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Enter the 2018 Grand Prix Series now

Enter the 2018 Grand Prix Series now. The series of 16 Races will commences on Thursday March 29th with The Frank White, 5 Mile track race (Ireland’s only 5 Mile track race) with Prizes kindly sponsored by Colm Doran. Last year`s series was epic and once again went right to the wire, before Emma Dunne emerged victorious clutching the Behan & Associates Grand Prix Cup.

The Series is open to runners from Clonliffe Harriers as well as to runners from other clubs.

The series is most exciting, as each runner is handicapped throughout the series, giving everyone a chance to compete on an even level. Prizes are awarded for each race along with post race refreshments. Points are awarded following each race and at the series finale in December overall prizes are awarded to the leading runners. With races on every surface: track, road, grass, and the country there is something for all.

The full schedule of races can be accessed on the Grand Prix Series page, (go to menu, promotions and use drop down to Grand Prix Series), and runs from March 29th, with the Frank White Cup to the Horan Cup on November 24th.

The entry fee is 30.00 euros for the entire series !!! Results for each race are posted on the Clonliffe Harriers website and a live points table will be kept updated throughout the series.

Enter now download and print the attached entry form and give with your entry fee to Maurice Ahern, Pamela Cooper or Liam Hennessy. The strong advise is to do this now as places are limited. Don’t delay ENTER TODAY!

Entry form: GP Entry 2018


Grand Prix News: 2018 schedule released

The Grand Prix Sub Committee have confirmed the dates for the ever popular Grand Prix Series. 2018 will be the 18th running of the series, (doesn`t time fly!), first won in 2001 by Jimmy Bennett and last year by Emma Dunne, the first lady to take the series. All the club`s “heritage” races are once again included: The Horan Cup, Irwin Cup, McDonald Cup, Walker Cup, the list goes on and on.

The series commences with the traditional opener, the Frank White Cup, 5 mile on the track in Morton Stadium on March 29th, a race which two years ago saw Sergiu Ciobanu run a new Irish record, and then runs for 16 rounds until the Horan Cup on November 24th. In between are races for all and on all surfaces: track, road, grass and the country.

Once again sponsors are in place, including Behan & Associates the overall series sponsor, so the prospects of athletes picking up a prize or two are pretty good.

Entry forms out soon.

The full schedule is below, and can also be found on both the Grand Prix Series Page, go to menu, then Promotions and drop down to Grand Prix and also in the Events Calendar.

2018 Grand Prix Race Schedule
Round 1 Thurs 29th March Frank White Cup 5 Mile Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 2 Thurs 12th April McDonald Cup 4 Mile Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 3 Thurs 26th April Clonliffe 2 Tommy Burton Cup 2 Mile Track\Road Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 4 Thurs 3rd May Pat O’Hara Cup 3,000m Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 5 Thurs 17th May Santry Mile Trophy 1 Mile Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 6 Thurs 24th May McCarrick Plate * 2.5 Mile Path Malahide Castle 8pm
Round 7 Thurs 7th June O’Connor Cup 4 Mile Grass Santry Demesne 8pm
Round 8 Thurs 21st June \ 5th July Mick Murphy Cup * 5 Mile Path Malahide Castle 8pm
Round 9 Thurs 5th July \ 21st June Richard Barr Cup 800m Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 10 Thurs 12th July Byrne Trophy 1,500m Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 11 Thurs 26th July Middlesex Trophy 5,000m Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 12 Thurs 6th September Walker Cup 4 Mile Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 13 Thurs 13th September Pat Bonass Trophy 10,000m Track Morton Stadium 8pm
Round 14 Sat 13th October Ahern Cup 10 Mile Path Malahide Castle 12 noon
Round 15 Sat 10th November Irwin Cup 6k XC Santry Demesne 12 noon
Round 16 Sat 24th November Horan Cup 6 Mile XC Santry Demesne 12 noon
Please Note: Summer races in Malahide Castle are subject to change due to International Cricket matches and Concerts



Emma Dunne wins Grand Prix Series (Full report)

Liam Hennessy reports: Thursday, December 7th – Morton Stadium – 8pm – Grand Prix 2017 – Awards Night.

