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Grand Prix: Round 11/ Club 5000

Liam Hennessy Reports (apologies for delay in posting-holidays!) Round 11 – Grand Prix Series / Incorporating Club Championship 5000Metres – Morton Stadium – Thursday, July 27th – 8pm. The weather was a Cloudy / 12 Degrees – Real Feel 9  / 78% Humidity / 18km/hr SSW breeze – Not a bad evening at all for middle distance running. 62 Runners toed the line for what was a very well run race.

The full result of the Mens and Womens Club Championship was as follows;

Mens Championship:

Club Champion 2017 – Sean Doran

Runner Up – Eftem

Third Place – Conor Keane

Womens Championship:

Club Champion 2017 – Emma Dunne

Runner up – Aimee Ahern

Third Place – Aideen Brady

The result of the Grand Prix Handicap for the 5000 Metres was as follows;

Winner – Orla Deighan

Runner Up – Declan Murray

Third Place – Aimee Ahern

Full results of the 5000 Metres are as follows;

  1. Sean Doran – 16.09.3
  2. Eftem – 16.23.1
  3. Disqualified – (Ran a lap short)
  4. Conor Keane – 16.50.4
  5. Joseph Keane – 17.23.
  6. Ger Copeland (Guest) – 17.28.4
  7. Fergal Keenan – 17.54.4
  8. George Brady (Guest) – 18.00
  9. Owen Murphy – 18.02
  10. Colm Hickey (Guest) – 18.16
  11. Damien Kelly – 18.21
  12. Craig Deasy (Guest) – 18.25.2
  13. Kevin Dowling – 18.25.8
  14. Philip O’ Doherty – 18.39
  15. Michael Mc Henry – 19.18.1
  16. Niall Markey – 19.42
  17. Mick Bermingham – 19.50.3
  18. Philip Matthews – 19.59
  19. Declan Grant – 20.11
  20. Alan Worrall – 20.11.5
  21. Tom Cassidy – 20.19
  22. Emma Dunne – 20.23 – Massive PB
  23. David O’ Sullivan 20.47.9
  24. Aimee Ahern – 21.00.00 – Massive PB
  25. Aideen Brady – 21.01.4
  26. Jim Keogh – 21.09 – Massive SB (Seasons Best)
  27. Liam Hennessy – 21.44
  28. Simon Smith – 21.47
  29. Declan Murray – 21.50
  30. Joe Cole – 21.53
  31. Aine Mc Cann – 22.03.8 – Massive PB
  32. Pat Devitt – 22.10
  33. Greg O’ Beirne – 22.11
  34. Terry Mee – 22.21.1
  35. Michael Smith – 22.22.9
  36. Dave Hanley – 22.39
  37. Tom Prendergast – 22.39.5
  38. Connor Jennings – 22.39.9
  39. ????????????? – 22.41
  40. Dick Mullins – 22.55
  41. Paul White (Guest) – 22.57
  42. Orla Deighan – 23.00
  43. Jason Blake – 23.05
  44. Melissa Curran – 23.06
  45. Richie Barr – 23.15
  46. Deirdre O’ Malley – 23.17.4
  47. ????????????? –  23.33
  48. Ciara Daly – 23.37 – Massive PB – WOW !!!
  49. Noel Daly – 23.37
  50. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 23.52
  51. Ann Mc Donnell – 24.06
  52. Pat Healy – 24.21
  53. Tom O’ Mahony – 24.31
  54. Pat Bonass – 25.24
  55. Dave Brady – 26.09
  56. Sinead Morrissey – 28.39
  57. Ann Marie Graham – 28.51

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Apologies for the delay in reporting the results; however we had a few problems reconciling times, as some runners didn’t take or return a number on finishing. Many thanks to all who helped make this event such a success, particularly with the huge field that took part.
The turnout for all of our races this year has been amazing and long may it continue until our final race in November. The next race in the Grand Prix Series will take place on Thursday, September 7th – Round 12 – Bonass Trophy / 10,000 Metres  Club Championship – Morton Stadium – 8pm. So what do we do between now and September 7th ??? – Well plenty actually if you are not heading away, so read on carefully.  The August Series of track races begins next Thursday, Aug 3rd – No entry fee – No prizes – No after race refreshments – Just a great bunch of summer races and lots of opportunities to run PB’s!!!!. The series is open to Clonliffe Members, Grand Prix Runners and invited Guests. This series of club races has always been greatly supported, so come along and get involved !!!.

