In addition to the inter counties and juvenile Nationals today there were Clonliffe athletes in cross country action elsewhere. Starting off in Santry on Saturday the BHAA cross country season came to Santry Demesne for the Irish Life 6k. First Clonliffe man home was Tom Sherlock 11th (21.44), 20th Conor Keane (22.40), 29th Sean Doran (23.19), of the ladies Maura Matthews was 6th lady (113th overall).
Also on Saturday Pat Bonass ran in the annual British and Irish Masters Cross Country in Nottingham with a solid race to place 13th O/70 and 3rd scorer on the Irish team.
Still in England Liam Roarty was again in action for Sunderland Harriers in the North East Harrier League in Aykley Heads, Durham where on a muddy hilly 6 mile course he was 35th (557 starters!!!) in 39.02. He was 3rd scorer for Sunderland.
Aaron Hanlon was an unused reserve for Providence at Saturday`s NCAA Cross Country final.
Yesterday, Sunday, in Co. Kilkenny Gary O`Hanlon took his 3rd win in the Stook 10 Mile making it 3 out of 3 (this was the 3rd running of the race). The race involves a climb of approx 2.5mile up the infamous Stook Hill, followed by a “Flying Mile” which Gary zipped down in 4:26 ! Gary took his 3rd win in the event in 53.20. Making it a Clonliffe one two was Declan Power 2nd in 54:59. Maurice McCrohan (1:07:54) was 2nd O50.