Archive for April, 2019

Juvenile League Saturday in Santry

The action comes thick and heavy now! Tonight sees the Clonliffe 2 in Santry and on Saturday the 27th, it`s the 2nd round of the Dublin Juvenile track & Field League, also in Santry.

Please check with your coach for meeting times and so forth. The programme of events is: Juvenile T&F League 2 Santry Saturday 27th April 2019

Please note that this is indicative only, a lot defends on the numbers competing. Regarding parking please DO NOT to double park along the road inside the gate of the stadium and when parking on the grass area to park in an orderly manner, leaving space for other cars and a gap to enter and exit. Stewards manning this area will direct as best they can but please give them due respect, as you should to all other officials volunteering at these events. Do not park on the pathways outside the stadium or obstruct local  residents access to their homes. (You risk being ticketed by the Gardaí!)

 

The Clonliffe 2: final instructions

Thursday April 25th 2019 @ 8.00pm sees the 128th running of the Clonliffe 2, Ireland`s Oldest Road race. The historic race will take place in Santry starting on the track in the Morton Stadium.

The Course

The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne. (See course map) click: Clonliffe 2 Map

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world.

The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

Junior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd

Senior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race. Full results will be online asap that night.
Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Number collection – Those who have entered online will be able to collect their numbers at the Clonliffe clubhouse from 6.15pm.

Race entry

Registrations will be taken on the night of the race from 6.15 – 7.30.pm.

Parking

Limited parking in the stadium. Do not park on the Avenue in the stadium. Do not obstruct local neighbour’s access to their homes please.

Health & Safety

The race will be held on open roads. The Gardai will be in attendance, however, please be careful and watch for traffic. Please obey the on course marshals. No head sets allowed. 

Medical

St. Johns Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical issues.

Stewarts

Report to the club house for safety briefing and allocation of positions at 7.15pm

Thank you for participating in Ireland`s oldest road race. Please enjoy the race.

Easter Weekend Round up: Super 3000sc PB for Flanno, Doran wins Streets of Naas, & more (updated)

The star of the Easter weekend was Brian Flanagan who ran a superb new 3000 SC pb in LSU for McNeese University in the States on Saturday, the 20th of 9.09.16 to take a fine win. This run propels Brian well into the Clonliffe top 10, as he hits 8th on the list and also moved him up into 3rd place in the Southland Conference.

From the McNeese web site: “I was very pleaded to get a great run in today,” said Flanagan. “It was a huge boost for me mentally after struggling all fall, even missing the cross-country season due to injury.  I was taught by an old Irish coach that distance running is 49% what you have in your legs and 51% what’s in your head.  This spring, I knew I’d built up the adequate fitness to match and even beat rivals.  But with this new PR today, it has given me the confidence in myself that my best days are most definitely still in front of me going into the conference meet in two weeks.  It’s a great day to be a Cowboy!” Wonder who the Old Irish Coach is!!

Also in the US over the weekend Steve Flanagan ran his track 10000 debute a solid 32.35.07.

At the Streets of Naas 5k on Easter Sunday, Sean Doran lead home the field to take a great win (16.13).

Also on Sunday Clive Ahern Guesting in the Cavan Masters 5k Road Championship won the M35 category. (Time not to hand)

On Good Friday the Curran girls, travelled to Leitrim where Mel was 45th in the half marathon in 1.56.48 while daughter Cara went one better, 44th in the 10k (54.40).

Easter Monday and at the Clontarf 10 mile: 4th Sean Doran 55.36. Others Alan Worrall 66.40, Philip O’Doherty 67.30, Stephen Bateson 69.29, Noel O’Dwyer 71.24, Trevor Wisdom 71.41, Anne Lyons 80.19, Aine MCCann 80 27.

Notice to athletes and coaches Thursday night training

Coaches and athletes are kindly requested to adjust their training schedules for next Thursday the 25th. With the Clonliffe 2 taking place these athletes must be allowed priority. All are asked to suspend training for the race duration as the race starts and finishes on the track. If you were kind enough to hold off between 7.50pm and 8.30pm it would be really appreciated.

Please be aware that this being an open race many participating will be unaware of track ethicate so shouting “track” or otherwise will not work. Best therefore to be cautious.

Juvenile training for Gladys group on Thursday is cancelled to facilitate the race.

The committee thanks all for their co-operation.

John Lawler, father of Ben, RIP

Clonliffe Harriers extend our condolences to our club coach Ben Lawler and his family on the passing of his father John early this morning. Arrangements: Reposing at home in Ballymun on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Sillogue Road, Ballymun for 10.00am mass, followed by burial in Dardistown.

Some like it hot!

As we recover from the weekend`s cold and rain news just in from Monte Gordo, Portugalof 20 plus degrees where Ian Guiden and Cathal Doyle are putting in excellent sessions gearing up for the track season. Also travelling to Portugal in recent days, Lisbon for a warm weather training camp are the sprinters under John Shields. It`s a hard station!

(Liking it hot!: Guiden & Doyle)

 

10 days and counting! 2019 Clonliffe 2

The count down is on. Only 10 days now to the Clonliffe 2. On Thursday April 25th for the 128th time the Historic Clonliffe 2, Ireland’s oldest continuous road race and one of the oldest in the world takes place. Clonliffe Harriers invites Club and Fun runners to participate in this year’s Clonliffe 2 Mile taking place in Morton Stadium Santry on Thursday 25th April 2019 at 8pm. The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne.

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world. The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race Sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

  • Senior Men and Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th5th6thplaces
  • Junior Men/Women 1st2nd3rdplaces
  • Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race.

Tee shirt

A special commemorative tee shirt will be given to the first 150 entrants.

Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Race entry

The entry fee of €15 (Juniors €10)

Online entry is now available at www.myrunresults.com

Parking/Public Transport

Limited parking in available in Morton Stadium. The following Dublin Bus routes can be used to get to the Stadium. No 16, 17A, 27B, 33, 41.

Grand Prix Report

Liam Hennessy reports: The Grand Prix Series continued last Thursday evening, April 11th, with the second race in the series; The Mc Donald Cup, 4 Mile Track Race at Morton Stadium. The Mc Donald Cup was first run in Clonee back in 1908. The Cup went missing for decades before turning up in someone’s attic in the 80’s and was subsequently returned to the club.

On Thursday the weather was a dry, cool 9 Degrees; absolutely perfect for distance running. There was a smashing turnout with runners of all levels taking part. Up front, George Brady, Eamonn Dunne, Paul Keenan and Shane Casey led out the field.  Elsewhere many other groups worked together in their attempt to achieve personal best times. With a couple of laps remaining George Brady and Eamonn Dunne stretched away with Eamonn taking the win from George by a second in a lifetime best of 23.33. There were many fine runs on the night with almost half of the field producing lifetime best performances, so well done to everyone. The Mc Donald Cup is of course run on a handicap basis, and the recent form shown by Declan Murray helped him win the handicap and claim the cup on the night, so well done Declan.

Full results as follows;

Result of Handicap:

Winner – Declan Murray

2nd – Niall Markey

3rd – William Kavanagh

Full Results:

Eamonn Dunne – 23.33 – PB

George Brady –  23.34
Paul Keenan – 23.37 – PB
Shane Casey – 23.42 – PB
Mick Bermingham – 24.52 – PB
Kevin Dowling – 25.01
David Dunwoody – 25.33 – PB
Mick Gleeson – 25.38
Philip Matthews – 25.38
Seamus Devitt – 25.44 – PB
Maura Matthews – 25.49 – PB
Declan Grant – 25.55 – PB
Emma Cooper – 25.58
Niall Markey – 26.01
Adrien Gerard – 26.37
Maria Howard – 26.39 – PB
Richie Barr – 26.41
Dave Comiskey – 26.57 – PB
Laura Kernan – 26.59 – PB
Sean Grimes – 27.01 – PB
Shane Rooney – 27.03
Aimee Ahern – 27.13 – PB
Ray Mitchell – 27.14 – PB
Declan Murray – 27.26
Carmel Ward – 27.40 – PB
Deirdre Fitzsimons – 27.41 – PB
Jason Blake – DNF
Eimear Brennan – 28.23 – PB
Aine Mc Cann – 28.24 – PB
Gerard Fay – 28.50 – PB
Maura Shaughnessy – 28.59 – PB
Dan Molloy – 29.07 – PB
Liam Hennessy – 29.13
Pat Devitt – 29.18
David O’Sullivan – 29.23
Elaine O’Dowd – 29.29 – PB
Orla Deighan – 29.32.56 – PB
Conor Jennings – 29.35
Tom Dunne – 29.39
Ann Lyons – 29.58
Evelyn Brennan – 30.39
Mel Curran – 30.41
Shay Byrne – 31.06
Mary Purdue-Smyth – 31.08
William Kavanagh – 31.14 – PB
Yvonne Mc Donagh – 31.23
Rhona Sheehan – 32.02 – PB
Aoife Devitt – 33.03
Siobhan Mulvey – 33.16
Dave Brady – 36.52
Sinead Morrissey – 38.16
Apologies if i misspelt any name above.
Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to make this race run so smoothly.
Next Race: Thursday, April 25th, The 128th Running of Ireland’s Oldest Road Race – The Clonliffe 2 Mile, Morton Stadium, 8pm (Starts on the track, running down the Swords Road, turning in to Northwood, entering the Santry Demesne to complete a lap of the park and finishing on the track). Hope to see you there !!!

Round up: Fitzi races again, plus Great Ireland

The weekend round up starts in the USA where David Fitzmaurice ran his first track race for 6 years a 5000 in the Bison Invite at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania recording a time of 15.10.55. Dave who has been living Stateside for some years was on the Clonliffe junior team that won the National junior cross country in 2009.

On the subject of junior cross country, 2017 team member Steven Flanagan ran a big pb of 14.43.46 for 5000 in Providence placing 2nd.

Missed last week (April 7th) was Jeremy Phillips winning a 200 in North Andover 22.21.

Yesterday Saturday the 13th in Inis Oirr the Sherlock brother’s made the trip to the western Isles and once again took home the bacon as Thomas won the 10k and Niall was 2nd in the 5k.

Today (April 14th) at the Great Ireland 10k Run in the Phoenix Park Sean Doran was 24th 32.49. Also David Mullen 36.41, a PB , Michael Devine 42.35, Colm Leonard 43.55, Matt McGuinness 45.35.

Clonliffe girls top of the class

The Clonliffe U/16 to U/18 girls squad made the short trip to Lismullen National School just outside of Navan for the Lismullen 3k road race this morning (Sunday the 14th). As with the last outing enjoyed or maybe endured by this group a freezing cold windy day greeted the girls.

Whilst the standard wasn’t quite top notch the performances of the girls was. At the finish up the long drag the Clonliffe vests were very much to the fore lead home in 3rd place overall and 1st woman Katie Halpin in a fine 11.42, closely followed by Aoife Hession (11.50) and Alana Fitzsimons (11.52). The girls making it a 1, 2, 3 in the women’s race. Great runs also from the rest: Naoise Cullen 12.27, Ella Brown 12.32, Lara Gallagher 12.57, Amy Daly 12.59, Ella Cooley 13.19 and Hollie Foy 14.53.

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