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Piercey runs 3.45 plus more

Eoin Pierce ran a 1500 season’s best in Battersea last night, a very impressive 3.45.87. This is the 3rd fastest Irish performance of the outdoor season, Eoin replacing his own 3.46.1 from September 10th in Aldershot.

Also in England last night Jayme Rossiter ran 8.24.32 in the 3000 B at the Trafford BMC Meet.

Covid 19 reminder for club members.

With Covid 19 numbers rising in Dublin it is vitally important that all Clonliffe Harriers continue to meet the threat as we have to date.

In the interests of all it is not yet proposed to open the clubhouse. Toilets are available in the stadium. No showers at this time, arrive ready to train, and limit as much as possible congratulating in groups.

Training for Clonliffe members continues in Morton Stadium on Tuesdays/Thursdays 7pm – 9pm, Sundays 9.30-11.30am.

Training groups must remain in “pods” of no more than 15 to include coaches.

Bookings must be made by the group coach bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com

There can be no physical contact whatsoever between the members of the training group.

Social distancing of 2M must be strictly observed before training, doing warm ups, between reps and after training.

We would advise wearing face covering when meeting up, taking instructions etc before you start training. Remove face masks when training.

Please observe coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Please refrain entirely from spitting.

Wash your hands before you leave home to come to training.

Bring hand santizer and use it!

Bring tissues.

Do not share drinks, be absolutely careful that your drink bottle does not touch against another athletes drink bottle, do not handle another athletes drink bottle, it is vitally important that cross contamination is avoided.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or flu like symptoms do not come to train, self isolate and contact your GP.

If someone in your household has had Covid 19 within the past 14 days please self isolate and do not come to training.

If you or someone in your household has had a Covid 19 test do not come training until there is a negative result. Do not coming training while waiting for a result.

If you have been outside the island of Ireland do not come training until 14 days elapses, unless it is from a “green” list country.

Entry for club 10,000 closes on Tuesday

Club members are reminded that entry is now open for Thursday’s club 10,000 championship, sponsored by Pat Bonass. Please note that entry closed on Tuesday. For contract tracing this is a pre entry event and no entries can be accepted on the night. To entry, either through your coach, or yourself e mail bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com send name and predicted time asap. Start list and final instructions will be posted here on Wednesday night.

Sergiu 5th in Charleville plus more

The Charleville Half Marathon, with a very much reduced field, took place today. Sergiu Ciobanu was 5th (67.35) with Karl Nolan 33rd (72.57) in the race which was won by Raheny’s Mick Clohisey (65.10).

Clonliffe’s representatives at the National Juniors in Morton Stadium today was Callum Simpson who finished a tired 14th in 9.21.29 after a long stop, stop, start season! Nicole Lapiy was 5th in the pole vault (2.75) and 7th in the high Jump (1.45)

Rolus takes National title

Huge congratulations to Rolus Olusa who continued today where he left off yesterday leading from the front as he took the National Decathlon title on 6400 points over 1700 points clear of 2nd.

Taking a commanding lead into day 2 at Morton Stadium Rolus won the fiest event of the day the 110H in 16.20, he was then 2nd in the discus (5.94) and then with an excellent 4.20m won the pole vault. In the final two events he placed 2nd, javelin (44.66) and in the grueling 1500 (5.16.47)

Rolus leads in Decathlon at half way

Rolus Olusa is leading in the national Senior Decathlon after five events in Morton Stadium today. Rolus was 1st in the 100 (11.65), 1st in the long jump (6.88), 2nd in the shot (10.95), 1st in the high jump (1.91) and 1st in the 400 (53.23) to finish the day on 3347 points and enjoys a lead of 578 points. For day 2 he can look forward to the discus, javelin, pole vault, 110h and at the end of two long days the dreaded 1500!

Rolus in the shot at Morton Stadium today

At the Northern Irish Championships today Keith Marks took bronze in the long jump (6.96)

Scullion Clocks 61 Minute Half!

Stephen Scullion knocked two minutes off his half marathon PB in this morning’s Antrim Coast Half Marathon running a brilliant 61.08. Scullion placed 4th in the race which was won by Mo Farah (60.27), leading an English 1, 2, 3 (Marc Scott and Morton Gamer, Ben O’Connor)and was two minutes clear of 5th place Kevin Seaward in a new Northern Ireland record. Gary O’Hanlon also recorded a new PB, taking 30 seconds off his previous best as he ran 66.26 in 20th and Declan Power also a fine run 72.20 in 37th place.

Farah, Scullion, Scott & Connor

Friday night lights

Track action tonight! Jonny Whan won the Northern Irish Championships over 1500 tonight at the Mary Peters Stadium in 3.49.64.

At Morton Stadium the Morton Live track meet took place where Greta Streimikyte won the women’s 800B in 2.19.54. In the men’s 800 B Jafar Sekur was 3rd (2.00.63) with Shaun Conaghan 6th (2.02.57). Pascal Touche was 3rd in the 100 in 11.57.

“The Corner Boys”: Jafar and Shaun

Club 10,000 C’ships for the Bonass Trophy next week

After the great success of the club track series from July/August the club is delighted to be in a position to host the Clonliffe 10,000 Club Championships on Thursday September 17th @ 8.00pm for the Bonass Trophy for both men and women. The race is kindly sponsored by Pat Bonass.

Once again Covid-19 Rules are in place. Entry through your coach (if a member of a club training group) or, if not, enter yourself. Entry opens on Thursday next the 10th and closes on Tuesday the 15th. Send names and predicted finishing time to bookingsclonliffeharriersac@gmail.com Please only enter if you are committed to running and no late entries!

Masters Morton Medals

It was the turn of the Clonliffe master athletes to take to the stage today at Morton Stadium for the National Masters track and field championships. The 800 men all delivered with all three competitors winning precious medals. Niall Sherlock won M35 bronze with an impressive 2.12.34. In the M60 Philip O’Doherty silvered (2.28.97) and in the M65 George Maybury took bronze (3.02.26).

Going even better was the evergreen Frances Mansfield who took yet another national title winning the W75 hammer with a best of 19.90, three of Frances’ throws were in excess of 19m. Also winning an umpteenth national title was Matt Slattery who took gold in the M 65 200.

Pat Bonass took M75 5000 silver later this evening in 26.34.56, while Tom Monks was 7th in M55 5000 (20.54.91).

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