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Round up (extended to Saturday)

Thursday the 27th Clonee 10k David Brady 36.37, Alan Worrall 43.22.

Friday 28th St. Cocas Kilcock 5k 7th Sean Doran 15.18, Stephen Bateson 19.49, Kerri Page 20.29.

Saturday afternoon, the juveniles were in Tullamore where Laimos Norvaisias was 6th in the boys U/12 shot. In the U/13 girls 4 x 100 the team qualified for the final and placed a very credible 6th (The squad: Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah McDonnell, Ava Usanova, Harriet Kenny)

Saturday evening: the Clonliffe juniors headed Northwards to Dundalk, County Louth for the Paddy Cheshire 5k where Efrem Gidey was 2nd (15.00), Ben Guiden 3rd (16.32) and Stephen Cashin 4th (16.46)



Clonliffe PBs at Belfast IMC plus more

Clonliffe athletes recorded pbs at today’s IMC Belfast meet at a sun drenched Mary Peter’s Track. In the 1500B race junior Aaron Cullen knocked a whopping 3 seconds off his PB recorded at the All Ireland schools at the start of June finishing 3rd in 3.55.69. A PB also for Ian Guiden running his first 1500 in some 6 years 5th in 3.56.33. In the 800 Cathal Doyle also ran a PB 1.52.01. Daniel Stone also ran a PB in the 5000 (15.49.94). A fine run also in his 5000 by Declan Power finishing 4th in 15 56.30.

Also on Saturday morning Sean Carrigg won the River Valley Park Run in 16.21 in a tough course.

Saturday evening the big race was the Michael Manning 10k in Dunshaughlin Clonliffe results: David Mullen 36.37, Ailish Malone 37.59, Scott Crowley 41.11, Stephen Bateson 41.16, Kerri Page 41.50, Emma Harding 42.27, Stephen Tracey 42.48, Ollie Power 44.19, Emer Brennan 46.15, Anthony O’Brien 52.26.

At the Athletics Ireland Games Keith Marks was 3rd in the long jump (7.16) and Leah Bergin was 4th in the 400 in 59.04.

Doran holds on for Drogheda 5k win

At tonight’s Drogheda mid Summers 5k road race Sean Doran took the win after leading from gun to tape. Over a tough course, the first half was uphill, Sean held a good lead but with 500m to go was almost caught but managed to hold off the 2nd place finisher by a second in a time of 16.01. David Brady was 14th in 17.51. Laura Tuite ran a new PB of 19.27 43rd overall and 7th woman.

Clonliffe in the prizes in Balbriggan

At tonight’s Balbriggan Fest 5k over a tough out and back course Clonliffe had 2nd man in David Mullen 17.17, 2nd woman in Sarah Bateson 19.43 (12th overall)and 3rd woman in Katie Halpin 21.24 (33rd).

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Fast times at Bob Heffernan 5k

There were lightening fast times recorded at the Bob Heffernan 5k in County Meath tonight. Efrem Gidey after his outstanding run in the Leinster schools on Saturday was 4th in 14.47 in a race won, not by Peter Somba (Dunboyne) but by DSD’s Hiko Tonsa in 14.18 with Somba 2nd 14.22. 7th was Sean Doran 15.39 other Clonliffe: David Brady 17.28, Matt McGuinness 17.52, Philip O’Doherty 18.57, Fergie Keenan 19.09, Maurice McCrohan 19.20, Ciara Peelo 19.45  Michael Devine 20.06, Emer Brennan 22.10.

Kenneally back in the saddle!

A surprise starter this morning in the Tallaght AC 5K road race (including Dublin novice Road Championships) was was Clonliffe 2012 Olympian Mark Kenneally. Running his first race in a number of years Mark looks to be getting back into good shape and was pleased with his 14.55 showing for 2nd place behind Mr. Roadracer Peter Samba (Dunboyne) who ran 14.50. Another Clonliffe athlete leaving Tallaght pleased was Laura Tuite who took Dublin Womens Novice Road bronze. Laura continues to run faster with each outing running 19.39 today. Fergie Keenan was also in action 19.07.

Successful raid on Leixlip

At tonight’s Leixlip 5 K Rd race hosted by Le Cheile AC on a cold ,windy and dark night Clonliffe athletes made it a successful trip to County Kildare. Ian Guiden enjoyed a good battle with Peter Somba  (Dunboyne AC). After a ‘slow bike race’ over the first 1K the pace picked up with Ian and Somba pulling away from the rest of the field. It was only on the final up hill section with 1K to go that Somba made the telling move sprinting to open a gap and led by a couple of seconds as they came back into the track, Somba winning in 15.01 (some 25 seconds faster than his winning time last year) with Ian second in 15.03.

