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Course record for Fiona Roche PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 July 2013 22:58

FIONA Roche set a women's course record of 10.35 in tonight's  Peter Doody Memorial 2 mile race. Her fourth overall place also equaled the highest ever finish by a female athlete in the Lord Mayor Summer series.

There was a terrific battle just ahead of her for the honour of winning the 10th Peter Doody Memorial event with Eoin Durkan (10.01) just holding off the challenge of Davy Byrne by a second. Dermot Gorman was the club's first finisher in third spot in 10.28.

There was a very high standard in the women's race with Siobhan Keenaghan second female and eighth overall in 11.37 while Patrycja Wlodarczyk was third (11.48).

The other category winners were Women: 040 Fiona Coyle; 045 Brighid Smith; 050 Fiona Kirwan. Men: 040 Ronan Walsh; 045 Joseph Casey; 055 Christy Reilly; 060 Steven Rowe; 065 Liam Mulready.

The seventh round of the Lord Mayor series takes place next Tuesday night at 8pm. Full results under Results tab.


* Mary Purdue Smyth and her husband Declan took time out from their holiday in Florida to compete in last weekend's 5km Parkrun in Clermont Waterfront. Declan finished 13th in 23.46 while Mary was 14th in 23.59





 
Success at the National Senior championships PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 July 2013 23:56

MORTON Stadium hosted the blue riband track and field event, the National championships over the weekend. Zoe Browne and Isuelt O'Donnell won individual medals as did Stuart Green. The men's 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relay teams also medalled as did the men's 10,000 squad. Congratulations to all who competed.

Zoe Brown was our first medallist of the championship, placing second in the Ladies Vault with 4.10.

In the 10,000m, the men won the team event. The team scorers were Mick Clohisey, 6th in 31:07.74; Simon Ryan, 9th in 31:38.82 and Simon Reede, 13th in 32:36.56. Brian Leahy placed 14th in 32:43.17

Our senior men’s  4x 100m were 2nd in 45.34. The team was Sean O’Driscoll, Luc Bellintani, Dylan Archbold and  Mick Hynes.

On Sunday, Stuart Green came back to the podium after a break of a few years to place 3rd in the Men’s Vault, clearing 4.45m. While he will be pleased overall, he will feel a bit disappointed at missing the 4.55 mark where he was way above it, but knocked in on the way down.

Isuelt O’Donnell won her first senior medal by running a very gutsy race to win bronze in a time of 2:09.38

The 4 x 400m men finished off the championships by winning bronze. Team consisted of Jamie Davis, Daire Bermingham, Cillian Kirwan and Kieran Kelly


Results

Ladies

800: Iseult O’Donnell, 3rd in 2:09.38

1500: Lorraine Manning, 8th in 4:40.55

5000: Maria O’Sullivan, 7th in 17:55.33, PB

Pole Vault: Zoe Brown, 2nd with 4.10, Rachel Swan, NH

Hammer: Mieke Kiernan, 9th with 41.01, Aisling Barnwall, 12th with 35.15

Discus: Mieke Kiernan, 11th with 24.62

Men

100: Jamie Davis, 5th in final in 11.06; Mick Hynes, Sean O’Neill, Dylan Archbold

4 x 100: 2nd team, Sean O’Driscoll, Luc Bellintani, Dylan Archbold, Mick

400: Kieran Kelly, 6th in 49.88

4 x 400: 3rd team, Jamie Davis, Daire Bermingham, Cillian Kirwan and Kieran Kelly

5000: Donal Foley, 16:38.81

10000: Mick Clohisey, 6th in 31:07.74; Simon Ryan, 9th in 31:38.82 and Simon Reede, 13th in 32:36.56. Brian Leahy placed 14th in 32:43.17

Pole Vault: Stuart Greene, 3rd with 4.45; Peter O’Brien, 5th with 4.10; David Farrell, NH

 
Saturday Results PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 July 2013 20:08

David KIRWIN was the club’s first finisher at this morning’s Malahide Parkrun, finshing in fourth place in 16:51. Other club finishers were: Seamus ROONEY 19:33, Ann-Marie GARGAN 23:15, Connor JENNINGS 23:34, Aoibhinn MCGOLDRICK (Junior) 24:01Keith MOYNES 24:23, Denise KELLEHER 28:16 & Lawrence FOX 29:01

 
The Ghost Runner! PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:25

JOHN TARRANT was just 42 when he died in 1975. But the spirit of ‘The Ghost Runner’ will live on in Dublin this year.

One of the greatest long-distance runners ever, John set world records at 40 miles and 100 miles.

Two of his world-record attempts at 40 miles took place at Santry Stadium in Dublin in August 1965 within 48 hours of each other.

On Tuesday 20 August of this year (2-7pm), 48 years to the day when he first set foot on an Irish track, John’s world-record bid at 40 miles will be restaged.

It will be run in relays and is in aid of Walk in My Shoes, which supports young adults suffering from mental health issues. A portion of the monies raised will also go towards Irish sprinter Brian Gregan.

Banned for life by the Amateur Athletic Federation for receiving £17 in expenses as a teenage boxer, John Tarrant responded by gatecrashing races all over Britain.

With no number on his shirt and with the help of his brother Vic, ‘The Ghost Runner’ was born.

Shunned by athletics’ chiefs in the UK, John was welcomed with open arms to Dublin by Clonliffe Harriers.

But he suffered from persistent stomach trouble throughout his running career. On occasions it left him unable to finish some of the punishing distances he attempted.

What he didn’t know until it was too late was that he was suffering from stomach cancer.

Sadly, for John, his family and friends, the source of his trouble was misdiagnosed. He died in Birmingham in 1975 with his wife Edie at his bedside.

John’s brother Vic continues to coach athletes in Hereford.

Runners are required to raise a minimum of €50 each.

John Tarrant is immortalised in Bill Jones’ book, The Ghost Runner (The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn’t Stop). The book was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2011.

For further information about the event check out theevent-specific Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IgJohnTarrantlRun
 


 
Lord Mayor's Series Round Six PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:28

In cooler and more overcast conditions than other recent races, Davy Byrne made it five wins from six races, finishing tonight’s round of the Lord Mayor’s Summer Series in 10.14. He was followed by Dermot Gorman (10.20) and Arnaud Benjacar (10.29).

First woman home and 9th overall was Patricia Wlodarcyk in 11.29.  Bríd Ní Chonaill was second woman in 12.09, followed by Annmarie Woods in 12.19

First O40 female was Fiona Coyle, 045 Brighid Smith, O50 Fiona Kirwan. Other category winners to follow.


 
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