On Saturday 3rd May Vanessa Sallier ran 32.14 in the BHAA RTE 5 mile road race. Philip Wright finished in 33.18 and Peter McDermott ran 35.11. The full results are on the BHAA website. On Sunday 14 runners from the club participated in the Tallaght 5k Road Race. Mitchel Byrne was first home in 2nd place in 15.51, closely followed by Paul Fleming in 15.52 and Shane O’Neill 4th in 16.05 to take the men’s team title. They were followed by Ronan Kearns 7th in 16.24, Kevin Donagher 15th in 17.12, John McCabe 48th in 18.37, Tom Cuddy 52nd in 18.52 (1st O.50), John Mc Hugh 60th in 19.06, Vanessa Sallier 19.40 (1st O.40), Eric Cullen 19.59 (2nd O.45), Miriam McCormack 21.51 (3rd O.45), Aisling O’Connor (22.31), PJ Claffey (23.22) and Jackie O’Sullivan (23.25 & 2nd O.50). The Ladies team were 4th and the Men’s Masters team were 6th overall. The full results are on the Precision Timing website. Well done to all who ran.
Congratulations to Jonathan O'Donoghoe (Terenure College) who won the Senior Boys 5,000m in 16 mins 18 secs (unofficial time) a new PB and Richard Keogh (Templeogue College) who finished third in the Inter Boys 800m in 2 mins 5.7 secs (unofficial time) also setting a new PB. Shannon Behan (St Louis High School) narrowly missed out on a medal finishing 4th in the final of the Inter Girls 200m. New club member Julia Quilligan (St Louis High School) finished 6th in the final of the Junior girls 200m.
At the Irish Universities Track and Field Championships at Waterford IT on Friday and Saturday three club members competed. Matthew Horrigan, running for DCU, was a clear second in the 10,000m in a time of 32.48, having run solo for most of the race. David Scanlon, also running for DCU, was 7th in the same race in 34.17 in his first 10k on the track. Lawrence Boran ran 4.25 in his heat of the 1,500m, running for Tallaght IT. The full results are on the IUAA website. Well done to all.
Congratulations to our two medal winning teams in the National Road Relays in Raheny this afternoon. The Masters Women were first off at 2pm, and Derval Devaney, who ran 6.01 for the first 1 mile leg, Donna Mahon (11.45 for the 2 mile leg) and Vanessa Sallier (5.53 for the final 1 mile leg), scored team bronze, behind host club Raheny Shamrocks and Finn Valley. In the Masters Men’s race our O/50 team won gold in a very competitive race. Tommy Bishop ran the first 1 mile leg in 5.30 and handed over to Gerry Doyle in 4th position. Gerry managed to claw back one place on the 2 mile leg which he ran in a blistering 10.36, the fastest in the M50 category on the day. Joe Casey chased down two more runners on the final leg to bring the team from bronze to gold medal position, finishing in a total time of 21.35, two seconds ahead of runners-up Drogheda and District. In the final race of the day, our senior men’s team of Mitch Byrne (9.43 for the first 2 mile leg), Jonathan Hughes (9.03 on the 1 mile leg), Louis McCarthy (15.30 for 3 miles) and Paul Fleming (10.15 for the final 2 mile leg) finished in 5th position. Well done to all. Full results are on the AAI site and photos are in the gallery.