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Local athletes race ahead in Cross Country League

Young athletes from St. Patrick’s PS, Crossmaglen were racing to the finish line at the second round of the 2018/2019 Flahavan’s Porridge Primary School Cross Country League, which took place at Palace Stables in Armagh.

Keelin Bellew finished first in the boys’ fun run and Lyndsey Kelly finished third in the girls’ race. 

 

 

The league was launched in October by Olympian, and 2018 European Championships athlete, Kerry O’Flaherty.

As the official 2018 ambassador, Kerry will help inspire and educate the young runners taking part in the competition this year – from passing on expert training tips to sharing the importance of a healthy diet and visiting participating primary schools.

With a new format for 2018/19, runners competed in one of two regional rounds – each taking place over a week in October and November – with a grand final, for runners with a qualifying time, set to be held in early 2019 at the Billy Neil Centre of Excellence in Belfast.

 

 

Following the final, the top 20 girls and top 20 boys will be invited to join the Flahavan’s Porridge Athletics Northern Ireland Junior Endurance Squad, which will include participating in 9 training sessions over the next 12 months to support the personal development of the talented young athletes.

The final will take place on Wednesday 30th January 2019.

For further information on the Flahavan’s Porridge Primary School Cross Country League, please visit https://athleticsni.org/Fixtures/Flahavans-Primary-School-Cross-Country-League or contact the Athletics Northern Ireland office via email or telephone: info@athleticsni.org / 028 90 602 707

 

 

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