Last Saturday, Róisín O’Reilly (Menapians AC) won the U18 2000m Steeplechase at the N.I. and Ulster Championships in Belfast. With none of her fellow competitors prepared to go with her early pace, Róisín was on her own for most of the race. And with no one to push her there was no call for heroics – her pace was solid throughout and she took all the barriers cleanly. Notwithstanding the moderate pace, her winning time of 7:06.35 mins was just inside her previous best. She ran the same event a few days later at the June 12th Graded Meet in Santry, running 7.07.74 mins.