Junior Time Trial Results
Last weekend saw the Irish Junior Squad’s annual Time Trial in the Furry Glen, Phoenix Park.
The Time Trial is compulsory for all junior athletes hoping to be selected for international competitions with the Irish junior orienteering squad.
Conditions were mixed, not the best or worst, dry in places, but slippery on the climb up to the first control.
Despite not the best conditions, some great results were achieved, including some record-breaking times.
M18 Paul Pruzina of LVO broke the long-standing 4-lap junior record previously held by Seamus O’Boyle from September 2007, in a time of 22:31, 15secs clear of Seamus’ previous record.
W20 Róisín Long of AJAX / UCDO was also in record-breaking form, completing the 3-lap course in 20:41, 46 seconds faster than the previous women’s record held by Áine McCann, dating back to March 2010. Áine’s time will however remain the W18 record.
Another note-worthy time was Emer Perkins’ 2-lap time of 13:39, making her the 2nd W16 to run sub-14 for the course, leaving her 15secs shy of Áine McCann’s course record, from October 2009.
The event saw great runs all round from the squad members, and is a testament to the great work being done in the junior squad at the moment. Well done to all who took part.
Full results can be found here: 150314 TT Results
A history of previous times can be found on the old junior squad site, here: https://sites.google.com/site/ijsweb/events/time-trial