The Calendar is as follows;

Thursday, Aug 3rd – Mile – Morton Stadium – 8pm.

Thursday, Aug 10th – Break for World Athletics Championships, London.

Thursday, Aug 17th – 800 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8pm.

Thursday, Aug 24th – 1500 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8pm.

Thursday, Aug 31st – 5000 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8pm.

For the Mile, 800m and 1500m it is envisaged there will be at least two or three seperate graded races. Please arrive early to be graded. You would be well advised to pick the grade you feel is best suited to your recent PB. Best of luck to all of you taking part.

COME – RUN – ENJOY THE AUGUST SERIES – See you there !!!

P.S – Murray Ahern, our Leaderboard Statistician has just returned from his holidays, so the Grand Prix Series leaderboard will be updated shortly.

O`Brien wins club 1500 plus Grand Prix

Round 10 – Grand Prix Series / Incorporating Club Championship 1500 Metres – Morton Stadium – Thurs, 13th July – 8pm – Report by Liam Hennessy as follows;

The Grand Prix / Club Championship 1500 Metres took place Thursday at Morton Stadium. The weather was a Dry / Cloudy / Breezy / 14 Degrees – Not a great evening for times. The 1500 Metres was run over five races. The Club Championship turned out to be a competitive affair in both Men and Womens categories. In the Mens race Adam O’Brien had a fine run retaining the Simon Byrne Trophy (Presented by Pat Byrne), in winning by over three seconds from Sean O’Leary in second and Sean Doran two seconds further back in third place. In the Womens race Ciara Peelo produced a great performance to win by over eight seconds from Alannah Cooley, who had a fine run to finish second with Aimee Ahern in third place.

The full result of the Mens and Womens Club Championship was as follows;
Mens Championship:
Club Champion 2017 – 1500 Metres: Adam O’Brien

Runner up: Sean O’Leary
Third Place: Sean Doran

Womens Championship:

Club Champion 2017 – 1500 Metres: Ciara Peelo
Runner up: Alannah Cooley
Third Place: Aimee Ahern

The result of the Grand Prix Handicap for the 1500 Metres, kindly sponsored by Pat Byrne was as follows;
Winner: James Smith
Runner up: Yvonne Mc DonaghThird Place: Ann Mc Donnell

Full results of the 1500 Metres as follows;
1. Adam O’Brien – 4.09.2
2. Sean O’Leary – 4.12.9
3. Sean Doran – 4.14.9
4. George Brady (Guest) – 4.26.1
5. Alex Gibbons – 4.33
6. Eftem – 4.42.7
7. Owen Murphy – 4.47
8. Ger Copeland (Guest) – 4.49
9. Stephen Butler (Guest) – 4.50.7
10. Kevin Dowling – 4.51
11. Rowland Eager (Guest) – 4.55.5
12. Anto Doran – 4.56.5
13. Gerry Deegan (Guest) – 5.02.5 – A Cead Mile Failte to our good friend Gerry, visiting from the USA.
14. James Smith – 5.08.8
15. Ciara Peelo (Guest) – 5.09
16. Philip Matthews – 5.11.3
17. Stephen O’Reilly – 5.11.5
18. Fergal Keenan – 5.12.1
19. Alannah Cooley – 5.17.9
20. Mick Bermingham – 5.25.5
21. Declan Grant – 5.26.3
22. Simon Smith – 5.26.9
23. Sean Grimes – 5.28.2
24. Stephen Tracey – 5.28.8
25. Tom Cassidy – 5.29.3
26. Mick Gleeson – 5.31.9
27. Alex Eustace – 5.33.4
28. David O’Sullivan – 5.35.1
29. Nicola Mooney – 5.40.1
30. Martin Cavanagh – 5.41.5
31. Aimee Ahern – 5.46.9
32. Jim Keogh – 5.47
33. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 5.54.1
34. Niall O’Connor – 5.54.8
35. Joe Cole (Guest) – 6.02
36. Keith Farrell – 6.03.9
37. Ciara O’Regan – 6.05.3
38. Terry Mee – 6.05.9
39. Eva Domony – 6.07.7
40. Stephen Blake – 6.08
41. Colm Doran – 6.12
42. Melissa Curran – 6.15
43. Pat Devitt – 6.15.4
44. Gary Power (Guest) – 6.21
45. Aine Mc Cann – 6.22
46. Paul White (Guest) – 6.25
47. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 6.27
48. Ciara Daly – 6.28
49. Ann Mc Donnell – 6.28 1
50. Anna Kavanagh – 6.28.9
51. Mary Purdue Smith – 6.30
52. ??????????? – 6.30.1
53. Dave Lyons – 6.34
54. Jenny Bower – 6.37.4
55. Shay Byrne – 7.10
56. Dave Brady – 7.24

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Many thanks to all who volunteered to make this race such a great success. Hard to believe Round 11 is the next race !!!!

