Weekend round: First stop Athlone where the Glohealth National Junior and U/23 Championships are taking place with medals won by the club`s field eventers. A fairly unique double up from Andriu Mahin saw him that the U/23 triple jump title with a best of 13.83 and high jump bronze with a 1.85m jump.Michael Curley won junior shot silver with a best of 12.17m. Also in Athlone Keith Pike won his U/23 60m heat with was DQ`d in the final.
In Belgium at the Lotto Cross Cup de Hannut Sergiu Ciobanu with “IRL” after his name finish in 19th place in a classy men`s 10,000m race won by Dame Tanama (ETH), also running was 2014 Morton Games 3,000m runner Jonny Taylor (GBR) who placed 7th. The junior men`s team performed well lead home in 6th place by Brian Flanagan (22.09), 9th Cathal Doyle (22.17), 19th Joseph Hession (24.33), 20th Sean Carrig (24.46), 23rd Paul Courtney (28.07). While a team of 3 junior women travelled unfortunately Hope Saunders was ill and didn`t start, however, both Laura Tuite and Alannah Cooley competed well with Alannah placing 11th (20.18) and Laura 13th in 20.33. (Full report soon)
Meanwhile yesterday (pictured above) Liam Roarty was competing for Sunderland Harriers in the Northern Cross Country Championships in Pontefract where he placed 104th from a huge starting field of just 3 shy of 700!!
Stateside Aaron Hanlon was on the Providence 4 x 800 team that won the relay race at the URI Sorlien Invitational in Kingstown, Rhode Island yesterday.
The big road race in Dublin over the weekend was Sunday`s Raheny 5. Big number of Clonliffe Harriers in this one including: Thomas Sherlock 27.08, David Brady 28.10, Clive Ahern 28.47, Sean Doran 28.52, Joseph Cooper 28.55, Ernie Ramsey 29.38 (full results in today`s Irish Independent, if members would like their results here please text name & time to 0879599888)