Efrem leads the Clonliffe charge!

A most successful morning in Dublin’s Phoenix Park for today’s National 5k Road Championships for the Clonliffe contingent. As expected prerace favourite Efrem Gidey was a class apart running a superb time of 13.51, some going for that particular course, 40+ seconds clear of second-place finisoher Peter Somba (Dunboyne) to claim his 1st national senior title. Sean O’Leary had a solid run finishing 4th in 14.49, Sean was actually 3rd in the championship winning national bronze. The men’s team was completed by Darren O’Dwyer, who was 1st junior, 11 place in a time of 15.53 with Cathal McHale 13th in 16.05. These four were convincing winners of the team title on 29 points well clear of Crusaders and Rathfarnham.

The women’s team won national team silver led home by Laura Tuite, 6 woman (18.29), Alannah Cooley 12th (19.03) and Meghan O’Keeffe 17th (19.26). The team total was 35 points, only 3 points off gold which was taken by Brothers Pearse on 32 points with Rathfarnham 3rd on 49 points.

On the Masters front the Clonliffe M35 team took M35 gold – Thomas Sherlock, 15th (16.07), Declan Power 24th (16.26) and Niall Sherlock 46th (17.22) with 82 points from Donore and Sli Cualann.

Individually in the Masters Cathal McHale was 3rd M 35, Declan Power was 1st M 50. In the juniors as noted above Darren O’Dwyer was 1st junior man and Orla O’Sullivan was 3rd junior woman.

Full Clonliffe results:

1Efrem GIDEY00:13:5100:13:51228MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
4Seán O’LEARY00:14:4900:14:491057MClonliffe Harriers A.C.
11Darren O’DWYER00:15:5300:15:54289MMJClonliffe Harriers A.C.
13Cathal MCHALE00:16:0500:16:05266MM35Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
15Thomas SHERLOCK00:16:0700:16:07105MM35Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
24Declan POWER00:16:2600:16:26299MM50Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
33Anthony DORAN00:16:5600:16:56794MClonliffe Harriers A.C.
41Georges LEGENTIL00:17:1200:17:13968MClonliffe Harriers A.C.
46Niall SHERLOCK00:17:2200:17:22307MM35Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
86Laurence MCKENNA00:18:2000:18:2139MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
90Laura TUITE00:18:2800:18:29311FFSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
96Lee DUDDY00:18:4000:18:40210MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
109Alannah COOLEY00:19:0100:19:03186FFSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
124Meghan O’KEEFFE00:19:2400:19:26291FFSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
171Elaine MCLOUGHLIN00:20:2400:20:2712FF40Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
233Orla DEIGHAN00:21:5600:22:0176FF45Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
243Orla O’SULLIVAN00:22:1500:22:20158FFJClonliffe Harriers A.C.
271Kate CONNELL00:22:4900:22:54184FFSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
302Adrien GERARD00:22:1300:23:38898MClonliffe Harriers