Next Race: Round 11 – Thursday, July 27th – Club Championship / Grand Prix – 5000 Metres (12.5 Laps) – Morton Stadium – Thursday – July 27th8PM. We look forward to seeing as many club athletes as possible taking part. And then there was a break ????? – The Grand Prix Series breaks for the month of August and will resume with Round 12 – Thursday, September 7th – For The Bonass Cup – Club Championship 10000 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8PM.

What break ?????  there’s more….Yes….More very important upcoming races for your diary – Plenty more opportunities to run pb’s !!!!
It’s our August Series 2017 – COME – RUN – ENJOY – No entry fee – No Prizes. This series is open to club members, Grand Prix runners and invited guests. We would encourage Clonliffe club members to run, so come along and get involved.
August Series dates for your diary;
August 3rd –  The Classic Mile – Morton Stadium – 8PM.
August 10th – Break due to World Athletics Championships, London.
August 17th – 800 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8PM.
August 24th – 1500 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8PM.

August 31st – 5000 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8PM.

COME – RUN – ENJOY THE AUGUST SERIES – See you there !!!.

Sean O`Leary wins 800 club championships plus GP latest

Round 9 – Grand Prix Series / Incorporating Club Championship 800 Metres – Morton Stadium – Thursday – 8pm, Report by Liam Hennessy as follows;

The Grand Prix / Club Championship 800 Metres took place Thursday on the track. The weather was excellent -18 Degrees / Dry / 85% Humidity. The 800 Metres was run over five races. It was terrific to see such a turnout and there was a real sense of excitement surrounding every race, as runners attempted to achieve new pb’s on what was a superb night for running.The Mens Club Championship proved to be very close with Sean O’ Leary just edging it in a battle with Greg Hosseny and Sean Doran hot on their heels in third place. In the Womens Club Championship the race proved to be most competitive with Emer Treacy winning the race by just over a second from Ciara Peelo and Emma Kelly another second back in third place.

The result of the Mens and Womens Club Championship was as follows;

Mens Championship:

Club Champion 2017 – 800 Metres: Sean O’ Leary

Runner up: Greg Hosseny

Third Place: Sean Doran

Women Championship:

Club Champion 2017 – 800 Metres: Emer Treacy

Runner up: Ciara Peelo

Third Place: Emma Kelly

The Result of the Grand Prix – Richie Barr Cup – 800 Metres – Kindly sponsored by Richie Barr was as follows;

Winner: Eoghan Murphy

Runner up: Martin Cavanagh

Third Place: Simon Smith

 

 

Full list of results as follows;

  1. Sean O’ Leary – 2.01
  2. Greg Hosseny – 2.03
  3. Sean Doran – 2.05
  4. Niall Norman – 2.07
  5. Owen Murphy – 2.16.4
  6. Owen Brady – 2.18.57
  7. Clive Ahern – 2.19
  8. Kevin Dowling – 2.19.11
  9. Eftem – 2.23
  10. Ger Copeland – 2.23
  11. Emer Treacy – 2.23.3
  12. Ciara Peelo – 2.24.39
  13. Emma Kelly – 2.25.81
  14. Roland Eager – 2.28
  15. James Smith – 2.29
  16. Simon Smith – 2.31
  17. Emma Dunne – 2.31.17
  18. Niall Markey – 2.31.5
  19. Fergal Keenan – 2.32.5
  20. Martin Cavanagh – 2.34
  21. Ollie Power – 2.35
  22. Mick Bermingham – 2.36
  23. Declan Grant – 2.37
  24. David O’ Sullivan – 2.41
  25. Mick Gleeson – 2.42
  26. Laura Kernan – 2.43
  27. Eimear Brennan – 2.45
  28. Aimee Ahern – 2.47
  29. Niall O’ Connor – 2.48.28
  30. Ciara O’ Regan – 2.50.7
  31. Jim Keogh – 2.51.3
  32. Keith Farrell – 2.51.9
  33. Terry Mee – 2.53.8
  34. Catherine Dempsey – 2.58.5
  35. Robert Mangan – 2.59
  36. Pat Devitt – 3.00.3
  37. Orla Deighan – 3.00.6
  38. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 3.01.5
  39. Melissa Curran – 3.01.6
  40. Ciara Daly – 3.02.8
  41. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 3.04.2
  42. Jennifer Sharkey – 3.07.2
  43. Katie Hennigan – 3.12.2
  44. Joanne Mc Cabe – 3.16.1
  45. Ann Mc Donnell – 3.17.1
  46. Colm Doran – 3.20.8
  47. Mary Purdue Smyth – 3.23.7
  48. Dave Lyons – 3.24.3
  49. Shay Byrne – 3.37.9
  50. Dave Brady – 3.47.8

