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
Congratulations to Vanessa Sallier who was first woman in the BHAA Dublin Fire Brigade 5k in Marino on Sunday morning, finishing in a time of 19.47. Jackie Sullivan ran 23.29 to win the F50 category. Ronan Kearns was 4th overall and 2nd M35 in 16.49, and Terry Clarke was 1st M55 in 20.03. Full results are available on the BHAA site. Meanwhile, Sean Hehir was 2nd in the inaugural Mullingar 10 Mile Road Race in a time of 50.41. Full results are available on the Precision Timing site. Well done to all.
Congratulations to Sean Hehir who was a close 3rd in the 10000m at the National Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium, finishing less than two seconds behind the second placed athlete in a time of 30.17.29. Also on Saturday afternoon, Lawrence Boran, Jason Reid and Ronan Kearns competed in the 800m heats, clocking times of 2.00.15, 2.03.91 and 2.04.24 respectively. Paul Fleming ran 4.10.27 in the first 1500m heat, finishing in 13th place in 4.10.27, and Mitchell Byrne finished 10th in the second heat in 4.02.63. On Sunday Paul Stephenson was second in the first of two 5000m heats in a time of 15.30.25, followed by Matthew Horrigan (5th in 15.41.02), Robert Murphy (6th in 15.45.95), Ciaran Aylward (11th in 16.27.87) and David Scanlon (13th in 16.34.06). Louis McCarthy ran 15.30.01 in the second race, finishing in 19th position. Well done to everyone who represented the club at the championships. Full results are available on the AAI website and some photos are in the gallery.
Sean with his 10000m bronze medal on Saturday
At the Fingal 10k road race in Swords today, Eoghan McGinley made a comeback to finish 5th in 33.14. Lorraine Nolan ran 40.10 and Terry Clarke ran 40.33 to finish second in the M55 category. Full results are on the Dublin Marathon website. Well done to all.