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Doran wins pre Level 3 club 10,000!

As Dublin spins towards Level 3 Sean Doran left his rivals in a spin as he was a convincing winner of tonight’s Clonliffe Harriers club 10,000 Championship in a nifty 32.19 to take the Bonass Trophy. Sinead Smith-Ahern took the Bonass Cup as the women’s champion.

Tonight’s race was the final installment of a successful club track season and was kindly sponsored by Pat Bonass. Close to 30 athletes lined up on an unseasonably humid September night under the stadium lights. Doran was quick out of the blocks and set a frantic pace as he opening a big gap on the field chased by Darren Reilly and Ernie Ramsey. There and then the race was over and it was only a question of how fast he would go. 25 laps later it was an impressive solo 32.19.

Results:

  1. Sean Doran 32.19
  2. Darren Reilly 34.47
  3. Ernie Ramsey 36.23
  4. David Mullen 36.51
  5. Matt McGuinness 37.34
  6. Dave Brady 37.38
  7. James Dunne 38.11
  8. Colm Hickey 38.30
  9. Gareth Loy 38.54
  10. Scott Crowley 39.53
  11. Kevin Dowling 41.31
  12. Colm McDonnell 43.14
  13. Richie Barr 43.18
  14. Tom Monks 43.39
  15. Shane Rooney 43.49
  16. Sean Grimes 44.01
  17. Declan Grant 44.08
  18. Declan Murray 44.36
  19. Adrien Gerard 44.57
  20. Anthony O’Brien 48.10
  21. Colm Doran 51.22
  22. Sinead Smith-Ahern 54.53

 

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157716015418417

With Dublin about to see further restrictions The Walker Cup which we had hoped to hold next Thursday will be rescheduled when possible.

Club 10,000 Instructions & Start List

The club 10,000 championships for the Bonass trophy for men and Bonass Cup for women, kindly sponsored by Pat Bonass, takes place at 8.00pm in Morton Stadium tomorrow, September 17th. Entry is closed. Of you have not entered please note that you cannot run.

Start list:

All athletes/officials/coaches please note:

Please maintain social distancing on arrival, warm up and on leaving the stadium. It is suggested that all wear face masks on arrival.

Do not attend Morton Stadium if you have been outside of the island of Ireland within the previous 14 days, unless a Green list country.

Do not attend if you have had Covid 19 within the previous 10 days or are waiting the result of a Covid 19 test.

Do not attend if you have flu like symptoms or symptoms of Covid 19.

Do not attend if you have been in contact with any person diagnosed with Covid 19 within the past 14 days.

Do not attend if you are categorised as being in the vulnerable persons category.

Advice for athletes:

The clubhouse and dressing rooms are not open at this time. Arrive ready to race.

Please complete all warm-ups (with the exception of strides) outside of the stadium.

Do not come into the arena/track until your race is called. You will have an opportunity to do strides on the track before your race starts. Entry at the 100 finish gate. As a guideline entry permitted 5 minutes before race time.

Please bring hand sanitiser, wipes and your own clearly identified drinks bottles.

Do not share any drinks.

Please please refrain from spitting.

Please no physical contact, no handshakes, no high-fives, no hoax, no hugs (try to restrain yourself!).

Remain lined up after your race so that the officials can record your name, maintaining 2m social distancing.

Do not approach officials looking for your finishing time (this will be published on the club website that night)

All athletes must leave the track using the gate located at the 1500 start as soon as told to do so by the officials.

Please as soon as you have completed the race leave the stadium, (please leave warm down until you get home)

Officials please report to Mick Kearney at 7.30pm.

Entry for club 10,000 closes on Tuesday

Club members are reminded that entry is now open for Thursday’s club 10,000 championship, sponsored by Pat Bonass. Please note that entry closed on Tuesday. For contract tracing this is a pre entry event and no entries can be accepted on the night. To entry, either through your coach, or yourself e mail bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com send name and predicted time asap. Start list and final instructions will be posted here on Wednesday night.

Club 10,000 C’ships for the Bonass Trophy next week

After the great success of the club track series from July/August the club is delighted to be in a position to host the Clonliffe 10,000 Club Championships on Thursday September 17th @ 8.00pm for the Bonass Trophy for both men and women. The race is kindly sponsored by Pat Bonass.

