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Timetable & Start list for Thursday’s Club C’ships

After yesterday’s great opener, we are back in Morton stadium, tomorrow, Thursday July 16th for the club 400 and 5000 championships. The 5000 had a bumper entry of over 85 athletes! These have been split into a women’d championship race of almost 20 starters and then 3 men’s races.

Timetable:

7:10 PM – 400 women

7:20 PM – 400 men

7:30 PM – 5000 women

8.00 PM – 5000 men A

8:20 PM – 5000 men B

8:45 PM – 5000 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. If you have entered but are not now racing please have the courtesy of notifying us the you have withdrawn by e mail to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com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 6.40 pm.

Cracking start to club Championships

Day 1 of the Clonliffe Harriers 2020 club Championships got off to an excellent start in a blustery damp Morton Stadium tonight. The highlight of the proceedings was undoubtedly a surprise win by Daniel Lacey in the men’s 800 championship. Efrem Gidey was the prerace favourite and with 200 to go looked like he will take the win although Mark McDonald was menacing on his shoulder, down the final straight Mark hit the front with Efrem chasing hard but chasing hardest of the lot was Lacey as he spotted a gap which he immediately exploited to become the Clonliffe 800 champion and in the process go sub- 2 for the first time a fine 1.58.42, Mark recorded 1.58.83 and second place with Efrem also going sub 2 with a 1.59.00.

The women’s 800 champion is one of our newest members Jenny Johnston running for the first time in a Clonliffe vest and racing her first 800, indeed this was a first ever track race. Jenny sat in behind Alannah Cooley and was fastest on the home straight winning in 2.24.8, Alannah second 2.25.24 and Ciara Peelo third (2.27.28).

The championships had got underway with the women’s 100 where after a fantastic race the judges could not separate the first two and a tie was declared at 12.50 for both Rebecca Fitzsimons and Shannon Sheehy, with third-place finisher Sally’s Sumola. . The men’s 100 champion was Keith Marks running a nippy 10.8 from Pascal Touche 10.9 and Manny Okoye 12.1.

The women’s 800 C was won by Hannah Browne, the men’s B 800 was won by JD Kelly, the 800 C by Cillian Keegan and the D race by Steve Barns.

A big thank you to the officials who came out in force once again and to the athletes for taking part in their club Championships. Day 2 on Thursday will start at 7:10 PM with the 400s and then there will be no less than four 5000 races.

Results:

Photos from tonight: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPr3wDH

“On your marks”: Club 100/800 final instructions

Tomorrow’s club 100 & 800 Championships will start at 7.45pm. Entry is closed, no late entries and no acceptions. If your name is not on the start list please do not come looking to race. Please also note that switching from one race to another is not permitted, so for example if you miss your race you will not be permitted to run in a later race.

Timetable

7:45 PM – 100 women

7:55 PM – 100 men

8:05 PM – 800 women A

8:15 PM- 800 women B

8.25 PM – 800 men A

8:35 PM 800 – men B

8:45 PM – 800 men C.

8.55 PM- 800 men D

Final start list:

All athletes/officials/coaches please note:

Do not attend 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 7.00pm.

Club Championships Week (Updated)

There has been a great response from the club’s athletes for this week’s club Championships with a huge entry in particular in the 5000 on Thursday night and also for Tuesdays 800. Entry is closed, no late entries. Start lists/timetable etc:

Tuesday:

7:45 PM – 100 women

7:55 PM – 100 men

8:05 PM – 800 women A

8:15 PM- 800 women B

8.25 PM – 800 men A

8:35 PM 800 – men B

8:45 PM – 800 men C.

8.55 PM- 800 men D

Thursday:

7:10 PM – 400 women

7:20 PM – 400 men

7:30 PM – 5000 women

8.00 PM – 5000 men A

8:20 PM – 5000 men B

8:45 PM – 5000 men C

Updated start list:

Health guidelines:

Do not attend 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.

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.

Advice for officials:

Thank you for agreeing to officiate at our club Championships.

Positions will be allocated in advance.

Please report to the Clonliffe clubhouse area at 6:45 PM on both nights.

Officials are strongly advised to wear a face mask. Bring hand santizer/own drinks.

Officials recording results please bring your own pen with you.

If approached by an athlete post race looking for their time tell the athlete to leave the arena and that results will be posted on the club website that night.

Entry to club champs closes on Friday…

Athletes and coaches are reminded that entry is open for next week’s club championships, Tuesday 100/800 and Thursday 400/5000. Entry closes on Friday but if you’ve made up your mind and taking part why not give the organisers a bit of a break and enter now!

To enter, if you are a member of a club training group please ask your coach to enter you with your name, event and predicted time. If you are not a member of a club training group simply enter yourself with the same detail. All by email to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com

Entries will not be accepted after Friday. Please note there are absolutely no entries taken on the day. You cannot simply arrive on Tuesday to race without having entered. Please also note that is it is a strict condition of competing in the club Championships, in compliance with current health regulations that you:

Have not been outside the island of Ireland in the preceding 14 days.

You are not displaying symptoms of Covid – 19, or flulike symptoms (if you are you should immediately consult your GP).

If you have had Covid-19 you must be cleared by your GP to race/train..

You have not been in contact with a person diagnosed with Covid 19 within the previous 14 days.

