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400 PB for comeback man John Fagan

Clonliffe 400 hurdler John Fagan is back! After an 8 year hiatus John is back training well and has rejoined the club. Today he ran his first race in 8 years the 400 flat at the Moyne AC Summer Games, Co. Tip., the result a 3rd place finish in a new 400 PB of 50.23. Also at the same meet Jonny Whan took the B mile in 4.15.

John Fagan is back!

2020 Track & Field Season

Well folks what we all hoped for is now a reality: a 2020 Track & Field season! Hot on the heels of the confirmed Leinster and National Championships comes the welcomed news of three graded meets in July/August. To avoid clashes the club have adjusted dates for club championships, which will start in two weeks time with the club 800 on July 14th.

The season is below, all in Morton except Aug 5th’s graded in Tallaght:

Tuesday July 14th Club Championships – 100 and 800

Thursday July 16th Club Championships – 400 and 5000

Wednesday July 22nd Dublin Graded – 100 and 1500 , HJ, PV, Discus & Shot

Tuesday July 28th Club Championships – 1500

Saturday August 1st Dublin U/17 and U/19 Championships

Wednesday August 5th Graded 200/800, LJ, Hammer, Shot (Tallaght)

Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th Leinster Junior, Senior/Master

Wednesday August 12th Graded 400/5000, HJ, PV, LJ

August 22nd/23rd National Senior T & F Championships

Saturday August 29th and 30th National Juvenile U/17 to U/19

Saturday September 5th National Juniors T & F

Sunday September 6th National Masters T & F

Further details will be posted on the club championships, which this year are confined to club members and will require pre entry over the weekend.

Doyle on the brink in Cork

Cathal Doyle put in a very solid indeed night’s work in the mile at the Cork City Sports running an excellent 4.02.16. Always in touch with the pack of international milers Cathal picked up a number of places on the last lap to place 9th and within sight of the magical sub 4. Jayme Rossister was well off his best in the 3000 placing 14th (8.40.70).

Cathal will come to next Wednesday’s Morton Mile full of confidence. The top 3 in tonight’s mile will all toe the line in the Morton Mile. See for updates.

Marks wins at Belfast International

Keith Marks won the long jump at tonight’s Belfast International Athletics meet with a best jump of 7.15m.

Clonliffe athletes in fine form at Drogheda IMC

With the men going in the national league final in a week’s time and then the nationals a week later there were most encouraging performances by Clonliffe athletes at Saturday’s IMC meet in Drogheda. Ian Guiden showed a very welcome return to form running a 14 second 3000 PB of 8.15.05 in finishing 4th. Colm Rooney was 6th (8.23.81) and Eoin Taggart 8.42.98 another PB by some 6 seconds.

Keith Pike won the 100 in an sb of 10.83. Mark McDonald was 2nd in the 400 B in 53.31. Eoghan Murphy was 3rd in the 800 D (2.05.05).

There was a fine win for Lauren Carr in the 200 (25.11) and Leah Bergin was 3rd in the 400 (58.84)

Big PBs for Eoin Pierce and Jayme Rossister at BMC

At tonight`s BMC Grand Prix in Watford Eoin Pierce took a huge 3 seconds off his couple of weeks old pb recording a time of 3.42.87 in finishing 2nd in the B race. Hitting the bell Eoin was in 2nd place but maybe 15 meters off 1st but a lightening last 400 saw him close the gap to a fraction and in the process run a fantastic pb.

In the A race Cathal Doyle found it tougher finishing 10th in 3.45.39. Ian Guiden found the 33 degrees heat a major problem in the 5000 finishing well down in 8th place in 15.09.00.

Also racing over 1500 was Greta Streimikyte  4.44.17.

Later in the evening Jayme Rossiter had a fantastic run in the 3000 SC with a late charge and but for a stumble at the final water jump may well have won. Jayme was 2nd taking 8 seconds off his best to run 8.46.81. This puts Jayme 2nd on the Clonliffe all time list a mere 0.61 off Des McCormack`s long standing club record and 16th on the Irish all time list.

(Pictured in Watford, Greta and minder Richie Owens)

Clonliffe PBs at Belfast IMC plus more

Clonliffe athletes recorded pbs at today’s IMC Belfast meet at a sun drenched Mary Peter’s Track. In the 1500B race junior Aaron Cullen knocked a whopping 3 seconds off his PB recorded at the All Ireland schools at the start of June finishing 3rd in 3.55.69. A PB also for Ian Guiden running his first 1500 in some 6 years 5th in 3.56.33. In the 800 Cathal Doyle also ran a PB 1.52.01. Daniel Stone also ran a PB in the 5000 (15.49.94). A fine run also in his 5000 by Declan Power finishing 4th in 15 56.30.

Also on Saturday morning Sean Carrigg won the River Valley Park Run in 16.21 in a tough course.

Saturday evening the big race was the Michael Manning 10k in Dunshaughlin Clonliffe results: David Mullen 36.37, Ailish Malone 37.59, Scott Crowley 41.11, Stephen Bateson 41.16, Kerri Page 41.50, Emma Harding 42.27, Stephen Tracey 42.48, Ollie Power 44.19, Emer Brennan 46.15, Anthony O’Brien 52.26.

At the Athletics Ireland Games Keith Marks was 3rd in the long jump (7.16) and Leah Bergin was 4th in the 400 in 59.04.

Pitkin PB under the radar!

Missed in recent news roundups was Thomas Pitken’s new 400 PB of 47.60 recorded on 9 June at Cheimsford in the British league. Thomas who joined CLonliffe in the summer of 2018 earlier in the season ran PB of 47.71 and now only a matter of four weeks later has shaved 0.11 off that time. He also ran a great leg for Clonliffe in the European clubs track and field in Finland at the end of May.

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)


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