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Many thanks to our Club President; Paddy Marley and Ladies and Men’s Club Captains, Pamela and Joe Cooper for their presence. Many thanks to all who volunteered to make this race such a great success. Many thanks also to Caroline and Paddy Tuite for providing the after race refreshments.

Next race – Round 10 – Thursday next – July 13th – Club Championship / Grand Prix – 1500 Metres – Morton Stadium – 8pm. Keep a look out for upcoming information on our August series of races where there will be more chances to run PB’s !!!

Finally, the Grand Prix leaderboard can be accessed by going to the Clonliffe Harriers website, select Promotions, select Grand Prix and scroll to bottom of page and click on Leaderboard.

Grand Prix/ Club 800 Championships Thursday July 6th

Round 9 of the Grand Prix Series and the first of the club track championships the 800m is this Thursday July 6th in the stadium. The grand Prix is sponsored by Richie Barr. The Championship is of course open to all club members, however, please be there early for grading purposes. The first race is at 8.00pm.

The Championships then continue incorporated into the grand Prix Races as follows:

Round 10: Thursday July 13th 1500m, Pat Byrne Cup/ Club Championship – Morton Stadium 8 p.m

Round 11: Thursday  July 27th – 5,000m/Club Championship  Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Grand Prix: Keen as mustard, Conor fastest in Murphy 5

Grand Prix Round 8 report by Liam Hennessy: 50 starters took part in the Michael Murphy 5 Mile Memorial race – Weather was a Dry /10 Degrees – Felt like 6 / Humidity 90% / Wind South Easterly 28km/h / Wet underfoot with trail areas quite greasy – not a bad night for running.

It was tremendous to see such a large attendance of members, who competed in this race over the years, including our president, Paddy Marley. It was also great to see Gerry Mc Cabe, a stalwart on the Grand Prix Committee over recent years, looking so well after a recent setback in the springtime.

The following is the Result of the Handicap for the Michael Murphy 5 Mile Memorial race;

Winner – Mary Purdue Smyth
2nd Place – Melissa Curran
3rd Place – Liam Hennessy

The Murphy family once more presented the prize for the fastest runner to Conor Keane.

Full list of results as follows;

1. Conor Keane – 28.59
2. Shane Casey – 30.38
3. Clive Ahern – 30.49
4. Anto Doran – 31.02
5. Stephen Tracey – 31.23
6. Kevin Dowling – 31.31
7. Emma Dunne – 31.58
8. Niall Markey – 32.02
9. Alan Worrall – 32.24
10. Thomas Frayne – 32.31
11. Mick Bermingham – 32.50
12. Philip Matthews – 33.25
13. Fergal Keenan – 33.35
14. Des Shorten – 33.42
15. Declan Grant – 34.10
16. Laura Kernan – 34.17
17. Mick Gleeson – 34.29
18. David O’ Sullivan – 34.32
19. Ollie Power – 34.36
20. Murray Ahern – 34.37
21. Tom Cassidy – 34.48
22. Trevor Wisdom – 35.24
23. Adrian Gerard – 35.27
24. Liam Hennessy – 35.36
25. Jim Keogh – 35.46
26. Declan Murray – 36.09
27. Ciaran O’ Regan – 36.46
28. Connor Jennings – 37.07
29. Dave Hanley – 37.13
30. Ann Lyons – 37.31
31.Keith Farrell (Guest) – 37.44
32. Pat Devitt – 37.52
33. Orla Deighan – 38.02
34. Melissa Curran – 38.10
35. Mary Purdue Smyth – 38.27
36. Jennifer Sharkey – 39.01
37. Roisin Daly (Guest) – 39.33
38. Pat Healy (Guest) – 40.42
39. Niall O’ Connor – 40.47
40. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 40.49
41. Sue Kelly – 41.12
42. Ann Mc Donnell – 41.21
43. Dave Brady – 41.57
44. Pat Bonass – 43.04
45. Ciara Faherty – 45.26
46. Dave Lyons – 48.03

Many thanks to all who helped make this race happen, from the starter, timekeeper, lead bike, marshalls, etc.

