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Efrem 4th in lightening fast Raheny 5

The Nike influence has arrived! Today saw the fastest ever race, although the winner was a couple of seconds short of the course record, an extraordinary 15 athletes ran sub 24 , Raheny 5. All the top athletes were attired in the controversial race shoe. Efrem Gidey was in the lead pack throughout the race and with a mile to go was sitting in the top four. 400 to go and the four were still together, Efrem had a difficulty with a traffic cone and nearly ended up on the road, this clearly hampered his progress as Hiko Tonosa (DSD) took an excellent win in a time of 22.40, second was Hugh Armstrong (Sligo), third Matt Bergin (DSD) with the Clonliffe man fourth in 22.43.

Colm Rooney was next in placing 16th in 24.01, demonstrating how deep today’s field was, 33rd was Sean Doran 24.55 as a Clonliffe placed third in the team event. There were some 45 Clonliffe athletes competing today with the following results recorded on the myrunresults site:

Prior to the senior race the juvenile races took place with several young Clonliffe athletes taking part. Top finisher in the 13 to 16 girls race was Amy Sheehy with Hazel Kenny fifth stop in the boys equivalent Sean Cronin was fought with Devan Morrisey and Mark Goss Keogh also showing good form. In the younger age group (8 to 12) 800 Rebecca Walsh was seventh with Ali Connolly eighth, Nicola Poplusa-Cazaka was 12th, a good runs also by Harriet Kenny. In the boys equivalent Rory Quill was 4th with good runs also from Noah Rossi and Cathal O’Neill.


Round up: 50 plus go to Raheny, and more

The big road race of the weekend was the Axa Raheny 5 Mile today which drew a very substantial Clonliffe entry of over 50 athletes. The race itself was won by John Travers (Donore) in 23.38. Top Clonliffe finishers were 5th David Flynn 24.10, Eoin Taggart 26.49, Karl Nolan 27.10 and Sean Doran 27.22. Full Clonliffe results below:

Also today at the Charlie Curran 5k in Carlow, Melissa Curran got one over on her daughter Cara, Melissa placed 35th (23.59) with Cara 40th (24.29)

Raheny 5 Clonliffe results

In the Juvenile pre 5 Mile races Abbie Sheehy had a very good run in the aged 16 Mile finishing 2nd girl in a nippy 5.13 to clock her 2nd pb in four days!

Sergiu 4th in Raheny 5

Jan 31, 2010 [Noel Guiden] The first big road race of 2010 was the Raheny 5 this afternoon in downtown Raheny. With an estimated 2,000 starters this was the biggest Raheny 5 to date. Included in the field was a substancial number of Clonliffe athletes, in excess of 30 black and amber clad Harriers entering the lions den. Getting his final run out before the European Clubs was Sergiu Ciabanu placing 4th in 24:33 some 20 seconds off race winner and defending champion Sean Connolly (Tallaght AC). Good runs also from Joseph Cooper and Philip O`Doherty, the sprint for the line being won by Joseph as both athletes recorded 28 minutes dead, 42nd and 43rd. Stephen Cleary was only eight second off this pair in 48th (28:08).

Also breaking the 30 minute barrier were Terry McLoughlin 28:53, Ernie Ramsey 29:11, Robert Cleary 29:15, Mark Birmingham 29:32, Conor Delaney 29:37 and new boy Brian O`Sullivan 29:59! The Clonliffe team placed 5th.

Next bunch of Clonliffe men included Eoin Murray 30:34, Jeremy Chapman 30:50, Fergus Keenan 31:25 and making a return to racing Kieran Murphy 31:26. Pat Bonass as predicted by Paddy Power was 1st O/65 in an excellent 33:25. Colm Breen ran 33:51, Pat Devitt 34:08, Colm Doran 34:24, Seamus Greenan, running his annual race ran 34:26, Trevor Wisdom 36:52, Chris Troy 36:57 and Pat O`Rourke 37:57.

Our women were also out in force lead home by Ailish McDermott just outside of the 30 minutes in 30:05 12th lady. Joyce O`Hare had yet another good run today running 31:45, Maura Matthews 32:33, Mags Greenan provided the club`s second winner of the race 1st O/50 in 33 minutes dead. Good performances also by Bronah NiBhriain 33:33, Rachel McBride 35:36, Maria Watson 45:51 and Claire Galvin and Ciara Faherty both 47:33. (Sorry if I`ve missed anyone). The women`s team placed 4th.

Well done to Raheny Shamrocks on another very successful promotion.

Declan Power who had an excellent year in 2009 gave Raheny a miss heading to the sunny south east instead for yesterday`s Dungarvan 10 Mile. Declan`s impressive 55:11 for 10th place shows that he`s well on course for an equally good 2010.

A collection of P.B’s gathered in Raheny

At the Raheny 5 Mile held on Sunday the 5th of February there were a number of very strong performances including a clutch of PB’s taken back to Santry.

On what was a super day for running, cold but little or no wind and thankfully somewhat dryer than last year this made for fast performances in what is undoubtedly one of the Country’s top road races, congratulations to our friends and neighbours in Raheny Shamrocks for their promotion of this wonderful sporting event.

Pride of place performance wise goes to David Brennan taking a massive minute off his PB to record a time of 26:47. Our first athlete home was Nigel Brunton (I’m afraid I don’t have his time – he was showered and dressed long before I was finished!). Caroline Dobbyn had a magnificent run to be6th lady home in a time of 29:44. Birthday boy Richard Connolly was 1st O/60 in a time of 31:20 and Jimmy Bennett was 2nd O/65 in a time of 36:10.

There were no less than eleven PB’s recorded between our men and women on the day. The Clonliffe times, and apologies to anyone I may have missed (or if my info is inaccurate), were as follows:

Nigel Brunton – ?

David Brennan – 26:47 (PB)

Maurice McCrohan – 28:08 (PB)

Noel Cullen – 28 (jogging his Sunday afternoon run!)

Jeremy Walsh – 28:30 (PB)

Tom Monks – 29:10

Caroline Dobbyn – 29:44

Kieran Murphy – 29:45 (PB)

Stephen Byrne – 29:52 (PB)

Colm Doran – 30:10

Noel Guiden – 30:15

Richard Connolly – 31:20 (1st O/60)

Pat Devitt – 31:49

Bronagh Ni Bhrian – 32:02 (PB)

Michael Hogan – 34:20 (PB)

Karen Duggan – 35:01 (PB)

Jimmy Bennett – 36:10 (2nd O/65)

Cara White – 39:15

Kate Power – 40:08 (PB)

Annette – 40:26 (PB)

Pamela Cooper – 41:30 (PB)

The sweat and pain around Trinity playing fields on a Tuesday night is obviously paying dividend.


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