Thompson: I am afraid of the 200m

first_img Initially fearful “I was scared when my coach told me I was going to run the 200m at trials. But, I worked with him. He’s a great coach so I tried to execute and follow his instructions,” Thompson said. “I am surprised because I didn’t love the 200m. I had always told myself that I cannot run the event, but my coach said to take that out my brain because I can be a good 200m runner and I just worked with him and he turned me into a good 200-metre runner,” Thompson added. The youngster will now turn her attention to the women’s 4x100m where she is expected to feature in the final. – A.L. Tried hard BEIJING, China: Between 2009 and the end of last year, Elaine Thompson had competed in a mere eleven 200-metre races. Before her heat at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Wednesday, Thompson had made only two international appearances in the event. Two races later, she is the World Championships silver medallist in an event she had no idea she would be good at. Thompson signalled her intention from her very first race at the championships, easing to a conformable 22.78 seconds win before also taking her semi-final in another comfortable display, posting 22.13, setting up a clash with Dutch star Dafne Schippers, the 100m silver medal winner, who had also looked impressive throughout the two rounds. In the final, Thompson came off the curve in front of the powerful Dutch sprinter but could not hold her off as Schippers crossed the line in 22.63 making her the second-fastest woman in history. Thompson took the silver in an equally jaw-dropping personal-best time of 21.66 with Veronica Campbell-Brown finishing third in 21.97. Thompson was elated with the result, stating that she did everything she could to hold off the towering Dutchwoman, but underlining that she had no regrets given her efforts. “I have to give God thanks. I came back second with a big PB. I cannot complain. I was really trying to get to the line. I saw her coming and I was trying to pull through, but I came in second,” said Thompson, who is now the second-fastest Jamaica in the event after Merlene Ottey’s national record 21.64 set in 1991. “My coach Stephen Francis has prepared me well physically and mentally, so I just came out here, delivered and executed as best as I can,” Thompson said. “The plan was to come out as quickly as I can. I knew she has a strong finish and I had to get out first but she still caught me.” Thompson said she is extremely surprised by her performances and by the new personal best mark that she achieved, especially considering she never considered the 200m an event she is good at.last_img read more


first_imgMembers of Lifford AC at the Riverine 10KA big thank you to all who turned out on a wet wet morning for running in the Lifford AC Riverine 10K.While up to 100 pre registered didn’t make it, we still had 280 recorded 10K finishers as well as 25 walkers, pushing the numbers overall to up over 300.For those who missed out, while it was wet, there wasn’t a breeze, and we told you it was a course conducive to good times. For those who did make it, they were treated to an excellent mens