Grand Prix Series: Electric Night at Morton !!!

Race report by Liam Hennessy: Round 5 of the Grand Prix Series – The Santry Mile – The Guiden Trophy, Kindly Sponsored by Noel Guiden, took place on the track at Morton Stadium on Thursday evening last. The weather was kind – 14 Degrees / Cool / Dry / Good conditions for running.
We had four races to cater for the huge numbers taking part.There was a great air of excitement as runners passed the finish line on each lap. It was a pleasure to see runners cheer on club mates and friends, helping them achieve personal records.

82 Runners toed the line. We had the pleasure of welcoming some of our promising junior athletes to the mile and they certainly provided for a hot race up front.

Results as follows;

1. F.Mc Manus – 4.42 – Clonliffe Junior
2. Sean Doran – 4.45 Track PB
3. Alex Gibbons – 4.47 – Clonliffe Junior
4. Sean Curtin – 4.48 – Clonliffe Junior
5. Niall Sherlock – 4.51
6. Niall Norman – 4.52 – Clonliffe Junior
7. Kevin Mc Kenna – 4.53 – Clonliffe Junior
8. Gerry Brady – 4.57
9. F.Radford – 5.02 – Clonliffe Junior
10. Anthony Doran – 5.04 Track PB
11. Kevin Dowling – 5.08
12. Stephen O’Reilly – 5.21
13. Murray Ahern – 5.25
14. Eoin Murphy – 5.27
15. Karl Nolan – 5.29
16. Phillip Matthews – 5.32
17. Paul O’Loughlin – 5.33 Track PB
18. Maurice Mc Crohan – 5.37
19. Alan Worrall – 5.39
20. Fergal Keenan – 5.40
21. Noel Daly – 5.42 Track PB
22. Niall Markey – 5.42 Track PB
23. Mick Bermingham – 5.48 Track PB
24. Emma Dunne – 5.49 Track PB
25. Declan Grant – 5.50 Track PB
26. Siobhan Devaney – 5.51 Track PB
27. Sean Grimes – 5.51.2 Track PB
28. Aideen Brady – 5.52 Track PB
29. Shane Rooney – 5.53 Track PB
30. Tom Monks – 5.54
31. Eimear Brennan – 5.55 Track PB
32. Ken Matthews (Guest) – 5.56
33. Alan Eustace – 5.57 Track PB
34. Richard Barr – 5.59
35. Laura Kernan – 6.00 Track PB
36. Simon Smith – 6.01 Track PB
37. Louise Caragher – 6.01
38. Maura Matthews Р6.02  .
39. Tom Cassidy – 6.04 Track PB
40. Aimee Ahern – 6.05 Track PB
41. Mick Gleeson – 6.11
42. Niall O’ Connor – 6.12 Track PB
43. Martin Cavanagh – 6.13
44. Aoife O’ Sullivan – 6.15 Track PB
45. Jim Keogh – 6.16
46. Declan Murray – 6.19
47. Ailish Patten – 6.20 Track PB
48. Ciara O’ Regan – 6.21 Track PB
49. Jason Blake – 6.26 Track PB
50. Terry Mee – 6.26.1
51. Keith Farrell – (Guest) – 6.29
52. Carol Flood (Guest) – 6.29
53. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 6.30
54. Connor Jennings – 6.31 Track PB
55. Aine Mc Cann – 6.32
56. Orla Deighan – 6.33 Track PB
57. Jennifer Sharkey – 6.34 Track PB
58. Anthony O’ Brien – 6.35
59. Melissa Curran – 6.37 Track PB
60. Catherine Dempsey – 6.43 Track PB
61. Erin Stewart – 6.45 Track PB
62. Pat Devitt – 6.48
63. Colm Doran – 6.54
64. Katie Hennigan – 6.56 Track PB
65. Jamie Mc Cabe – 6.57 Track PB
66. Evelyn Brennan – 7.03
67. Mary Purdue Smyth – 7.08
68. Ann Mc Donnell – 7.10 Track PB
69. Ciara Daly – 7.17 Track PB
70. Evelyn Mc Donagh – 7.18
71. Frank Devitt – 7.21
72. Caroline Daly – 7.29 Track PB
73. Dave Lyons – 7.30
74. Tom Dunne (Guest) – 7.34
75. Shay Byrne – 7.43
76. Declan Hetherington – 7.47
77. Richard Connolly – 8.06
78. Dave Brady – 8.08
79. Ciara Faherty (Guest) – 8.16
80. Tom Flood – 9.42

The result of the handicap is not available – Please note that The Guiden Trophy will be presented after the O’ Connor Cup – 4 Mile Grass race on Thursday, June 15th next.

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

There were at least 34 personal bests recorded tonight, proving again that the race series offers athletes fabulous opportunities to run best times.

Many thanks to our Club President; Paddy Marley and Ladies and Men’s Club Captains, Pamela and Joe Cooper for their presence and to all who volunteered to make this race a great success. Thanks again to Caroline and Paddy Tuite for providing after race refreshments.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: DATE CHANGE 
Next Race – Round 6 – TUESDAY, May 30th @ 8pm – Mc Carrick Plate – 2.5 Mile Race – (One lap of the Trail / Tarmac route) Malahide Castle (Beside Cricket Club). Road training shoes / Racing flats will do fine for this one !! – Another great race to post a PB !!. See you there !!!