Belfast Telegraph

O'Flaherty hoping to stride to Road Race title defence

By Staff Reporter

World Championship steeplechaser Kerry O'Flaherty will be defending her Podium4Sport Seeley 10k Road Race title tomorrow (2.30pm at the Ormeau Embankment).

O'Flaherty has been named on the Irish team which will compete in the European Cross Country Championships in France on December 13.

At Ormeau, the 34-year-old Newcastle ace will be going for her sixth victory, with Anne Marie McGlynn her main rival.

Newry's Paddy Hamilton should win the men's race.

JACK Agnew has completed a stunning double at the Paralympic School Games in Brazil in what is his very first taste of international competition for GB & NI.

The 16-year-old from Belfast added the T54 1500m wheelchair title to the 400m crown he won on Wednesday.

Jack - who won an OCS Young Sportsperson Award last week and is backed by the Mary Peters Trust and Athletics NI - is one of eight British athletes to make the 12 hour flight to Natal, Brazil.

Jack is clearly a Paralympic star of the future.

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