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Jonny clocks another PB at Super Club Autumn Meet

After his excellent 4th place 1500 finish in Sunday’s Nationals Jonny Whan was a class apart in the 1000 in tonight’s Club Autumn Meet clocking an impressive 2.25.00 some 7 seconds clear of 2nd place Jafar Sekur.

It was yet another great club night in Morton Stadium with a brilliant turn out of athletes. The weather was good until the B 3000 when the heavens opened to give all and sundry a right soaking. The women’s 100 was won by Claudia Daveys in 13.3 with the men’s, featuring a 9 lane race by Pascal Touche in a very nippy 10.8 to take his 2nd successive club sprints race win.

Alannah Cooley was a comfortable winner on the women’s 1000 (3.15.1) from Katie Halpin and the ever improving Amy Sheehy.

In the 3000 A Efrem Gidey, National 5000 bronze medalist, was a clear winner in 8.33.4, with Aaron Cullen 2nd 8.50.5 and Callum Simpson 8.56.7. Race B was won by our guest Paul Moran (9.54.9), Niall Sherlock was 2nd and Killian Sherrin 3rd 10.13.0. The C race was won by Garrett Loy (10.36.9) in a sprint with Laura Tuite 10.37.0 and Sarah Bateson 3rd 10.39.6. Finally in the lashing rain race D was taken by Dave Commiskey (11.39.4), Shane rooney 2nd 11.42.1 and Marie Howard 11.47.3.

Thus the curtain comes down on what was a great club track season, thanks to the athletes for their buy in to the season, and a huge thank you to the club’s officials for their professionalism and good humour throughout. It’s been a blast!

We hope to be in a position to hold the club 10,000 over the coming weeks, when easing of restrictions make this more possible.

Results:

Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmQkDaq7

Clonliffe Autumn Track Meet Night 2 (with Start List)

Thursday, August 27th is Night 2 of the Club Autumn Track Meets. The meet gets underway at 7:45 PM with the women’s 100 followed by the men, where Pascal Touche will look to win his 2nd club race in succession after his 200 win two weeks back. The feature race will be the eagerly awaited men’s 1000m. This race includes the inform Jonny Whan, after a season of PB’s, 800, 1500 and 3000 and 4th place finish in Sunday’s National 1500, Daniel Lacey who has been victorious in the two club 800s todate and Mark McDonald. All will be looking to break the 2.30 barrier, Also in the 3000 is National 5000 bronze medalist Efrem Gidey and in his farewell race before heading to the US on scholarship next week Aaron Cullen.

Entry is now closed. Start lists are finalised and posted below.

Timetable Thursday 27th:

7.45 100m Women

7.50 100m Men

7.55 1,000m Women

8.02 1,000m Men

8.09 3,000m Men A

8.20 3000m Men B

8.35 3000m C (men & women)

8.50 3000m D (men & women)

Start lists:

Entry is closed. If you are not competing please text 0879599888 ASAP. Please do not wait until the last minute and please don’t be a “No Show”!

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.

If you are living in County Kildare you cannot travel to and compete in the meet.

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 7.00 pm.

Entry about to close for Thursday’s club races

Entry for this Thursdays club races (100, 1,000 & 3,000) closes on Tuesday the 25th at 6pm.. Entry as usual through your coach, the coach to email bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com with for each race names and predicted times. Please list with fastest on top. If you are a Clonliffe athlete not with a Clonliffe training group you may of course enter as an individual using the same methodology. Entry is now open will remain open until 6 PM on Tuesday next the 25th. Start lists and timetable will be posted on the website on Wednesday.

Please note that in accordance with government guidelines no spectators whatsoever can attend. This means you cannot stay to watch a race after your own race or training. The only exceptions are coaches of groups racing. Please also note that social distancing must be observed by all, except by athletes for the duration of their race only.

Pascal Touche winning last week’s 200

Efrem PBs at Clonliffe “No Prizes” Meet

It was another superb club night at Morton Stadium for tonight’s club track meet. Star of the show was undoubtedly Efrem Gidey who ran a solo 5000 PB of 14.06.5. Efrem was out of the “blocks” like grease lightning and took up the running quickly dropping the entire field including Sergiu Ciobanu covering the 1st mile in 4:30 and simply ran away from the rest of the field and even though he slowed over the latter stages still recorded a fine solo PB. Young Callum Simpson had a superb race in third place recording a PB by a huge margin of 15.46.5

The meet had got underway with the 200s with some very impressive performances in the men’s race by both Pascal Touche and Rolus Olusa, 22.3 and 22.8. Great also to see super master Matt Slattery back in action. Likewise the women’s race also produced some superb sprinting this race won by Rebecca Fitzsimons 26.7