Kerry page was the second woman in a new PB of 19.45, third woman was Emma Cooper 20.08. Stephen Bateson had a good outing finishing in 19.47.

(Raiders of the Lost Arc: Emma, Kerri, Stephen, Ian)

Doyler does sub 3.45 plus updated roundup

Cathal Doyle took another big chunk out of his 1500 pb in this afternoon’s IMC Greystones meet as he ran a fantastic 3.44.74 in placing 3rd a fraction behind Rahenys Brian Fay and winner Luke McCann (DCH).

Ian Guiden in his first track race in a year ran 8.31.75 in the 3000. Eoin Taggart a PB of 8.48.20 and Liam Roarty 9.02.86. A pb also by Sean Carrigg in the 1500 B of 4.10.42. Fionn Carroll after his win in Wednesday’s graded meet did the same again in the 800 B in a pb of 1.57.94, Jarlaith Jordan 2.04.03. Greta Streimikyte ran close to her pb in the 800 2.18.41.

Meanwhile in the Phoenix Park the national road 5k took place where Sean Doran was 13th and 4th in the senior championship in 15.42. Eoghan Murphy ran 17.32 and George Maybury 22.31, 4th M65.

Also on Saturday in New York City Dave Fitzmaurice was 6th in a 5k road race in 15.34.

Sunday the 5th David Brady was 33rd in the Drogheda 10k 38.17.

St. Patrick’s weekend and more round up (updated)

The St. Patrick’s weekend round up in truly Irish fashion starts last weekend! Stephen Rice was 5th in the javelin at the European Throwing Cup in Samorin, Slovakia between the 9th and 10th of March. Stephen threw a best of 67.34m, although not quiet where his form is it was his 3rd best ever throw.

Then Sunday March 17th at the Streets of Portlaoise 5k Sean Doran ran 15.57. In Balbrigan at the Half Marathon James Fleming was 8th in 1.29.58 while Maurice McHale ran 1.40.00.

Monday the 18th saw a bumper entry for the MSB St. Patrick’s 5k in Dublin City. The was a fine turn out of Clonliffe athletes lead home in 2nd place by double All Ireland school’s champion Efrem Gidey. Efrem was beaten into 2nd place in a sprint finish by DSD’s Hiko Tonosa Efrem recording a fine 14.53. Sean O’Leary was 3td (15.08), Sean Doran, running his 2nd race in 24 hours, was 6th in 15.45, some 12 seconds faster than he ran yesterday and with Daniel Lacey 13th in 16.18 these 4 combined to easily take the team win. Other Clonliffe: 15th Sean Carrigg 16.28, 59th Eoghan Murphy 17.38, Eimear  O’Brien,  in her final outing as a Clonliffe Harrier before her transfer to Sligo, 18.38, Emma Cooper 20.03, Alan Hughes 19.55, Fionnula Doherty 20.21 and Laura Kiernan 20.55.

Clonliffe storm Duleek plus round up

The Clonliffe Junior Men well and truly stormed the Duleek and District 5k road race today. The junior squad as part of their preparation for the All-Ireland schools cross country in two weeks time travel the short distance to the small North County Meath town of Duleek for the annual 5k. From the gun Efrem Gidey sat in behind Dunshaughlin AC`s Thomas Moran as these two opened a lead on the pack led by Ben Guiden. At 3k Efrem upped the pace to leave Moran behind and came home in 14.41. With Ben  holding 3rd in a Clonliffe sprint for the line  in 15.46,  a PB, from Aaron Cullen, also in a PB of 15.47 these three took the Clonliffe team to a comfortable win. Sean Doran who some 24 hours earlier had won the BHAA cross-country race in Maynooth came through the field very well today to finish 5th in 15.50. Stephen Cashin was 10th in 16.29, Daniel Lacey, coming back nicely from injury 12th in 16.45 and Thomas Balthazar was 21st in 17.36.

It is also great to report that Becky Woods made a return to road racing to finish second lady in 17.45. Becky has lately been concentrating on the triathlon and today was her first road race in possibly 3 or so years. Also racing today was another trio of Clonliffe ladies: Emma Cooper who finished in a time of 20.04 to finish a 11 woman and 4th F40, Emer Brennan 92nd overall in 21.25 and 9th woman and Kerri Page 21.49, 100th overall and 24th woman.

Further afield David Flynn ran 67.47 in the Napoli Half Marathon as part of his ongoing preparations for the Rotterdam marathon later in the spring.

As mentioned earlier yesterday saw the latest round of the BHA a cross-country the AIB/NUI 4 mile cross-country race in Maynooth. Sean Doran made it a second successive BHAA win in a time of 20.56 with Thomas Sherlock second 21.04.

Also yesterday Liam Roarty had a very good run in the English National Cross Country over 12,000m held at Harewood House, Leeds placing 267th of 2000 plus finishers in 49.12.



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