The Awards Night kicked off with a 3000 Metres Race, held on the track. The weather was a cool 3 Degrees and the Real Feel was -2. The race team under the directorship of Maurice checked the track prior to the race and it was decided that it could go ahead. The bugle was sounded, giving runners a few moments to ready themselves for the off. Tracksuits, Pullovers, Longjohns and all sorts of warm clothing were shed and everyone was ready to go. The bugle sounded again and we had takeoff – well that’s what we thought; however very quickly if became apparent that the conditions at the home straight had become treacherous. The race team had no option, but to stop the race immediately, to avoid a serious incident. The runners then headed off themselves, taking routes outside the stadium to do there own few miles. Next stop was the clubhouse, where at 9pm the bar was crowded in anticipation of the many awards that were to be presented. The master of ceremonies; Maurice Ahern began by giving a lenghty speech, where he thanked the President; Paddy Marley, Ladies and Mens Captains; Pamela and Joe Cooper, the Grand Prix Committee of Johnny O’Leary, Caroline and Paddy Tuite, Pamela Cooper, Liam Hennessy, Murray Ahern, Gerry Mc Cabe, Noreen Keane and Ben Lawlor, the volunteers; too many to mention; however their efforts were well appreciated during the series, Caroline and Paddy Tuite for their excellent work in running the bar and providing all of us with refreshments after each race. Maurice also thanked the many sponsors, who made the series such a success this year. Maurice also mentioned that the series offer great value at €30 for 16 races and that race sponsors are vital to keep the series alive. We hadn’t met as a group for any prizegiving in some time, so Maurice along with the various race sponsors; Pat Bonass, George Maybury, Richard Connolly and Maurice himself, presented the outstanding prizes.The result of the Horan Cup,held on November 25th last had not been reported due to the fact that the winner, Mick Bermingham was a serious contender for the overall series prize and we had to keep mum over the results to keep the excitement about the winner until the Awards night. The result of The Horan Cup – Race 16/16 – 6 Miles Cross Country – Santry Demesne – 12 Noon – 25th November is as follows;

Winner – Mick Bermigham

2nd Place – Philip O’Doherty

3rd Place – Alan Worrall

Maurice then spoke about the series this past year and how well it was received. The club president; Paddy Marley spoke about the commitment shown by Maurice Ahern and the Grand Prix Commitee in making the series such a great success. And so we came to the announcement of the overall winners. Maurice spoke about the  sponsor of the overall winner in the Grand Prix Series; Behan & Associates and in particular Noel Guiden’s dad, who was the co-founder of the series in 2000. Maurice mentioned that the series became most exciting with one race to go and only a scattering of points divided the top three runners. As is the norm, the winners are kept top secret, so the time came to announce the winners in the series for 2017. After 16 Races, run on Track, Trail, Road and Cross Country throughout 2017 the final result of our Grand Prix Series for 2017 is as follows;

Green Jersey Winner – Sean Doran

6th Place – Melissa Curran.

5th Place – Aimee Ahern.

4th Place – Sean Doran.

3rd Place – Mick Bermingham.

Runner-up – Declan Grant

Winner – Emma Dunne – Winner of the Behan & Associates sponsored Grand Prix Cup presented to the overall winner in the race series.

Grand Prix 2017 produced the closest finish in the history of the series with only a couple of points dividing the top three places.

Congratulations to Emma Dunne, who is a most worthy Champion. Emma becomes the first lady winner in the 17 year history of the series !!. Emma not only won the series, but she ran personal bests in almost every race and has been the STANDOUT athlete of the series, so well done to a most popular winner Emma.

Well, that’s it – The 2017 edition of the Grand Prix has been the best to date !! We would like to thank everyone who took part in the series and we hope you enjoyed the Awards night. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Very Happy 2018. We hope to update you with dates for Grand Prix 2018 in the new year. In the meantime get training and we shall see you for the next edition of our prized series which begins in the spring. We are open to accepting sponsors for the series in 2018, so if you are in a position to sponsor a race just contact any member of the Grand Prix Committee.

Murray Ahern`s final leaderboard is here: Grand Prix 2017 after 16 rounds

(Pictured, Emma Dunne 2017 Grand Prix Series Champion)

Emma Dunne Grand Prix Champion 2017

Congratulations to Emma Dunne who was confirmed as the winner of the 2017 Clonliffe Grand Prix Series at last night`s presentation night at Clonliffe in Morton Stadium. After a 16 race long series Emma held onto her lead in the series to claim the top place and the series cup sponsored by Behan & Associates. Emma is the first lady winner of the series in this it`s 17 year. Full report and final leader board soon.

Doran Runs A muck in Horan Cup

Liam Hennessy Reports: Saturday, November 25th,  Saw the final race in the 2017 Grand Prix Series – The Horan Cup – 6 Mile Cross Country Race – At Santry Demesne – 12 noon.

