There was success for the Club in the Dublin 10 Mile Championships incorporated in the Frank Duffy Memorial 10 Mile Road Race held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday, the 20th of August in both the Mens and Womens sections.
The organisers had changed the route somewhat however, despite these changes it was still a particularly tough ten mile course. There was a fine performance in the race by Eddie Coughlan, just finishing outside of the medals in the Championship in 4th place in a time of 54:18. Eddie led the Clonliffe senior team home to silver medal position finishing 2nd behind a very strong Rathfarnham team. (There is however some element of confusion as to whether we were 2nd or 3rd – Rathfarnham also had a strong B team out).
The Clonliffe scorers were Eddie, Kevin English now getting back to form with a time of 57:07, David Brennan 57:57 and Tom Griffin 1:02:46.
The other Clonliffe men in the race were Maurice McCrohan 1:03:09 (a PB), Stephen Byrne 1:04:54 (also a PB), Jeremy Walsh 1:05:14, Pat Devitt 1:07:50 and Michael Scully 1:08:36 (also a PB).
David Brennan won gold in the Masters section as the first O/45 after his superb run.
For some reason the official result as noted on the Dublin Athletics Board website have missed Maurice McCrohan, it would appear to be clearly the position that Maurice McCrohan won silver in the Mens O/40 category and with certainty finished ahead of the two individuals who are listed in 2nd and 3rd places. The Club are currently looking into this. Pat Devitt was just out of the points paying position finishing 4th in the Mens O/50.
Unfortunately for various reasons with athletes holidays and so on we did not enter a Masters team.
The Ladies team also featured and were led home by Rachel Beck in 1:05:26 with Erin McVeigh 2nd home in 1:07:49 with Bronagh Ni Bhriain 3rd home in1:12:44 to claim silver in the Ladies Senior Championship, again from Rathfarnham in 1st place.
Not a bad days work all around.