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.
Next Race – Round 9 – Club Championship – 800 Metres – Morton Stadium – Thursday, July 6th8pm. This is the shortest race of the series, so warm up well to avoid injury – Best of luck – See you there !!!
And remember, only a week later – Round 10 – Club Championship – 1500 Metres – Morton Stadium – Thursday, July 13th8pm.

Grand Prix News: update on leaderboard, Mick Murphy 5

The leaderboard has been updated and can be accessed on the Grand Prix Series page, go to menu bar, see Promotions. The current leader after 7 rounds is Niall O`Connor on 134 points, with Mick Bermingham on 133 and Anton Doran 3rd on 131.

Next up is the Mick Murphy Memorial 5 Mile in Malahide Castle on Thursday evening, June 29th at 8.00pm, two laps of the Castle grounds. The Michael Murphy Memorial Race has been running now for some 36 years. The race was first run in the grounds of Malahide Castle back in 1980, the fastest time recorded that day was by Michael Murphy in a time of just over twenty-four minutes, tragically later that year, Michael was killed in a road traffic accident in the United States and the following year the 5 mile race was run in his memory. Michael’s family donated the cup and have almost every year been in attendance on the race night to present their prize to the fastest man. The race is one of the highlights of the club year and is one of the jewels in the Grand Prix series.

Needless to say anyone not running who fancies helping out come along on the evening. The prize giving will take place in Malahide Cricket Club and members are encouraged to remain on for a good social evening.

Yvonne McDonagh retains O`Connor Cup

Liam Hennessy reports:  Mc Donagh retains O’ Connor Cup – Keane fastest on night !! Round 7 – Grand Prix Series 2017 – O’ Connor Cup – 4 mile Grass Race – Santry Demesne – Thursday, June 15th.

Apologies for the delay in posting these results. Well the Grand Prix Series continued Thursday last with the running of The O’ Connor Cup – 4 Mile Grass Race. The weather was a fine 18 Degrees / Dry Underfoot / Blustery South Easterly Wind of 24 Knots.

The course had been meticulously measured and well flagged and the grass was freshly cut to ensure a smooth ride for all.
57 runners toed the line, instructions were given by the race director, the bugle was sounded and the race was on !!

The result of the handicap for the O’ Connor Cup was as follows;
1st Place – Yvonne Mc Donagh
2nd Place – Dave Brady – Having run a full marathon earlier in the day !!!! Amazing athlete !!!
3rd Place – Murray Ahern

Yvonne Mc Donagh not only won the O’ Connor Cup 2017, but she retained the cup for the second year in a row, so congrats to Yvonne.

(Pictured: Club President Paddy Marley, Yvonne and Alan Worrall (sponsor))