The weather smiled on us today. We were treated to perfect Cross Country weather, Dry / Sunny / Cool 3 degrees (Real Feel -2) / Moderate Westerly breeze / Good underfoot conditions – A bit of slipping and sliding, but thats what you come to expect from Cross Country !!! – The decision had to be made – Long sleeves or Singlet and the long sleeves seem to have won out !!!. Some runners chose to wear trainers instead of spikes, so they slipped and slid a lot !!! Anyhow down to business – The Horan Cup, our oldest Cross Country race has been competed for since 1908. The race is a demanding 6 Miler and today proved to be a super race with 39 starters and 34 finishers. Going in to the last race of the series, Sean Doran held the “Green Jersey” (points competition). Sean was announced as winner of the jersey for 2017, and he won it by a country mile, so congrats to Sean. Emma Dunne went in to the last race leading the overall Series closely followed by Declan Grant and Mick Bermingham, so there was an air of excitement when the bugle sounded and the race got underway.

The 1, 2, 3 in the handicap for The Horan Cup will be announced on 7th December – Awards Night – At the Clubhouse – More about that below !!

Full Results:
1. Sean Doran – 37.50
2. Philip O’Doherty – 39.43
3. Shane Casey – 40.03
4. Mick Bermingham – 41.07
5. Paul O’Loughlin – 41.08
6. Alan Worrall – 42.08
7. Kevin Dowling – 42.41
8. Emma Dunne – 42.50
9. Declan Grant – 43.08
10. Stephen Tracey – 43.09
11. Niall Markey – 43.10
12. Aimee Ahern – 43.29
13. David O’Sullivan – 43.44
14. Siobhan Devaney – 43.47
15. Richard Barr – 44.02
16. Liam Hennessy – 44.16
17. Mark Dowling – 44.37
18 Colm Mc Donnell – 44.38
19. Emma Cooper – 44.38.2
20. Declan Murray – 44.39
21. Sean Grimes – 44.50
22. Ollie Power – 45.55
23. Philip Matthews – 47.34
24. Clodagh Moriarty – 47.38
25. Trevor Wisdom – 47.45
26. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 48.40
27. Pat Devitt – 48.46
28. Orla Deighan – 48.50
29. Orla Devaney – 49.00
30. Shay Byrne – 49.24
31. Brid Beausang – 50.09
32. Anna Kavanagh – 50.50
33. Terry Mee – 51.29
34. Melissa Curran – 52.40

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Special thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to make this race such a success and special thanks to our Ladies and Mens Captains; Pamela and Joe Cooper for their presence.Sean Doran was the first runner home, continuing to display his fine form. There were many fine performances, most notably by Emma Dunne  Declan Grant and Mick Bermingham (the top three in the series going in to this race). The big question now is “who will take the top prize” ? will it be Emma or Declan or will it be Mick ? Well you will have to wait until the Awards Night – Thursday, December 7th at 8pm at the Clubhouse when all be revealed !!!

A date for your diaries: Grand Prix Series 2017 – Awards Night – Morton Stadium – 7th December, 2017 – 8pm. Presentations will be made to the winners of the Ahern Cup, Irwin Cup and Horan Cup Races in addition to the overall 2017 Grand Prix Series prize winners and the presentation of the Behan & Associates sponsored Grand Prix Series Cup to the overall winner.

Listen up !!! – As usual we have a 3000Metres race to sign off the Grand Prix Series each year. The race will take place at 8pm on the track (prior to the Awards Presentation night) and everyone, who has taken part in the series this year is most welcome to run. It may be winter, but when do you get a chance to run a track race in December !!! You might even run a PB !!! – So lets see a big turnout  (no prizes, just PB’S !!!) and you can head to the bar afterwards !!! – Please come and support us on the night even if you miss the track race – The Awards night has proven to be one of the best club nights of the year and this one will be no exception. Hot food will be served and we expect to have plenty of spot prizes on the night. So, no excuses now – you have plenty of time to make arrangements – come join us for what will be a fab night to sign off Grand Prix 2017 !!! – See you there !!!.   (Liam Hennessy)

