Masters Gold And Silver For Atkins

Adrienne Atkins landed a gold and silver double at the national master’s championship held in Athlone IT.

Atkins landed M3 gold in the 1500 metre gold in 5:42.96, five seconds clear of Angela O’Connor from Mayo A.C.

In the 800 metres Atkins posted two minutes 39.96 seconds for silver some 18 seconds off gold medallist Anne Gilshinan of Slaney Olympic and well clear of Mayo A.C’s Angela O’Connor in bronze medal place.

Annette Kealy took gold in M4 3,000 metres posting 10 minutes 36.16 seconds over a minute clear of Angela O’Connor, who won’t particularly like seeing the back of the Raheny singlet.

Elsewhere Niall Power took eighth place in the 800 metres posting 2:19.08.