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Sunday round up: Clonliffe athletes hit Europe!

Clonliffe athletes were in action today all round Europe. Gary O`Hanlon ran another excellent Marathon in Berlin recording a time of 2.19.06, only some 13seconds off his 2.18.53 best set in winning last year`s National in Dublin. Gary was also 1st M40. Niall Gorman ran 2.50.15, Matt McGuinness 2.59.23. There was also the small matter of Kipchoge`s World Record of 2.01.39!!

(Pictures thanks to Karl Nolan, Berlin sees World Marathon Record: 2.01.39)

At the World Master`s Championships in Malaga, today saw the non stadia Half Marathon run in pretty hot and humid condition`s Philip O`Doherty filled 3rd spot on the Irish M55 team (along with Paul Moran, Tommy Hughes & Michael Cornyn) that took a fantastic team bronze. Philip recorded a time of 1.32.32.

Finally on our European news round up at the World Mountain Running Championships in Andorra today former National Cross Country Champion Sarah McCormack finished in 18th place.

McCormack 8th in European Mountain Running C`ships plus Scullion in a hurry.

At today`s European Mountain Running Championships in Skopje today Clonliffe`s Sarah McCormack was an excellent 8th place. In the men`s race James Kevan was 55th and 4th scorer as the team placed 10th (there was no women`s team)

Almost missed was Friday night’s and Stephen Scullion’s course record breaking run in the Newell 10k road race in Coalisland winning in 30.12.

Macs are the top Sligo Warriors

Brian MacMahon went one better than 2016 today by winning the Sligo Warriors Run in Strandhill, County Sligo.  MacMahon`s mountain running toughness paid off as he left John Travers (Donore) some 10 seconds in arrears at the finish of this really tough 15k multi-terrain affaire. Making it a Clonliffe double was Ireland`s top mountain running female athlete Sarah McCormack.

 

Weekend round up: Mountains and Track

Up the hills and on track for the Harriers over the course of the weekend. First off the Slieve Donard Race, which was a trail for the World Mountain Championships on Saturday the 20th, was won by Sarah McCormack. In the mens race James Keavan was 4th with Brian Mac Mahon 5th.

Also on Saturday at Parliament Hill in London the Highgate 10,000 night of PBs Declan Power was just off his pb running a time of 33.00.49 placing 19th in the D race.

Also on track, yesterday, Jayme Rossister ran 9.13.03 in the 3000 sc at the Loughborough International.

Round up: Sean O`Leary runs for Ireland at SIAB International

Congratulations to Sean O’Leary who earned a schools international vest on Saturday the 16th. Sean place 5th in the U/17 3000 (9.13.21) in Ashford, England. Overall the Irish team performed very well and ended the competition 2nd behind a strong England team, ahead of Wales and Scotland.

Also on Saturday at the Snowdon International Mountain Race in Wales Clonliffe senior cross country regulars James Kevan was 8th and Brian MacMahon was runner in the uphill Super Cup.

On Sunday at the Clogherhead Seaside 10k Joseph Cooper was 3rd in 37.31

Sarah McCormack 9th In World Mountains

The World Mountain Running Championships took place today in Betws-y-Coed, Wales Clonliffe`s 2014 National Cross Country Champion Sarah McCormack was a fine 9th place finisher.

Fit again MacMahon takes to the hills

Great to see Brian MacMahon fighting fit again. On Saturday Brian took to the Wicklow Mountains for the IMRA trial for the Europeans held in Crone Wood, out to the Wicklow Way and finishing on the summit of Djouce. It was a most successful comeback for the Clonliffe man who took a well earned win by an 11 second margin over Raheny`s Ian Conroy in 32.35, with follow Harrier James Kevan 3rd (33.26)

 

Trail blazer Sarah McCormack wins Wicklow Way plus BHAA

Sarah McCormack was in fine form in today`s Wicklow Way winning the 26k womens race and placing 4th overall in 1:51.

At the final BHAA Cross Country race of the season in Maynooth Thomas Sherlock ran an excellent race battling for the race win all the way and was only over hauled some 800m from the line placing 3rd. Sean Doran also had another solid run, after his 3rd place in the Mile at the Raheny Winter League during the week, to finish 7th today.

Clonliffe athletes lead Irish home at World Mountains

The 30th World Mountain Championships were held in Casette di Massa, Tuscany, Italy today. Clonliffe`s Sara McCormack lead the Irish women`s team home with an impressive 15th place finish in 51.13 for the 8.4KM distance. In the men`s 11.7 KM race a Clonliffe athlete was again the top Irish finisher as Brian MacMahon was 55th (63.07). Clonliffe`s third representative was James Kevan who was 73rd in 64.52.

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The Warrior MacMahon wins again in Sligo

Brian MacMahon successfully defended his Warrior Run title in Strandhill, County Sligo today. Today was the 30th running of the even, a race from the strand to the top of the Cairn Mountain and back a total distance of some 15KM, Brian`s winning time of 52.18 was some half a minute quicker than his 2013 winning time.

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