In the 800s Daniel Lacey ran a PB bettering his previous PB of a couple of weeks ago as he ran a time of 1.56.8 to take a superb win. Jenny Johnson continues to impress with a gun to tape win also in 2.24.6 (her 3rd time to hit this mark in as many races)

In addition of course there was great races throughout the night with several 800 and 5000 races enjoyed by the athletes on what was an excellent night for running. Full results below along with photographs. Once again a huge thank you to the officials who had made these nights for the club athletes possible over the latter part of the summer months. Next up night 2 this date two weeks August 27 where the bill of fare will include 1000 and 3000, once again hopefully we can have some sprint races on the night. Further details next week.

Results:

Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmQ1dpfL

Tonight Clonliffe Autumn “no prizes” track meet (Updated Start List)

Day 1 of the Clonliffe Harriers autumn no prizes track meet takes place in the Stadium tonight Thursday, August 13 with day 2 following on Thursday, August 27. The meet gets underway at 7:30 PM on Thursday night with the women’s 200 and will conclude with the 5000 race C at 8:45 PM. Entry is now closed. If you have entered and your name is not on the start list please email bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com ASAP. Once again if your name is on the start list and for whatever reason you cannot compete please email the same address or text 0879599888. To date we have had approximately 90% compliance it will be great if this time we could get 100% compliance!

Timetable Thursday 13th:

7.30 200m Women

7.36 200m Men

7.42 800m Women

7.48 800m Men A

7.54 800m Men B

8.00 5000m Race A

8.20 5000m Race B

8.45 5000m Race C

Updated Start lists:

Heath check:

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 text 0879599888.

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.

If you are living in Counties Kildare, Offaly or Laois you cannot travel to and compete in the meet.

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 7.00 pm.

Further club races coming soon

The club is delighted to be in a position to offer further racing opportunities to our athletes. On Thursday next August 13 we will have three race distances available for athletes, with for both competitive racing reasons and more importantly health reasons a number of races available over each distance. Next Thursday’s card features 200 M, 800 M and 5000 M. Entry is now open for these events, entry as usual through your coach, the coach to email bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com with for each race names and predicted times. Please list with fastest on top. If you are not with a Clonliffe training group you may of course enter as an individual using the same methodology. Again we must restrict the event to club members. Entry will remain open until 6 PM on Tuesday. Start lists and timetable will be posted on the website on Wednesday.

Then two weeks later on Thursday, August 27 there will be two non-championship distance races for athletes to look for PB’s in: 1000 M and 3000 M. Entry will open for that night on August 20. Do not please try to enter for that night until entry opens!

Brilliant Clonliffe Night of Miles

It was another brilliant Clonliffe Harriers club night in Morton Stadium tonight as the club marked the 62nd anniversary of Herb Elliott’s 1958 world mile record in Santry with the Clonliffe Night of Miles. The event was extremely well supported by the club’s athletes with some one hundred or thereabouts taking part over the series of mile races which kicked off at 8 PM sharp with the girls U/15 mile, a great performance by the young ladies most, due to the impact of Covid 19 running their first race since the Dublin indoors last February. Sorcha O’Connor was a fine winner in a time of 6.21.0 ahead of Rebecca Walsh only a fraction behind in second place (6.22.3). As expected U/14 national cross country champion Sean Cronin won the boys U/15 mile with a gun to tape win in a time of sub five, Sean breasting the tape in 4.57.5. In the battle for 2nd Lorcan Benjacar prevailed in a time of 5.31.4.

Next up was the women’s B race and it was a cracker with Laura Kernan and Eimer Griffin running side-by-side battling for victory and it was only down the home straight that Laura went clear to win a time of 6.05.7 with Eimer second in 6.01.1, third place was Emma Byrne (6.26.9).

Adrein Gerard was a clear winner in the men’s D race in a time of 5.54.1. The C race provided another intriguing battle as Philip O’Doherty tried desperately to shake Clive Ahern from his shoulder however on the back straight Clive made his move quickly opening a gap to win in 5.12.4 with Philip second 5.18.3. These two well clear of a great battle for the line in which Steve Barnes just got his nose in front of Josh Scully. Likewise the men’s B race provided great entertainment, Dermot Buckley led out the pack with John Donlon on his tail, John used this as a springboard to stretch away from the field to take a clear win in a time of 4.44.0 from Eoin Housley second Niall Sherlock 3rd.