The full list of results for the O’ Connor Cup were as follows;
1. Conor Keane – 22.59
2. Niall Sherlock (Guest) – 24.01
3. George Brady (Guest) – 24.09
4. Rowland Dager (Guest) – 24.27
5. Kieran Murphy  (Guest) – 24.31
6. Shane Casey – 24.46
7. Stephen O’ Reilly – 25.06
8. Alan Worrall – 25.42
9. Maurice Mc Crohan – 26.03
10. Mick Bermingham – 26.12
11. Sean Grimes – 26.37
12. Maura Matthews – 26.38
13. Alan Townsend (Guest) – 26.43
14. Emma Dunne – 26.47
15. Alex Eustace – 26.52
16. Niall Markey – 26.54
17. Murray Ahern – 27.07
18. Alan Curley (Guest) – 27.17
19. Shane Rooney – 27.21
20. Declan Grant – 27.26
21. Siobhan Devaney – 27.28
22. Aideen Brady – 27.45
23. Ollie Power – 27.50
24. David O’ Sullivan – 27.57
25. Adrian Gerard (Guest) – 27.58
26. Mick Gleeson – 28.00
27. Tom Cassidy – 28.02
28. Colm Leonard – 28.05
29. Laura Kiernan – 28.06
30. Stephen Tracey – 28.07
31. Jim Keogh – 28.07.2
32. Liam Hennessy – 28.27
33. Richard Barr – 28.33
34. Connor Jennings – 29.25
35. Simon Smith – 29.29
36. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 29.44
37. Ciara O’ Regan – 29.48
38. Terry Mee – 30.00
39. Anthony O’ Brien (Guest) – 30.18
40. Pat Devitt – 30.28
41. Niall O’ Connor – 30.32
42. Orla Deighan – 30.35
43. Ann Lyons – 30.35.2
44. Jason Blake – 30.43
45. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 30.44
46. Keith Farrell – 30.52
47. Melissa Curran – 31.05
48. Aisling Andrews – 31.05.3
49. Shay Byrne – 31.08
50. Carol Flood – 31.16
51. Paula Horgan – 32.26
52. Colm Doran – 32.55
53. Jennifer Sharkey – 33.25
54. Ann Mc Donnell – 33.43
55. Dave Brady – 33.43.5
56. Pat Healy – 34.48
57. Ciara Faherty – 36.57

Presentations were made Thursday last for the following races held over the past few weeks;
Round 5 – Santry Mile – The Guiden Trophy – 21st May – Kindly sponsored by Noel Guiden.
Result of the handicap for the Santry Mile was as follows;
1. Fergie Keenan
2. Noel Daly
3. Stephen O’ Reilly

Round 6 – The Mc Carrick Plate – 2.5 mile trail / tarmac race held at Malahide, 30th May, 2017
Result of the handicap for The Mc Carrick Plate was as follows;
1. Ciara Daly
2. Emer Brennan
3. Mandy Mc Menamy

Apologies if i misspelt any name above
Next date for your diary – Round 8 – Grand Prix Series 2017 – The Michael Murphy Memorial 5 mile trail / tarmac race –  Malahide Demesne – Thursday, June 29th8pm – (usual start beside Cricket Club) – Race presentation will be held afterwards in the Cricket Club.

Michael Murphy was a young man, who wore the Black and Amber singlet with pride – Mick lost his life at a very young age and this race in his memory is very special in our race calendar. We look forward to seeing a huge turnout for what is going to be a magic race !!!.

See you Thursday, June 29th8pm !!! – Parking is available at the cricket Club.
Reminder: The points table / leaderboard will be updated very soon and can be viewed at the promotions area of the website.

 

Grand Prix News: Karl Nolan zips around Malahide Demesne !!!

Grand Prix Series: Round 6 – Grand Prix 2017 – Malahide Demesne – Tuesday, May 30th – Race report by Liam Hennessy.

Grand Prix 2017 continued Tuesday with a 2.5 Mile – Trail / Tarmac race for The Mc Carrick Plate, kindly sponsored by Eugene Mc Carrick.. The race took place amongst the beautiful parkland at Malahide Demesne. The evening was just perfect for middle distance running; Dry, Clear and 17 Degrees. 65 Runners toes the line for what turned out to be a fabulous race. Karl Nolan ran the fastest time with a fine performance, followed home by Anthony Doran and Kevin Dowling. A huge number of personal bests were recorded, as is almost to be expected, such is the success of the Grand Prix series this year. The result of the handicap for this race will be revealed on presentation night, Thursday, June 15th.

The full list of results are as follows;:

