ATHLETICS: Catriona Jennings entered for Belfast City Marathon

Catriona Jennings.
Catriona Jennings.
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London Olympic competitor Catriona Jennings from Rathfarnham is the latest entry for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on May Day Monday.

The former tri-athlete has a best of 2:36:14 for the 26 miles distance set in Rotterdam in 2012.

She qualified for the Olympics but unfortunately suffered from injury and did well to limp home in 44th.

Jennings is a former winner of the Newry Half Marathon and recently clocked 2:44:33 again in Rotterdam which would suggest top three potential in Belfast.

The Women’s 400 metre hurdles field for the Belfast International meeting on May 7 has been boosted by the edition of European finalist Jessie Barr.

The Ferrybank girl, with a best of 55.93, will face double Commonwealth competitor Christine McMahon of Ballymena and Antrim who has a time of 56.97.

The Irish pair will face strong cross channel opposition from Jess Turner and Georgia Rodgers from England plus Katie Purves and Mhaira Patience of Scotland.

Niamh Malone, also of Ireland, completes the field.