Then possibly the race of the night, the women’s A race, an intriguing three way battle at the front led out by Laura Tuite who kept up a pretty relentless pace from the gun with Alannah Cooley and Sarah Bateson for company. At 400 to go Laura still held the lead but Sarah was right on her shoulder as these two opened a slight gap on Alannah, , the battle continued down the back straight and was only decided down the home straight as Sarah put in her best performance of the season to take an excellent win in 5.16.9, a fraction off her PB with Laura recording a mile PB of 5.18.4.

The final race of the night again saw a great battle, Eoin Taggart took up the running with from 1000 out as he opened the gap on the chasing pack, Ben Guiden and Jafar battled away with Ben hitting second place at the top bend of the last lap and chasing Eoin all the way down the home straight, the gap however was too much as Eoin took the win in 4.23.2 with Ben in second place in a PB of 4.25.7 and Jafar 4.26.7 in third place. Good also to see Sean Doran back racing after a period of injury and running almost pain free. That brought the curtain down on 60 minutes of non-stop action in a great club atmosphere. A huge thank you once again to all the officials who made the night possible. On Thursday of next week, August 13, there will be another club event featuring 200, 800 and 5000 (more details over the weekend)

Results from Night of Miles:

Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPSieYY

Night of Miles Update

Tomorrow night’s action gets underway at 8.00pm sharp with the U/15 girls mile and finishes with race no. 8 the men’s A mile. Updated start lists (as of 6.00pm) below. The timetable remains as per previous posting.

Athletes are reminded of their responsibilities to observe all health guidelines as per previous posting and as per Covid 19 page of this website.

With the cap remaining on 200 people permitted in the stadium no spectators please. The only exceptions are coaches and 1 parent only of any athlete under 18 years of age. A parent of an under 18 year old athlete may attend for that race only, do not arrive too early and please leave once the race is over.

Training for Clonliffe athletes not racing is confined to a one hour time slot tomorrow of 7pm to 8pm. No on site training permitted from 8pm. Coaches and athletes of those training are requested to leave the stadium at 8pm.

The cooperation of all is vital during these challenging days.

Finally the start lists are the final entries. No additions or alterations can be made at this time. If you are on the start list and not competing you MUST text 0879599888 with your name and the race you are entered. Please do not just not show up.

Results will not be given out on the night but will be posted on the web later on Thursday night.

Leinster Track and Field cancelled, Question mark over Nationals.

With the government having deferred Phase 4 until the end of the month  at the earliest and numbers permitted at out door events remaining at 200 Athletics Leinster has issued notification that the Leinster Championships for Juniors, Seniors and Masters are now cancelled.


Clearly a question mark remains over the upcoming National Track and Field. The U/17 to U/19 Championships are clearly now a major doubt. Athletes Ireland had previously stated that the holding of these championships was conditional upon numbers permitted to be in attendance increasing from 200 to 500. Regarding the senior track and field currently listed for the 22nd and 23rd Athletics Ireland are currently considering the options on this event. Further updates when available.


Clonliffe will continue to provide racing opportunities for our athletes. Tomorrow, Thursday the 6th sees a series of mile races with some 100 athletes entered. Then on either Thursday the 13th or Tuesday the 18th Clonliffe will have races for club members over 200(if sufficient interest), 800 or 1000 and 5000. We are also likely to have a night of 1500/3000 heading towards the end of the month. Further details this weekend.


Finally we remind all our members of the responsibility of us all to continue to adhere to all government health guidelines as we continue the Covid 19 fight. Please observe social distancing,  observe coughing and sneezing etiquette, keep your social groups small, avoid crowds, wear a mask on public transport and in indoor retail/service areas and continue with hand washing and sanitizing. The clubs premises will remain closed at this time. Dressing rooms, club hall remains closed. Obviously the club bar remains closed until further notice.Please read the information on our Covid 19 page. Nil desperandum. 

Clonliffe Night of Miles

On Thursday, the club marks the 62nd anniversary of Herb Elliott’s World Mile Record set in Santry in that original Dream Mile, where for the first time in history 5 athletes ran sub 4 in the same race. While records may not be on the cards tomorrow a night of competitive close racing is very much so. Once again a great response from the club’s athletes to these events sees several races required tomorrow. The men’s mile is generously sponsored by Joe Cooper, and the women’s mile not so generously by Noel Guiden.

Timetable:

8.00 U/15 Girls Mile

8.08 U/15 Boys Mile

8.16 Women’s B Mile

8.22 Men’s D Mile

8.30 Men’s C Mile

8.38 Men’s B Mile

8.46 Women’s A Mile

8.54 Men’s A Mile

Start lists:

Heath check:

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 text 0879599888.

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.

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