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.