race, with a race to the finish involving three Derry athletes, City of Derry’s Declan Reed breaking the tape in 31.09 with Foyle Valley’s Scott Rankin second in 31.13 just ahead of City of Derry’s Greg Roberts also in 31.13. Three men just outside the elusive 31 minute barrier which on a dry day could well have been broken.The womens race also served up a treat, and while the men were just outside their bonus prize target, Irish international, Lifford AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn was in flying form, smashing her 10K personal best by over half a minute to come home in 34.41, picking up the €200 bonus prize for under 35 minutes. Second home was fellow Lifford AC team mate Claire McGuigan who had a fantastic race to clock 38.53, with Finn Valley AC’s Catherine Dooher third in 40.51.The feedback afterwards from the runners was of numerous personal best times and positive feedback also for the course, and overall race organisation and refreshments.Lifford AC wishes to acknowledge the support of all participants who came out to support the 10K and 5K walk. We also wish to thank Dolans Bureau de Change at the Travellers Rest for their kind sponsorship of the race, Joe Gallen and Donegal Creameries for the supply of milk at the finish, all the race marshalls which numbered nearly 40, Lifford Celtic for their marshalling support, and to those who were up since early dawn making refreshments and to those who helped serve teas, helped with registration, etc.Thank you to Const Seamus Duffy and his team in the PSNI for their support and help with the race management in Strabane. Thanks also to Pat Carlin who has provided First Aid to all our events and for his professionalism. Finally, thank you to the local residents and everyone who turned out to support the race.Name Team Bib No Cat Chip TimeDeclan Reed City of Derry Spartans AC 331 M40 31:09Scott Rankin Foyle Valley AC 297 MO 31:13 Greg Roberts City of Derry Spartans AC 299 MO 31:13Andrew Considine North Belfast Harriers 46 MO 33:28Paul Barbour Omagh Harriers AC 3 MO 33:31Kevin Donagher Rathfarnham AC 325 MO 33:45 Mark Mullan City of Derry Spartans AC 269 MO 34:34Ann-Marie McGlynn Lifford AC 228 FO 34:41Peter Neill Omagh Harriers AC 274 M40 35:42Sean Dudgeon Lifford AC 91 MO 36:05Colin McNulty Finn Valley AC 250 M40 36:10Paul Kelly Lifford AC 153 MO 36:19Liam Doherty Cranford AC 80 MO 36:22Seamus O’Donnell Convoy AC 370 M40 36:28Bill Duncan Lifford AC 95 M45 36:28John Sweeney Cranford AC 310 MO 36:30Kyle Doherty Reach Running Club 372 MO 36:46James Crossan Lifford AC 379 MO 36:56Eddie Kelly Lifford AC 145 M45 37:06Jude O’Donnell 278 M40 37:09Eamonn Monaghan Enniskillen Running Club 261 M45 37:48John Daly 24/7 Letterykenny Triathlon Club 347 M40 37:59David Porter Inishowen AC 293 MO 38:08Dermot McElchar 209 MO 38:23Tom Thompson Finn Valley AC 312 M45 38:28Conor McLasughlin Lifford AC 328 MO 38:33Clint Doherty 24/7 Letterykenny Triathlon Club 75 MO 38:37Conor McDevitt Bolt Running Club 207 MO 38:47Rodney Campbell Foyle Valley AC 25 M40 38:48Terry Murphy Bolt Running Club 271 M40 38:50Claire McGuigan Lifford AC 233 FO 38:53Jonny Graham Ballymena Runners 121 M40 39:07Johnny