10/12/2019   Raheny (IRL): Callum Wilkinson wins the 30km, Brendan Boyce and Kate Veale champions of Ireland

The Irish National Race Walking Championships took place on Saturday 7 December at St. Annes Park in Raheny, Dublin (IRL).

The number of participants was also good due to the fact that the competitions were also open to athletes from other nations.
30km men
The race was largely dominated by Callum Wilkinson (GBR) in 2:15.35
The athlete who now moved to Cork and competes for the Togher AC and is coached by Robert Heffernan however, he did not win the title and a medal in the championship, due to the lack of a sufficient period of residence for this purpose.
So the battle for the medals looked to between Brendan Boyce, Cian Mc Manamon and the emerging star David Kenny. In fact it was Kenny who made the first break with Mc Manamon in pursuit and Boyce started very conservatively.
Kenny was the first to hit the competition ground suffering from stomach cramps. Cian Mc Manamon then took the race on, but Boyce was looking for victory. He reached the championship leader at 25km and 1km after Cian Mc Manamon DNF.
In the championship then the first place went to Brendan Boyce (IRL) in 2:21:24
Second place to Jerome Caprice (MRI) who competes for the Irish club DSD in 2:26:28
Third place to Brian O’Domhnail (IRL) in 2:50:52



20km women
The women's race had a more predictable outcome.
Former youth world champion Kate Veale (IRL) has continued on her way to good results with a courageous performance to win the 20km race in 1:37:52
Second place goes to Orlaith Delahunt (IRL), current under 23 champion, in 1:57:20
Third place to Rachel Glennon another athlete under 23 in 2:08:13.
At the finish, however, they had already arrived: Madeline Shott (GBR) in 1:48:27 and Anett Torma (HUN) in 1:53:41.