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David Flynn wins South Dublin 10k

The first round of the Dublin Marathon Race series took place today at Grange Castle, the South Dublin 10k. David Flynn took a fine win in 32.02. There was a very good Clonliffe contingent of over 20 in the race:

3 David Flynn Male 1 MS 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:32:03 1 00:32:02 1
3022 Niall Gorman Male 41 M40 9 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:36:31 45 00:36:29 47
937 Dermot Faughnan Male 65 M40 15 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:37:22 69 00:37:20 69
171 Matt Mc Guinness Male 97 M35 41 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:38:37 102 00:38:30 103
1536 Paul Keenan Male 98 MS 32 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:38:38 103 00:38:30 102
1249 Wayne Walker Male 120 MS 41 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:30 128 00:39:23 128
589 Stephen Tracey Male 129 M40 25 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:43 137 00:39:34 139
1510 Kevin Heffernan Male 131 M50 6 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:44 139 00:39:40 143
3379 Shane Caffrey Male 132 MS 42 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:45 140 00:39:38 141
738 Neil Farrell Male 134 MS 43 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:48 142 00:39:39 142
1603 Mark Dowling Male 140 MS 45 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:56 148 00:39:48 148
1941 Sinead Hartnett Female 20 F35 4 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:42:43 238 00:42:27 239
587 Conor Lucey Male 291 MS 81 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:44:05 315 00:43:42 313
3792 Emma Harding Female 25 F35 6 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:44:08 318 00:43:52 324
1238 Kevin Sheehy Male 341 M50 20 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:45:15 380 00:45:02 400
3494 Ciara Peelo Female 48 F35 10 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:46:05 430 00:45:52 458
1431 Alison O Sullivan Female 58 F40 14 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:46:37 476 00:46:23 508
421 Colm Leonard Male 480 M50 33 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:35 550 00:47:22 589
1908 Karl Nolan Male 481 MS 128 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:35 551 00:47:20 586
654 Emer Brennnan Female 74 FS 18 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:39 559 00:47:23 591
3795 Kerri Page Female 81 F35 21 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:05 591 00:47:50 626
956 Yvonne Mc Donough Female 84 F40 19 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:18 607 00:48:04 645
1369 Orla Deighan Female 87 F45 12 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:27 616 00:48:12 660
3130 Stephen Doyle Male 638 M35 193 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:50:06 756 00:49:56 819
34 Shane Rooney Male 728 M40 152 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:51:31 877 00:50:50 912
3259 Joanne Mc Cabe Female 177 F40 33 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:52:45 973 00:52:04 1023
920 Brid Beausang Female 276 F40 57 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:55:39 1219 00:54:58 1281
2346 Lorraine Sherwood Female 310 F50 21 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:56:31 1297 00:55:49 1348
1423 Mandeep Kaur Singh Female 866 F40 197 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:22:07 2179 01:19:34

Here come the Girls!

Report by Shane Rooney: From meeting the Cops to ending up in Coppers, the Clonliffe ladies came out in force on the sunny Sunday of June 3rd  to run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.
The Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all-female event in the world and a host of Clonliffers laced up to run alongside 30,000 runners, walkers and everyone in between. Those who are familiar with the WMM know that this race is not just about competing, it’s about supporting and encouraging one another, it’s about raising money for charities and it’s an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle.
From a Clonliffe perspective, it is a great opportunity for the training groups to come together, run together and socialise together. To quote Laura Kernan “We get to show that you can have fun while training hard….happy and healthy mind….healthy body….Clonliffe pals for life, it’s a Win Win”
The 30+ members from Team Clonliffe were led home by Sinead Hartnett (42.07), Joyce O’Hare (42.31) and Aisling Andrews (43.08), congratulations to each and everyone of athletes who did the Club and themselves proud. To celebrate this wonderful event, and to swap runners for heels, the crew took themselves to the Sport and Fitness Markievicz Centre (ask Aideen about Float Fit) where the music was pumping and the prossecco was flowing…sure a race wouldn’t be a race without some bubbles.
To mark this special annual event, Aideen wrote a poem, which I’m sure you’ll agree captures the day brilliantly.
Runners & Heels, by Aideen Brady
T’was the sunny morning of the mini marathon when Harriers woke up and said let’s get this done!
What a day for a race…
…where we can all run our own pace
Hair up, vests on and runners are laced!
Wearing the Black & Amber colours unbelievable proud
Enjoy all the shouts & cheers from our supporting crowd.
Drink plenty of water & don’t stop moving cause when we are done we will be grooving!
Medals, smiles, PB’s all around
Everyone delightful and feeling very sound!
Make up on, heels on and ready to party on the Green!
Bank Holiday Sunday it’s the place to be seen!
So let’s get ready for the fab day we have ahead
3am we will be hitting the bed!!!!

