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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.

Weekend round up

An incredibly busy weekend all round. In addition to the action in Portugal, Abbotstown for Indoor Games and the cross country in Dundalk Clonliffe athletes took in races around the country. David Flynn after his brilliant half marathon pb last weekend ran 49.53 in yesterday’s John Treacy 10 mile in Dungarven placing 2nd.

Also over 10 mile in Trim yesterday: Mick Bermingham 67.09, Mary Ketterer 72.28, Anne Lyons 77.01, Jason Blake 78.20, Imelda Kavanagh 84.37, Evelyn Brennan 81.03.

On Saturday in the BHAA cross country Sean Doran warmed up for the following day’s National Intermediates with a 4th place 22.11 with Thomas Sherlock 5th 22.19.

Clonliffe at Raheny 5

Almost 60 Clonliffe athletes competed in the Raheny 5 mile in Raheny Village this afternoon. Great compliments must go to the organisers for putting on a top class event with a huge field of over 4000 athletes led home by Mick Clohisey of the host club in 23.26.

First of the black and amber was Ian Guiden  in a time of 24.21 to take 7th place with Cathal Doyle next in (24.39) for 12 place both running pbs Sean Doran 29th in 25.47 (looks like that is also a PB) and Robert Reid in 28.55 to finish 3rd M50. First of the Clonliffe ladies was Maura Matthews 32.07.

Table below sets out all 57 of the Clonliffe finishers:

Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzVKrgN

In advance of the 5 mile there were a number of juvenile races. Clonliffe`s Sorcha O`Connor was a run away winner of the girls U/12 race and in the U/16 race Amy Sheehy was 5th girl.

 

Saturday round up

Results to hand. Saturday the 8th Sergiu Ciobanu was 1st in the Clonakilty Waterfront Half Marathon in 73.22. Also on the 8th in the Phoenix Park Eoin Taggart was 3rd in the Aware 10k (33.51), Ollie Power ran 46.08.

Gary 1st in Three Quarters

Gary O`Hanlon showed no after effects whatsoever from his recent Marathon efforts in Berlin as he successfully retained his Athlone Three Quarters Marathon title today in 1.47.19 and is looking in great shape for the Dublin City Marathon in three weeks time. Maurice McCrohan ran 2.24.30.

Black `n` Amber storm Blackrock!

To complete a great day`s running for Clonliffe today a troop of Harriers headed to the Wee County for the annual Blackrock 4 Mile Road Race this evening. It was another extremely successful exercise.

In a completive field the Black `n`Amber were very much to the fore with Colm Rooney, Aaron Hanlon, Sean O`Leary, Cathal Doyle and Efrem Gidey in the lead pack at the end of the first 2 mile lap. Coming back into the ain street on the sea front Rooney had bolted and won in a very pace 19.13. 3rd was Aaron Hanlon 19.27, in an excellent 4th was Sean O`Leary 19.29 with Cathal Doyle next in 19.39.

The rest of the crew: Efrem Gidey recorded 20.13, Aaron Cullen an impressive 20.58, Jordan Byrne 21.26, Daniel Lacey 22.17, Ryan Sheridan 22.18, Thomas Baltzar 22.28, Ben Guiden 22.43, Greg Hossenny 22.47 and Ian McAlweeney 23.01.

Weekend round up: Sergiu wins in Fermoy

Friday night, September 14th in Cork Sergiu Ciobanu won the Fermoy 4 mile in 20.25 winning by over a minute.

In the States on Saturday the 15th Hope Saunders had her 2nd race for Wichita State at the Southern Stampede over 5k cross country placing 135th in 19.57.9 with the team 11th.

Weekend round up (updated)

So far a quite one! Saturday at the Ratoath Half Marathon there were three Clonliffe athletes in action: Anthony Doran 1.24.35, Stephen Bateson 1.33.17 and Alan Hughes 1.33.44. In the 5k Elaine McLoughlin was 7th in an impressive 20.22.

Sunday: Sean Doran was 8th in Mondello Park 10k in 34.20.

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