Matt's Unique Weekend Double!

Matt Bidwell - National Masters Indoor 3000m - 2013Belated congratulations to serial race-winner Matt Bidwell on his unique racing double last weekend.

First up, Matt took the V2 3,000m indoors title at the 2013 National Masters in the all-new indoor arena in Athlone with a 5 second PB run of 8m 53s. In fact Matt's time was the fastest recorded on the day across all age-groups at 3,000m.

Congratulations also to the following GCH athletes on their podium positions at the same meeting:

800m (V2) - Jane Walsh (2nd)
1500m (V2) - Eamon Hornibrook (3rd)
3000m (V6) - Martin McEvilly (1st)
Shot-putt (V5) - Richard O'Hanlon (2nd)

Results as per: National Masters Indoors Men - 2013 and
National Masters Indoors Women - 2013

Matt doubled-up on Sunday by making it 3-in-a-row at the annual Maree 8K road-race, winning out in a time of 26m 19s. GCH's Owen Byrne and Niall Cunningham were second and third respectively.

Results as per: Maree 8K - 2013

Note - there's a nice piece in yesterday's Irish Independent FIT magazine about Matt's weekend double.