Once again Covid-19 Rules are in place. Entry through your coach (if a member of a club training group) or, if not, enter yourself. Entry opens on Thursday next the 10th and closes on Tuesday the 15th. Send names and predicted finishing time to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com Please only enter if you are committed to running and no late entries!

Juvenile T & F C’ships completes a great club week

In recent weeks it has been brilliant to see the safe return to club racing by Clonliffe Harriers, with the focus very much on closed club events and championships. After some fantastic senior club championships, then “The Clonliffe Night of Miles” and this week’s “No Prizes” Club Meet the focus this morning was on our juvenile athletes. Eugenia Bateson Reports: Sunday 16th August saw the closing of the Club Championships with the U8 to U16 competing in Track and Field events.


Middle Distance 300m The opening of the events was the U9 – U11 300m middle distance event.  Some fine performances from Glady’s group showing guts and determination as they came around the final bend into the last 100m with great runs in particular from Lucy McFetridge, 1st girls and 1st boy Joel Thomas in the U/8 & 9’s.

500m The U12 and U13 took on the 500m event.  Some very strong determined runs from both the boys and girls.  The U13’s were particularly determined to prove that they are ready to move up to the next group in September. Harriet Kenny was fastest of the girls with Conor Tynan fastest of the boys.

Mile The U14 and U15 completed their middle-distance event at the very successful Clonliffe Night of Miles held on the 6th August with the Junior and Senior Athletes.  They did not look out of place at this level having put in some excellent training over the past year.  All U15 athletes were keen to prove that they are ready to progress to Mick and Noel’s group in September and they did not disappoint.   The outstanding performance on the night from this young group was from our National Cross Country Champion, Sean Cronin who recorded a sub 5 min winning by 150m.  Lorcan Benjacar, U15 was a strong finishing 2nd place followed by U14 Noah Rossi.  The girl’s race was closely fought with Sorcha O’Connor U15 managing to pull away from U14 Rebecca Walsh who thundered down the track with U15 Hazel Kenny finishing a very impressive 3rd.

In the sprints U/8s & 9s 80m Lucy McFetridge was again top of the pile, indeed a most successful day for Lucy as she took gold in not only the 80m and 300m but she also took turbo javelin and long jump gold, to make it 4 out of 4! Joel Thomas also made it a track golden double adding the 80 to his 300 golds. In the U/12s Sienna Kelly took both the 100 and 200 titles whilst in the U/13s Harriet Kenny and Niamh Cooper shared the spoils, Harriet 100 and 500 gold and Niamh 200, long jump and shot gold.

Results U/8s & 9’s – U/12s & 13s:

Sprints 200m: U14 Girls opened the sprint sessions showing fine form.  Ava Usanova managed to hold off a fine run from Sarah McDonnell with Kate Campbell taking the bronze.U14 Boys was won by Jaydon Carroll showing his fine sprinting form followed closely by Noah Rossi in 2nd and Charlie Duffy, just back from injury taking the bronze.U15 and U16 girls were run together.  Rachael Power, U16 was first over the line in an impressive win putting her consistent training to good use.  Hazel Kenny U15 came in close behind her with Kate Faherty unlucky not to catch her on the line for 3rd.U15 Boys was won by Sean Cronin – is there any distance this guy can’t win??  Christian Finn returning from injury took the silver with Devan Morrissey on his heels for bronze.

100m: Girls U14 and U15 ran a combined race to close out their events of the day.  Ava Usanova took the Gold in this event also with Kate Campbell taking silver and Sarah McDonnell taking bronze.Boys U14 and U15 were also run together with Jaydon Carroll managing to take the gold from the favourite in this event, Kharl Balero who took silver and Christian Finn well and truly putting his injury behind him to take bronze.

Field Events
Long Jump:U14 Boys1st Noah Rossi2nd Jaydon Carroll3rd Cathal Hickey
U15 Boys1st Sean Cronin2nd Kharl Balero3rd Devan Morrissey
U14 Girls1st Ava Usanova2nd Kate Campbell3rd Ali Connolly
U15 and U16 GirlsJoint 1st Kate Faherty and Rachael Power
U13 Girls 1st Niamh Cooper 2nd Sandy Rose3rd Aisling Faherty
U13 Boys1st Conor2nd Cian
U12 Girls1st Lucy2nd Laura3rd Violet.

