It was another great club night fanatics at a wet Morton Stadium tonight. For a bit of variety the blistering sunshine of the past few weeks was parked and replaced with the more seasonal ‘rainy night in Santry’. By the time we kicked off at the first race the rain had stopped. The club night of Miles commenced with the men’s 100 which was won by Rolus Olusa.
We then moved onto The Miles. First off the U/15 mixed race which was won at a canter by Rory Quill in the press of 5.27.5. First of the girls was Rebecca Walsh in a time of 6.15.8. The senior A race was an intriguing battle between the front-running Ben Guiden who had Niall Carbery on his shoulder however Ben proved to be the stronger on this occasion winning in a big PB of 4.18.9, Niall’s 4.20.4 was also a PB. Race B was also an intriguing battle featuring new Clonliffe athlete James Murphy at the head of affairs but was outgunned with 200 to go by the lightning fast finish of Ronan Donohue who prevailed in a time of 4.56.6. Of the ladies Laura Tuite took the plaudits in 5.17.0. David Mullen was a clear winner of race C in a time of 5.10.4 well clear of David Dunwoody 5.19.6 and Philip O’Doherty. There was a good battle of the junior women’s team in this race won by Dublin 400 champion Amy Sheehy (5.40.5). Finally race D saw a great battle between the top two right to the line with Declan Grant (5.50.9) holding off Eamon O’Neill by about half a second.
Once again a huge thank you to the officials who as always turned out in their droves and thanks to the athletes for again embracing these club races and following all Covid protocols. Next up will be the 3000 on Tuesday August 17 followed by the club 10,000 championships on Thursday, August 26th.