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Mid week round up

Tuesday the 16th Sean Doran was racing again finishing 2nd behind Peter Somba of Dunboyne at the Bettystown 5 mile (26.30) with David Brady 21st (28.54).

National juveniles plus round up

Day 1 of the national juvenile track and field in Tullamore on Sunday the 7th: Naoise Cullen ran an 800 PB of 2.27.87 placing 11th in the U/16 final. Orla O’Sullivan was 6th in her U/15 800 heat (2.28.80). That seems to be all that competed, apologies if anyone missed.

Saturday the 6th David Flynn was 2nd in the Roscommon Harriers 10 mile in 49.32 in a race won by Raheny’s Mick Clohisey (48.52)

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.

On the roads today…

Saturday, the 15th, Irish Runner 5 Mile 11th Sean Doran (25.56). Arthurs Way 5k Anne Lyons 24.17, Mel Curran 24.28.

Clonliffe athletes 2nd on road

Clonliffe athletes finished 2nd in tonight’s road races. Sean Doran was 2nd behind Mick Clohisey (Raheny) in the BHAA 5 mile race in Dunboyne in 25.39. Aaron Hanlon was 2nd in the Star of the Sea Michelle McKiernan 5k in Meath in 15.20 in a race win by Dunboyne’s Peter Somba.

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.

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