Patsy shows young guns, 60 yr olds can break national records too
Patsy O’Connor represented Tralee Harriers at The Irish Life Health Master National Indoor Championships on Sunday 5th of March in Athlone. This is a very competitive event and provided another enjoyable spectacle and age defying performances at the Athlone International Arena.
Patsy has been a stable member of Tralee Harriers for many many years as well as being a permanent fixture on the Master Track and Field Circuit for more years than he would care to admit, though he’d only say he’s in 30’s.
As we know he may act like a young buck, he uses his years of training and competing to help the up and coming Kerry athletes develop their skills as a coach with Tralee Harriers and the Kerry Athletic Development Squads. Patsy took part in the over 60 Shot Put and with his first throw set a new National record in the event and age group, breaking the old record of 12.12m with his throw of 13.85m.
Well done to Patsy from all your young throwers and the club.
The Kerry Athletics yearly awards took place on Saturday and 7 club members received awards on the night. It was a fantastic night and all that attended had a fantastic time.
The Kerry Development Sports Hall Games take place in Milltown on Saturday 11th March. This is going to be a great event, for children aged U9 to U12. If interested in attend contact coaches ASAP.
Tralee Harriers are looking for volunteers to help steward the Tralee Marathon on Saturday 18th. If you have a few hours to spare on the day and want to come help out contact Martin on the Tralee International Marathon Facebook page.
Tralee Harriers International Marathon takes place on Saturday 18th starting at 9.30am starting and finishing at the Wetlands Centre. This year a 5k and 10k are also available. Places are filling up fast so contact www.traleemarathon.com for entries.
Training Times and Venues
Tuesday 7th February
6.30-7.30 IT Sport Grounds U12-U23
Thursday 9th March
6.30-7.30 U9-U11 CBS The Green Downstairs
7.00-8.30 U15 – 23 CBS The Green Upstairs
7.30-8.30 U12-U14 CBS The Green Downstairs
Friday 10th March
7.00-8.30 Castleisland U12-U23 Competitive athletes only
Sunday 12th March
11am to 1pm Castleisland U13-U23 Kerry Athletic Development Squads