After his surprise and most welcome appearance in the Nationals in Santry on November 22nd Clonliffe stalwart Killian Lonergan put in his best race to date in his comeback year tonight in Switzerland where he now lives. Killian clocked a time of 21.16 for 7k in the road race to place 15th, and 6th European (there were 9 African athletes ahead). A measure of such a fine run is the fact that the former International ran a 5k split of 15.10 and hit 6k in 18.15.
Also from the Clonliffe overseas brigade comes news of a fine run by Liam Roarty in Saturday`s North East Cross Country Championships on a cold, snowy day in Sedgefield, Durham where the temperatures ranged between0-2 degrees. Liam was 5th scorer for Sunderland Harriers in 33rd out of a huge field of 4o0 plus in a time of 46:18 for the 12,000m. Sunderland however lost out on the final team medal position to rivals Tyne Bridge on count back.
At home on Saturday in the Phoenix Park there was a Clonliffe 5k double in the Aware race as Dave Flynn won the 5k in 15.35 and Tara Whyte the women`s race in 19.30.