37 q
    12 5I 2701 BAGGIANI Stefania 1967 W45 ITA ITALY 2:34.58 q
    13 2I 1344 BARR Clare 1968 W45 GBR GREAT BRITAIN & N. IRELAND 2:39.59
    14 7I 301 ANDERSEN Trine B 1968 W45 DEN DENMARK 2:48.34
    15 1I 2358 SCHOENEFELD Eva 1968 W45 GER GERMANY 2:49.83
    16 8E 1579 MILL Lesley 1968 W45 GBR GREAT BRITAIN & N. IRELAND 2:59.86
    17 8E 1620 PATERSON Joanna 1972 W45 GBR GREAT BRITAIN & N. IRELAND 3:18.54
    4I 1711 WELLS Sarah 1969 W45 GBR GREAT BRITAIN & N. IRELAND DNS




  • Wow that's incredible. And here was I waiting for the Worlds in London for excitement.

    Good luck for the final :)


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  • Best of Luck in the final A. You have earned your right to be there so enjoy every minute of it and congrats on the new PB.


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