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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?

Flynner takes Dublin Half in style

David Flynn was a class apart in this morning`s Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park. Flynner put in an outstanding run to win in 66.21, over three and a half minutes clear. This was a 10 second pb and with the Dublin Marathon only some five weeks away he`s looking good to be well in the mix.

The top 3 from the 50 plus Clonliffe Harriers in the race were: David Flynn 66.21, Dermot Faughnan 80.52 and Stephen Tracey 82.39. First Clonliffe woman was Rachel Eustace 6th and 2nd F35 in 87.07.

Full results use link: https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events

Valdas first in home half marathon

Valdas Dopolskas had his first race since his great run in the European Championships Marathon yesterday back home in Lithuania winning the Vilnius Half in 67.32.

Flynner wins Leinster Half Championship

The Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup, incorporating the Leinster Half Marathon Championships,  took place today. David Flynn continued his great form winning the race and Leinster title in 68.44. Also 40th Sean Doran (81.36) and 63rd Kieran Murphy (84.48), Kieran was also 3rd M50 and also took Leinster M50 silver.

Flynner Rocks to National Half title and leads team to win

David Flynn had a big win today in Dublin`s Rock `n`Roll Half Marathon/National Half Marathon on a new course, changed from the Phoenix Park due to the Pope`s up coming gig.

Flynner took the National title in 68.51. Winning by nine seconds from former Harrier, now with Clonmel AC, David Mansfield. In 4th place, and 1st O/40 was National marathon champion Gary O`Hanlon 69.31.

Other Clonliffe included Matt McGuinness 85.05, plus a host of other Clonliffe athletes, to see results use this link: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/eshop/Athletics_Ireland_Prelim_Results120818.pdf

On the team front amended results have issued showing the Clonliffe team of Flynn, O’Hanlon and McGuinness on a combined time of 3.43.27 as National Champions ahead of Clonmel AC on 3.45.16.

Weekend round up

Whilst eyes were on Birmingham there was plenty of action on the this weekend. Gary O’Hanlon was 1st in today’s Clougherhead 10k in 31.00 with Sean Doran 4th 34.44.

On the Streets of Edinburgh James Dunne ran the marathon in 3.13.58 and Ollie Power 3.30.45 today.

Yesterday David Brady was 3rd in the Glendalough Half Marathon 1.24.47. Maurice mcCrohan was 2nd in the Sandymount Beach 5k.

Also young Emma Mcdonnell took silver U/16 in Santry at the National Combined Events with Blasé Carroll 4th. In the u/15s Jonas Nyberg was 5th.

 

Scullion and Sergiu at World Half

The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships took place in Valencia this evening. Clonliffe duo Stephen Scullion and Sergiu Ciobanu were on the Irish team, Stephen placed 92nd in 65.19 with Sergiu 101st in 66.19.

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