Grand Prix News: the big Finale on Saturday

The 2017 Grand Prix Series reaches its finale this Saturday November 25th with the final round the Horan Cup. With current weather conditions it looks like it`ll be a Mudfest! Saturday’s race, over 6 gruelling miles with a 12.00 noon start, brings an intriguing and most exciting 2017 Grand Prix Series to a conclusion. There are still three athletes in contention with current series leader Emma Dunne in the driving seat on a total of 312 points from Declan Grant 304 and still (just about) in the running Mick Bermingham on 294.  The winner will come from one of these three with of course an athletes ten best scores from the 16 rounds to count (the current leaderboard showing the latest standings can be accessed on the Grand Prix series page)

The Horan Cup itself is one of the oldest Clonliffe Harriers club cups and is now 109 years old. The very first Horan Cup was held back in 1908, a six mile handicap race, which the records state was won by one H. Mullally in a time of 38.09.  The winner of the handicap that year was a Mr. T. Hassell.  The Horan Cup was presented to the club by the club’s then vice President Michael Horan.

The last round of the Grand Prix Series was the Irwin Cup sponsored by George Maybury. The result of the handicap was 1st Siobhan Devanney, 2nd Yvonne McDonagh, 3rd Aimee Ahern. That race also doubled as the Clonliffe Club Cross Country Championships. Regrettably there was some confusion as regards the course and the lead four went astray.  The result of the Men’s Club Cross Country Championship for 2017, for the Harry Cooney Cup is confirmed:

1st Philip O’Doherty, 2nd Murray Ahern, 3rd Paul O’Loughlin

The winner of the Women’s Cross Country Championship, for the Fred Connolly Trophy was 1st Siobhan Devanney, 2nd Emma Dunne, 3rd Aimee Ahern.

Back to next Saturday, the winner of the Horan Cup will not be announced following Saturday’s race but that will be held off until the Grand Prix presentation night on Thursday December 7th when all will be revealed. Presentations of the Horan Cup, Irwin Cup and Ahern Cup will be made in addition to the overall 2017 Grand Prix Series prize winners and the presentation of the Behan & Associates sponsored Grand Prix Series Cup to the overall winner.

Also in advance of the presentation on December 7th there will be a 3000 metre race held on the track – just for the purpose of working up an appetite and possibly a bit of a thirst.

The very best of luck on Saturday to Emma, Declan and Mick – may the best Harrier prevail!

Grand Prix News: Club 10 Mile/Ahern Cup Report

Liam Hennessy reports: Saturday, October 7th, saw Round 14 in the Grand Prix Series – 54th running of the The Ahern Cup / Club Championship – 10 Miles – at Malahide Demesne.
Race report and results provided by Liam Hennessy as follows; 24 finishers – Cloudy / 14 Degrees / 80% Humidity / Slight South Easterly Wind – Ideal conditions for distance running.
Mens 10 Mile Champoinship:
Club Champion 2017 – Sean Doran
Runner Up – Dermot Faughnan
Third Place – Paul O’Loughlin

Womens 10 Mile Championship:
Club Champion 2017 – Emma Dunne
Runner Up – Aimee Ahern
Third Place – Clodagh Moriarty

The result of the Grand Prix Handicap for the Ahern Cup was as follows;

Winner – Mick Gleeson
Second Place – Terry Mee
Third Place – Laura Mc Affee
Full Results;
1. Sean Doran – 57.07
2. Declan Robinson (Guest) – 62.17
3. Dermot Faughnan – 62.20
4. Paul O’Loughlin – 63.19 – PB
5. Stephen Tracey – 64.40 – PB
6. Shane Casey – 67.31
7. Mick Gleeson – 68.20 – PB
8. Michael King – 69.23
9. Emma Dunne – 69.31 – PB
10. Murray Ahern – 71.08
11. Joseph Hatch – 71.46
12. Aimee Ahern – 72.09
13. Liam Hennessy – 74.07
14. Declan Murray – 74.16
15. Richie Barr – 74.51
16. Trevor Wisdom – 76.17
17. Ollie Power – 77.18
18. Clodagh Moriarty – 78.03
19. Terry Mee – 79.00
20. Pat Devitt – 83.34
21. Orla Deighan – 86.04
22. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 89.01
23. Laura Mc Affee – 89.16
24. Kate Mc Affee – 96.27
Apologies if  misspelting of any name above.

It must be noted that Maurice Ahern started in what was his 54th consecutive 10 Mile club championship, which is some achievement.

