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Sergiu’s no pudding!

Only six days post National cross country Sergiu Ciobanu shook out his legs with a comfortable win in yesterday’s Clonakilty Half Marathon. Sergiu ran 73.45 winning by almost a minute and a half.

Emma Mitchell runs fine Half Marathon pb

Emma Mitchell ran a 2 minute pb in the Valencia half Marathon of 72.29 this morning. This was a superb showing by the Clonliffe Harrier who has been recording some fine runs on the road this season.

Sergiu 1st in Galway Bay Half Marathon

Sergiu Ciobanu’s preparations for the Dublin Marathon are clearly going well with a fine win recorded by the Clionliffe man in yesterday’s Run Galway Bay Half Marathon in an impressive 66.29, almost 5 minutes clear of 2nd place Freddy Sittuk (Raheny).

Flynner runner up in Dublin half Marathon (updated with full Clonliffe results)

Running his 3rd race in 10 days, including a brilliant pb only 6 days ago, this morning was David Flynn who placed 2nd in the Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park. Flynner’s 65.58 was a fine run on the hills of the Park in pretty breezy conditions as he looks in fine fettle for the big one on October 27th. A fine run also in 4th place by Mark Kenneally (66.14), demonstrating once again that class is indeed permanent!

The results show some 48 Clonliffe finishers:

Race Number First Name Surname Gender Gender Position Category Category Position Club 10M Gun Time Overall Position Chip Time Chip Position
9 David Flynn Male 2 MS 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:51:04 01:05:58 2 01:05:57 2
5 Mark Kenneally Male 4 M35 2 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:51:04 01:06:14 4 01:06:14 4
855 Wayne Walker Male 102 MS 29 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:04:57 01:23:32 103 01:23:23 103
1343 Matt Mc Guinness Male 111 M35 32 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:04:54 01:23:46 112 01:23:37 113
3016 Paul Keenan Male 113 MS 34 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:04:55 01:23:47 114 01:23:36 109
7554 Damien Kelly Male 118 M35 35 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:04:45 01:24:00 121 01:23:43 116
9016 Dermot Faughan Male 143 M40 38 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:05:19 01:25:12 147 01:25:04 145
2997 Shane Caffrey Male 165 MS 49 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:06:45 01:26:19 172 01:26:10 169
7704 Shane Casey Male 228 M40 61 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:07:53 01:28:17 238 01:27:54 233
8940 Mick Bermingham Male 240 M45 22 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:08:13 01:28:27 250 01:28:17 251
1436 Mick Gleeson Male 241 M45 23 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:08:06 01:28:27 251 01:28:17 252
2983 Noel O Dwyer Male 291 M45 34 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:09:17 01:29:32 303 01:29:15 302
7275 Stephen Tracey Male 336 M40 93 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:09:22 01:30:57 350 01:30:48 354
2100 Alan Curley Male 350 M40 101 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:09:51 01:31:20 366 01:31:04 360
972 Neil Farrell Male 365 M35 99 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:10:51 01:31:45 381 01:31:28 386
1684 Seamus Devitt Male 366 M55 4 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:10:35 01:31:47 382 01:31:31 389
8433 Paul Walsh Male 385 MS 106 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:11:33 01:32:17 406 01:31:38 393
1022 Maurice Mc Hale Male 407 M50 21 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:11:59 01:32:44 431 01:32:28 436
9012 James Fleming Male 553 MS 159 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:13:24 01:35:55 598 01:35:38 622
258 Shane Rooney Male 708 M45 92 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:16:27 01:38:41 773 01:38:04 823
7336 Marie Howard Female 77 FS 30 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:16:40 01:39:08 826 01:38:31 876
9019 Declan Grant Male 794 M50 39 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:16:41 01:39:41 879 01:39:05 931
9011 Mary Ketterer Female 87 F40 20 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:15:58 01:39:50 900 01:39:14 950
1634 Andrew Eustace Male 823 M50 40 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:17:04 01:39:52 910 01:39:15 953
1560 Aideen O Connor Female 89 F35 24 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:16:45 01:40:00 925 01:39:23 974
339 Laura Kernan Female 91 F40 21 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:17:04 01:40:03 934 01:39:25 980
9015 Ollie Power Male 998 M45 137 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:18:20 01:42:46 1113 01:42:07 1195
1858 Clodagh Moriarty Female 122 F40 33 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:19:23 01:43:24 1157 01:42:48 1258
2580 Adrien Gerard Male 1078 MS 290 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:19:58 01:44:20 1222 01:43:10 1286
9013 Steve Barnes Male 1363 M40 335 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:21:30 01:48:49 1596 01:48:11 1893
7352 David Comiskey Male 1364 MS 366 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:19:28 01:48:49 1597 01:48:10 1891
2229 Sinead Duffy Female 238 F50 10 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:22:58 01:49:18 1631 01:49:00 2015
1897 Julie Larkin Female 247 FS 85 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:22:46 01:49:38 1662 01:47:37 1817
1710 Orla Deighan Female 312 F45 36 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:25:58 01:52:15 1894 01:50:17 2213
9020 Dave Reilly Male 1585 MS 424 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:20:36 01:52:17 1898 01:44:02 1394
9017 Anne Lyons Female 320 F50 13 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:26:20 01:52:44 1935 01:50:43 2269
9018 Niall Markey Male 1616 M50 103 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:26:19 01:52:45 1937 01:50:44 2272
9014 Evelyn Brennan Female 360 F50 16 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:24:56 01:54:18 2068 01:52:39 2500
6528 Patrick Devitt Male 1887 M65 10 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:29:09 01:56:36 2314 01:54:44 2759
6843 Imelda Kavanagh Female 439 F45 54 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:28:05 01:56:52 2354 01:54:40 2753
3459 Yvonne Mc Donough Female 465 F45 59 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:30:11 01:57:59 2444 01:56:01 2952
2459 Alan Townsend Male 2027 M45 301 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:28:15 01:58:48 2509 01:51:18 2342
1646 Brid Beausang Female 576 F40 135 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:27:27 02:01:46 2775 01:54:20 2703
1289 Jason Blake Male 2643 M45 403 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:30:27 02:08:35 3536 02:00:10 3578
7388 Darren Horgan Male 2760 M35 612 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:34:59 02:10:37 3738 02:00:44 3639
276 Anthony O Brien Male 2761 M55 75 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:34:59 02:10:38 3740 02:00:45 3640
8554 Janette Reid Female 1031 F45 153 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:34:59 02:11:46 3858 02:01:54 3779
1719 Dave Lyons Male 3582 M50 277 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:42:53 02:29:55 5482 02:15:36 5246

