The annual Rathfarnham mince pie run will be held on Friday December 26th, starting from the Clubhouse in Rathfarnham Village at 10am. There will be tea and coffee in the clubhouse after the run and the mince pie trophy will be presented to the winner. Feel free to bring along any leftover Christmas goodies.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Yesterday's Marlay Parkrun was a featured race for the Club and Rathfarnham athletes filled the first 3 places in the 5k. First home was Eoghain McGinley in 16.04, followed by Louis McCarthy in 2nd place in 16.21 and Brian Furey 3rd in 17.20. John McHugh was 20th in 19.14 and Niall Skelton ran 19.57. Lorraine Nolan ran 20.07 and was the second lady home. Lorraine was followed by Vanessa Sallier (21.09), Therese Hanly (21.10), Zoe Melling (22.38) and Alannah Fasenfield (28.07). Well done to all who ran. The full results are on the Marlay parkrun website.
Congratulations to the club athletes who took braved icy road conditions to take the top positions in the Aware Christmas 10k and 5k races yesterday. Sean Hehir clocked an impressive 31.04 over two slippery laps in the 10k, followed by Eoghan McGinley in 2nd place in 32.47 and Colm Murray in 12th place in 36.44. Michael Freeley won the 5k in a time of 17.00, and Aisling O’Connor was 4th woman in a PB of 20.38. Full results are on the Precision Timing site. This morning, in considerably warmer but windy conditions, Denis Everett was first home from the club in the BHAA Vodafone Cross Country in 18th position, completing the 5k course in a time of 19.30, and followed by Tom Cuddy (24th and 1st M55 in 19.52), John McHugh (27th and 2nd M55 in 20.07), Don O’Carroll (47th and 2nd M60 in 20.51), Rob Costello (53rd in 20.57), Terry Clarke (57th in 21.12), Eric Cullen (59th in 21.21), Tony Connolly (60th in 21.21), Vanessa Sallier (9th woman and 2nd F40 in 22.26), Peter McDermott (83rd and 2nd M65 in 22.31), and Michael Devine (89th in 22.49). Full results are on the BHAA site. Well done to all.
Sean and Michael with their winners medals in the Aware Christmas 10k and 5k. Photo: Dónal Glackin.
The first race of the day saw Rathfarnham's own Lucie Ritchie represent Dublin in the Under 11 Girls race, which was run over a distance of 1500m on a demanding and soft course, on the coldest day of the year! 159 girls toed the line, and the level of talent on display was outstanding, with the future of Irish Cross Country running looking very bright indeed! Lucie was not fazed by the opposition and battled through a tough field, to complete her lap with her now customary fast finish in a very creditable 68th position. Well done Lucie! Full results are on the AAI website.
Lucie Ritchie who competed in the Girls Under 11 race.
Well done to the club athletes who competed in the National Novice Cross Country Championships this afternoon, held in bitterly cold conditions on a muddy course in Santry. In the women’s 4k race, Derval Devaney was 35th in a time of 16.45, leading her team mates Aisling O’Connor (79th in 17.49), Rebecca Byrne (119th in 18.49) and Aisling Tohill (129th in 20.18) home to finish in 14th position. David Scanlon had a stormer in the men’s 6k, keeping pace with the lead pack from the outset to finish 6th, and leading the Dublin team to silver medal position. Dave Power was 60th in a time of 22.22. Provisional results of the women’s race and the men’s race are on the AAI site and some photos are in the gallery. Well done to all.
Women's Novice Team: Rebecca Byrne, Aisling O'Connor, Aisling Tohill and Derval Devaney.
At today's Jingle Bells 5k Run in the Phoenix Park, Sean Hehir was our first member home in 7th place in a time of 14.58. Next came Brian Furey 31st in 16.08, Colm Murray in 17.07, Denis Daly in 18.23, Tom Cuddy 18.30, Maria Dolan 19.07 and Eric Cullen 19.17. The full results are on the Championchip website. Well done to all who ran.