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Weekend round up: Navan 6k, IMC

On Friday evening Sean Doran was 3rd in the Navan 6k road race in 19.25. Kerri Page was 57th, 10th woman, in 23.41.

Saturday at the GV Ryan, IMC Meet in Irishtown, while Ben Guiden was running a 5000 track pb, brother Ian was doing likewise running a 14.44.36 for 4th place. Sean O`Leary was 6th (14.48.17). In the B 5000 Eoin Taggart took the win in 15.19.41 with Liam Roarty 5th (15.54.81). Colm Rooney ran a good 1500 5th (3.53.68)

Hanlon 3rd in Terenure 5

It’s great to report on the return to racing this morning of Clonliffe’s Aaron Hanlon. Aaron was third in this morning’s Sportsworld Terenure 5 mile a time of 25.12 in the race won (once again) by Peter Somba of Dunboyne AC. Other Clonliffe athletes are competing today included 6th place finisher Sean Doran 25.48, 53rd Matt McGuinness 29.56, 66th Shane Casey 36.19, Rachel McBride 36.01, Aine McCann 36.20, Lorraine Sherwood 43.51.

Easter Weekend Round up: Super 3000sc PB for Flanno, Doran wins Streets of Naas, & more (updated)

The star of the Easter weekend was Brian Flanagan who ran a superb new 3000 SC pb in LSU for McNeese University in the States on Saturday, the 20th of 9.09.16 to take a fine win. This run propels Brian well into the Clonliffe top 10, as he hits 8th on the list and also moved him up into 3rd place in the Southland Conference.

From the McNeese web site: “I was very pleaded to get a great run in today,” said Flanagan. “It was a huge boost for me mentally after struggling all fall, even missing the cross-country season due to injury.  I was taught by an old Irish coach that distance running is 49% what you have in your legs and 51% what’s in your head.  This spring, I knew I’d built up the adequate fitness to match and even beat rivals.  But with this new PR today, it has given me the confidence in myself that my best days are most definitely still in front of me going into the conference meet in two weeks.  It’s a great day to be a Cowboy!” Wonder who the Old Irish Coach is!!

Also in the US over the weekend Steve Flanagan ran his track 10000 debute a solid 32.35.07.

At the Streets of Naas 5k on Easter Sunday, Sean Doran lead home the field to take a great win (16.13).

Also on Sunday Clive Ahern Guesting in the Cavan Masters 5k Road Championship won the M35 category. (Time not to hand)

On Good Friday the Curran girls, travelled to Leitrim where Mel was 45th in the half marathon in 1.56.48 while daughter Cara went one better, 44th in the 10k (54.40).

Easter Monday and at the Clontarf 10 mile: 4th Sean Doran 55.36. Others Alan Worrall 66.40, Philip O’Doherty 67.30, Stephen Bateson 69.29, Noel O’Dwyer 71.24, Trevor Wisdom 71.41, Anne Lyons 80.19, Aine MCCann 80 27.

Clonliffe girls top of the class

The Clonliffe U/16 to U/18 girls squad made the short trip to Lismullen National School just outside of Navan for the Lismullen 3k road race this morning (Sunday the 14th). As with the last outing enjoyed or maybe endured by this group a freezing cold windy day greeted the girls.

Whilst the standard wasn’t quite top notch the performances of the girls was. At the finish up the long drag the Clonliffe vests were very much to the fore lead home in 3rd place overall and 1st woman Katie Halpin in a fine 11.42, closely followed by Aoife Hession (11.50) and Alana Fitzsimons (11.52). The girls making it a 1, 2, 3 in the women’s race. Great runs also from the rest: Naoise Cullen 12.27, Ella Brown 12.32, Lara Gallagher 12.57, Amy Daly 12.59, Ella Cooley 13.19 and Hollie Foy 14.53.

Round up: Gary wins in Omagh plus more

Missed from last weekend was Gary O’Hanlon winning the Omagh Half Marathon in 67.40.

At last night’s, April 10th, Dundalk 10k David Brady was 13th in 36.08.

Sergiu takes Mallow 10

Sergiu Ciobanu had a good win today (Sunday 24th) in the Mallow 10 winning in a tasty 49.21, a winning margin of over 2 minutes.

