THE club's strength in depth in women's cross country running was underlined this afternoon when the ladies completely dominated the Dublin Intermediate cross country championship in Tymon Park. The girls captured team gold by a whopping 38 points as well as picking up two individual medals.
As in the Dublin Novice CC championships in St Anne's Park earlier in the season Kate Cronin dominated up front and won the 4,000m race in 15.44 with Chloe Doran taking the silver medal in 16.01. Fresh from her exploits in the Dublin Marathon Fiona Stack was 5th in 16.36 while Karen Crossan was sixth in 16.55.
The Raheny men just failed to make it a double - they had to be content with the silver medals in the team event. In the 8km race Simon Devinney was the club's top finisher in 4th place in 29.05. Collie O'Leary was next scorer in tenth place (29.18); Des Kennedy was 12th (29.35) while Eamon Delahunt was 15th (29.43). Other club runners who participated were Daragh Bell 27th (30.42), Dave Sheehy 29th (30.54), John Clarke 37th (32.18), Dave Grange 38th (32.20).
On the roads Elish Kelly won the Waterford Half marathon in 78.02 - she had 13 seconds to spare over Olympian Pauline Curley and was 18th overall. The club's top finisher in the race was Cillian O'Leary, who was fifth in 67.58. Simon Ryan was 7th (69.42) while Brian Leahy was 10th (72.07). Seamus Rooney finished just outside the top 100 in 1:26.17 while Vinny Clohisey won the 0 60 category in 1.31.02.
Marathon run Dave Brady clocked a time of 1:42.02 after a cross country journey - he ran a marathon in Salthill on Saturday in 4:00.34.
Connor Jennings ran 42.30 in a 10km race in Marley Park this afternoon in aid of the RNLI.
Meanwhile, Feidhlim Kelly continues to dominate the Malahide Castle 5km park run. He won again today in a pb of 16.23. Alan Foley was sixth in 18.30. Other club finishers were Brian Quigley 19.14; Eddie Harrison 22.10; Connor Jennings 22.15; Sarah Deneher 24.37, Roisin Bennett 24.49.
Brian Christensen was the club's top finisher in the St Anne's park run finishing 5th in 18.31. John Freir was 7th in 18.55. Other club finishers were Jamie Kenny 19.33; Mick Gygax 21.18; Ivan Fitzpatrick 22.18; Johanna Howlett 23.00; Brighid Smyth 23.27; Steve Rowe 23.50, Aoife Henry 25.45.
Sharon Phelan was the first women's home in the Griffin Park park run taking 13th place overall in 20.21 while Karen McLoughlin clocked a time of 24.35.