The club Cake Races took place in Santry last night. There was a healthy turn out between the two races of circa 70 athletes on a blustery and wet night and in even healthier turn out for the annual Athletes on the year awards in the club bar after the races.
The winner of the women`s Cake Race was Geraldine Reilly with Irish Junior International Hope Saunders running the fastest around the 5k loop. In the men`s race Thomas Ward took the honours with the fastest time going to Liam Roarty, back home for Christmas from Sunderland.
(pictured) Thomas Ward Winner of men`s Cake Race
Presentations were made to the club`s senior athletes who had set new club records over the year including the 4 x 100m team of Isreal Ibeanu, Stuart Roche, Ciaran O`Donoghue and Keith Pike on breaking the 27 year old existing record and then to our National Senior Champions Brian Gregan and Sergiu Ciobanu .
The Athletes of the Year were sponsored by Loki Sports with John Shields and club president Paddy Marley making the presentations. The winners were:
Junior Athlete of the year: Hope Saunders
Master Athlete of the year: Geraldine Reilly
Womens T & F Athlete of the year: Ciara McCallion
Men`s T & F Athlete of the year: Ian Rogers
Women`s Road/ XC Athlete of the year: Ailish Malone
Men`s Road/XC Athlete of the year: Sergiu Ciobanu
Clonliffe Harrier of the year: Denise Byrne
(pictured) front: Hope, Sergiu. Back: Ailish, Ciara, Geraldine