Flynner wins Charleville Half in new PB plus more

David Flynn put in one of the best runs of his career today in the Charleville Half Marathon. After his record breaking track 4 mile in Santry on Thursday he followed that up today beating a top class field in a new pb of 63.48. 2nd was Mick Clohisey (Raheny) with Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) 3rd. For good measure it was also a new course record!

Meanwhile, to complete a weekend of half marathons several of the club’s other marathon men were in action. Stephen Scullion ran 66.36 finishing 18th in the Rock and roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia on Sunday the 15th in hot and humid conditions. Also on Sunday in Copenhagen Sergiu Ciobanu ran 66.17.

Fine half marathon PB for Sean Doran

Sean Doran ran a big pb in this morning’s Ratoath Half Marathon breaking new ground with an impressive 70.34 to take 3rd place. Other Clonliffe Paul Keenan 82.10, Robert Reid 82.42, Derek Faughnan 89.55, Maura Matthews (3rd W45) 1.33.05, Emma Harding 1.38.24, Alan Worrall 1.39.06, Evelyn Brennan 1.48.35.

Flynner top 10 in IAAF Gold Label Half plus more

Yesterday David Flynn grabbed a top 10 finish in the IAAF gold label Olomouc half marathon in the Czech Republic. With the mercury hitting 31 degrees Flynner took it easy in the early stages and finished strong slicing through the field to a fine 8th place finish leaving 20 plus elites in his wake.

Today on the roads Ciara Peelo was 1st woman in the Castleknock 5k, 27th overall in 20.13. Eoghan Murphy was 5th (17.46), Emma Cooper 34th (20.29), Emer Brennan 22.45.

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.

 

Flynner jumps on the Marrakech Express (plus round up)

David Flynn clocked an excellent pb in the Marrakech half marathon, Morocco today of 64.32 to an 11th place finish. Flynner was also this week selected on the Irish team competing in the Armagh international 5k road race on February 14th.

Also on the roads (aside from Raheny) David Brady took in a hilly one…The Kerins O’Rahilly 10k in Tralee, so there’d be a hill or two, placing 15th in 38.28.

Sunday Round up

So the busy weekend continued today with a number of Clonliffe athletes in action again. After Dave Flynn`s fast half marathon yesterday Sergiu Ciobanu put in a fast one today. Sergiu was 4th in a red hot Charleville Half Marathon won by John Travers (Donore)  Sergiu running 66.47.

On the country Sean Doran was 4th in the Star of the Sea 6k cross country (20.35). In the USA Hope Saunders was 233rd for Wichita State in the Chile Pepper XC Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

No news yet from the juveniles Magical Mystery Tour today. Is no news good news?

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