National 5km silver for Ciara

Ciara Wilson of DMP continues on her super-charged upwards trajectory with a fabulous 2nd place finish in last Sunday’s National 5K Road Championships. The event, which took place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, was run in conjunction with the Irish Runner 5K. On a tough course which included good fast stretches and testing inclines, the Wexford girl and Ciara Hickey of Brother Pearse’s AC, running stride for stride, established themselves early on as the two contenders for the title. Hickey bided her time before getting the jump on Wilson and putting a little daylight between the two. The Brother Pearse’s girl won in 16.24. Ciara Wilson romped up in the runner-up spot in 16.41, a pb. Earlier in the year she was also runner-up in the National 10K Champion as well as taking the Duathlon National title.