  1. Karl Nolan – 13.48 – PB
  2. Anthony Doran – 14.09 – PB
  3. Kevin Dowling – 14.14 – PB
  4. Mark Dowling – 14.22 – PB
  5. Dermot Faughnan – 14.25 – PB
  6. Shane Casey – 14.37 – PB
  7. Philip O’ Doherty – 15.18
  8. Stephen Tracey – 15.20 – PB
  9. Maurice Mc Crohan – 15.21
  10. Alan Worrall – 15.26 – Equalled PB
  11. Mick Bermingham – 15.29 – PB
  12. Niall Markey – 15.32 – PB
  13. Philip Matthews – 15.41
  14. Maura Matthews – 15.47 – PB
  15. Joyce O’ Hare – 15.49 – PB
  16. Fergal Keenan – 15.51
  17. Alex Eustace – 15.54 – PB
  18. Sean Grimes – 15.56 – PB
  19. Emma Dunne – 15.57 – PB
  20. Shane Rooney – 15.57.2 – PB
  21. Declan Grant – 15.59 – PB
  22. Tom Monks – 16.02
  23. Siobhan Devany – 16.05 – PB
  24. Murray Ahern – 16.08 – AGE PB
  25. Eimear Brennan – 16.11 – PB
  26. Laura Kernan – 16.11.2 – PB
  27. Mick Fennell – 16.21 – PB
  28. David O’ Sullivan – 16.29 – PB
  29. Mick Gleeson – 16.31 – PB
  30. Aimee Ahern – 16.41 – AGE PB
  31. Tom Cassidy – 16.46 – PB
  32. Aideen O’ Connor – 16.47
  33. Ken Matthews (Guest) – 16.49 – PB
  34. Rafael (Guest) – 16.53
  35. Simon Smith – 16.59 – Massive PB
  36. James Smth – 17.06 – PB
  37. Liam Hennessy – 17.09
  38. Jim Keogh – 17.10 – PB
  39. Dave Hanley – 17.18
  40. Noel Daly – 17.26
  41. Ciara O’ Regan – 17.34 – PB
  42. Niall O’ Connor – 17.47 – PB
  43. Declan Murray – 17.51 – AGE PB
  44. Ann Lyons – 17.52 – PB
  45. Karen Kinsella – 18.00
  46. Orla Deighan – 18.05 – PB
  47. Connor Jennings – 18.09 – PB
  48. Ailish Patten – 18.10 – PB
  49. Aine Mc Cann – 18.19
  50. Mel Curran – 18.24 – PB
  51. Jason Blake – 18.36 – PB
  52. Paula Horgan – 18.44 – PB
  53. Keith Farrell (Guest) – 18.46
  54. Mandy Mc Menamy – 18.59 – PB
  55. Karen Mc Afee – 19.14 – PB
  56. Ciara Daly – 19.23 – PB
  57. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 19.24 – PB
  58. Katie Hennigan – 19.29 – PB
  59. Caroline Hynes – 19.39 – PB
  60. Aaron Stewart – 19.40 – PB
  61. Shay Byrne – 19.57 –
  62. Tom Dunne (Guest) – 20.29 – PB
  63. Dave Brady – 21.06
  64. Dave Lyons – 21.11
  65. Richard Connolly – 22.08

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Many Thanks to all who volunteered to make this race a success. Big thanks to Martin Treacy (Lead Bike) for guiding the runners on route.

Next Race: Round 7 – Thursday, June 15th – 4 Mile – O’ Connor Cup – Grass Race – Santry Demesne – 8pm. The O’ Connor Cup should provide for firm underfoot conditions; however it could prove to be soft if we get any prolonged spell of rain. Anyhow, a bit of advice; for good ground, wear training shoes and for soft ground you may need to wear shoes with good grip or spikes. Lets hope the ground is firm !!! – See you there !!. Presentations for Round 5 – The Santry Mile, Round 6 – The Mc Carrick Plate and Round 7 – The O’ Connor Cup will take place on the evening of Thursday, June 15th and all runners are encouraged to attend – it could be you !!!.

Grand Prix Series: McCarrick 2.5 Mile Tuesday May 30th

Grand Prix Series competitors don`t forget the next round of the Grand Prix has been moved forward to Tuesday night, May 30th. The race will be a complete tour of Malahide Castle grounds on the trail/tarmac 2.5 mile for the McCarrick Plate with an 8.00pm start.

Grand Prix Series: Electric Night at Morton !!!

Race report by Liam Hennessy: Round 5 of the Grand Prix Series – The Santry Mile – The Guiden Trophy, Kindly Sponsored by Noel Guiden, took place on the track at Morton Stadium on Thursday evening last. The weather was kind – 14 Degrees / Cool / Dry / Good conditions for running.
We had four races to cater for the huge numbers taking part.There was a great air of excitement as runners passed the finish line on each lap. It was a pleasure to see runners cheer on club mates and friends, helping them achieve personal records.

82 Runners toed the line. We had the pleasure of welcoming some of our promising junior athletes to the mile and they certainly provided for a hot race up front.