Well done to all who took part in these Championships.  It was fantastic to hold this event in these strange times.  Many thanks to all parents who attended and for following Government guidelines in terms of social distancing.  With your co-operation, we strive to continue to keep each other safe and ensure that our club can remain open. 

 The U14 to U16 group will take a well-deserved break from training.  Return to training will be posted on the club website.  Glady’s group will continue to enjoy their training over the coming weeks.

Photos click: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157715507731736/with/50231775118/

Another great club championships night

The Clonliffe 2020 club Championships came to a conclusion tonight with day three featuring 200 and 1500. It was a perfect night, little windy at times but try and very pleasant all round. Highlight of the night was probably Efrem Gidey adding the club 1500 title to the 5000 title he took two weeks ago. After tactical opening couple of laps Efrem bolted from the pack and to take the club title in a time of 4.05, in a great battle for 2nd Pl, Mark McDonald prevailed in 4.07 from Jafar 4.08.The championship got underway with the 200s, starting with the women’s B race which was won after a very gritty display by Vicki McDonnell with the judges taking some time to separate 2nd and 3rd.

Jafar 3rd, Efrem 1st, Mark 2nd

In the championship a race Rebecca Fitzsimons was strongest down the home straight to win in 26.6 from Amy Hodson and Sally Somula. Pascal Touche justified his favorite tag to take the win in 23.2 from 100 champion Keith Marks and Manny Okoye.

Hope Saunders added the club 1500 title to the 5000 after a fine run 4.51 from Laura Tuite 4.55 and Jenny Johnson 4.58. Amy Sheehy won the Sheehy sisters battle in the B race 5.27 a second ahead of Abbie, with Hannah Browne overhauled by both on the home straight.

Efrem took the men’s championship in a most enjoyable 1500, whilst Niall Sherlock took the honours in the B race and Mick Mahon the C.

Results Day 3:

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157715274882396

Club 200/1500 timetable/start lists

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 28th, sees the final day of the 2020 club championships starting at 8.00pm. Athletes are asked to arrive on time, do their warm up outside of stadium (sprinters excepted!) and be ready to come onto the track 10 minutes before race time. Start lists are also attached, if you are withdrawing please text name and event to 087959988, please do not simply be a “no show”.

Timetable, Tuesday July 28th

8:00 PM – 200 women B

8.08 PM – 200 women A

8:16 PM – 200 men

8:22 PM – 1500 women A

8.30 PM – 1500 women B

8:38 PM – 1500 men A

8:46 PM – 1500 men B

8.54 PM – 1500 men C

Update Start list, as of 8.00pm 27th:

Finally please review Covid-19 page (see menu above). Your participation is strictly subject to you reviewing, understanding and being fully complainant with those conditions.

Coaches/athletes who are not taking part are asked not to train on the track while the championships are taking place.

It’s back on track on Tuesday for 200/1500 Club c’ships

The final day of the Clonliffe 2020 club championships takes place on Tuesday night, July 28th. Days 1 and 2 were very successful indeed and with entries now closed for Tuesday it’s fantastic to have received such great support that there is the need for three 200 races and five 1500 races!

Timetable:

8:00 PM – 200 women B

8.08 PM – 200 women A

8:16 PM – 200 men

8:22 PM – 1500 women A

8.30 PM – 1500 women B

8:38 PM – 1500 men A

8:46 PM – 1500 men B

8.54 PM – 1500 men C

Start lists:

Please note that if you are not on the start lists, it means you are not entered. Only athletes on the start list may race. It is not permissible to just arrive and expect to race. Entry is closed. If you have entered but are not now racing please have the courtesy of notifying us the you have withdrawn by e mail to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com

All athletes/officials/coaches please note:

Do not attend Morton Stadium if you have been outside of the island of Ireland within the previous 14 days.

Do not attend if you have had Covid 19 within the previous 14 days.

Do not attend if you have flu like symptoms or symptoms of Covid 19.Do not attend if you have been in contact with any person diagnosed with Covid 19 within the past 14 days.

Do not attend if you are categorised as being in the vulnerable persons category.

Advice for athletes:

The clubhouse and dressing rooms are not open at this time. Arrive ready to race.

