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Grand Prix News: Doran fastest but Tracey wins Walker Cup

Report from Liam Hennessy: Thursday last, September 14th, 2017 – Round 13 – Walker Cup – 4 Mile Track Race – Morton Stadium – 8pm – Kindly sponsored by our Ladies Captain; Pamela Cooper. The evening began at 7.30 with torrential rain and by 8pm we were ready to go on what turned out to be a wonderful dry and calm evening – an absolute gem of an evening for distance running. The majority of runners ran personal bests in what was the last track race of the 2017 Grand Prix Series.

The result of the handicap for the Walker Cup was as follows;
Winner: Stephen Tracey
Second Place: Murray Ahern
Third Place: Melissa Curran

Full results of the race as follows;

1. Sean Doran – 21.16 – PB

2. Karl Nolan – 22.29 – PB
3. Ger Redmond (Guest) – 23.43 – PB
4. Paul O’ Loughlin – 23.56 – PB
5. Shane Casey – 24.11 – Equalled PB
6. Stephen Tracey – 24.44 – Massive PB
7. Kevin Dowling – 24.55
8. Alan Worrall – 25.17 – PB
9. Maurice Mc Crohan – 25.20 – SB
10. Mick Mc Henry – 25.36
11. Emma Dunne – 25.39 – Massive PB
12. Tom Monks – 25.48
13. Mick Bermingham – 26.00
14. Murray Ahern – 26.12 – PB
15. Adrian Gerard – 26.14.9 – PB
16. Shane Rooney – 26.20 – PB
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18. Declan Grant – 26.43 – PB
19. Trevor Wisdom – 27.11
20. Liam Hennessy – 27.37 – SB
21. Declan Murray – 27.55
22. Aimee Ahern – 28.00
23. Devaney ??? – 28.00
24. James Smith – 28.11 PB
25. Kevin Sheehy (Guest) – 28.36
26. Connor Jennings – 28.42 – PB
27. Aoife O’ Sullivan – 28.58 – PB
28. Simon Smith – 29.05
29. Terry Mee – 29.17
30. Niall Markey – 29.26
31. Ann Lyons – 29.26.2
32. Ciara O’ Regan – 29.27
33. Greg O’ Beirne – 29.30
34. Richard ??? – 29.35
35. Melissa Curran – 29.43 – PB
36. Darren Horgan – 29.43 – PB
37. Niall O’ Connor – 30.41
38. Pat Devitt – 33.03
39. Dave Brady – 33.44
40. Dave Lyons – 33.51
Apologies if i misspelt any name above

Just look at the number of PB’s above !!! – The 2017 series has to be one of the best to date !! Well done to everyone. Many thanks to our Club President; Paddy Marley, Ladies and Mens Captains; Pamela and Joe Cooper and to all who volunteered to make this race happen. Many thanks to Caroline and Paddy Tuite for the after race refreshments.

Well whats next ?? – After whats been a wonderful track season we now move on to the last three races of the series. The Next Race is – Round 14 – The Ahern Cup – 10 Mile Race / Incorporating Club Championship – Saturday, October 7th – Malahide Castle – 12 Noon – The Race is run over a 2.5 mile lap x 4 times and is run on a combination of Trail and Tarmac. Training shoes should be fine. Don’t be afraid of the distance – Come along and give it a go – We would love to see you there!

Lost Property:

A Nike Training Top was found at the track after the 10,000 Metres. At the same race another training top was mislaid. If you have lost or taken the wrong top please contact Liam Hennessy at 0872195748.
Finally:
In four weeks time Clonliffe Harriers will host their annual Schools Cross Country Invitational event at Santry Demesne. Last year the event attracted over 2000 children. The club is in urgent need of volunteers to give a hand on the day. We are looking for people to work a few hours to a full day – whatever you can manage – any time volunteered will be greatly appreciated. Course builders are needed from 8am – Admin people to take entries from 10am – Starters and Recorders from 11am – The races will take place between 12 and 3pm. Course deconstructors are also required from 3 to 4.30pm. Your help in volunteering to take part in this premier event on the Schools Athletics calender would be greatly appreciated. if you can give any time to help with this event please contact noel.guiden@behans.ie
Many thanks.

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