Glengormley’s Christine McMahon ran 58.67 seconds to claim fourth place in heat two of the 400m hurdles at Hampden Park on Tuesday but it wasn’t enough to progress to the final.
McMahon’s coach, Ian Neely, commented: “We agreed before the race to slightly change her technique in order to compete with the opposition which was of very high quality. This was, admittedly, a high-risk strategy.
“Unfortunately the plan to maintain her 15 strides between hurdles for a longer period came unstuck round the last bend.”
He added: “You learn from your mistakes and Christine will now have a second bite of the cherry in the Europeans in Zurich next month.”