Congratulations to the large group of club athletes who ran in the Frank Duffy 10 mile race on Saturday which incorporated the Dublin 10 mile championships. Mark Ryan was 8th overall and 1st M35 in a time of 51.35, followed by Matthew Horrigan (16th in 53.52), Shane O’Neill (2nd M40 in 55.11), Patrick Marjolet (9th M35 in 56.00), Brian Furey (67th in 58.16), Richie Doran (21st M35 in 58.30), Greg Byrne (27th M35 in 58.55), John Farrelly (4th M50 in 59.56), Colm Murray (8th M45 in 60.05), Joe Casey (5th M50 in 60.52), Barry Finn (154th in 61.43), Maria Dolan (1st F45 in yet another PB of 62.55), Micheal Murphy (330th in 66.17), Adrian Tucker (2nd M55 in 66.24), Terry Clarke (3rd M55 in 66.48), Grainne Connor (16th female in 68.45) and Katherine Howard (68th female in 74.18). Full results are on the Dublin Marathon website. In the championship race Rathfarnham athletes picked up several medals, with Mark Ryan scoring silver in the senior men's category, Shane O'Neill silver M40, Colm Murray Bronze M45, John Farrelly silver M50, Joe Casey bronze M50, Terry Clarke silver M55, and Maria Dolan gold F45. The senior men's team of Mark, Matthew, Shane and Patrick were a close second to Raheny Shamrocks, as were the M50 team of John, Joe and Terry. Championship results will be posted on the Dublin Athletics site. Well done to all.
Congratulations to Sean Hehir who had a great run in the European Marathon Championships in Zurich yesterday, finishing 20th overall and leading his team mates Kevin Seaward and Thomas Frazier home to 7th position. Sean displayed excellent pacing to work his way through the field, and despite the hot hilly conditions finished in an excellent time of 2.17.59, only 24 seconds outside his PB. Full results are available on the European Athletics website. Meanwhile closer to home, Turlough Conway was 6th in the Indaver Duleek 10k in a time of 34.44, followed by Lorraine Nolan who broke the 40 minute mark for the first time to come second in the women's race in 39.32, Denis Daly (53rd in 40:34) and John Hogan (62nd in 41:14). Results are on the Precision Timing site. Also yesterday, Aisling O’Connor was first woman in the inaugural Asics Run for Ross 5k in Marlay Park in a PB of 21 mins. Well done to all.
Photo: Irish Independent
Congratulations to the seven Rathfarnham athletes who competed in the National Masters T & F Championships in Tullamore yesterday, bringing home a total of four medals. Stuart McLean was 2nd M45 in the 400m race in a time of 56.86, narrowly missing out on gold by a fraction of a second. In the 800m event, Vanessa Sallier scored bronze in the F40 category in 2.41.77, John McHugh was 4th M55 in 2.39.99, Peter McDermott was 4th M65 in 6.06.17, and Ronan Kearns finished 5th in the M35 category in 2.07.52. Paul Fleming scored silver in the M35 cagtegory in the 1500m race in 4.17.26, Peter McDermott was 3rd M65 in 6.06.17,Tom Cuddy was 4th in the M55 category in 5.02.94, and Vanessa Sallier was 4th F40 in 5.42.74. Vanessa also competed in the 3000m event, finishing 5th F40 in 12.29.97. Full results are available on the AAi website and some photos are in the gallery.
Vanessa Sallier on her way to bronze in the 800m race
Congratulations to Sean Hehir who was 2nd in yesterday’s Streets of Galway 8k road race in a time of 23.38. Brian Coleman was 17th in 27.01 and Philip Wright was 2nd M60 in 33.29. Jackie Sullivan had a great run to win the F50 category in 37.25. Provisional results are available on the Galway City Harriers site.
Sean is in great shape for the European Athletics Championships in Zurich next weekend, in which he will represent Ireland on the marathon team. The event will be televised live on RTE 1, and is scheduled at 9am (Irish time) on Sunday 17th August. We wish Sean and his team mates all the best.
Photo: Jane Walsh, Galway City Harriers
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the National Half Marathon Championships yesterday, held again in conjunction with the Dublin Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon in the city centre. This year’s event was run on a tough new course which included plenty of hills, sunshine and music, and harvested two team silver and one individual gold medal for club athletes. Eoin Flynn was first home from the club in 5th place in a time of 1.13.44, and led teammates Eoghain McGinley (13th in 1.13.44) and Kevin Donagher (32nd in 1.16.55) to 2nd place in a combined time of 3.40.55. Maria Dolan ran a PB of 1.25.35 to win the F45 category by nearly nine minutes, and with teammates Vanessa Sallier (1.34.57) and Helen French (1.38.49) scored silver for the masters women’s team in a combined time of 4.39.23. Our M50 team of Joe Casey (1.24.50), John Farrelly (1.25.16) and Terry Clarke (1.30.50) came 4th, and our senior women’s team of Nikki Dorey (1.32.04), Clare Sullivan (1.35.39) and Maedhbh Ni Chleirigh (1.55.50) were 7th. Also running for the club were Peter Toomey (1.21.07), Ciaran Aylward (1:23:32), Micheal Murphy (1:32:37), Eric Cullen (1.39.11), Zoe Melling (1:47:53), PJ Claffey (1.49.14) and Mairead Kavanagh (1.57.31). Well done to all. Full results are available on the AAI site.
Senior women's team: Nikki Dorey, Clare Sullivan, Mairead Kavanagh and Maedhbh Ni Cleirigh