Record numbers turn out for Grand Prix race

The third round of the Clonliffe Harriers Grand Prix Series took place in the Morton Stadium last night. It drew possibly the largest ever field in the history of the Grand Prix Series some 68 starters between the two races. A tremendous turnout.

The A race was won by prolific racer Tom Sherlock who has been the dominant speedster in the Grand Prix Series to date having recorded the fastest time in all three events to date. Tom’s time was 9:25.

The second race was won by Grand Prix stalwart Paddy Tuite as he rolled back the years to lead home a race for the first time in ‘more years than he cares to remember’.

In the Grand Prix itself which is calculated on a handicap basis the winner was Pat Healy, 2nd Anna Kavanagh and 3rd Colm McDonnell.

Many thanks to the 3000 metre sponsor Richard Connolly, to the hardworking officials and always to Caroline Tuite for the post event catering.

The next event in the Grand Prix Series is on Thursday of next week the always popular Santry Mile on the track in Morton Stadium from 8 p.m.