As already indicated Amy Jackson was an impressive Provincial Under-20 individual winner and perhaps benefited from racing in a big field surrounded by her City of Derry clubmates.
Certainly she ran more freely than in her previous age group only races and Saturday’s performance could be hugely significant for the Lumen Christi student.
In the Boy’s Under-18 race Shane McGowan also impressed with an excellent second place, deploying his trademark sprint finish to good effect in the closing stages.
The Spartan and St. Columb’s student is a rare talent and will hope to make up for his injury and illness ravaged 2012/13 season in the weeks and months ahead.
See page 60 for further, in-depth results from the Juvenile races at Rostrevor at the weekend.