Archive for December, 2013

Happy New Year from Clonliffe Harriers

Clonliffe Harriers wishes all our club members, supporters and wonderful sponsors a very Happy and Healthy 2014.

Future Olympian spotted at Clonliffe cold weather training camp

In a behind closed doors cold weather training camp at an almost secret location (the RDS) the Clonliffe U/16s plus one where put through their paces as part of a revolutionary training program. The outstanding performance of the day, and undoubtedly a shoe in for the Mauritian Winter Olympic Speed Skating team, came from Greg Hosseny….words simply cannot do justice to this guy`s command of the ice, particularly when aided by a penguin!

The award for “Most Improved from 12 months ago”- Ross Kearney, for “Outstanding Spins”- Keith Hodson, “Fastest on Ice”- Adam O`Brien and “For Handrail Holding”- Sean O`Leary!!

The final “Bravery Award” to the 5 brave souls who went up in the Arm of Death (see final photo below).  Well done to all 15 of the Clonliffe Winter Olympians, a great laugh all round.

skating 4

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Aimee skating

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Goal Mile and Season`s Greetings to all

A big thank to all who supported the Goal Mile in Morton Stadium today. A good turn out for the return to Santry of the Goal mile resulting in some 7 goal miles being run. Well done to all.

Season`s Greetings to all our members, their family and friends. Thank you for your support throughout the year.

Come and run a Goal Mile in Santry on Christmas Eve

The Goal Mile returns to the Morton Stadium on December 24th, Christmas Eve. This event is being run by Clonliffe Harriers and Morton Stadium. There will be a series of Mile Race and Fun Runs for a 90 minute period from 10.30am until noon to support a very worthy charity. Simply come along put your name on the start sheet, make a donation and run a mile, your support can make all the difference to someone`s life.

The Goal Mile in Morton Stadium will start at 10.30am, registration open from 10.00am. Runners of every level, from the competitive athlete to the social runner or jogger or indeed if you only want to walk a mile on the iconic Morton track, are invited to come along and support Goal. First Mile at 10.30 with a Mile race every 15 minutes. For athletes looking to run at competitive Mile Race the final Mile at high noon will be for athletes looking to run 5 minutes or faster.

The GOAL Mile gives friends, family and neighbours the chance to simply run or walk a Mile, and make a donation to GOAL. The popular fundraiser has grown and grown over the years, and is now an integral part of the Christmas period for thousands of people. Last year, GOAL Miles took place in 100 locations around Ireland and raised in excess of €158,000 for GOAL’s programmes in the developing world.
GOAL could not have done this without those who took part in and, in particular, those who organised Miles up and down the country. Your continued support is hugely appreciated as it helps GOAL to make a real difference in the 13 countries where we work.
Please do what you can to help make this year’s GOAL Mile the biggest yet!
See www.goal.ie for updates. As always if any club member wishes to assist with the event your input is invaluable contact noel.guiden@behans.ie or 0879599888.
See you in Santry: Christmas Eve from 10.30am to 12.00

morton goal mile

Mark Christie wins ERP Cracker in record time

Today`s ERP Christmas Cracker 5k was won by Mark Christie (Mullingar) in a new course record of 14.22 knocking a massive 20 seconds off last year`s record, from Michael Mulhare (North Laois) 14.39 and John Coghlan (MSB) 14.46, Mulhare and Coghlan also bettering last year`s record time.

A field of some 200 gathered for the start on the track at Morton Stadium in nice bright sunshine and after a lap of the stadium headed out into Santry for a tour around Northwood and Santry Avenue. Some half way into the race the weather turned suddenly nasty as rain and then sleet was driven into the faces of the athletes. Christie made light of the condition, however,  breaking away at the top of Santry Avenue and then hitting the gas to turn into the stadium some 25m clear of European Cross Country 15th place finisher Mulhare to take a classy win in a new course record.

Defending champion Tom Fitzpatrick (Tallaght) was next into the stadium in 4th place in 14.49 with 2011 champion Joe Warne (Donehy) 5th in 15.37 with Clonliffe`s Edgars Sumskis in 15.54 completing the top 6.

