Medal Rush for Leevale Athletes at World Masters

The World Masters Athletics Championships are taking place in Lyon at the moment, and during the past week two of Leevale’s finest athletes have been in action. Carmel Parnell and Pat Moore showed that they are ageless as both won medals for the Irish team.

Carmel has been competing throughout the week. Her first race in the W60 category was the 8K where she won gold, taking victory in the race by the proverbial country mile. She followed this up with a silver in the 5K, and a second gold followed in the 10K.

In the javelin, Pat Moore delivered an excellent performance to win bronze in what was a very competitive event. Well done to both athletes on this great and well-deserved achievement.

W60 10000 Meter Run
1 Parnell, Carmel, W60 Ireland 40:29,86
2 Combes, Dominique W60 France 42:16,59
3 Bourgeois, Alison W62 Great Britai 42:46,77

W60 5000 Meter Run
1  Zentner, Lidia     W62 Germany   19:57,32   2
2  Parnell Carmel, Ca W60 Ireland   20:13,66   2
3  Bourgeois, Alison  W62 Great Britain  21:41,19   2

wrld_mstr_tf1W60 8000 Meter Run
Results – Women 60
1 Parnell Carmel, Ca W60 Ireland         32:10
2 Ryan, Anne         W60 Australia         33:44
3 Pospeshina, Lubov  W61 Sweden      34:28

Men Javelin Final Results

1  1476 Kiuru, Esa          Finland                 50.95m
2  7864 Hearn, Edward       United State            46.33m
3  5230 Moore, Pat          Ireland                 43.75m
4   296 Banens, Robert      Australia               42.85m
5  3817 Hessert, Helmut    Germany                 42.75m
6  6819 Sterley, Dereck    South Africa            40.91m
7  6370 Yufra Rejas, Victo  Peru                    40.79m
8  8015 Richardson, Dick   United State            40.77m