We had two medallists in the National Masters track and Field Championships 2018 in Tullamore on Saturday August 18th. Barry Minnock struck gold in the M40 5000m in a time of 15:54 and Ronan Kearns got silver in the M40 800m in 2:06. Well done to both of you. And well done also to Pearse Coyle who had a fine run to come 5th in the M50 1500m in 4:56. The two happy medalists pictured above! 

FULL RESULTS HERE

 

Rathfarnham WSAF AC’s Sean Hehir had a great run to finish 25th in the European Marathon Championships 2018 on August 12th in Berlin. He ran 2:18:58 in hot conditions to be the 3rd Irishman home and part of the Irish team who finished 6th overall, the best result ever by an Irish team in a European Championships marathon. The whole club is delighted and inspired with his great performance particularly the way he has come back fighting after illness denied him on delivering to his full potential in the World Championships last year. Onwards and upwards Sean! Oh, and we still recognised you in the Dave Wottle hat!!

 

 

First home for Rathfarnham WSAF AC on August 12th was Bobby Murphy in an excellent 8th position overall on a new and very hilly Rock n Roll Half Marathon course. He also won the M35 bronze medal. The Rathfarnham WSAF AC team of Denis Daly, Tom Cuddy and Joe Casey won the M50 gold medal.  Jackie Kingston won the individual W50 Silver, Tom Cuddy the individual M55 Silver and Joe Casey the individual M55 Bronze. Well done to all who took part. Results were as follows:

Bobby Murphy 1:11:21

Denis Daly 1:25:45

Peter Toomey 1:26:45

Tom Cuddy 1:27:08

Joe Casey 1:27:36

Brendan Hogan 1:33:14

Vanessa Sallier 1:46:19

Jackie Kingston 1:46:38

Lian Brady 1:48:33

FULL RESULTS HERE