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Piercy clocks another 3.45!

Eoin Pierce had another fine run over 1500, yesterday at the BMC Meet in Loughborough. After a 3.45.51 run on Thursday in Watford, Piercy ran 3.45.88 yesterday finishing 5th in the A race. Greta Streimikyte ran 2.19.30 for 8th place in the D 800.

Clonliffe athletes on right track last night

Last night witnessed some superb Clonliffe Harriers performances on the track both home and away. The big news was the fantastic 1500 run of Eoin Pierce, the National indoor champion, in Watford at last night BMC meet. Eoin comfortably won the 1500 B race hitting the front at the bell and coming home in an excellent 3.45.51. In Bysgoszcz, Poland Jayme Rossiter finished seventh in a 3000 steeplechase in a time of 9.03.50. Also last night, and again overseas, Liam Roarty was third in his 3000 at the Loughborough open in a time of 9.14.33.

Closer to home the fourth graded meet of the season took place in Morton Stadium last night. Leo Mangan had an excellent run in the 100, which was also the Dublin championship, finishing second in a time of 10.89. Fourth was Eamonn Fahey (11.09) with Keith Pike fifth (11.16). In the B race Liam Morgan was fourth in 11.52. Lauren Carr took the win in the women’s 400 B race in a time of 60.09 while Mark MacDonald was fifth in the 400 A race in 53.30. In the 1500 Alannah Cooley finished sixth in 4.55.37, this was also a Dublin championship. In the men’s 1500 Eoin Taggart was fourth in 4.06.81. In the B 1500 Shaun Conaghan was fourth (4.23.71) with Owen Murphy eight (4.27.32)

Clonliffe at IMC Le Cheile Meet, plus round up

There was a very good contingent of Clonliffe athletes at the Le Cheile Ac/ IMC Meet in Leixlip this afternoon, Saturday the 8th. The mens 3000 was almost akin to a Clonliffe club championship with some seven Harriers taking to the line. In an almost gale force wind Colm Rooney was first home in 3rd place ( 8.30.54), 5th Ian Guiden (8.34.73), 8th Aaron Hanlon (8.39.20), 11th Daniel Stone in a fine PB of 8.40.67, 13th Eoin Taggart (8.57.3), 18th Stephen Cashin a PB of 9.09.83, Sean Carrigg 9.28.65.

In the 1500 Greg Hossenny ran 4.14.4, Women`s 800 young Sarah Bateson a pb of 2.27.18, Hannah Browne in the 400 67.2, Leah Bergin  58.96. In the 100 Isreal Ibanu (wind assisted) 100 11.11, 200 22.51.

Also at last night`s (Friday the 7th) Patrick Bell 5k Road Race in Bohermeen, Co. Meath Sean Doran was 3rd in 15.39.

On Saturday David Flynn was 18th in a 10,000 track race in Lieden, Holland which incorporated the Dutch national championships in 30.30.50 as in Le Cheile very strong winds featured.

Also on Saturday at the Northern Ireland/ Ulster championships in Belfast Keith Marks was 2nd in the long jump 7.13m and in the 100 ran 11.24 in his heat and 11.33 in the final to finish 5th, 3rd senior.

Marks wins in France

Hot on the heels of his fine win for Clonliffe in last weekend’s European clubs in Finland Keith Marks took another continental win today. Keith won the long jump in Valence, France with a best jump of 7.38m (+2.5) and a best wind legal of 7.34m.

Big performances in Loughborough

Cathal Doyle made another big step forward with a brilliant run in the 1500 at today’s Loughborough International at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium. With a stunning last lap Cathal ran a top class 3.42.64 to finish 3rd knocking 2 seconds off his two week old PB. This is within Athletics Ireland’s a standard of 3.44.00 for the European U/23s.

Another PB was recorded at the meet by Jayme Rossiter in the 3000 sc taking all of 5 seconds off his best running 8.54.58 to 3rd place.

A PB also for Thomas Pitkin of 47.71 in the 400, to make it 3 pbs on the day from the 3 Clonliffe boys!

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)

Doyler does sub 3.45 plus updated roundup

Cathal Doyle took another big chunk out of his 1500 pb in this afternoon’s IMC Greystones meet as he ran a fantastic 3.44.74 in placing 3rd a fraction behind Rahenys Brian Fay and winner Luke McCann (DCH).

Ian Guiden in his first track race in a year ran 8.31.75 in the 3000. Eoin Taggart a PB of 8.48.20 and Liam Roarty 9.02.86. A pb also by Sean Carrigg in the 1500 B of 4.10.42. Fionn Carroll after his win in Wednesday’s graded meet did the same again in the 800 B in a pb of 1.57.94, Jarlaith Jordan 2.04.03. Greta Streimikyte ran close to her pb in the 800 2.18.41.

Meanwhile in the Phoenix Park the national road 5k took place where Sean Doran was 13th and 4th in the senior championship in 15.42. Eoghan Murphy ran 17.32 and George Maybury 22.31, 4th M65.

Also on Saturday in New York City Dave Fitzmaurice was 6th in a 5k road race in 15.34.

Sunday the 5th David Brady was 33rd in the Drogheda 10k 38.17.

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.

Round up: Fitzi races again, plus Great Ireland

The weekend round up starts in the USA where David Fitzmaurice ran his first track race for 6 years a 5000 in the Bison Invite at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania recording a time of 15.10.55. Dave who has been living Stateside for some years was on the Clonliffe junior team that won the National junior cross country in 2009.

On the subject of junior cross country, 2017 team member Steven Flanagan ran a big pb of 14.43.46 for 5000 in Providence placing 2nd.

Missed last week (April 7th) was Jeremy Phillips winning a 200 in North Andover 22.21.

Yesterday Saturday the 13th in Inis Oirr the Sherlock brother’s made the trip to the western Isles and once again took home the bacon as Thomas won the 10k and Niall was 2nd in the 5k.

Today (April 14th) at the Great Ireland 10k Run in the Phoenix Park Sean Doran was 24th 32.49. Also David Mullen 36.41, a PB , Michael Devine 42.35, Colm Leonard 43.55, Matt McGuinness 45.35.

Stateside news

News from the US last weekend: Jeremy Phillips had his first outing of the season over finishing 4th in the 100 in Arizona in 10.69. Meanwhile in Houston Brian Flanagan ran a 3.55.12 1500 placing 3rd for McNeese.

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