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Scullion qualifies for Olympic Games!

Stephen Scullion has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Running a PB of 2.11.53 in Houston this morning and with 5th place in this gold ranked event the Clonliffe man has secured his place for the Summer Games. Huge congratulations for all in Clonliffe.

Scullion chases Olympic qualification in Houston on Sunday

Clonliffe’s national marathon and 10,000 champion Stephen Scullion goes in search of Olympic qualification in the Houston Marathon on Sunday. Stephen gave an extensive interview to Declan Bogue published in the Irish Examiner a couple of days ago. Well worth a read:

Mel goes sub 4 yet again! (Plus more)

Making it a hat trick of sub four marathons this year was Melissa Curran who today clocked 3.59.22 in Malaga.

Also at home on the roads in the Drogheda Christmas 5k David Brady was 11th (18.02) with Garrett Loy 19th (18.42).

Emma sets new club marathon record

On her marathon debut in Valencia, Spain Emma Mitchell ran an excellent 2.36.47 . This is a new Clonliffe club record bettering Cathy Shum’s 26 year old record by one and a half minutes. Emma went through half in 74.48 but suffered over the second half.

Superman Gary O’Hanlon endured a tough final 15km running 2.20.07.

Emma makes Marathon debut on Sunday

Best of luck to Emma Mitchell who makes her marathon debut on the streets of Valencia in Spain on Sunday next, December 1st.  This is on the same course where she recorded her half marathon PB of 72.28 on the 27th of October.

Streets of Dublin paved with gold! (Updated with Dublin & Leinster)

The results of the national marathon championships are in! As expected the senior men are once again national championships, Stephen Scullion, the national champion, Gary O’Hanlon and Mark Kenneally. Gold also for the M35 team of Sergiu Ciobanu, Killian Lonergan and Declan Power. On the individual front in addition to Stephen Scullion’s gold, Mark Keannelly M35 gold, Sergiu Ciobanu M35 silver and Gary O’Hanlon M45 gold.

The results of the Dublin Marathon championships are also now in. Senior men: 1st Stephen Scullion. M35: 1st Mark keannelly, 2nd Sergiu Ciobanu. M45: 1st Gary O’Hanlon, 2nd Killian Lonergan. M75: 2nd Frank Behan. Teams men 1st Clonliffe (Scullion, O’Hanlon, Kenneally), 3rd (Sergiu, Lonergan, Power). Women, W40 3rd Rachel Eustace, W35 team 3rd (Rachel Eustace, Mary Ketterer, Emma Harding).

Leinster Championships: men 1st Scullion. M35 1st Kenneally, 2nd Sergiu. M45 1st O’Hanlon, 2nd Lonergan. Team 1st Clonliffe, 3rd Clonliffe (as per Dublin).

Record breaking run by Stephen Scullion in Dublin (updated)

Stephen Scullion had the run of his life on the streets of Dublin in this morning’s KBC Dublin City Marathon. With a superbly judged race he placed 2nd overall behind El Gouma (MOR), just back after serving a 2 year ban, in 2.12.01 to win the national title. This time was a new Clonliffe Harriers record bettering Jerry Kiernan’s 35 year old record from the LA Olympics in 1984 and was also a new Northern Ireland record. It was a day described by Stephen as “the best day of my life!”.

Unbelievable runs also today by Gary O’Hanlon who until recent weeks was a doubtful starter, a new PB of 2.16.29 and London Olympian Mark Kennelly 2.16.33, Sergiu Ciobanu ran 2.17.17 as Clonliffe retained the national team title.

Killian Lonergan also had a great day running a PB of 2.37.02. A fine run also by pacer Declan Power who recorded 2.38.56 and a 4 minute PB for Shane Caffrey of 2.53.54.

