Commonwealth selection for Mark

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While the Waterside Half Marathon will dominate the local athletics weekend action, there is life elsewhere as young City of Derry Spartans talent Mark McGarvey is in the Isle of Man for the Commonwealth Youth Games.

The St Joseph’s student is part of the NI team at the prestigious games which showcase the best U18s from all Commonwealth countries.

Mark has been busy of late, just back from the UK Schools Games in Sheffield he barely had time to pack before making the short trip across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.

A talented sprinter, high hurdler and jumper, Mark has had a brilliant season at provincial, national and international level and hopefully he will close it out with more success at the Manx venue.

New York Win for Cathal

Last weekend two locals Cathal and Patricia Logue were in New York and competed in the World Trade Centre Memory 5K Run. In a massive field of participants they ran through Manhatton and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Cathal finished an excellent 7th overall and won the M25-29 age group category. Well done to both for carrying the red vest to success.

Cross Country Season Beckons

Not long now before the new cross country season kicks into action and among the first to hit the grass will be the local Masters runners who are eyeing up the NiI and Irish selection races in mid October.

These races in Belfast and Dublin will serve as trials for the Home Countries International races in Glasgow in late November.

The NI squads will be selected at the trial race in Belfast on Saturday, October 15th while the Irish trial follows a week later at the Gerry Farnham race in Dublin.

Local Masters have consistently made both teams and hopes are high that several will do so again this time around.