O’Doherty 277 MO 39:14Mark Devir Letterkenny AC 69 MO 39:17Aron Cole 337 M40 39:18Kenny Melaugh 257 MO 39:18Michael Devenney United Health Group 66 M45 39:23Brian Doherty 73 MO 39:28Eugene Gallen 351 M40 39:29Vinny Hegarty Inishowen AC 134 MO 39:37Alan McGinley Lifford AC 355 JM 39:38Paul Coyle Strabane Lifford Cycling Club 329 MO 39:45Kevin McMenamin Lifford AC 246 MO 39:45Joseph McCarthy City of Derry Spartans AC 185 M55 39:54Barry Coyle 376 MO 40:03Alistair Shaw Springwell Running Club 353 MO 40:26Frankie Bradley Foyle Valley AC 349 MO 40:42Paul Doherty 81 M45 40:50Catherine Dooher Finn Valley AC 356 FO 40:51Dermot McGranaghan Castlefinn Running 232 MO 40:57Martin Dunleavy Foyle Valley AC 96 M45 41:10Denise McElhone Foyle Valley AC 210 FO 41:16Drew Doherty Finn Valley AC 77 M50 41:44Liam McHugh Finn Valley AC 236 M50 41:50James Stevenson Lifford AC 308 MO 41:52Sara Marie Doherty 82 FO 42:06Gerard Kelly 146 M40 42:17Paul Gallagher 334 M45 42:21Sean O’Leary Finn Valley AC 283 M50 42:29Tony Hegarty Killybegs 133 M45 42:30Jarlath Duffy 24/7 Letterykenny Triathlon Club 93 M40 42:33Marie Boyle Letterkenny AC 10 FO 42:36John McDonnell Enniskillen Running Club 348 M45 42:38Cathal Morrison 358 M40 42:44Graeme Colhoun Allstate 38 MO 42:47Paul Connolly Allstate 44 MO 42:47Mark McClintock Foyle Valley AC 189 MO 42:55Shane McCormick Eglinton Road Runners 196 MO 42:58Declan McCrossan 343 M45 43:02Richard Finney 100 MO 43:04Charlene Slevin Foyle Valley AC 307 FO 43:06Rory Mooney Bolt Running Club 263 MO 43:11Ton Bangert Lifford AC 336 M60 43:26Peter McMenamin 247 MO 43:34John Coyle Lifford AC 50 M45 43:35Ita Kelly 147 F40 43:37Steven Peoples 290 MO 43:43Stephen Burns Lifford AC 19 MO 43:47Declan Barr 333 MO 43:48Niall Hassan Acorns Ac 340 FO 43:51Eimear McDermott Finn Valley AC 205 F40 43:52Ray Monaghan Foyle Valley AC 368 MO 43:56Ciaran McCaffrey Clones AC 354 M45 44:00Steven Kelly Eglinton Road Runners 342 MO 44:02Oliver Barrett Eoghan Rua Ui Neill/Healthy Bon Fitness 4 MO 44:04Michael Duncan Lifford AC 321 M50 44:09Adrian McHugh 234 M40 44:13Lochlann O’Rourke 350 M55 44:20Adrian Devine 68 MO 44:22Owen Coyle Rosses AC 51 M55 44:23Iggy Houston Lifford AC 136 M45 44:32Joe McNulty Lifford AC 253 M40 44:36James Green Convoy AC 123 M45 44:48Gerard McConnell 375 M40 44:49Stephen Barrett Eoghan Rua Ui Neill/Healthy Bon Fitness 5 MO 44:49KP Doherty Lifford AC 79 MO 44:55Philip Kelly Lifford AC 154 MO 45:03John McGlynn Lifford AC 229 M50 45:05Clara Quigley 24/7 Letterykenny Triathlon Club 295 FO 45:07Declan McAleer 172 M45 45:08Patrick McDaid Lifford AC 203 M45 45:24Fionntan Moore Lifford AC 265 JM 45:27Fintain O’Hagan Castlefinn Running 282 M45 45:33Paul McNamee Lifford AC 249 M45 45:33Paddy Tourish Lifford AC 314 M50 45:35Gerard Crawford Lifford AC 56 M40 45:36Danny Gamble 109 M40 45:37Pádraig magLoingsigh Lifford AC 166 M50 45:38Laura Maguire 168 F45 45:39Michael Concannon Aghyaran Road Racers 41 M45 45:40Ciaran Doherty United Health Group 74 MO 45:41Amanda Monaghan Lifford AC 362 F40 45:43Mel McKinney 332 MO 45:44David Payne Foyle Valley AC 289 MO 45:53Martin Kelly Foyle Valley AC 151 M50 45:53Gerard Crawford 330 MO 45:56James McBride 326 M60 45:58Ciaran