Others: Matt McGuinness 2.56.13, David Mullen 2.57.31, Wayne Walker 2.57.19, Mick Gleeson 3.04.10, Shane Casey 3.04.42, Dermot Faughnan 3.05.44, Noel O’Dwyer 3.12.10, Mick McMahon 3.12.28, Rachel Eustace 3.13.08, Alan Curley 3.13.32, David Freeman 3.17.22, Michael Devine 3.18.39, Paul Walsh 3.27.47, Ollie Power 3.27.54, Mary Ketterer 3.28.49, Adrien Gerard 3.31.50, Marie Howard 3.33.11, Scott Crowley 3.33.25, Shane Rooney 3.35.15, Alan Townsend 3.36.03, Paul O’Loughlin 3.37.56, Alan Monnelly 3.38.32, Emma Harding 3.40.23, Kevin Hetternan 3.40.49, Clodagh Moriarty 3.43.02, Aideen O’Connor 3.44.35, Mark Bermingham 3.46.33, Joe Phipps 3.47.07, Stephen Bateson 3.48. Thomas Ennis 3.50.33, Dave Comiskey 3.53.23, Declan Murray 3.53.56, Declan Grant 3 55.53, Melissa Curran 3.59.20, Anthony Doran 4.01.14, Alan Hughes 4.01.41, Sean Grimes 4.02.49, Alison O’Sullivan 4.02.53, Imelda Kavanagh 4.07.25, Colm Leonard 4.07.25, Anthony O’Brien 4.07.58, Pat Devitt 4.27.25, Caroline Hynes 4 53.32, Dave Lyons 5.12.44. Not forgetting the man who today completed his 40th Dublin Marathon Frank Behan, who broke 7 hours.

Scullion to lead Clonliffe Marathon charge

Stephen Scullion is a confirmed starter in Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon. Scullion leads a very strong Clonliffe Senior Men’s team which will looks odds on to successfully to defend its team marathon title, but of course in a marathon…..  Also on the senior men’s team are former national champions Sergiu Ciobanu and Gary O’Hanlon, just back after a period of injury and making his return to the marathon 2012 Olympian, Mark Kenneally, and David Flynn who has been in excellent form this season.

The Clonliffe teams are:

Senior Men: Gary O’Hanlon, David Flynn, Stephen Scullion, Mark Kenneally, Sergiu Ciobanu, Killian Lonergan, Scott Crowley, David Mullen, David Kelly, Conor Keane, Wayne Walker, Paul Walsh, Shane Caffrey, Dave Comiskey.

Men’s M/35 : Alan Worrall, Gareth Loy, Anthony Doran, Stephen Doyle, Michael Devine, Alan Curley, Dermot Faughnan, Trevor Wisdom, Ollie Power, Mark Bermingham, Noel O’Dwyer, Mick Gleeson, Mick McMahon, Steve Barnes, Shane Casey, Stephen Treacy, Darren Horgan, Shane Rooney, Neil Farrell.

Men’s M/50 team: Declan Grant, Kevin Dowling, Colm Leonard, Alan Hughes, Jeremy Chapman, Declan Murray, Maurice McHale, Anthony O’Brien, Dave Lyons, Sean Grimes, Philip Richards.

Senior women: Barabara Sanchez, Marie Howard

Women’s W/35 team: Melissa Curran, Rachel Eustace, Emma Harding, Clodagh Moriarty, Mary Ketterer, Imelda Kavanagh, Janet Reid, Elaine O’Dowd, Aideen O’Connor, Laura Kernan.

Women’s W/50: Sinead Duffy, Evelyn Brennan, Anne Lyons.

(Apologies for any omissions)

Clonliffe wish all our marathon runners the very best of luck on Sunday. A special word also for Frank Behan who on Sunday continues his unbroken streak and takes in his 40th Dublin City Marathon.

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Karl Nolan super new Marathon PB

Karl Nolan clocked a magnificent new Marathon pb of 2.31.51 in Berlin this morning taking some 6 minutes off his previous best with negative splits of 77.34/73.17. A very emotional day for Maurice McCrohan running in memory of his wife Noeleen and fund raising for St. Francis Hospice, Maurice running 3.23.32. Also in Berlin Melisa Curran achieved a great mile stone by going sub 4 for the first time, an excellent 3.56.48.

(Karl Nolan with new Clonliffe signing!)

Gary 1st with Sergiu 3rd at Cork Marathon

Gary O’Hanlon successfully defended his Cork city marathon title this morning. Gary made his move at the 18 mile mark pulling away from the pack to win in a time of 2.21.42. In third place was Sergiu Ciobanu in a time of 2.28.26.

Another of the Clonliffe Marathon men, David Flynn was also racing over the weekend. Flynner ran in the Matton Ceste Budejovic Half Marathon in the Czech Republic finishing 11th in 68.42 yesterday.


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