Please complete all warm-ups (with the exception of strides) outside of the stadium.

Do not come into the arena/track until your race is called. You will have an opportunity to do strides on the track before your race starts. Entry at the 100 finish gate. As a guideline entry permitted 10 minutes before your race time.

Please bring hand sanitiser, wipes and your own clearly identified drinks bottles.

Do not share any drinks.

Please please refrain from spitting.

Please no physical contact, no handshakes, no high-fives, no hoax, no hugs (try to restrain yourself!).

Remain lined up after your race so that the officials can record your name.

Do not approach officials looking for your finishing time (this will be published on the club website that night)

All athletes must leave the track using the gate located at the 1500 start as soon as told to do so by the officials (the only exceptions will be the top three in the championship)

Please as soon as you have completed your warmdown leave the stadium.

We must also discourage spectators at this time. The attendance at any venue, including competitors, officials and coaches cannot exceed 200. Bare in mind that there may also be some athletes at training. Also there are contact tracing requirements for spectators. Please therefore do not arrive to spectate, there will be other occasions in the future.

Officials please report to the Clonliffe car park for 7.15 pm.

Entry open for final day of Club C’ships

Day 3 of the Clonliffe Club Championships takes place on Tuesday July 28th. the plan is for 1500s for men and women, and possibly a 200 for men and women. We are also looking at a guest 400H.

After two very successful days particularly on the middle distance front we are expecting a great take up for the 1500. Entry is open from today until 7.00pm this Friday the 24th. Again if you are a member of a club training group please enter through your coach, if not enter by e mail to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com with your name and predicted time. Due to no shows, and more importantly no notification of withdrawals, please do not enter and waste the organisers time unless you are committed to running on July 28th.

If there is sufficient demand and commitment from sprinters we can include a 200 for men and women. Again enter through your coach. If there is no demand then this event will be excluded from the programme.

For the possible 400 Hurdles guest race please text 0879599888 with your name, club, pb and predicted time, by this Friday.

Efrem star of Club 5000 Championships (updated)

A much more pleasant evening all round in Morton Stadium Santry for tonight’s second day of the Clonliffe Harriers 2020 club Championships. On the menu tonight for the sprinters were 400m and for the distance athletes it was the 5000.

The action got underway at 7.10pm precisely with the women’s 400 in a race dominated by the up-and-coming athletes which was won by Emma McDonnell from Katie Halpin, more noted as a middle distance athlete and another middle distance athlete Amy Sheehy in third place. Unfortunately for whatever reason the men’s 400 did not attract the interest it deserved with many no shows, although Mark McDonald did not let anyone down and was even prepared to run the race solo until three of the older juvenile’s stepped up to the plate. Mark naturally enough dominated the race with Keith Burke second and Adam Bateson third.

There was a great turnout for the 5000 m races. The ladies race was led out by Hope Saunders and Laura Tuite running side-by-side over the opening pacing laps, at roughly halfway Hope dropped Laura and came home first in a time of 18.17, Laura ran a very determined race to run a huge PB of 18.39 from third-place Ailish Malone in 19.11.

The men’s a race was much anticipated with Efrem Gidey hitting the front after a couple of laps with a big injection of pace to pull away from Sergiu Ciobanu and Ben Guiden. Efrem kept pace up throughout and was most comfortable in winning in a time of 14.25, Sergiu was second in 14.58, there was a change with 800 to go for third place as the fast finishing Karl Nolan chased down Ben taking third place in 15.34 with Ben fourth in a PB of 15.43 The B race was a fine race with Mick Fogerty’s lads battling it out from start to finish, there was a great finish down the home straight with Eoin Housley out kicking all to win in 17.30 two seconds ahead of Cillian Keegan who in turn was one second ahead of Cillian Sherrin and a few seconds back Andrew Gaffney. Shane Casey was well ahead of the pack in the C race clocking a time of 19.36 with Philip Matthews seconds 20.01 and Colm McDonnell third 20.05.

Once again a huge thank you to the officials for their hard work once again tonight and to the athletes for taking part in their club Championships. On Tuesday the 28th will have the final day of this year’s Championships featuring the 1500. Entry to that will open seven days beforehand. Further details soon.

Results (now corrected, apologies for glitches)

For photos see: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPtg1sh

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