Something for the Weekend? (round up)

It’s Saturday and it’s PB day! David Mullen was 2nd in a new half marathon pb of 80.50 in the Ross Run in Roscommon.

At the K Club the BHAA 10k took place with some excellent Clonliffe runs: 6th Sean Doran 32.19 (possible pb?)  9th Karl Nolan in a pb of 32.32, for good measure Karl went through 5k in a pb as well! 62nd David Brady 36.02, Peter Bissett 39.04, Stephen  Treacy 39.24, Ciara Peelo 43.12.

In England Liam Roarty was running for Cheltenham in the Midland 12 stage road relay running 16.43 for his 5k leg as Cheltenham finished 4th.

In other news there was a brilliant job done by the Clonliffe crew in Santry Demesne today as the club hosted the SIAB schools international xc. It was a fantastic event and all were most complimentary of the course built by the team. Take a bow all concerned!

Also reports of a group of Harriers tearing up Howth Head this morning as the senior squad of Colm Rooney, Jayme Rossister, home for the weekend,  the three Seans: O’Leary,  Carrigg and Donegal Shaun, Ian Guiden and Cathal Doyle were put through their paces by Peter and Gerry.

2nd place Gary leads Clonliffe posse home


There was a huge turn out of Clonliffe athletes for today’s (March 10th) Bohermeen half marathon in County Meath. That man Gary O’Hanlon lead the squad home with a second place finish in 68.31, next in was Sean Doran in 7th running a half marathon PB of 72.29 and then Karl Nolan with another half marathon PB of 76.39. Other notable results from the Clonliffe crew included Robert Reid first M50 in 82.03 and Kieran Murphy first M55 in 82.56.

Full Clonliffe results (as per Myrunresults):

Yesterday, March 9th, Mary Ketterer ran 72.27 in the Bundoran 10 Mile in County Donegal placing 8th woman.

Clonliffe hot in freezing Lusk

Clonliffe athletes didn’t have to stray too far from home today for a well-run road race but over a tough course. The weather, however  was simply awful. Cold non stop rain with temperatures around 3 degrees. All Roads led to Lusk in North County Dublin for the second annual Lusk 4 Mile Road Race. With Lusk AC putting on a fine event despite the weather challenges (for the 2nd year!)

Preceding the main event were some juvenile races. With the Clonliffe U/16 girls showing very well indeed as the girls filled the top 4 positions in the girls category with Lara Gallagher 1st, Naoise Cullen  2nd, Amy Sheehy 3rd and Amy Daly 4th.

At this stage the weather conditions where worsening and by the time the senior race started at 3.00pm conditions  were described by more tgan one as being the coldest race they had ran in ever!

The race was a 2 lap affair starting at the Green opposite of church on Chapel Road. Raheny man Mick Clohesey and Ian Guiden were together at the end of the first lap but on the turn heading out on the 2nd lap Clohesey  made his move and quickly open the gap. At the finish the Raheny man prevail winning in 19.16 with Ian holding on well to finish second in 19.32. Colm Rooney was 4th 20.05 and Sean Doran 5th 21.18.

Other Clonliffe: Graham Mahon 24.15,  Declan Grant 26.52, Mick Gleeson 27.00  Katie Halpin  27.53, Shane O’Dowd 30.12, Ella Brown (bracket no official time but around 30.15), Cara Curran Beggs 31.08 and Anne Lyons 31.08.

On the price front in addition to Ian taking second place Colm Rooney was first M35 and in the women’s Junior race Katie Halpin was 2nd Ella Brown 3rd. The women’s team placed 3rd.

A good day out. But damn it, it was damn cold!




Doyle 4th in Varsities, Flynner 1st in Derry 10

The Irish Universities cross country took place in Galway today. Cathal Doyle had a very good run to 4th place. A good run also from Sean O’Leary for 10th place, Eoin Taggart was 18th. In the women’s race Alannah Cooley was 22nd and Greta Streimikyte was 39th.

Up north David Flynn won the Derry 10 mile in a new course record 52.15 to win by some one and a half minutes.

Also today great to see young Abbie Sheehy finish as 1st woman in the St. Anne’s Park Run 5k in 21.15.

Colm Leonard brought the Clonliffe vest the furthest from Santry this weekend. All the way to Japan for the Tokyo Marathon where he ran 3.33.


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