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Clonliffe at IMC plus 10 mile in Park

Brief report from today’s GV Wright IMC meet in Irishtown. A big pb for Greg Hossenny in 1500 of 3.59.84. In The 800 Cathal Doyle 1.52.67, Mark McDonald 1.58.4, Shaun Conghan 2.03.70. 3000 Adam O’Brien 8.48.21. Greta Streimikyte ran 4.44.69 in the 1500 and Leah Bergin in the 400 59.12.

In the Phoenix Park the Irish Runner 10 mile road race saw Declan Power finish 8th in 55.32. Others Caroline Hynes 1.28.08, Katie Hennigan 1.28.50, Shane Rooney 1.31.41, Dave Lyons 1.33.36.

3000 pb for Jayme at BMC

Clonliffe athletes were in fine form at last night`s British Milers Club meet, the Eltham Grand Prix. Jayme Rossister ran a fine 3000 pb of 8.11.30 in placing 6th in the A race. Mark McDonald recorded an 800 season`s best of 1.56.31 and Greta Streimkyte ran 4.42.22 in the 1500.

Doyle wins National 1500 U/23, plus more

Another sun kissed day in Ireland as the heat wave continues with the action equally hot on the track in Tullamore for today`s National Junior and U/23 championships.

Cathal Doyle`s rich vein of form continued as he took the U/23 1500 title in some style. After the traditional pedestrian opening laps it boiled down to a last 600 burn out with the 3.47 man getting the jump on all to win in 4.16.82. Greg Hossenny placed 6th in 4.19.93.

Another National title today in the junior men`s 5000 for Efrem Gidey in 14.53.57 adding to his lengthening list of fine wins. In the U/23 5000 Adam O`Brien was just out of the medals 4th in 16.08.30. In the U/23 400 new Clonliffe Harrier Thomas Pitkins made a great debut in black and amber taking silver (49.60). Alannah Cooley was 5th in the U/23 5000 (20.05.83).

(Efrem Gidey National Junior 5000 Champion)

In Belgium at the Brussels Grand Prix Keith Marls was 2nd in the long jump (7.43m) and Dara Kervick 3rd in the 400 (48.35)

Last night on the road Sean Doran was 40th in the St. Cocas 5k in 16.58.

Doyle clocks another super PB

At the big BMC meet in Loughborough tonight Cathal Doyle clocked another excellent 1500 pb. With 250 to go Cathal lay in 7th place but coming off the top bend switchedto the outside going from 7th to 2nd and in the process recording 3.47.83. Eoin Pierce was 7th in 3.50.96. In the 5000 Jayme Rossister ran 14.27.24.

Phillips clocks new club 100 record on the double!

Jeremy Phillips re wrote the Clonliffe club 100 record book not once but twice on Saturday, June 9th. At the Star Athletics Sprint Series at Monteverde, Florida in his heat he lowered his own record, set at last year`s Nationals, of 10.39 to 10.37 in placing 2nd and then in the final for 3rd place ran 10.35. That`s also a new PB for “Clonliffe`s Fastest Man”, and paces his top of the Irish rankings for 2018 and joint 4th on the Irish All time list.

Glorious weekend round up

On a truly glorious Saturday Clonliffe athletes have been in action on the hills, roads and tracks. Declan Power won the Glenmore Challenge 10 Mile in the Cooley Mountains, needless to say it was a hot and hilly course, Declan won in 57.29 with David Brady 11th (66.53).

In Bohermeen for the Patrick Bell 5k Sean doran was 9th (16.25), 10th Eoin Taggart (16.26), 190th Aine McCann (21.55).

Also today the Northern Ireland Track & Field Championships at the Mary Peters Track, Keith Marks 2nd in long jump with a huge 7.51, however the wind was a tad over the legal limit (+2.2), Keith also placed 6th in the 100 final (11.26). Silver in the 100 Leah Moore (12.17). In the 400 Mark McDonald ran 51.70 in his heat.

Meanwhile, having their cake and eating it, the Wild Bunch in ALSAA, post session celebrating Fogo`s ??? birthday (he says he`s a certain age, we think he`s older!!)

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Doyle goes sub 3.50!

Big news from Belgium where in Oordegem Cathal Doyle ran 3.49.81 for 1500. After his heroics in Birmingham in the European Clubs Cathal headed to Puthos Memorial Meet where he recorded another significant break through going sub 3.50 for the first in finishing 7th in heat 1 of the 1500s in the after programme. Tonights run means that in the space of a week Cathal has taken a massive 6 seconds off his pb!

Also at the meet Leo Mangan in the 100 ran 10.90 and 10.83 Greta Streimikyte ran 2.17 over 800.

Mid Week round up

At tonight`s Drogheda and District Graded Meet Alannah Cooley won the 3000 in a new PB of 10.40.67. On the roads David Mullen was 4th (17.26) and Eoghan Murphy 5th (18.01) in the Balbriggan Roadrunner Summerfest 5k.

On Tuesday night, the 29th, Sean Doran was 8th in the Government Services BHAA 5 Mile Road Race in Dunboyne in 27.30. Maurice McCrohan ran 32.02.

Missed last weekend was Valdas Dapolskas 69 minute half marathon in 30 degrees back in Lithuania.

The weekend Round up (updated)

Starting off with the European Cup 10,000 in Highgate, London where on Saturday evening Sergiu Ciobanu ran 30.15.95, placing 28th in race B, only 4 seconds off his 2010 pb.

At the Wicklow Hospice, also on Saturday 10 Mile Rachel Eustace was 1st woman in 67.30 with Mary Ketterer 3rd woman in 71.50.

Sunday and Jayme Rossister warmed up for next week’s European clubs with a 3.52.18 1500 at the Loughborough International.

Also on Sunday the Streets of Dublin 5k with a great Clonliffe presence of young athletes on volunteering duties at the finish expertly distributing medals, water and goody bags to the race finishers. Clonliffe finishers included Declan Power 5th 16.23, Eoghan Murphy 18.38, Maurice McCrohan 19.33, Mark Dowling 20.00, Dave Lyons 26.55 and Ashling Andrews.

On Saturday Philip O`Doherty competed in the European Master`s Non Stadia Championships in Alicante. The Irish M50 cross country relay team placing 4th missing out on bronze by only 10 seconds. Then on Sunday for his long run Philip took in the Half Marathon coming home in 91.45.

Missed last Thursday was Tom Sherlock`s 2nd place finish in the BHAA Beach race in Sandymount (again club members if you won`t share your results….0879599888, it`s not that complicated!)

Season`s bests recorded on track, plus round up

On the track the BMC Sportcity Grand Prix took place in Manchester last night. Clonliffe had two athletes racing, both in the 800. Mark McDonald put in a season`s best of 1.56.84 placing 9th in the F race, while Eoin Pierce ran 1.57.22, also a season`s best, finishing 7th in the D race.

On the subject of season`s best missed last weekend, May 4th in the US, at the Tallahassee Seminole Twilight Meet Jeremy Phillips clocked 2 sb`s : 100 of 10.42 to place 2nd and over 200 21.26 for 5th place.

Today, Sunday at the Sportsworld 5 Mile in Terenure: 47th David Brady 29.19, Jean Carr, 1st W55, 35.10, Aine McCann 36.30, Mandy McMenamy 40.00, Vivienne Byrne 43.19. In Newbridge House at the Run Dublin Run Declan Grant was 15th (44.07).

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