At last Saturday's BHAA K Club 10k road race over a windy course Colm Murray was 41st in 36.30. Next came John Farrelly 47th in 37.09, new comer Barry Finn ran 38.24, John McHugh 38.30, Tom Cuddy 38.48, Terry Clarke 39.14, Lorraine Nolan 41.23, Philip Wright 42.24 and PJ Claffey 46.34. Full results on BHAA website under the Details Column. Well done to all who ran.
At last Monday's Boston Marathon David Power ran 2.46.49 (Half Marathon in 1.22.43) and Kevin Bolger, now living in Boston, ran 2.59.58 (Half Marathon in 1.29.09). The full results are on the Boston Marathon website.
At today's London Marathon Denis Daly ran 3.13.05 (half in 1.34.54), Liam Griffin ran 3.25.50 (half in 1.40.59) and Mark O'Connor ran 3.50.58 (half in 1.48.03). The full results are on the Virgin London marathon website.
Also last week Paul Kelders became the first Club member to finish the much feared Marathon Des Sables across the Sahara Desert in Southern Morocco. In temperatures up to 52C Paul covered the equivalent of 6 marathons over 6 days in a total time of 33.20.46. Details are on the Marathon Des Sables website.
Well done to all.
Congratulations to everyone who represented the club in the National 10 championships yesterday, held in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run on a windy afternoon in the Phoenix Park. The championship women’s race kicked off at 1.10pm, and Clare Sullivan led the senior women home to team bronze in an excellent time of 39.59, closely followed by Valerie McGuinness (40.38) and Eimear Fitzmaurice (41.09). Vanessa Sallier was first of the masters women in 42.02, followed by team mates Helen Ingram (45.04) and Joanne Hope (47.12). The team finished in 4th place behind Donore Harriers. Our senior mens team finished a close third to Clonliffe Harriers, led by Paul Stephenson in a time of 33.00, and followed by Louis McCarthy (33.20), Shane O’Neill (34.10), Brian Furey (34.39), Greg Byrne (37.29), Peter Toomey (37.49), and Colm Murray (38.06). The shiniest medals of the day went to our M55 team of Sean Doyle (39.09), John McHugh (39.22), and Terry Clarke (40.35) who fought off Clonliffe Harriers and Tallaght AC to claim gold. Full individual results are available on the Great Ireland Run website. Championship results are on the AAI site, and photos are in the gallery.
Senior men: Shane, Paul, Louis and Brian
Masters Ladies: Helen, Vanessa and Joanne
The Irish Universities Track and Field National Championships took place at the Mardyke Track in Cork on Friday and Saturday. The best performance by a Club member was by Stephen Gaffney, representing UCD, when winning bronze in the Long Jump with a jump of 6.70m and running the 4th leg on the UCD 4X100m team which took bronze as well. Stephen was also 8th in the Triple Jump with a 11.95m jump. Gerard Claffey, representing Trinity College, was 5th in his heat of the 800m in 2.04 and just missed out on a final place. Gerard also ran the 3rd leg in both the 4X100m and 4X400m relays for Trinity. Lawrence Boran, representing IT Tallaght, was 8th in his heat of the 1,500m and ran 4.26. Alan Danagher, representing DCU, ran on the 4X400m DCU team and also ran in the open 3,000m. The full results are on the IUAA website. Well done to all who ran.
The track was renamed the O'Sullivan Athletics Track on Saturday after Sonia, which was reopened after refurbishment.
Report by Gerard Claffey
Well done to Jason Reid who ran a very fast 2.31.15 in today's Rotterdam Marathon. Jason finished in 46th out of over 8,000 finishers and went through the Half Marathon in 74.44. Ciaran Aylward also had a great run to finish 156th in 2.47.17 (Half marathon in 79.59). The full results are on the Rotterdam Marathon website.