Callaghan Drumoghill Running Club 22 MO 46:06David McNulty Lifford AC 251 MO 46:17Peter McKinney Inishowen AC 243 M55 46:41Patricia McClintock Foyle Valley AC 190 FO 46:42Paddy Gildea 112 MO 46:48Liam Cleary Lifford AC 37 M40 46:56Orla Moran Foyle Valley AC 267 FO 47:05Damien Moore Lifford AC 264 M45 47:15Amanda McBrearty Castlefinn Running 178 FO 47:25Conor Gallagher Finn Valley AC 105 MO 47:26Dara Dunne Letterkenny AC 360 F45 47:28Davy McFeeters 215 MO 47:33Noel McNulty Lifford AC 255 M50 47:36Joe Gallen Lifford AC 108 M55 47:44Darren Reid Lifford AC 298 M40 47:48Caroline McGuire Finn Valley AC 352 F45 47:51Jarlath Cannon Castlefinn Running 26 MO 47:56David Woods 319 M55 48:12Annalisa Mullan Bolt Running Club 268 FO 48:16Pat Byrne Killybegs 20 M50 48:16Desmond Mullen 324 M55 48:20Raymond Hoynes Lifford AC 137 M40 48:22Jacqui Timoney Lifford AC 313 FO 48:26Darren McCrory Killygordon Crossroads Running Club 197 MO 48:30Paul Kelly 24/7 Letterykenny Triathlon Club 152 MO 48:30Edel McCarthy Foyle Valley AC 184 F45 48:30John McElwaine Lifford AC 369 MO 48:40Willie Doherty Owen Roes GAA 361 MO 48:44Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley AC 377 F50 48:50Barry Porter 292 MO 48:52Robert Mitchell Lifford AC 258 MO 48:55Phillip Connolly Letterkenny AC 338 M60 49:00James Sharkey St Johnston 303 M40 49:01Mark Patton 287 MO 49:04Ursula Coyle Lifford AC 53 F45 49:05Shaun O’Donnell Lifford AC 280 M50 49:08Chris Connolly 43 M40 49:08Deborah Conroy Lifford AC 45 FO 49:15Nigel McGillian 221 M50 49:21Damien Doherty 76 MO 49:38Denise McGahern Finn Valley Fit For Life 216 F40 49:40Liam Daly Lifford AC 64 M50 49:51James Knox 159 MO 49:59Margaret Shiels Letterkenny AC 374 F45 50:01Paul Griffin 126 M45 50:17Marie McColgan Finn Valley Fit For Life 191 F40 50:17Adam Goodall 118 MO 50:20Wendy Macdonald 165 F40 50:21Jimmy White Killybegs 357 M50 50:23Kate Meehan Foyle Valley AC 359 F50 50:48Kevin Kelly Convoy AC 150 MO 50:50Andrea Porter Lifford AC 291 FO 50:52Joseph Quigley Bolt Running Club 296 M50 51:19Linda McDaid Inishowen AC 202 FO 51:26Seamus Sharkey 304 M50 51:29Deirée Casburn 33 FO 51:31Mark Gillespie PACE 117 M40 51:35Wesley McKane Finn Valley AC 240 MO 52:02Tommy McHugh Lifford AC 237 M55 52:05Gerard Myers 272 M40 52:11Paula Donaghy Convoy AC 88 FO 52:13Caitriona O Doherty 275 FO 52:15Melanie Sweeney Castlefinn Running 311 FO 52:18Elaine McGoldrick Castlefinn Running 231 FO 52:23Laird McKinley United Health Group 241 MO 52:29Paula Jansen Finn Valley AC 140 FO 52:32Gavin McCay 187 MO 52:36Gaynor Hindley Finn Valley AC 135 F40 52:42Ciaran Durnin Reach Running Club 98 MO 52:51James Campbell Monaghan Down Runners 371 M40 52:54Lynn Parke Convoy AC 285 FO 53:08David Devlin Allstate 71 M40 53:16Michaela Doherty Bolt Running Club 346 FO 53:21Catherine Devlin Aghyaran Road Racers 70 FO 53:26Audrey Friel Lifford AC 102 F40 53:29Stephen Crawford Lifford AC 59 MO 53:34Amanda Heaney 132 F40 53:39Ann Diamond PACE 364 F50 53:43Michelle Porter PACE 363 F40 53:47Billy Broderick Killybegs 14 M50 53:52Caroline Connolly Lifford AC 323 FO 53:53Irene McNulty Convoy AC 252 F40 54:18Marcel Griffin 125 MO 54:30James McCrossan 199 MO 54:30Shauna Finn Finn Valley