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Round Up: Great run from Mansfield in GR8km

David Mansfield was the winner in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork of today`s GR8KM race, an 8k race, in 24.54. Also today, and funny enough also over 8k, Aaron Hanlon was 4th in the Streets of Galway road race in 24.14.

Getting the Dublin Rock `n`Roll National Half Marathon weekend off to a start was the 5k race today where Efren Giddy was 3rd (16.20).

Also congratulations to George Maybury who was admitted to the Police and Firemen `s Games Athletes Hall of Fame in Los Angeles.

Weekend round up

A quick round up:  Friday at the Letterkenny International David Flynn 4th in 3000 in 8.30.92 . On Saturday Brian MacMahon was 32nd in the European Mountain Race in Slovenia, and 2nd Irish. On Saturday Conor Healy ran a 3.51 1500 and at the BMC Meet Eoin Pierce 1.54 800, Jayme Rossister 3.50 1500, Eimear O`Brien 4.38.

On the roads Karl Nolan 59.43 in the Roscommon 10 Mile.

“Weekend” round up: Guiden wins St. Coca’s 5k

Ian Guiden enjoyed a fine win in the St. Coca’s 5k Road Race in Kilcock, Co. Kildare on Friday night, June 30th in a new pb of 14.38, almost 30 seconds clear of the chasing pack. Sean Doran was also in good form almost equalling his pb, 14th in 15.54.

Thursday night in the Clonee 10k Declan Power was 5th (and 1st O/45) with a time of 32.48.

Missed during the week was Thomas Sherlock finishing 3rd on Tuesday in the BHAA Trail Race in the Phoenix Park.

Today, Saturday July 1st: Clontarf Half Marathon 2nd Karl Nolan 79.34, others Maurice McCrohan 1.32.29 (text all results to 0879599888)

Roads: Sergiu wins in Dunshaughlin plus more

The big race of the weekend was the Dunshaughlin 10k last night where Sergiu Ciobanu was the winner in 30.12. Gary Murray was 4th in 31.25, sandwiching Kenyan pairing of Peter Somba (Dunshaughlin) and Freddy Keron (Raheny) in 2nd and 3rd. A good run also from Sean Doran 22nd (33.39) and a pb for Robert Reid of 35.54 (3rd O/50). Full results can be found on

There was a win also for David Mansfield in the Waterford Quarter Marathon (36.32)

Also today (Sunday) Stephen Scullion was 14th in the BAA Boston 10k Road Race in 30.47.

Weekend Round up: Kenneally races again! (updated)

Great to see Mark Kenneally back racing today. In glorious conditions Mark took to the roads in the Phoenix Park for the Irish Runner 5 Mile, his first race in several years, to finish 7th in 25.24. Also running was mark Dowling (30.25) Results are on

Saturday evening in county Donegal David Flynn won the Buncrana 10k in 31.52, some three and a half minutes clear.

On Thursday at the Drogheda and District Graded Meet: 800 B Fergal O`Shea 2.21.81,  800 C Ciara Peelo 2.27.7 and 3000 A Declan Power 9.27.79.

Sunday the Sherlock brothers took in the Castleknock 10k, where Thomas was 3rd (17.03) and Niall 8th (18.40)

Midweek round up

During the week Eoin Pierce ran 3.50.85 finishing 10th in Watford BMC 1500 B on Wednesday. The previous week Jayme Rossister ran 3.56.13 in Loughborough while over the weekend Simon Galligan was competing in Luxemburg throwing the hammer 56.47m.

Closer to home at the Raheny Summer Series 2 mile on Tuesday Sean Doran was a comfortable winner in 10.18 with Thomas Ward 3rd in 10.49.