Entry for Club C’ships now open

The Clonliffe 2020 club championships will take place over three evenings starting on Tuesday, July 14 with the 100 and 800. Day two will feature 400 and 5000 on Thursday the 16th with day three (skipping a week for the Dublin graded) on Tuesday the 28th for the 1500.

This year for obvious reasons we have a very different club championship. All club members please read and understands the following:

The championship is confined to fully paid-up club members only.

It is a condition of entry to the club Championships that you have read and understand all the detail on the Covid – 19 page of this website and in particular that you are not answering yes to any of the medical/travel questions.

Entry to the championships is in advance. No entries on the day and no late entries. If you are a member of a training group please talk to your coach as we want the coaches to enter the athletes in a block. If you are not a member of a club training group you may of course enter following the same format.

Entries must be made by email to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com specifying the event you are entering, your name and an accurate predictive finishing time.

Entry for days one and two is now open and will close at midnight on Friday night July 11th.A timetable and start list for each race will be published on this website the evening before each championship day.

It would help enormously if all athletes could make a bib (maybe use the reverse of an old race number) and write their name in black marker, capitals please on that.

Athletes are requested not to come onto the track until they are called for their particular race.

Once the race is over all, except the first three in the championship, must leave the arena. Do not approach the officials for your finishing time or position. This will be posted on the club website that night.

Cash prizes for the first three men and first three women in each of the championship events (subject to there being a minimum of four starters in each).

Please note that we will not have electronic timing and all events will be hand timed, the officials will do the utmost to record the finishing times for as many as possible but as always the strong advice is to self time.

Any club member not taking part in the championship please make yourself available on the evening to assist with officiating. All officials are advised to wear face masks. If you’re in a position to officiate please text Noel Guiden 0879599888 as soon as possible so we can fully plan.

Track & Field Championships

Thankfully there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel and of course with the continued easing of Covid 19 restrictions the prospect of a return to the normality of athletics looks very good indeed. Athletics Ireland are expected to confirm over the coming days that the national senior track and field championships will take place in Morton Stadium on the weekend of August 22 and 23rd. Athletics Ireland are also expected to confirm dates for national juvenile Championships, possibly limited to the U/17 ages upwards, incorporated into national junior track and field championships over the weekends at the end of August and early September. It is also anticipated that Masters track and field championships will take place in September.

Of course we already have the good news of the confirmation of Leinster track and field championships for juniors/seniors/masters taking place on the weekend of 8th/9th of August (venue to be confirmed).Further good news came yesterday from the Dublin Athletics Board who have confirmed that there will be Dublin juvenile Championships for U/17, U/18 and U/19 athletes to be held in conjunction with the Leinster juvenile Championships on Saturday, August 1 (venue to be confirmed).

Clonliffe Harriers are delighted to confirm that the club will hold club track and field championships next month. These championships of course in this Covid 19 era will be somewhat different to the norm. There will be pre-entry, details will be announced closer to the dates, athletes will be expected to adhere to all health guidelines with regard to hand hygiene, absence of physical contact and social distancing pre-and post event, no dressing rooms/showers etc. These Clonliffe club championships will have to be confined to Clonliffe Harriers athletes only (regrettably this year we cannot allow guests). Clonliffe will of course fully implement all updated Athletics Ireland guidelines for these championships.

The dates for the club championships are:

Thursday July 16 – 5000m

Tuesday July 21 – 100m and 800 m

Thursday July 23 – 400m and 1500m. ( we would also like to include some field events for these championships, but these will have to be limited and of course subject to demand, if you would like to see field events included please speak to your coach and ask your coach to discuss)

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Sean Doran wins club xc title

After the juvenile club cross was concluded it then fell to the senior athletes to do their stuff in the Clonliffe senior cross country for the Harry Cooney Cup. Today’s championships was of course incorporated into the historic Irwin Cup, round 15 of the Grand Prix Series.

The prerace favourites Sean Doran and Karl Nolan quickly establish a substantial lead over the chasing pack undeterred by the sticky underfoot conditions and the threat of more rain. And just like the rain stayed away from the chasers!

At the end of the 6k distance Doran had pulled away to take the 2019 cross country title from Nolan 2nd and best of the rest Mick Birmingham 3rd. Best of the women and club champion was Clodagh Moriarty, 2nd Aimee Ahern and 3rd Mel Curran.

Full Grand Prix report from Liam Hennessy later.

Efrem close to club junior record in club 5000 win

Efrem Gidey was the star turn in last night’s Clonliffe club 5000 championship in Morton Stadium. Efrem took up the running after only 3 or so laps to drive on at 70 second laps as he chased the club junior record. In the end he not unexpectedly won the race in a very fast time of 14.33.59. This time is faster than the 1971 time of Tom Cregan of 14.36.5 credited as the club junior record, however it has now been established that the record remains with Gerry Finnegan at 14.31.8  which he ran in Kirkby Stadium, Birmingham in 1975.

2nd place last night was Sean Doran with Greg Hossenny 3rd.

In the women’s championship Rachael Eustace with a time of 20.05 came out on top, with Maura Matthews 2nd (20.16) and Emma Cooper 3rd (21.13)

Club 5000 Championships next Tuesday

Just when you thought it was safe to into the Cross Country season the track beckons once again! On Tuesday next, September 3rd the club 5000 championships takes place in the stadium. This will be followed by two more September track races in the Grand Prix series: the Walker Cup on September 12th and then the club 10,000 for the Bonass trophy on September 26th.

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