First women was MSB`s Kate O`Neill 18.04 and 26th overall, 2nd woman was Eleanor Alexander (Clonliffe) who was celebrating her engagement last night and Niamh Devlin (DSD) 3rd.

In the junior men there was a Clonliffe 1,2,3 of Cathal Doyle (16.31), Josh Stubbs and Brian Flanagan. Hope Saunders, also of Clonliffe was first junior woman (20.11).

Clonliffe would like to thank ERP our partners in this race and our other sponsors Amphibian King, Last Lap Café, Commercial Hygiene Service and Pasta Castello, the officials who came out in such big numbers, Morton Stadium, the Gardai and you the athletes for taking part. We look forward to seeing you again at next year`s race.

To view 2013 results click: Clonliffe 5km Results

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Ho Ho Ho as The Tuites take New York by storm

News from New York where the Tuite family are holidaying for Christmas. Being the good Clonliffe family that they are they not only took on a road race but all three bagged age category prizes! The venue was the Village of Bathpage in Long Island for yesterday`s Ho Ho Ho Bathpage 5k. From a field of over 1200 Laura won the junior race category in 20.42 in 63rd place overall, David won his juvenile age category in 20.42 (70th overall) and Paddy was 2nd in the O/40 age (and the rest, it might be Christmas Paddy but O/40??) 41st place overall. Well done all and Happy Holidays!!

Club members social run in Glendalough

Emma Harding has organised a group of going for a nice social 10 mile run in Glendalough on Friday December 27th followed by lunch in Larragh (not sure if Emma`s paying for the lunch, might be best to assume not and bring some funds!). There`s an open invitation to all members to come along. Sounds like a great way to blow off some of the Christmas cobwebs. The group is meeting at the shops in Northwood, Santry that morning at 9.00am. Emma`s contact no. is 0877956113.

ERP 5k looks to be a Cracker! (final instructions and map)

With only a couple of days to go now on line entry for Sunday`s ERP Christmas Cracker 5k Road Race in Santry closes tonight at 5.00pm. Some of the country`s top athletes are expected to line up in the Morton Stadium for the 11.00am start including David McCarthy (West Waterford), John Coghlan (MSB), Dan and Michael Mulhare (North Laois), Clonliffe`s own Gary O`Hanlon, 2011 Cracker winner Joe Warne and Daragh Greene.

Race day Final Instructions:

Race date and start time: Sunday 22nd  of December at 11 a.m.

Online Registration:    http://www.runireland.com/active/enter-this/205185

or

http://www.activeglobal.com/uk/running/dublin-ireland/erp-5k-christmas-cracker-2013

 Closes at 5.00pm on Friday the 20th

Late entries: Late entries at € 20.00 taken on the day from 9.30 a.m. until 10.45 a.m. Please note that no entries whatsoever will be taken after 10.45 a.m.

Race check-in: Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse, Morton Stadium Santry.

Numbers and chip timing: To be collected from the Clonliffe club bar upstairs in the clubhouse from 9.30 a.m.

Car parking: Limited car parking available in the stadium. Please note that the avenue in the stadium must be kept clear of cars at all times.

Parking in Santry area: Please do not park on the Swords Road as cars parked on the Swords Road will be dealt with by the Gardaí by either parking tickets or removal by the Gardaí of cars which are illegally parked.

Public transport: The Morton Stadium is well serviced by public transport in particular the numbers 41, 33 and number 16.

Race start: On the track in the Morton Stadium @11.00am. Please assemble at 10.50am.

Course: The race will leave the stadium turning left up the Swords Road heading in the direction of the airport, turning left at Northwood, proceeding down the length of Northwood before turning left at the Ballymun Road, left again at Santry Avenue (Santry Cross), proceeding down the length of Santry Avenue, turning left again at the Swords Road and left back into the stadium where the athletes will run 300 metres on the track and the race will finish on the track.

