Jun 29, 2008 [Killian Lonergan] Despite our best efforts to keep tabs on all our athletes performances a few notable efforts have slipped under the radar over the past few weeks.
Our Javelin throwing records have both been beaten this season – on the same day. On the men’s side, Paul Marry’s recent 3rd place finish at the Northern Ireland Championships was achieved with a distance of 58.35m. On the women’s side, Denise Byrne won the Northern Ireland Championship, and her winning distance of 40.41m also sets new figures for aspiring Clonliffe Javelin throwers to aim for. Well done to both of them.
Jeremy Lyons set another club record in the 2nd Round of the league earlier this month. His 110m Hurdles time of 15.39 was fractionally under the 15.43 he ran in the league’s 1st round. Could he make it three in a row in the league final? Let hope so.
Moving outside Dublin again, Sergio Turea has been racing frequently of late. Since his Spring move to Cahir he’s been missed around the club but it’s good to see he’s back racing and showing well. Last week saw him take two 2nd place medals in a 5km and 5 miles. ( on following days! ). His times of 15.15 and 25.01 indicate his full recovery from the Belfast marathon 7 weeks ago.
Further afield, Cian McLoughlin is back on the roads and has toed the line on a few occasions over the past month in his home away from home – just outside Stuggart. His most recent performance was last weekend when he tied for the win with his training partner ( 2007 German Marathon Champion ) in the Stuggart half marathon. His time of 70.30 was achieved as temperatures soarded into the mid 30’s and was notable in the attrition rate back in the pack with over 300 athletes being hospitalised. Hopefully, it won’t be long before we see Cian racing at home again.