World Half Marathon Championships

  • Personal best performances were the order of the day at this morning’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland.

    Knockmore's Hugh Armstrong (Ballina A.C.) posted an impressive performance, securing a new PB on the lapped route.

    Armstrong crossed the line in 70th place in a time of 1:03:37.

    Kevin Seaward (St. Malachy’s A.C.) also secured a new PB on the lapped route, coming home in 58th place in a time of 1.02.58(PB).

    Ann Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny A.C.) put in a super performance to finish in 42nd place in a stacked field earlier this morning.

    McGlynn was on course for a PB from early on and she managed to maintain the excellent pace to secure the PB and a new Northern Ireland record of 1.11.40.

    The three Irish athletes will be delighted with the performances on the back of what has been a difficult season.

    This event was originally scheduled for March of this year but was postponed following the outbreak of Coronavirus.

    This is the only European or World Championship event scheduled to take place in 2020.