Changing facilities: Limited changing facilities will be available in the stadium.

Toilets: Located in the stadium.

Goodie bags: Goodie bags will be distributed at the finish.

Prize presentation: The presentation of prizes will take place in the Clonliffe bar, upstairs in the clubhouse from 12.30 p.m.

Results: Will be published online at www.clonliffeharriersac.com

ERP Draw: On race day bring along either a used battery operated or electric appliance or ten used batteries (all for recycling), you will be given a ticket and entered into a draw courtesy of European Recycling Platform. The draw will take place after the prize-giving in the Clonliffe club bar. Prizes courtesy of ERP.

Health and Safety: St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical emergencies. Please note that as this race takes place on the public roadway you must be aware of traffic as the road will not be closed. Entrants are, therefore, primarily responsible for their own safety. On course marshals and the Gardaí will be there to assist. Please obey the instructions of all marshals.

Stewards: Please report to the stadium for briefing at 9.45am

Sponsors: ERP, Amphibian King, Last Lap Café, RSA, Commercial Hygiene Services, Pasta Castello Donabate

Finally Clonliffe Harriers A.C. would like to thank you for entering the ERP Christmas Cracker 5k and we trust that you will have an enjoyable morning with us in Santry.

Course Map:  click ERP 5K

Geraldine Reilly and Fiachra Crean win 2013 Cake Races (full results)

There was a turnout of approximately 65 athletes for the two senior cake races which took place on a pretty chilly and blustery night over the ‘new’ cake race course starting on the track and then proceeding up through Northwood, taking in a small loop and back down through Northwood to finish on the track, a distance of 5 K. The women’s race took place first on the traditional staggered handicap start and on the return to the stadium there was a clear winner in Geraldine Reilly with Jean Carr 2nd and Alanah Cooley 3rd. Fastest athlete was the scratch athlete Bernadette Kiernan.

The Men’s race had a field of approximately 45 athletes, there was a good battle in this race with Gerry Carr only being caught at the Crowne Plaza on the return journey by race winner Fiachra Creen, Gerry held on for 2nd place to make it a Carr family runner up with Brian Flanagan in 3rd place. Fastest man was one of the up and coming young Clonliffe athletes Sean Carrigg who ran 17.00 for the 5 K route.

At the prize giving in addition to the prizes for the cake race there were presentations made to the girls U/17 of their bronze medals which were won in the Dublin Cross Country and then to the all conquering boys U/17 squad of their gold Dublin medals and most importantly their gold all Ireland medals won in such convincing style last Sunday in Waterford. Cathal Doyle was also presented with his individual silver medal for finishing 2nd in the Nationals. The Lar Byrne Memorial Shield which goes to the best overall school at the Brother Clonliffe Schools Cross Country was presented to the St. Aidan’s Cross Country team captain Liam Ashton.

