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Clionliffe one two in Serengeti ! Plus more..

At Wednesday night’s OPW 5K trail run in the Serengeti (sorry the Phoenix Park – it just looks that way at the moment!) Clonliffe athletes managed to outrun the lions and record a one, two in the latest BHAA Summer Series with Sean Doran 1st and Tom Sherlock 2nd.  By all accounts it was a tough battle in the blisteringly hot conditions over the 5K route with the two club-mates battling it out until Sean kicked with 200 to go to take the win. Also in the race was Yvonne McDonagh who was 2nd woman O/40 and Anne Lyons 2nd woman O/50.  Slightly further back was Colm Doran in 108th position.

On Thursday Eoin Taggart had an excellent run in the Docklands 5 k Road Race to finish in 5th place in 15.52. Also at the Clonee 10k 11th David Brady 37.11, Rachel Eustace was 34th over all and 4th women in 39.41, with Alan Worall running 42.16.

Clonliffe one two in BHAA 5k

There was a Clonliffe one two in Mulhuddart, Dublin tonight at the Bristol-Myers Squibb 5k Road Race, in the BHAA series. Sean Doran was the race winner in 16.04 on a suspiciously long 5k after a battle lasting the almost entire last KM of the race with Declan Power who finished 2nd. Also in the field was Maurice McCrohan, however, that`s all the details to hand.

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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Round up: Sergiu 3rd in National 10k, Varsities T & F, plus more

The National 10k Road Championships was held in the Phoenix Park today incorporated into the Great Ireland Run where Sergiu Ciobanu placed 4th and 3rd in the National in 30.20. Sergiu had warmed up by winning the Youghal Emer Casey 5k on Thursday night in 14.54. In the O/45 National 10k Declan Power took gold (33.10) and Pat Davoren bronze (34.42). On the team front with David Mansfield in 16th place (32.17) the team took silver behind Raheny.

The only Clonliffe result to hand from yesterday`s BHAA 4 Mile in St. Annes is Maurice McCrohan 25.29. Also yesterday in England Liam Roarty ran the National 12-Stage Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield clocking 29:30 for the 5.38 mile course.

(Liam Roarty in English National 12 stage Relay)

On Friday and Saturday the IUAA Championships took place at Cork IT, with some very good Clonliffe performances. Busiest of the crew was Luke Mangan in the throws, winning the Weight for distance 9.66, and bronze medals in the shot (13.53) and Discus (36.73). Also medalling was Denis Byrne 2nd in the women`s javelin (36.05). Rolus Olusa was 4th in the javelin (46.85) and ran the fastest 110H of the day (15.81) in the semis and then 16.32 in the final to place 4th. In the sprints Pierce Friel ran 11.97 in his heat, 11.77 in his semi to make the final but was a DNS. Keith Pike ran 11.36 in his heat and 11.34 in his semi but failed to progress. He then ran 23.52 in the 200 heats but DNS the semi. In the 5,000 Adam O`Brien had a fine run to 5th place in 15.34.61 with Eoin Taggart 7th (15.42.63). Eoin McCullough was 9th in the 10,000 (35.10.30) and Emer Treacy was knocked out in the 800 heats (2.34.65).

National 12-Stage Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield clocking 29:30 for the 5.38 mile course. Missed from last weekend`s results was Rory Gunning 2nd in the Javelin in the Spring Throws in Athlone 59.94m. Also missed was Brian Flanagan`s 3000SC first race for McNeese placing 2nd in 9.44.23.

(Brian Flanagan, 9.44.23 3000 SC for McNeese)


Sun, Speed and PB`s at the K Club, plus weekend round up (updated)

Shane Rooney reports from the K Club: With the thoughts of the post-race grub in mind, members of Clonliffe Harriers AC travelled to Kildare this Saturday morning to take part in the 10k challenge and put their training to the test. The sun shone bright on the KClub, resulting a fantastic pre-race atmosphere at this increasingly popular BHAA event, which had almost 430 participants.

Dave Brady was the first Clonliffian home 27th in 34.45  followed in a time of 36:20 by Conor Keane and he was followed by Kieran Murphy in 37.55 and Richard Mannion in a time of 39:24.

Stephen “The Legs” Tracey celebrated his birthday in style by knocking 65 seconds of this previous course time, crossing the finish line in a sub 40-minute time of 39:54.

In perpetration for the Limerick Marathon relay, 3 members of the relay team decided to use the race as pacing practice.  With the aim of going sub 45 mins, the trio, like true team members, dug in to support each other across the line, all 3 smashing their pre-race target and achieving PBs.  Laura Kernan set the pace in a time of 43:38 and she was quickly followed by the dynamic duo of Declan “Unicorn” Grant and Emer “Coppers” Brennan who crossed the line together 2 seconds later in a time of 43:40.

Next up was the always determined Brid Beausang, who also achieved a PB time of 46:18, proving that strong cross country runners make strong road runners.

Having just returned from injury, Niall O’Connor intended to use the race to assess his fitness. However, showing no signs of a loss of fitness and confirming that rest is essential for a good recovery, Niall also achieved a PB time of 48:36.