Special thanks to the following people;
Chief Timekeeper – Mick Kearney
Lead Officials – Johnny O’Leary and Gerry Mc Cabe
Course Marshalls:
Martin Treacy – Lead Bike
Declan Hetherington
Caroline Daly
Ciara Daly
Aine Mc Cann
Pat Timmons
Kevin Dowling
Robert Scott
Rob Beckett
Noel Daly
John Smith
Pat Healy
Lorraine Sherwood
Matt Slattery
Martin Cavanagh
Alan Smeaton
Deirdre Fitzsimons

Excuse me if I forget to mention anyone, i just hope i have acknowledged everyone. You did a superb job in making this race happen, guiding us, keeping us safe and getting us to the finish, so well done all.
Well that brings us nicely to the last two races in the series – Cross country !! – Muck !! – Slipping and sliding !!, plenty of time for runners to make a jump up the leaderboard in the run in to the finish on November 25th.

The last two rounds of the 2017 Grand Prix Series are nearly upon us.

Round 15 – Saturday, November 11th – Irwin Cup – 6k – Cross Country – Santry Demesne – 12 Noon.
Round 16 – Saturday, November 25th – Horan Cup – 6 Miles – Cross Country – Santry Demesne – 12 Noon.

I would recommend spikes for Cross Country, as the ground could prove difficult in trainers.
So – No Excuses – Lets see a big turnout for the run to the finish on November 25th – Hope to see you there !!!
P.S – Murray Ahern, our leaderboard statistician will update the leaderboard very shortly – The excitement is building !!

Grand Prix latest: Ahern Cup/Club 10 Mile this Saturday

This coming Saturday, October 7th,  will see the 54th annual running of the club 10 mile championship.  The race was first run on the 12th of April 1964 with Beatlemania at its height and ‘Can’t buy me love’ was racing up the charts.  That first running was a point to point 10 mile from Murtagh’s pub on the Belfast Road down to the, as it then was, Clonliffe Harriers stadium in Santry.

Whatever about racing up the charts Saturday will see the Grand Prix athletes racing four tours of Malahide Castle grounds with a 12 noon start. The prize is the Ahern Cup which was first presented back in April of 1978 by Maurice Ahern to that year’s winner Gerry Finnegan.

The defending club 10 mile champion is Declan Power who won last year in a nippy 55.30, a winning margin of a little over six minutes from Ernie Ramsey. The winner of the women’s championship last year was Jean Carr.

With things so tight at the top of the Grand Prix leader board as Declan Grant leads on 288 points from Mick Bermingham on 276 and Emma Dunne on 266, and with points to be dropped, every single point now counts as the Grand Prix enters its finale. Saturday’s race is round 14 of 16 and is the final race before the athletes hit the mud for the final two cross country rounds.

The race will start from the usual 10 mile start position, athletes are reminded that this is not a ‘closed road’ race so please be aware of other users of the grounds.  The presentation of the Ahern Cup and Grand Prix prizes will take place on the Grand Prix presentation night in the clubhouse on December 7th.

Grand Prixers ready to run Walker

The Grand Prix Series continues in the Morton Stadium on Thursday night September 14th with the 51st running of the Walker Cup. This race is a 4 mile track race with a history going back to 1966. The cup was presented to the club by the Walker family that year. The Walkers had a long tradition with Clonliffe Harriers going right back to the near foundings of the club when George Frazer Walker in 1893 joined the then 7 year old club, two years later he was on the Clonliffe National Junior Cross Country team that won the first National title for the young club. Some seven years later he was club President.

George`s four sons were also Clonliffe Harriers, the Clonliffe National Senior Cross Country winning team featured three of the four: George, Charles and Albert. George Junior followed in his father`s foot steps and was Clonliffe President in 1936.

In turn George junior`s sons also became members of Clonliffe, these third generation Clonliffe Walkers included Frazer. In 1953 Frazer became the third generation Walker to win the National Cross Country team title. Over the years Clonliffe athletes have raced on the 16 laps of Santry as a cinder, tartan and now mondo track battling for the honour of winning this prestigious race.The first winner back in 1966 was Terry Purcell.

At last year`s 50th running of the Walker Cup current in form Grand Prix man Thomas Sherlock was first across the line. With Thomas having won last Thursday`s round, The Bonass Trophy/Club 10,000 he may well be the man to beat, however, Sean Doran has similarly been in fine form and was 2nd in Saturday`s BHAA 5k and may well find 16 laps of Santry rather than 25 more to his liking.

Also on Thursday Pat Bonass, who due to illness couldn`t make last Thursday, will present prizes to the first three in the club 10,000 championship.

