David Scanlon ran a PB of 33:02.92 to finish 3rd in the 10,000m, representing DCU at the Irish University Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium (April 15/16). http://www.results.iuaa.org/
Belated congratulations to Shane O'Neill & Caitriona Jennings for their excellent times at the Rotterdam Marathon last weekend. Shane ran 2:35 and Caitriona ran 2:44 (within the Olympic qualification standard). We only got word of the results after the weekly results were published, so wanted to ensure everyone knew.
Members please note that the Tallaght Track will not be available for training on Saturday 7th May due to another booking. The 9am session in Bushy Park will take place as usual.
Great Ireland Run / AAI National 10km Championships: In the Phoenix Park, Rathfarnham AC was very well represented in all races, with green singlets appearing all over the course. Conditions were tough, with a strong easterly wind, making the easier first half a bit trickier, but helping on the homeward leg back through the s-bends. The senior women's team (Derval, Donna, Clare, Valerie) came 3rd, with the men's senior team finishing 2nd overall (Eoghan, Louis, Paul S, Brian F), with final results on AAI website on Monday. First home: Derval was 10th in 39:07 and Eoghain was 14th in 32:39. Photos in the Gallery here.
Performance of the weekend goes to Shane O'Neill who ran a super time of 2:35:35 at the Rotterdam Marathon, finishing 111th out of 12,000 runners. Denis Daly broke the 3 hour (sound) barrier in the Rotterdam Marathon in 2:59:46. He's been chipping away at this number, so great to see Denis get the reward for his hard work.
Paul Fleming & Ronan Kearns represented Ireland at the European Indoors Masters Championships in Ancona, Italy over the weekend. Ronan won silver on the Irish team in the cross country race. Paul was 4th in a season best time. Full results below.
Sean Hehir is the new Munster 4 mile champion, winning in Co. Clare today.
In Dunboyne, Jonathan Hughes competed in this popular 4 mile race, now in it's 47th edition, finishing in 21:56, 24th place.