Not to be out done and proving that she’s Nifty at Fifty, Evelyn Brennan was next across the line at 48:50.

Also, returning from an injury and in her inaugural BHAA race, Melissa Curran dug in to finish in a time of 51:58.

As the members of Pamela Cooper’s training group know, Yvonne McDonough is a supporter of the BHAA events and actively encourages people to sign up for races. Once again, Yvonne was at the start line and had a fantastic race, finishing almost 3 minutes faster than the previous year, with a time of 52:25.

Congratulations to everyone who ran or raced this weekend, keep digging in.

Also on Saturday Liam Roarty was running for Cheltenham Harriers in the Midland Road Relays on the 11th of the 12 leg relay, running 16.41 for his 5k, as Cheltenham placed 3rd of 58 teams and qualifying for the English National 12 Stage Road Relays in two weeks time.

Sunday, the 26th: Eirgrid Dunboyne 4 Mile, Sean Doran 15th 21.12, Carrig 1st junior 21.20, Joseph Keane 3rd Junior 22.58, Emma Cooper 25.03, 3rd W40, and Kerri Page 26.48.

In the Port Tunnel race, now called the Underground Race, Declan Power emerged from the darkness in 1st place in 33.09, almost 30 seconds clear of 2nd place.

Round up: MacMahon wins Donadea 50k (a week ago!), plus more

The weekend round up starts a week ago! Brian MacMahon won the Donadea 50k race in a time of 3:11.26 (apologies Brian, but info only to hand this weekend), on Saturday 11th of Feb.

This weekend, yesterday the 19th David Mansfield was 8th in the Enniscorthy 10k in 31.58.

On Saturday the BHAA Cross Country continued in ALSAA, however, with no information flowing we`ve nothing to report on Clonliffe athletes (let us into the secret 0879599888!).

Round up: Celtic Cross Country, Aaron wins in the States, BHAA

A busy weekend for Clonliffe also included three of the club`s athletes winning International honours. Today`s Celtic Cross Country in Cardiff featured great runs by three of our up and coming young athlete. In the junior race in the Irish colours both Sean O`Leary and Adam O`Brien put in impressive runs finishing 13th and 14th as the Irish juniors took team first. Eoin Taggart was also in green in the U/23 race placing 29th.

In the USA Aaron Hanlon had a fine indoor 3000 win for Providence at the University of Rhode Island Invitational in a time of 8.32.98.

Yesterday`s EIR BHAA Cross Country 5 Mile in Cherryfield Park, Dublin saw Sean Doran place 6th and Conor Keane 11th. Full results

Weekend Round up, including Flanno`s Cowboys debut

In the USA Brian Flanagan made an excellent competitive debut for McNeese on Friday (Jan 6th) where he is on scholarship. After a period of rebuilding post injury Brian took to the indoor stage for the first time recording an impressive 4.26.52 mile as he placed 5th for The Cowboys at the LSU Purple Tiger Meet at Baton Rouge.

Brian takes up the story: ” Ran the One Mile event at LSU’s Purple tiger invitational in Baton Rouge LA on Friday Jan 6th. It was my first ever race not only indoors but in McNeese State’s Blue and Gold too. I finished 5th in a field of 11 in 4:26:52 after a sub 30sec last lap and having the leaders go through 800m on sub 4 pace (1:58). My time was then officially converted by the NCAA because the curves on the tracks are not banked (Facility doubles as a hurricane evacuation centre) My official time was 4:23:18, Indoor and outdoor PB now. Which because most other schools were running Saturday made me number 1 in NCAA Division 1 Southland conference for about a day somehow! Not bad for someone who’s only been training full time again for four weeks after nearly 10 months out of action.”

Back home on Saturday the BHAA Cross Country season continued with the Bank Of Ireland races in Tymon Park. First (and possibly only) Clonliffe athlete was Sean Doran in 11th place in the men`s 4 mile (22.21). Full results can be found on

Weekend round up

Aaron Hanlon had a tough day at the NCAA cross country finals at Terre Haute today finishing well down the field in 238th place.

The Irish Life BHAA 6k cross country took place in Santry Demsene this morning top Clonliffe athlete was Conor Keane in 5th place (20.45), 8th Tom Sherlock  (21.08).

On the roads also today Conor Healy won the Clontarf 5 Mile in 27.02 and Declan Power was 2nd (1st O/40) in the Clane 10k.

Round up: Is there anyone alive out there? (updated)

Weekend results to hand. Conor Healy`s 3rd place in the Donadea 10k in a new pb of 33.19 and Trevor Wisdom 42.28. At Castleknock the Teachers BHAA Cross Country took place, there were several Clonliffe athletes competing. Results are to say the least sketchy! Here`s what we have: Sean Doran 15th, Thomas Sherlock 19th. Also running were Kerri Page, Yvonne McDonagh and Clare.

In England Liam Roarty ran for Cheltenham Harriers in the English 6 Stage Road Relay on their B team that placed 58th overall.

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