Congratulations to Barry Minnock and Eoin Flynn who were first and second in the National Marathon Championships, run in conjunction with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Barry was 9th overall and 1st in the M35 category in a time of 2.22.42, with Eoin close behind in 11th place in 2.25.01. Paul Moran was next home from the club in 2.43.14 (3rd M50), followed by Colm Murray (3.04.55), Barry Finn (3.09.10), Denis Everett (3.09.35), Micheal Murphy (3.13.22), Richie Doran (3.37.38), Helen French (PB of 3.27.53), Therese Hanly (PB of 3.39.02) and Philip Wright (4.16.08). Well done to all. Full results will be available on the Dublin Marathon site and some photos are in the gallery.
Barry and Eoin with their medals, along with Irish Champion Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers. Photo: Yan Fu.
Congratulations to our masters women and 50+ men who picked up team gold in the Leinster Masters Cross Country this afternoon, held in warm windy conditions in the scenic location of Avondale, Co. Wicklow. Derval Devaney was the first scorer in the women’s 4k race, finishing 8th overall and 3rd in the F35 category in a time of 15.07. Donna Mahon was close behind in 15.10, placing 6th in the F40 category, and was followed by Vanessa Sallier (11th F40 in 15.50), Tressan McCambridge in her debut race for the club (7th F35 in 16.31), Zoe Melling (22nd F40 in 17.33) and Jackie Sullivan (10th F50 in 17.53). In the men’s hilly 6k race Joe Casey was first home from the club, finishing 5th M50 in a time of 23.49, followed by Tommy Bishop (8th M50 in 24.08), John Farrelly (14th M50 in 24.51), Tom Cuddy (5th M50 in 24.55), Stuart McCleane (21st M45 in 25.50), John McHugh (7th M50 in 26.07) and Terry Clarke (8th M50 in 26.13). Well done to all. Full results are on the Precision Timing site and some photos are in the gallery.
The winning masters women's team: Donna Mahon, Vanessa Sallier and Derval Devaney.
In extremely windy conditions our Juveniles put in sterling performances on a demanding course. First off was Zoe Ritchie, who moved up to run in the Under 10 Girls. The jump in age group didn't faze Zoe, who came home in a terrific 4th position. In the Under 12 Girls race, our two representatives, Sophie Ritchie and Alannah Fasenfeld, both had impressive performances. Sophie was first home in 8th position followed by a strong finishing Alannah. A huge well done to our athlletes who performed brilliantly in testing conditions. A special mention to all the girls' team mates who turned up to support them. Thanks also to the parents for their continued support. Full results will appear on the Dublin Athletics Board website. Next up is the Juvenile XC Championships, Uneven Ages, Sunday 2nd November 2014 , Santry @ 11am
Left: Zoe Ritchie in action under 10 Girls. Right: Back: Elena Cullen, Zoe Ritchie, Sophie Ritchie, Allanah Fasenfeld, Clodagh Cullen and Eric Cullen. Front: Jodi Ritchie, Sophie Fasenfeld and Lucie Ritchie.
Congratulations to all the club athletes who competed in the AAI Autumn Open Cross Country races this afternoon, held in the Phoenix Park in extremely variable weather conditions which included warm sunshine, strong winds and torrential rain. Peter McDermott was our sole representative in the 5k open race which incorporated the Masters Trial in the female and M65+ categories, and finished 7th in his category in a time of 23.34. Mark Ryan was 3rd M35 and 18th overall in the 8k race in a time of 27.45, followed by David Scanlon (34th in 28.22), Eoghan McGinley (37th in 28.29), Paul Fleming (11th M35 in 29.04), Brian Furey (68th in 29.40), Tom Cuddy (7th M55 in 33.25) and Rob Costello (144th in 34.46). Full results of the 5k race and the 8k race are on the Precision Timing website, and some photos are in the gallery. Well done to all.
From left: Peter McDermott, Mark Ryan, Tom Cuddy, Eoghan McGinley, Brian Furey, Paul Fleming, David Scanlon and Adam Jones.
Congratulations to Sean Hehir who won the 4 mile men’s race in the BHAA Teachers Cross Country at Castleknock College on Saturday. Sean finished the 4 mile course in a time of 20.20, nearly a minute clear of his nearest rival. He was followed by Terry Clarke (4th O/55 in 26.18), Stuart McCleane (6th O/45 in 26.34), Eric Cullen (7th O/45 in 27.06), Daniel Keogh (7th O/45 in 27.09) and Peter McDermott (2nd O/65 in 29.04). Vanessa Sallier was 8th in the women’s 2 mile race and 3rd O/40 in a time of 14.04. Full results are on the BHAA website. Also on Saturday, Barry Minnock and Mark Ryan were first and second in the Donadea Forest 10k race, in 32.17 and 32.25 respectively. Full results are on the Precision Timing site. Well done to all.