Douglas Community School athletes competed in a Mile Challenge at the Mardyke Track recently. Over 60 athletes took part in the mile challenge with two races taking place. The first year race had 29 finishers with Ruairi Casey having a superb win in a time of 5.42, with James Gorton second (also 5.42) and Barry Forde 3rd. Other great runs came from Daniel Leahy, Alan Morgan, Aidan Desaulles and Evan Byrne, all under 6 mins. In the senior race after a slow first lap Peter Hanrahan stretched out the field and won in 4.36 from Danny Mullins 4.38 and Emmet Bracken 4.43. Other great races came from Patrick Coleman, Ian Tobin, Mark Seacy and Billy Murphy. This race was a good test for all those competing in the All-Ireland Cross-Country championships in Derry next weekend where the school has u14, u16, u18 and u20 teams in action. Best of luck also to Craig Murphy a past pupil at Douglas, who is competing for his college Iona in America at the NCAA Cross-Country championships in Terre Haute Indiana.