Archive for August, 2012

Morton Games highlights repeat showings on Setanta

The one hour Morton Games highlights package gets a welcomed repeat showing on Setanta TV on Bank Holiday Monday at 5.15pm, and again on Thursday the 16th at 12.00 noon and Sunday the 19th at 8.30am. Well worth a look. Also if anyone would like to purchase a DVD of the show the production company expect to have these available in about two weeks time. Contact .

Dublin Tunnel Run 2012 is fast approaching

Clonliffe Harriers AC is  assisting Focus Ireland with one of it`s major fund raisers for 2012: The Dublin Tunnel Run on Sunday week, August 12th. All athletes, runners, joggers are encouraged to get involved in this most worthy of causes. Clonliffe members not running are requested to make themselves available to help out on the morning (there will be time to still catch the Olympic Marathon on TV) please contact Noel Guiden (0879599888) or Tom Griffin (0877811047). The following detail is taken from

Dublin Tunnel Run 2012

Entries will be accepted until Thursday 9th August and the fee has increased from €25 to €30 from 27th July until Thursday 9th August.

All registrations received before 27th July will be posted out.

All Registrations that come in after 5pm on Friday 27th July will be available to be picked up from Focus Ireland offices between 7.30am – 7.30pm on Fri 10th Aug and 10am – 4pm on Sat 11th Aug.  We will also have race packs for collection on Sunday 12th August from 7.45am – 8.45am.

To register click on link:

Don’t miss your chance to race through the Dublin Tunnel (without your car!!). The inaugural Dublin Tunnel Run will take place on Sunday August 12th 2012 at 10am. This is a 10K event and is open to all walkers, joggers and runners. So get training now for this fantastic event!

Registrations for this event are now open please click here to Register Now. If you would like more information on our 2012 Dublin Tunnel Run please email Monique at Registration for this event will close on Thursday 9th August.

So whether you aspire to complete a 10K run for the very first time or want to race against the clock while also raising much needed funds for people who are homeless this is the race for you.

Registration costs €30 and we would ask you to fundraise for Focus Ireland for a suggested amount of €25. If you would like to fundraise for another charity then that is no problem, you will still need to register and pay the €30 here once you have completed registration just contact your chosen charity and ask them for a fundraising pack.

Top 5 reasons to sign up:

  1. Unique opportunity to race through the Dublin Port Tunnel without your car
  2. Improve your personal best in a 10k closed road race
  3. Timing chips for all participants
  4. Fun charity day out with family entertainment, DJ’s, baggage area and toilets all at the 02
  5. See your race result in the Irish Times Official Race Supplement

The Dublin Tunnel Run is set to be a day out for all the family with magicians, cheerleaders and music acts including the Dublin Gospel Choir performing in the Point Village while the race is going on so feel free to bring your supporters on the day.  We will also have Q102’s Blue Crew down with us keeping the kids entertained with balloon animals and face-painting.

Cragg and Kenneally ready to enter Olympic fray

Clonliffe duo Alistair Cragg and Mark Kenneally are ready for the off as the Olympic Athletics Programme commences tomorrow, Friday. Alistair Cragg will be taking part in his third Olympic Games. He runs in Round 1 of the 5000 metres at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday next August 8th with the realistic aspiration of making his third Olympic final on August 11th. Cragg has maintained a very low key approach to this Olympic Games and on his day is capable of producing a very fast 5000 metres, witness his run in last September’s Van Damm Meet in Brussels. Mark Kenneally on the other hand makes his Olympic debut and is not in action until Sunday week, August 12th at 11 a.m. in the marathon.

The first Irish competitors in action in the track and field programme are on the blocks tomorrow morning with Joanne Cuddihy in the women’s 400 at 12 noon and then tomorrow evening Morton Miler Ciaran O’Lionaird runs in the 1500 metres Round 1 at 8.50 p.m. with Fionnuala Britton running in the 10,000 final at 9.25 p.m. See   for timetable of Irish athletes in action in these Olympic Games.

Other athletes whom Clonliffe members will be familiar with are recent Morton Games participants Ryan Gregson (AUS) in the 1500m, Matt Centrowitz (USA) 1500m and Eloise Wellings (AUS) in opposition to Fionnuala Britton in the 10,000 metres all in action tomorrow night.



Clonliffe results from final Dublin graded of season

The final graded meet took place tonight in the Irishtown Stadium. Performance of the night was another excellent run by young Aaron Hanlon finishing 2nd to John Coghlan (MSB) in the 3,000 Aaron running a time of 8.34.18 taking some two seconds off his pb. Dave Fitzmaurice was 5th in 8.48.15 with Tom Monks running 11.16.26. In the women`s 3,000 Laura Brennan ran 11.53.26. Ciaran Donohue was 6th in the 200 A in 23.45, John Hartnett was 2nd in the C race (25.05) and Matt Slattery 6th in D (28.72). Geraldine Reilly was 3rd in the women`s B 200 (29.87). Finally in the 800m  Andrew Jenkinson (1.56.32) was 5th in the A race, Tom Sherlock (2.10.13) and John Buckley (2.12.54) and finally finally Lorna Begley was 3rd in the women`s 800m in 2.19.54

Footage of Herb Elliot`s World Mile Record Santry 1958

Some excellent footage of August 6th 1958`s World Mile record set by Herb Elliot. This footage is taken from the infield and is extreamly rare. See the huge crowds in attendance. The footage comes from a web site called Click on link and enjoy

August track series in Morton Stadium

The end of season August series starts on Thursday night, August 2nd, in the Morton stadium with a 1500m race continuing on August 16th with 800m, August 23rd 5,000m and concluding on August 30th with the Mile. All races at 8.00pm, all welcome including guests. No entry fee and no prizes. Come along for a final blast at that pb or sb, or indeed just to break up the time before, yes you`ve got it, the Cross Country Season!!


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