Results Men Actual times

Position Name Handicap Mins Handicap Seconds Time Minds Time Seconds Net Minutes Net Seconds Place
4 Sean Carrig 7 15 24 15 17 0 1
3 B Flanigan 7 0 24 10 17 10 2
7 J Stubbs 7 30 24 49 17 19 3
8 E Mcullagh 7 30 24 50 17 20 4
9 T Sherlock 7 30 24 51 17 21 5
11 J Bradley Ward 7 15 24 55 17 40 6
1 F Crean 6 0 23 45 17 45 7
6 J Hession 7 0 24 48 17 48 8
10 L Ashton 7 0 24 53 17 53 9
16 S Doran 7 15 25 11 17 56 10
13 D O’Hanlon 7 0 25 1 18 1 11
17 C Delaney 7 0 25 14 18 14 12
14 A Gibbons 6 45 25 4 18 19 13
21 N Sherlock 7 0 25 31 18 31 14
28 J Cooper 7 15 25 55 18 40 15
22 N Norman 6 45 25 32 18 47 16
5 S McMauley 5 45 24 43 18 58 17
20 M McCrohan 6 15 25 30 19 15 18
23 G Hossenney 6 15 25 34 19 19 19
29 K McKenna 6 45 26 4 19 19 20
18 P Courtney 5 45 25 16 19 31 21
2 G Carr 4 30 24 7 19 37 22
12 R Mannion 5 15 25 1 19 46 23
25 L Loraty 6 0 25 48 19 48 24
31 D Craig 6 30 26 21 19 51 25
27 K Murphy 6 0 25 53 19 53 26
33 A Hogan 6 30 26 29 19 59 27
30 A Worrall 6 0 26 8 20 8 28
34 F O’Shea 6 30 26 45 20 15 29
26 J Waldron 5 30 25 50 20 20 30
24 C McDommall 5 15 25 46 20 31 31
19 R Kearney 6 45 27 17 20 32 32
35 K Hodson 6 0 26 45 20 45 33
36 C Doran 6 0 26 48 20 48 34
37 N O’Neill 6 0 26 54 20 54 35
15 S O’Leary 4 0 25 7 21 7 36
40 T Ward 6 30 28 56 22 26 37
32 M Kavanagh 3 30 26 28 22 58 38
38 S Byrne 4 30 27 41 23 11 39
39 R Connolly 4 0 28 0 24 0 40
41 D Gomm 0 0 29 55 29 55 41

Results Women actual:

Position Name Handicap Mins Handicap Seconds Time Minds Time Seconds Net Minutes Net Seconds Place
10 Bernedette Kiernan 6 30 26 50 20 20 1
3 Alanah Cooley 5 30 26 12 20 42 2
8 Gretta 5 30 26 42 21 12 3
9 Emer O’Brien 5 30 26 46 21 16 4
1 Ger  Keogh 3 45 25 12 21 27 5
11 Sally Ahern 5 30 27 14 21 44 6
4 Emma Cooper 4 30 26 20 21 50 7
5 Joyce O’Hare 4 30 26 33 22 3 8
6 Emma Dunne 4 30 26 36 22 6 9
2 Jean Carr 3 45 25 57 22 12 10
13 Stephen McCal 5 0 27 33 22 33 11
12 Caoimhe Cruise 4 0 27 17 23 17 12
16 Anna 5 30 28 52 23 22 13
14 Aisling Andrews 4 0 28 26 24 26 14
15 Laoise Moggin 4 0 28 26 24 26 15
7 Caroline Duffy 0 0 26 40 26 40 16
17 Pat McGrath 2 45 29 33 26 48 17
18 Elizabeth Kearns 2 45 29 34 26 49 18
19 Sinead Duffy 3 45 30 48 27 3 19
20 Judith 3 45 30 50 27 5 20
21 Aoife Scully 2 0 30 54 28 54 21
22 Noreen Keane 2 0 32 1 30 1 22
23 Liz Conroy 0 0 33 0 33 0 23

The special lotto Christmas draw also took place. The winners were:

1st €200      Richard Hogan

2nd €150           Anne Mulligan c/o Ruth

3rd €100           Tony Rikard c/o Ruth

4th €50             Mick Kearney

5th €50             Noreen Keane

6th €50             Yvonne McDonagh

7th €50             Joe Duff

8th €50             Padraig Keane

9th €50             John O Leary

10th €50           Raymart James K c/o Padraig Keane

11th €50           Grainne McDonnell

12th €50           Gladys Cooper

13th €50           Caoimhe Cruise

14th €50           Laura Tuite

15th €50           Kathleen Marley

Many thanks for your support of the club lotto throughout the year.

 

Kris gets indoor season off to winning start

With the new indoor facility at Athlone IT it means that this evening December 18th the 2014 Indoor season has gotten underway! The AIT Baseline Track and Field attracted a number of Clonliffe athletes tonight. Kris Valters make a winning start with a fine win in the 600m in 1.19.68 with Mark McDonald 4th in 1.22.17. Mark was chased home by Andriu  Jenkinson 1.22.94. In the 3000m Edgars Sumskis ran a time of 8.39.76 to finish 2nd with Mounir Bouzzine 5th in 9.11.58.

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