A collection of P.B’s gathered in Raheny

At the Raheny 5 Mile held on Sunday the 5th of February there were a number of very strong performances including a clutch of PB’s taken back to Santry.

On what was a super day for running, cold but little or no wind and thankfully somewhat dryer than last year this made for fast performances in what is undoubtedly one of the Country’s top road races, congratulations to our friends and neighbours in Raheny Shamrocks for their promotion of this wonderful sporting event.

Pride of place performance wise goes to David Brennan taking a massive minute off his PB to record a time of 26:47. Our first athlete home was Nigel Brunton (I’m afraid I don’t have his time – he was showered and dressed long before I was finished!). Caroline Dobbyn had a magnificent run to be6th lady home in a time of 29:44. Birthday boy Richard Connolly was 1st O/60 in a time of 31:20 and Jimmy Bennett was 2nd O/65 in a time of 36:10.

There were no less than eleven PB’s recorded between our men and women on the day. The Clonliffe times, and apologies to anyone I may have missed (or if my info is inaccurate), were as follows:

Nigel Brunton – ?

David Brennan – 26:47 (PB)

Maurice McCrohan – 28:08 (PB)

Noel Cullen – 28 (jogging his Sunday afternoon run!)

Jeremy Walsh – 28:30 (PB)

Tom Monks – 29:10

Caroline Dobbyn – 29:44

Kieran Murphy – 29:45 (PB)

Stephen Byrne – 29:52 (PB)

Colm Doran – 30:10

Noel Guiden – 30:15

Richard Connolly – 31:20 (1st O/60)

Pat Devitt – 31:49

Bronagh Ni Bhrian – 32:02 (PB)

Michael Hogan – 34:20 (PB)

Karen Duggan – 35:01 (PB)

Jimmy Bennett – 36:10 (2nd O/65)

Cara White – 39:15

Kate Power – 40:08 (PB)

Annette – 40:26 (PB)

Pamela Cooper – 41:30 (PB)

The sweat and pain around Trinity playing fields on a Tuesday night is obviously paying dividend.