Results as follows;

1. F.Mc Manus – 4.42 – Clonliffe Junior
2. Sean Doran – 4.45 Track PB
3. Alex Gibbons – 4.47 – Clonliffe Junior
4. Sean Curtin – 4.48 – Clonliffe Junior
5. Niall Sherlock – 4.51
6. Niall Norman – 4.52 – Clonliffe Junior
7. Kevin Mc Kenna – 4.53 – Clonliffe Junior
8. Gerry Brady – 4.57
9. F.Radford – 5.02 – Clonliffe Junior
10. Anthony Doran – 5.04 Track PB
11. Kevin Dowling – 5.08
12. Stephen O’Reilly – 5.21
13. Murray Ahern – 5.25
14. Eoin Murphy – 5.27
15. Karl Nolan – 5.29
16. Phillip Matthews – 5.32
17. Paul O’Loughlin – 5.33 Track PB
18. Maurice Mc Crohan – 5.37
19. Alan Worrall – 5.39
20. Fergal Keenan – 5.40
21. Noel Daly – 5.42 Track PB
22. Niall Markey – 5.42 Track PB
23. Mick Bermingham – 5.48 Track PB
24. Emma Dunne – 5.49 Track PB
25. Declan Grant – 5.50 Track PB
26. Siobhan Devaney – 5.51 Track PB
27. Sean Grimes – 5.51.2 Track PB
28. Aideen Brady – 5.52 Track PB
29. Shane Rooney – 5.53 Track PB
30. Tom Monks – 5.54
31. Eimear Brennan – 5.55 Track PB
32. Ken Matthews (Guest) – 5.56
33. Alan Eustace – 5.57 Track PB
34. Richard Barr – 5.59
35. Laura Kernan – 6.00 Track PB
36. Simon Smith – 6.01 Track PB
37. Louise Caragher – 6.01
38. Maura Matthews – 6.02  .
39. Tom Cassidy – 6.04 Track PB
40. Aimee Ahern – 6.05 Track PB
41. Mick Gleeson – 6.11
42. Niall O’ Connor – 6.12 Track PB
43. Martin Cavanagh – 6.13
44. Aoife O’ Sullivan – 6.15 Track PB
45. Jim Keogh – 6.16
46. Declan Murray – 6.19
47. Ailish Patten – 6.20 Track PB
48. Ciara O’ Regan – 6.21 Track PB
49. Jason Blake – 6.26 Track PB
50. Terry Mee – 6.26.1
51. Keith Farrell – (Guest) – 6.29
52. Carol Flood (Guest) – 6.29
53. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 6.30
54. Connor Jennings – 6.31 Track PB
55. Aine Mc Cann – 6.32
56. Orla Deighan – 6.33 Track PB
57. Jennifer Sharkey – 6.34 Track PB
58. Anthony O’ Brien – 6.35
59. Melissa Curran – 6.37 Track PB
60. Catherine Dempsey – 6.43 Track PB
61. Erin Stewart – 6.45 Track PB
62. Pat Devitt – 6.48
63. Colm Doran – 6.54
64. Katie Hennigan – 6.56 Track PB
65. Jamie Mc Cabe – 6.57 Track PB
66. Evelyn Brennan – 7.03
67. Mary Purdue Smyth – 7.08
68. Ann Mc Donnell – 7.10 Track PB
69. Ciara Daly – 7.17 Track PB
70. Evelyn Mc Donagh – 7.18
71. Frank Devitt – 7.21
72. Caroline Daly – 7.29 Track PB
73. Dave Lyons – 7.30
74. Tom Dunne (Guest) – 7.34
75. Shay Byrne – 7.43
76. Declan Hetherington – 7.47
77. Richard Connolly – 8.06
78. Dave Brady – 8.08
79. Ciara Faherty (Guest) – 8.16
80. Tom Flood – 9.42

The result of the handicap is not available – Please note that The Guiden Trophy will be presented after the O’ Connor Cup – 4 Mile Grass race on Thursday, June 15th next.

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

There were at least 34 personal bests recorded tonight, proving again that the race series offers athletes fabulous opportunities to run best times.

Many thanks to our Club President; Paddy Marley and Ladies and Men’s Club Captains, Pamela and Joe Cooper for their presence and to all who volunteered to make this race a great success. Thanks again to Caroline and Paddy Tuite for providing after race refreshments.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: DATE CHANGE 
Next Race – Round 6 – TUESDAY, May 30th @ 8pm – Mc Carrick Plate – 2.5 Mile Race – (One lap of the Trail / Tarmac route) Malahide Castle (Beside Cricket Club). Road training shoes / Racing flats will do fine for this one !! – Another great race to post a PB !!. See you there !!!

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