Before I sign off on this report, I’d like to give a big shout out to Mary Ketterer who was 2nd lady home in the Kinvara Half Marathon
It was also great to see Niall Gorman, who recently returned from duty, smashing the Cork Half Marathon in awesome time of 1:12:17.
Until next time, keep on running.
Shane R

Weekend round up

Whilst eyes were on Birmingham there was plenty of action on the this weekend. Gary O’Hanlon was 1st in today’s Clougherhead 10k in 31.00 with Sean Doran 4th 34.44.

On the Streets of Edinburgh James Dunne ran the marathon in 3.13.58 and Ollie Power 3.30.45 today.

Yesterday David Brady was 3rd in the Glendalough Half Marathon 1.24.47. Maurice mcCrohan was 2nd in the Sandymount Beach 5k.

Also young Emma Mcdonnell took silver U/16 in Santry at the National Combined Events with Blasé Carroll 4th. In the u/15s Jonas Nyberg was 5th.


Valdas 4th in Copenhagen

Clonliffe`s Valdas Dopolskas was 4th in an international 10k Road Race in Copenhagen, Denmark tonight. Valdas recorded a time of 30.41 in windy conditions some 16 seconds behind the winner with splits of 15.35 and 15.06.

Thanks for helping out at Night Run

A big thank you to the Clonliffe crew who answered the Captain`s call and assisted at last night`s Night Run. A great professional job by all concerned.

Rust of course never sleeps so……any chance that anyone not running the Clonliffe 2 on Thursday please help out on the night. Please report to the club house at 7.15pm for briefing and allocation of posts.

Sergiu 4th in Great Ireland Run

At today`s big 10k road race, which included the National 10k Chmpionships, the Great Ireland Run in a wet Phoenix Park Sergiu Ciobanu was 4th and 3rd in the Championships in 30.23. In a tight finish Manx visitor Oliver Lockley was the race winner in 30.11 and in the “National” there was a blanket finish with Brian Maher (KCH) 1st in 30.20, Mick Clohisey (Raheny) 2nd 30.22 and Sergiu a further second in arrears.

Other Clonliffe: Tom Sherlock 33.52, Patrick Davaren 35.23, David Mullen 36.50,  Stephen Bateson 41.35.                                                                  At last night’s Patsey Kelly 5k Gary O’Hanlon completed his London Marathon preparations with a win in 15.07.

Saturday round up

Saturday: Phoenix Park, on a particularly muddy tough course at the Magazine Fort, Sean Doran ran possibly his best race to date finishing in an excellent 3rd place in the BHAA Garda 4 Mile XC. Thomas Sherlock placed 8th.

Also on Saturday Declan Power was 3rd in the Rathcoffey 10K in County Kildare in 33.57.

Saturday the 3rd, the 9th annual Dylan Ahern Memorial 5,000m XC race took place on the Castle field course at Malahide – 1st Colm Hickey 18-21 (fastest time)-2nd Aimee Ahern 21-32 (fastest woman ) — 3rd Liam Hennessy (nett 21-51)– 43 runners including racing come backs by Pat Byrne, Eugene Mc Carrick, Mick Kearney  and Bernie Byrne-the race was supported by a large number of the Ahern family and friends  .

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Holiday round up (updated)

As we come to the end of the festive period it`s time for a catch up on recent results. At this morning`s Tom Brennan 5k in the Phoenix Park Mark Kenneally was 6th in 16.09. Declan Murray ran 20.38 and Kerri Page 21.23.

