They could only happen, of course, in Ireland! I blogged about these with much merriment this time last year. In fact the organisers do well to pack so many events into the training area under the stand at Santry. The middle-distance events and relays are, however, beyond them.

I have been voraciously reading about the participation of Crusaders AC in the 2010 championships. Of course a lot of the young athletes have picked up medals, no more impressive than Kevin Woods’ 800m gold at U15 level. But the week before we owned the podium once more with Olibhia, Isabel and Niamh bringing back memories of the Dublin outdoors last year when they did likewise. Here they are, with Livs having turned the table on Izzy for the gold.