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Harriers overseas (updated)

Just like the “Wild Geese” of yore Clonliffe athletes were in battles overseas yesterday. In New York Dave Fitzmaurice won the “Run the River” 5k in 15.47, a winning margin of almost 30 seconds, In Zurich Killian Lonergan continued his Dublin Marathon build up recording a time of 74.44 to place 22nd. On Saturday in Bushy Park, London Eoin Pierce ran a 15.22 5K Park Run.

Huge PB for Karl Nolan plus round up

Roundup: A brilliant two and a half minute pb in today’s Longford Half Marathon for Karl Nolan of 73.56 (just in case he forgets to mention it!)

Saturday, the 24th: Frank Duffy 10 Mile in the Phoenix Park, many Clonliffe including: John Donlon 62.09, Matt McGuinness 63.43, Dermot Faughnan 63.44, Paul Keenan 64.08 and Aisling Malone 64.35, 2nd W35 (see Dublin Marathon for full results)

Thursday the 22nd, Sean Doran was 2nd in the Celbridge 5k in 15.46.

Roundup: win for Rooney in Athboy, Sergiu 4th in Rock n Roll Half (updated)

At last night’s Streets of Athboy 5 K road race Colm Rooney was a comfortable winner coming home in a nippy 14.45 almost 45 seconds clear of second-place. Sean Doran finished fifth in a time of 15.55.

Missed from last weekend was a fine run by Ailish Malone, her best race in her comeback to date, in Bankholiday Monday’s  10k road race in Dun Laoghaire. Ailish finished 29th overall and 1st woman in the DLR 10k in a time of 38.12.

This morning the Rock and roll/National half Marathon took place. Sergiu Ciobanu was top Clonliffe athlete 4th in 67.19. (No sign of official results so unless you want to text yours 0879599888?)

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.


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