Harriers runner Stewart gets NI call

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County Antrim Harriers’ Eileen Stewart has been selected to represent Northern Ireland at this month’s British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships.

Stewart will run in Nottingham on November 22, in the V60 category.

Her call-up is something that late club coach and chairman Greg Hopkins would be particularly pleased with, as he had pushed Eileen to make herself available for selection.

Meanwhile, four club members took part in last week’s Dublin Marathon.

Irene Downey, first-timer Lyn Hardie and Andrena Berry managed to run together for the majority of the race, crossing the finish line in 4:06:43, 4:06:42 and 4:07 respectively. Another debutant,Talitha Collins, completed the 26.2-mile route in a gutsy 5:20:36.