Well done to Sean Hehir who came third in the Frank Duffy 10 mile race this morning in a time of 49.48. Next home from the club was Niall Somers who was 24th in 55.12, followed by Gerry Doyle (1st M50 in 55.57), Paul Moran (2nd M50 in 56.05), Brian Furey (50th in 57.37), Peter O’Farrell (11th M35 in 58.25), Peter Toomey (115th in 60.48), John Farrelly (8th M45 in 60.50), Rob Costello (165th in 63.07), Terry Clarke (6th M55 in 65.37), Archie O’Donnell (70th in 66.29), and Tony Connolly (14th M45 in 69.06). In the women’s race Maria Dolan made her debut in the F45 category, winning comfortably in a PB of 64.23. Grainne Connor continued her current good form to finish 14th in the senior category in 65.34, and Aisling Tohill was 124th in 87.37. Full results are on the Dublin Marathon site, and some photos taken by Greg Byrne are in the gallery. Results from the Dublin 10 mile championships, which were held in conjunction with the race, will be posted on the Dublin Athletics Board site when available.
Photo: Greg Byrne
Well done to everyone who competed in the Woodie’s DIY Masters Track and Field championships on Saturday, held in windy conditions in Tullamore. Vanessa Sallier was the club’s sole female representative, and topped the medal tally with silver in the F40 800m in a time of 2.37, and bronze in the 3000m in 11.19. Peter McDermott won gold in his M65 category in the 5000m race in 21.57. In the men’s 800m Ronan Kearns scored bronze in the M35 category in a time of 2.03, John McCabe ran 2.26 to finish 5th in the M50 category, and John McHugh was 2nd M55 in 2.32. Terry Clarke put his sprinting skills to the test in a series of short races, finishing 3rd M55 in the 100m (time not recorded), 4th in the 200m in a time of 31.87, and 5th in the 400m in 69.51. Full results are available on the AAI website.
The 3 week schedule for the construction phase of the training plan is now available in the Rathfarnham 5k training section. Phase 3, the finishing phase, will be published in 3 weeks time. Best of luck with the training and the 5k on 29th September.
There was a good turnout from the club at the final Dublin Graded meeting at Morton Stadium on Wednesday night. In the men's 3000m A race, Paul Stephenson (6th in 8.32.99), Louis McCarthy ( 7th in 8.37.68) and Robert Murphy (11th in 9.08.14) all ran PBs, and Jonathan Hughes was close behind in 12th place in 9.11.07. Tom Cuddy finished 16th in the B race in a time of 11.01.44. Mitchell Byrne was 3rd in the men's 800m B race in a time of 1.56.74, and John McHugh ran 2.28.94 in his D category race. Stephen Gaffney came 5th in the men's 200m A race in 22.89 and jumped 6.82m to finish second in the long jump competition. Well done to all. Full results are available in the results section.
Congratulations to all the athletes who represented the club at the National Half Marathon Championships on Monday, which were incorporated in the Dublin Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Sean Hehir led the senior men home to team silver in a time of 66.41, finishing in second place overall. He was followed by Eoin Flynn in 67.49 and Shane O'Neill who finished in 73.06. Our second team of Brian Furey (75.55), Eoin Brennan (77.19) and Peter Toomey (81.01) finished in 8th place. Our masters women's team finihed in 4th place, lead by Maria Dolan who was 4th in the F40 category in a PB of 86.27, and followed by Helen French (10th F40 in 93.09) and Helen Ingram (2nd F55 in 95.55). There were some great performances from our masters men too, with Turlough Conway finishing in 76.32, and John Farrelly scoring silver in the M45 category in a time of 84.30. Well done also to Terry Clarke who ran 88.28, Diarmuid Coogan 90.38, Eric Cullen 97.53, and PJ Claffey 104.49. Full individual results are on the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon site. Team and category results are available on the AAI website and some photos are in the gallery.
Silver medal winning men's team: Shane O'Neill, Sean Hehir & Eoin Flynn
Congratulations to all our medal winners at the National Track and Field Championships in Santry this weekend - the most successful games for the club to date. It was team silver for our senior men in the 10,000m race yesterday, with Jason Reid first home in 17th place in a time of 33.09, followed by Turlough Conway (19th in 33.48) and Brian Furey (20th in 34.24). Stephen Gaffney kicked off today's action with a bronze medal winning perfomance in the men's long jump, with another great PB of 7.15m, and Mitchell Byrne was a very close second in the junior men's 3,000m in a time of 9.11. In the senior men's 5000m race Paul Stephenson was 6th in a PB of 14.50, followed by Louis McCarthy (12th in 15.16), Robert Murphy (21st in a PB of 15.49), Jonathan Hughes (22nd in a PB of 15.50), Ciaran Aylward (27th in 16.37), and David Power (29th in 16.39). Alan Danagher, Gerard Claffey and Lawrence Boran also represented the club at the championships, competing in the 800m heats yesterday. Well done to all. Results are available via the AAI website and some photos are in the gallery.
Men's 10,000m team: Turlough Conway, Jason Reid & Brian Furey