Last week Maurice McCrohan ran 43.10 to place 3rd O/50 in the Fat Turkey Run, a tough hilly 10k in Sutton on December 27th.

Just before Christmas the 34th Malahide O`Rourke Shield 5k took place in Malahide Castle grounds, 1st Adam Thompson-Ahern, 2nd Liam Hennessy, 3rd Declan Murray. Fastest was Philip O`Doherty 19.11, with Aimee Ahern fastest woman (21.06)

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Flynner wins Aware 10k

Weekend round up. Saturday December 9th David Flynn won the Aware 10k Road Race in the Phoenix Park by well over a minute in 32.19. Dave Brady was 9th (37.11).

Tackling Swords with spirit at the Fingal 10K

Shane Rooney Reports on Fingal 10k July 23rd (apologies for delay in posting): “There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirt. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.” Napoleon Bonaparte

One could feel spirits were high on a mixture of adrenaline and excitement as over 40 members from Clonliffe Harries, along with over 3000 others athletes, readied themselves to conquer the first race of the 2017 Race Series. Before the start a special mention was giving to the inaugural Clonolympics, an event which will become the envy of many rival clubs.

For some club members it was the first time to run as part of Clonliffe Harriers, for others it was an opportunity to wear the black & amber singlet with pride.   The morning started a little damp, but quickly cleared to result in a warm morning, which made conditions a little difficult and heavy. The course itself is often underestimated as it has many challenging sections, including the incline through the village, the heavy going along the dual-carriageway and the humid conditions through the north county Dublin countryside.  However, none of these challenges stopped the Clonliffers from showing that the spirit is mightier than the Sword(s), with many achieving PBs.

First home for Clonliffe was David Brady in a time of 35:51 and he was quickly followed by Conor Keane and Matt McGuinness. There was a tight race between Anto “New Boy” Doran and Dermot “Fresh Prince” Faughnan who were the 4th and 5th Clonliffers home. Anto, having utilized Dermot’s height for shelter, came across the line 2 secs ahead in a PB time of 37:33.  Stephen Tracey continues to smash his own times, achieving a new PB in a time of 39:12. Both Stephen “Foodie” Doyle and Alex Eustace ran amazing races, pacing themselves perfectly from the start and picking up the speed to the finish, both achieved PBs with times of 40:16 and 41:09 respectively. What was especially great was seeing Alex regaining full mobility after the Limerick marathon.

Declan “Don’t Stop Me Now” Grant charged home in a new 10K PB time of 41:55 and he was closely followed by the Clonliffe Wolf pack of Aisling Andrews (new PB), Shane Rooney, Emma Cooper, Mick Gleeson, Colm Leonard, Alan Curley and Maura Matthew, all finishing within seconds of each other and proving the team who work together finish strong together with no one being left behind.

The PBs kept coming;

Laura “Huggie” Kernan shaved 5 seconds of her previous best time by storming up the hill in 42:55,

Ciara “Mind the Car” O’Regan, took 2 mins of her previous 10K time, with a time of 47 mins,

Melissa Curran, proving that she’s getting stronger, clocked a new PB time of 47:12.

Joanne “Healing Hands” McCabe cruised home in a time of 50:24.

A special shout out to Orla “Smiler” Deighan, who completed her first 10k in a time of 49:19 and to the newest member of the crew, Philp Richards, who marched home in a time of 52:34.

Of course, as with every race, questions are left to be answered;

  1. Will Dermot refuse to shelter Anto in the future?
  2. How high can Aideen O’Connor jump?
  3. How much did the fear of missing her flight influence Aisling Andrews?
  4. How did Mark Dowling clone himself and cheer in 3 spots
  5. Who has Emma Cooper’s singlet?
  6. Will Niall Markey hunt down the guy who stole 3 seconds from him.I’ll leave you with a quote Aideen “Darby O’Gill” O’Connor, taking part in the Fingal 10K is “about appreciating the fact that I can run and how much I love it”.

    Run with pride and until next time, keep digging in. (Shane Rooney)



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