The October Edition of Irish Runner has recognised the achievements of Mark Ryan on the mountains, in winning the European Mountain Running M35 Masters title in Poland in July and bronze in the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Austria in September. In the World championship event Mark and fellow Rathfarnham teammates Peter O'Farrell and Paul Fleming won the bronze team medal. This article is attached. Well done to all.
Well done to our senior men's team who took the bronze team medal in the Dublin Senior Cross Country Championships in Santry today over a testing 10k course. First home from the Club was Mark Ryan, who ran very well and worked his way through the field over the 5 lap course to finish 8th in a time of 29.22. Mark was followed by Louis McCarthy (14th in 29.52), Matthew Horrigan (18th in 30.14), Eoghan McGinley (20th in 30.24), David Scanlon (21st in 30.34), Paul Fleming (23rd in 30.49), Brian Furey (32nd in 31.27), David Power (34th in 31.35) and Patrick Marjolet (40th in 32.13). The full results are on the Dublin Athletic Board website and pictures of all club runners and supporters are in the Gallery. Jonathan O'Donoghue also had a great run in the Junior Mens race over a 6,000m course, finishing 10th in a time of 17.44.
From Left: Louis McCarthy, Paul Fleming, Mark Ryan, David Power, Patrick Marjolet, Eoghan McGinley and Brian Furey.
Congratulations to Barry Minnock and Eoin Flynn who were first and second in the National Marathon Championships, run in conjunction with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Barry was 9th overall and 1st in the M35 category in a time of 2.22.42, with Eoin close behind in 11th place in 2.25.01. Paul Moran was next home from the club in 2.43.14 (3rd M50), followed by Colm Murray (3.04.55), Barry Finn (3.09.10), Denis Everett (3.09.35), Micheal Murphy (3.13.22), Richie Doran (3.37.38), Helen French (PB of 3.27.53), Therese Hanly (PB of 3.39.02) and Philip Wright (4.16.08). Well done to all. Full results will be available on the Dublin Marathon site and some photos are in the gallery.
Barry and Eoin with their medals, along with Irish Champion Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers. Photo: Yan Fu.
Congratulations to our masters women and 50+ men who picked up team gold in the Leinster Masters Cross Country this afternoon, held in warm windy conditions in the scenic location of Avondale, Co. Wicklow. Derval Devaney was the first scorer in the women’s 4k race, finishing 8th overall and 3rd in the F35 category in a time of 15.07. Donna Mahon was close behind in 15.10, placing 6th in the F40 category, and was followed by Vanessa Sallier (11th F40 in 15.50), Tressan McCambridge in her debut race for the club (7th F35 in 16.31), Zoe Melling (22nd F40 in 17.33) and Jackie Sullivan (10th F50 in 17.53). In the men’s hilly 6k race Joe Casey was first home from the club, finishing 5th M50 in a time of 23.49, followed by Tommy Bishop (8th M50 in 24.08), John Farrelly (14th M50 in 24.51), Tom Cuddy (5th M50 in 24.55), Stuart McCleane (21st M45 in 25.50), John McHugh (7th M50 in 26.07) and Terry Clarke (8th M50 in 26.13). Well done to all. Full results are on the Precision Timing site and some photos are in the gallery.
The winning masters women's team: Donna Mahon, Vanessa Sallier and Derval Devaney.
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Congratulations to all the club athletes who competed in the AAI Autumn Open Cross Country races this afternoon, held in the Phoenix Park in extremely variable weather conditions which included warm sunshine, strong winds and torrential rain. Peter McDermott was our sole representative in the 5k open race which incorporated the Masters Trial in the female and M65+ categories, and finished 7th in his category in a time of 23.34. Mark Ryan was 3rd M35 and 18th overall in the 8k race in a time of 27.45, followed by David Scanlon (34th in 28.22), Eoghan McGinley (37th in 28.29), Paul Fleming (11th M35 in 29.04), Brian Furey (68th in 29.40), Tom Cuddy (7th M55 in 33.25) and Rob Costello (144th in 34.46). Full results of the 5k race and the 8k race are on the Precision Timing website, and some photos are in the gallery. Well done to all.
