With Christmas only around the corner this weekend was a quiet enough affaire. Yesterday saw the Clonliffe members who training in Malahide hold their 33rd annual Christmas 3 Mile handicap with a turn out of some 30. Winner of the O`Rourke Shield was Aimee Ahern, 2nd Jimmy Bennett and 3rd was the course recorder holder Martin Treacy (in 1986 Martin blasted around the course in 15.42). Fastest was Kevin Dowling (19.03).
At the Believe and Achieve Indoor Meet in Athlone IT U/16 athlete Cian Bolger ran an excellent 600 recording a time of 1.29.
Today: Round 2 of the Meet & Train Cross Country league took place in Tymon Park. There was a big field in the race of close to 150 lead home by Clonliffe`s Ciara Peelo in 1st place, Aisling Andrews 21st, Brid Beausang 22nd, Emer Brennan 24th, Aideen Brady 26th and Laura Kernan, all making up the A team. The B team also all ran very well: Claire Roche 35th, Ailish Patton 39th, Orla Deignan 56th, Yvonne McDonagh 66th, Melissa Curran 76th and Evelyn Brennan 79th.
Also today Sean Doran with 5th in the Drogheda 5k in 16.19.