Grand Prix Series News: Round 12: 10,000m

Liam Hennessy Reports: The Grand Prix Series resumed after the August break with Round 12 of the series Incorporating The Club Championship 10,000 Metres – Thursday, Sept 7th – Morton Stadium – 8pm. The weather was a cool 14 Degrees  with a 14km/hr Northerly Breeze / Not a bad evening for distance running (some of us were treated to a rain shower to cool us down over the final laps !!). The result of the Mens and Womens Club Championships are as follows;

Mens Track – 10,000 Metres – Club Championship /  Pat Bonass Trophy and kindly sponsored by Pat Bonass:

Club Champion 2017: Tom Sherlock
Runner Up: Sean Doran
Third Place: Paul O’Loughlin
Womens Track – 10,000 Metres – Club Championship:

Club Champion 2017: Emma Dunne

Runner up: Laura Kernan

Third Place: Ann Lyons

The result of the Grand Prix Handicap for the 10,000 Metres was as follows;

Winner: Ann Lyons

Runner Up: Maurice Mc Crohan

Third Place: Tom Cassidy

Full result of the race as follows;

1. Tom Sherlock – 34.23

2. Sean Doran – 35.28

3. Gerry Redmond – 36.22
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5. ????????????
6. ????????????

7. Paul O’Loughlin – 38.23 – PB !!!

8. Zoe Brady – 38.26 – PB !!!

9. Damien Kelly – 39.30
10. Thomas Frayne – 40.02
11. Maurice Mc Crohan – 40.21
12. Alex Eustace – 40.29
13. Kevin Dowling – 40.29.2
14. Alan Worrall – 40.55
15. Emma Dunne – 41.04 – Massive lifetime PB !!!!
16. Mick Gleeson – 41.32
17. Rachael Eustace – 41.38
18. Mick Bermingham – 42.05
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20. Colm Mc Donnell – 42.17
21. Darren Reemsbottom – 42.40
22. Declan Grant – 43.07
23. Tom Monks – 43.36
24. Laura Kernan – 43.37
25. Tom Cassidy – 43.50
26. Niall Markey – 44.03
27. Ann Lyons – 44.15 – Massive lifetime PB !!!!
28. Liam Hennessy – 44.16
29. Aimee Ahern – 44.27 – PB !!!
30. Trevor Wisdom – 44.59
31. Declan Murray – 46.02
32. Noel Daly – 46.13
33. Connor Jennings – 45.47
34. Greg O’ Beirne – 46.07
35. Jennifer Sharkey – 46.12
36. Aine Mc Cann – 46.14
37. Terry Mee – 46.21
38. Melissa Curran – 46.41
39. Jason Blake – 50.17
40. Martin Cavanagh – 50.17
41. Pat Devitt – 50.39
42. Tom Prendergast – 51.05
43. Ann Mc Donnell – 51.49
44. Dave Brady – 53.06
Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

We experienced a delay in posting the above results, as there were some runners who either ran a lap too many or a lap short, as has been the norm in this race in the past. It was great to see so many runners toe the line for the penultimate track race of the series. Many thanks to our Club President; Paddy Marley and Ladies and Mens Captains; Joe and Pamela Cooper for their presence. Many thanks also to all who volunteered to make this race happen. Many thanks too, to Caroline and Paddy Tuite for the after race refreshments.
Our Next race – Round 13 – Can you believe it, the last track race of the Grand Prix Series for 2017 – Walker Cup (4 Mile) – Thurs, September 14th – Kindly sponsored by our Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper – Morton Stadium – 8pm.

and theres more……..!!!

Date Confirmed: Round 14 – Grand Prix Series – Ahern Cup – 10 Mile / Incorporating Club Championship – Saturday, October 7th – Malahide Castle – 12 Noon – Remember, this race is open to all members of our club, so don’t be afraid to come along and give it a go – We would love to see there !!!

and theres some more..!!!

In five weeks time Clonliffe Harriers will host the annual Schools Cross Country Invitational event at Santry Demesne. Last year the event attracted over 2000 Children. The club is in urgent need of volunteers to help on the day. We are looking for people to work from a few hours to a full day – any time volunteered will be greatly appreciated. We need course builders from 8am, Admin people to take entries from 10am, Starters and recorders ready to go from 11am, The races will take place between 12 and 3pm. We also need course deconstructors from 3 to 4.30pm. Your help would be greatly appreciated, as this is one of the premier events on the School Cross Country Calendar. If you can give some time to volunteer please revert to

Many Thanks.


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