Congratulations to Paul Fleming, Barry Minnock and Ronan Kearns who competed in the World Masters Outdoor Championships which took place in Lyon from August 4th -16th. First up was the 8k cross country race on 4th August in which Paul finished 11th in the M40 category in a time of 26.41 and Ronan was 16th M35 in 28.49. On August 7th Barry finished 7th in the M40 5000m race in a time of 16.00, and on 12th August Paul qualified for the M40 1500m final in his heat in a time of 4.10.28. In the final on 14th August he finished 14th in 4.21.31. Full results are on the Lyon 2015 site.
Well done to Paul Stephenson for winning the Duleek 10k road race in 33.11 last Sunday. Denis Daly also ran well to finish 27th in 38.55. The full results are on the Precision Timing website.
Please note that there will be no access to the clubhouse in Rathfarnham village from this Wednesday 12th August for a period of one week due to maintenance work.
The highlight on Day 1, Saturday, of the National Track and Field Championships in Santry Stadium was the men's 10,000m Silver team medal performance. First home for the Club was Sean Hehir in 4th place in a time of 30.25. Sean was followed by Louis McCarthy 9th in 32.07 and Matthew Horrigan 16th in 33.29 to make up the siver medal team. Rathfarnham finished on the same points total, 29, as Leevale AC but Leevale was awarded gold on countback. Just edged out of the medals was Brian Furey who finished 17th in 33.33. Richard Keogh ran 1.59.12 in his heat of the 800m to finish 4th and just missed out on reaching Sunday's final. Lee Byrne from WSAF AC ran 2.03.97 to finish 8th in his 800m heat.
On day 2, Sunday, we had 5 runners in the 5,000m. In Race 2 Paul Stephenson finished 14th in aa very competitive race in a time of 14.53. In Race 1 Robert murphy ran 15.38, David Scanlon 15.59, Donagh Powell 16.54 and Aaron Browne 17.18. Well done to all who ran.
Our Men's 10k Silver medal winning team on Saturday - Matthew Horrigan, Louis McCarthy and Sean Hehir