From left: Peter McDermott, Mark Ryan, Tom Cuddy, Eoghan McGinley, Brian Furey, Paul Fleming, David Scanlon and Adam Jones.
Congratulations to Sean Hehir who won the 4 mile men’s race in the BHAA Teachers Cross Country at Castleknock College on Saturday. Sean finished the 4 mile course in a time of 20.20, nearly a minute clear of his nearest rival. He was followed by Terry Clarke (4th O/55 in 26.18), Stuart McCleane (6th O/45 in 26.34), Eric Cullen (7th O/45 in 27.06), Daniel Keogh (7th O/45 in 27.09) and Peter McDermott (2nd O/65 in 29.04). Vanessa Sallier was 8th in the women’s 2 mile race and 3rd O/40 in a time of 14.04. Full results are on the BHAA website. Also on Saturday, Barry Minnock and Mark Ryan were first and second in the Donadea Forest 10k race, in 32.17 and 32.25 respectively. Full results are on the Precision Timing site. Well done to all.
Well done to everyone who represented the club in the Dublin Novice Cross Country Championships in the Phoenix Park yesterday, which attracted record numbers for both the men’s and women’s races. Aisling O’Connor led the women’s team home to 7th place, completing the 4k course in a time of 16.32 and finishing 22nd in the field of 72. She was followed by Ciara Hassett (27th in 16.41), Rebecca Byrne (29th in 16.44), Katherine Howard (33rd in 16.51), Aisling Tohill (64th in 18.50) and Maedhbh Ni Cleirigh (67th in 19.11). David Scanlon was first scorer for the club in the men’s 6k race, finishing 7th of 102 athletes in a time of 20.02, and leading his team mates home to 6th place. Patrick Marjolet was next home in 13th position in 20.34, followed by Greg Byrne (34th in 21.29), Peter Toomey (40th in 21.56), Lawrence Boran (55th in 22.30), Paul Gilligan (78th in 23.49), David Danagher (89th in 24.24), and Neil Skelton (95th in 25.10). Full results are available on the Dublin Athletics website and some photos are in the gallery.
Women's team (L-R): Rebecca Byrne, Maedhbh Ni Cleirigh, Aisling O'Connor, Katherine Howard, Ciara Hassett, Aisling Tohill and women's captain Clare Sullivan.
Men's team (L-R): David Scanlon, Neil Skelton, Lawrence Boran, David Danagher, Patrick Marjolet, Paul Gilligan, Greg Byrne and Peter Toomey.
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At yesterday's Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park, Paul Moran was first home from the Club in 24th and was 1st in the M50 Class in 76.59. Next Came Peter Toomey in 64th in 80.15, followed by Colm Murray (6th M45) in 81.39, Archie O'Donnell 82.10, John Farrelly (2nd M50) in 82.28, Denis Everett 83.24, Richie Doran 87.51 and Terry Clarke 88.58 (3rd M55). Grainne Connor was 16th senior woman in a time of 1.33.12, and Helen French was 8th F40 in 1.34.37. The full results are on the Dublin Marathon website. Well done to all who ran.
At the World Mountain Running Championships in Telfes Austria on 6th Sept. Mark Ryan had a magnificent run to take the bronze medal in the M35 Category. Mark is coming into great form for the Rathfarnham 5k in 2 weeks time and ran the 11,500m uphill course with 1,100 climb in 1.03.00. Mark was followed by Peter O'Farrell in 17th in 1.13.19 and Paul Fleming 22nd in 1.18.04. This Rathfarnham trio took the bronze team medal for Ireland. Padraig MacCriostail was 21st in the M40 race on the same course in 1.15.17. In the F40 race over 7,200m and 760m climb Zoe Melling was 21st in 57.36 and Vanessa Sallier 24th in 1.00.25. The Irish team was 5th. A full report is on the Athletics Ireland website. Well done to all.
Mark in action last week (Picture courtesy AAI website)