Fit For Life 366 JW 54:38Marjan Bangert Lifford AC 335 F60 54:42Pat Lindsay 162 M40 54:50Eamon O’Regan United Health Group 284 M50 54:50Arthur Connolly 42 M60 55:20Mary Harper Convoy AC 127 F40 55:28Veronica Kilpatrick United Health Group 288 F45 55:28Deirdre Stynes Sloggers to Joggers 309 F40 55:32Caroline Crawford Lifford AC 54 FO 55:35Mark Donaghey Lifford AC 86 M40 55:37Andy Wraith 320 MO 55:55John Mailey Convoy AC 170 MO 56:05Martin Crawford United Health Group 58 MO 56:11Louise Clarke Bolt Running Club 345 FO 56:14Joanne Carlin 28 FO 56:14Martin Doherty Reach Running Club 373 MO 56:25Ryan Duddy 90 MO 56:49Karen Carlin Lifford AC 29 F40 56:51Ciara Falconer Lifford AC 99 FO 57:01Claire McGilligan Reach Running Club 222 FO 57:04Kathy McBeth Lifford AC 176 FO 57:05Caroline Miller REACH 344 F40 57:05Lisa Doherty 24/7 Letterkenny Triathlon Club 367 FO 57:06Aine McElchar Finn Valley Fit For Life 208 FO 57:06Rosemary Finn Finn Valley Fit For Life 365 F45 57:06Damien Monaghan Lifford AC 260 M40 57:07Keelin Kelly 149 F45 57:11Jacqui Gibson Eglinton Road Runners 341 FO 57:12Karen McGillian 322 F40 57:19Yvonne Cairns Lifford AC 21 F45 57:19Loretta McNulty Castlefinn Running 254 FO 57:26Michelle Donaghey Inishowen AC 87 F40 57:49Liam Bryson Bolt Running Club 16 M60 57:55Sinead O’Connor Lifford AC 276 FO 57:56Gwen Cullimore Eglinton Road Runners 61 FO 58:09Julie McKinney Eglinton Road Runners 242 FO 58:15Joanne McCormick Eglinton Road Runners 195 FO 58:16Julie McNamee Castlefinn Running 248 FO 58:21Hughie Shields United Health Group 305 M45 58:42Lisa McGlinchey Castlefinn Running 227 F40 58:49Alicia Quigley 294 FO 58:51Kevin Fisher 101 MO 58:51Declan McCallion Lifford AC 181 M45 58:55Clare Maguire 167 F40 59:02Catherine Gormley Drumquin 119 FO 59:12Gerard Duffy Reach Running Club 92 MO 59:27Kay Bonner Convoy AC 7 F50 59:33Louise Mailey Convoy AC 171 FO 59:38Martina Grant Convoy AC 122 FO 59:48Tara McFadden 213 FO 59:51Dolina Laird Convoy AC 161 FO 59:54Kevin Boyle Lifford AC 9 M60 59:58Emer Harte 129 FO 1:00:00Martin Conway 47 M50 1:00:11Lynn Hartin 130 FO 1:00:13Jo McGlinchey Reach Running Club 226 F40 1:00:29Janine Geddes 111 F40 1:00:32Karla Lafferty Lifford AC 160 FO 1:00:42Emma Conaghan Castlefinn Running 40 FO 1:00:49Maureen Gamble 110 FO 1:00:59Kerry-Anne McAlynn 173 F40 1:01:01Ciaran Harte Reach Running Club 128 MO 1:01:07Louise Goudie Castlefinn Running 120 FO 1:01:12Denise McCrory Lifford AC 198 FO 1:01:19Catherine Gillespie Reach Running Club 116 FO 1:01:21Orla Redmond 339 FO 1:01:34Caroline McCurdy Lifford AC 200 F45 1:01:40Noeleen McCurdy Lifford AC 201 FO 1:02:06Stephen Annesley 2 M40 1:03:17Maria Devlin Aghyaran Road Racers 72 F40 1:04:44Chris Cunningham 63 MO 1:05:12Andrea McAuley Lifford AC 175 FO 1:05:19X McIntyre Lifford AC 239 M40 1:05:31Justin Fleming 378 M40 1:07:32Martina Callaghan Inishowen AC 23 F40 1:08:47Niamh McIntyre Lifford AC 238 JW 1:08:59Joan Colhoun Lifford AC 39 F50 1:09:54Siobhan Kerlin Valley Running Club 157 FO 1:15:40THE RESULTS – WHERE DID YOU COME?REED WINS LIFFORD AC RIVERINE 10K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: August 10th, 2014 by 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