Mansfield and O`Hanlon finish 2nd and 3rd in Cork Marathon plus round up

David Mansfield had his best ever result on the roads today as he finished an excellent 2nd place in the Cork City Marathon. David recorded a time of 2.29.30, behind US visitor Chris Mocko (2.26.43). 3rd place was, remarkably considering the rumour mill had him down as “finished!”, was the one and only Gary O`Hanlon in 2.30.20, proving that you just can`t keep a good Gary down! Well done also Ollie Power (3.50.52).

In the half marathon Clonliffe were also 2nd with Sergiu Ciobanu 67.48, two seconds down on Dunboyne`s Peter Somba. Paul O`Loughlin ran a fine 87.55.

There was a fine run by David Flynn in the San Diego Rock n Roll Half Marathon today to a 10th place finish in a pb of 66.31. Interesting to see in 2nd place Juan Luis Barrios, the Morton Games 3000 record holder, with a 61.49 run.

Also over the weekend in England Liam Roarty ran a 3000 pb in the Midland League in Wolverhampton of 9.13.5 taking 9 seconds off his best in coming 3rd.

By way of round up, on June 1st Declan Power was 2nd in the Balbriggan Summerfest 5k (16.26).

Anyother weekend results please text 0879599888.

Mid week road race round up

In addition to last night`s Clonliffe Grand Prix race (report later) there were two other races last night. First off Conor Healy was 4th (15.59) in the Star of the Sea 5k Road race, with David Brady 9th (17.33). In Dunboyne the Government Services 5 Mile (BHAA) took place, results thanks to Colm Doran, 7th Sean Doran 26.22, 20th Conor Keane 27.37 , a new pb Matt McGuinness 29.26, Kieran Murphy 30.15.

Weekend Round up: 5000 win for O`Brien plus more

In torrential rain for much of yesterday`s Intervarsities Match at Morton Stadium Adam O`Brien enjoyed a gun to tape win over 5000 (15.21.63-unofficial) in the green vest.

Also yesterday in Tullamore at the Bertie Quinn Track & Field Cian Bolger ran 2.02.68 in pretty horrible weather. In the 200 Snezana Bechtina was 3rd (26.01).

On Saturday evening Eoin Pierce ran a good 1500 at the BMC Sportscity Meet in Manchester running a season`s best of 3.52.80.

On the roads today (Sunday the 28th) Stephen Scullion ran a fine 10k in the Great Manchester Run to 7th place in 29.25. David Brady won the Newtownmountkenndey 5k over an undulating road/trail course in 17.27.

Today, at Morton Stadium, at the AAI Games there was a second pb in a week for Cathal Doyle this time in the 1500 (3.55.97). Andri Mahin, more noted as a hurdler, high jumper and triple jumper ran a 2.02.00 800 placing 6th and another pb for Shaun Connaghan 2.02.63 just behind in 7th. in the 400 there was a Clonliffe one two: Leah Bergin 1st (57.23) and Emma Kelly 2nd (60.12). Leah Moore was 4th in the 200 (24.88).

Weekend Roads Round up: Inis Oirr and Battle of Clontarf

The Sherlock brothers made their annual trip to the Western Islands this Easter weekend for the Cleasathon Inis Oirr 7k and 10k. Needless to say being out in the Atlantic Ocean the course was as beautiful as it was tough. Huge hills, close to 400m elevation to be endured by the 10K runners, all of 100 less in the 7k, making for a pretty savage race. The boys came out on top once again. Tom had it all his own way in the 10k race with a gun to flag win in 36.40, whilst older brother Niall had to battle all the way as he made it a Sherlock and Clonliffe double winning the 7k in 26.30.

On the subject of battles Clonliffe athletes took to the roads of Clontarf/Raheny for the Battle of Clontarf 10m, this was also the Leinster 10 Mile Championship. First club man home was Dave Brady 12th in 58.40. Others Maurice McCrohan 66.43, Alan Worrall 66.50.

(Pictured at Clontarf 10: Dave Brady, Maurice McCrohan, Declan Power, an innocent bystander, and Alan Worrall)


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