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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.
Results;
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
4. ????????????
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
19. ???????????????
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 noel.guiden@behans.ie.

Many Thanks.

Grand Prix Latest: with eleven rounds gone Grant heads the pack

After eleven rounds the Grand Prix leader board shows a clear leader in Declan Grant on 234 points from Mick Bermingham on 229. With the Grand Prix Series based on an athletes ten results all will change, it is interesting to note that Mick Bermingham has scored in ten events to date whilst Declan Grant has eight.  Advantage Grant possibly?

Emma Dunne currently places 3rd on 209 points with Melissa Curran on 203 and David O’Sullivan on 196.

What is extremely interesting to note is that there are 92 athletes on the leader board – an extraordinary statistic.

The Grand Prix mid season break is almost over and the series will leap back into action on Thursday the 7th of September with the Bonass Trophy for the club 10,000 Championship to be followed then by round 13, one of the jewels in the crown, the Walker Cup back on the track.  This will then be followed by the Ahern Cup/Club 10 Mile in the grounds of Malahide Castle and then in November back on the country for the Irwin Cup and the finale the Horan Cup on November 25th.

The up to date leader board can be accessed on the Grand Prix Series page which can be found by going to the menu above, going then to promotions and then use the drop down to Grand Prix Series.

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.

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