Autumn racing adjustments are shut – Irish round-up


Cross nation is beginning stateside, the street racing continues in Eire and there’s even some observe season left. Lindie Naughton studies. 

Former Irish junior Internatinal Aislinn Crossey continued her comeback to athletics after a protracted lay-off when she completed first lady and third total at the Run Anon 5km on the Nutts Nook Circuit outdoors Belfast on Sunday (September 12) in 16 minutes 6 secs.

Crossey was a rising observe star within the early a part of the last decade, however final raced on a observe in 2016. In latest months, she has begun a gradual comeback, sticking to low-key street races.

Aislinn Crossey main the way in which at the Run Anon 5km. 

Race winner Ricky Johnston completed a minute forward of Crossey in 15:01. Second in 15:49 was Laurence O’Hara in 15:49.

Ciobanu and McCambridge class of the sphere over 10k

A day earlier on Saturday (September10), Sergiu Ciobanu and Maria McCambridge have been the winners of The Lakes 10km held in Blessington, Co Wicklow.

Ciobanu, a four-times Irish marathon champion and member of Clonliffe Harriers, was a snug total winer in 20 minutes 49 secs. Second in 32:30 was Jamie Gahan of Portmarnock AC who was additionally first M40. Brishan O’Brien was third in 33:11.

McCambridge completed twelfth total and first lady in 35:49 Her DSD AC clubmate Nimah Devlin was second lady in 37:39 , with Grace Kennedy-Clarke of Donoree Harriers third in 40:41.

Host membership Lakeshore Striders AC picked up just a few age-group prizes with Jim Scott first M50 in 43:45 and Mickey Freehill first M60 in 53:01. First girls over 60 was street racing stalwart Nuala Reilly of Drogheda and District AC in 50:24. A complete of 194 accomplished the race.

On the identical day, a half marathon and 5km was happening in Rathoath Co, Meath. Colin Maher of Ballyfin AC gained the half marathon in 70 minutes 17 secs with Rachel Birt of Kilgarry RC first lady in 80:42. First house within the 5km have been Eoin Smyth of Tara AC in 15:54 and Mary Mulhare of Portlaoise AC in 17:21.

Successful the Washingbay Inexperienced Half Marathon in Co Tyone I with a time of 70:59 was Aaron Woodman of Willowfield Harriers. Tommy Hughes of Try AC was second and first M60 in 73:29. First lady was Natalie Corridor in 82:4.

Additionally happening at Washingbay was a 10km gained by Eoin Mullan of Omagh Harriers in 32:01 and Gemma McDonald of Ballycastle Runners in 40:39 and a 5km, the place the winners have been Gavin Corey of Try RC in 15:28 and Briege Coyle of Na Fianna AC in 19:11.

Photograph: Lindie Naughton

A quick begin to get forward of the crowds

Successful the Lakers Roundwood Reservoir 10km on Sunday (Septemebr 12) was Robin Mooney of Sli Cualann AC who, a day earlier, had completed fourth within the Blessington Lakes 10km with a time of 34 minutes 26.

In Roundwood, Mooney proved the category of the sphere profitable in a time of 36 mins1 sec – a superb time for a path race held on the slim paths across the Vartry reservoir.

Mooney, together with Darren Cullen and Shane McCarthy, pushed the tempo from the beginning a. Cullen’s time for second place was 36:14, whereas McCarthy clocked 36:32.

First lady was Brianne Mulvihill in 43:57; Brianne is healthier often called a triathlete and bike owner. She was adopted house by Isobel Lynch and Emily Harty.

On a most satisfying day trip, all finishers have been handled to lashings of tea and BBQ burgers after the race, which was in assist of The Lakers, a help group for adults and youngsters with mental disabilities.

Patrick McNiff of Newcastle AC was the winner of the Ards 5-Mile on Friday (September 10) . Sarah Lavery of Beechmount Harriers was first lady in 29:51.

Monitor working pleasure

Katie Kirk rounded out her season with victory and a private greatest within the girls’s 800m at the Belfast Worldwide at Mary Peters Monitor Belfast on Saturday (September 11).

Kirk’s time of two minutes 01.94 secs is contained in the qualification mark for subsequent 12 months’s Commonwealth Video games. Second in 2:02.05 was Belgain athlete Vanessa Scaunet in 2:03.05 with Jenna Bromell of Emerald AC third in 2:02.87

Successful the lads’s 800m in some model with a time of 1:47.77 was Luke McCann of UCD AC. American athlete Garrett O’Toole was second in 1:49.24 and Philip Marron of Rathoath AC third in 1:51.84.

Rosie Roberts of North Belfast Harriers was a transparent winner of the ladies’s 2000m in 6:31.56.

Members of Annadale Striders took the highest three locations within the males’s 3000m workforce race. Luke Dinsmore was the winner in 8:40.47, adopted by Adam Spratt 8:42.05 and Eskaander Turki in 8:46.19.

Neil Johnston was second within the males’s 1500m with a time of three:42.23. Winner was Simon Denissel from France in 3:41.38.

Sarah Healy’s staus in worldwide athletics continues to rise and end in an invite to show within the 1500m at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday (September 9). On the back-end of a protracted, onerous season Healy completed tenth in 4:18.60 and may now look ahead to an excellent higher 12 months in 2022.

The identical goes for double Olympian Michelle Finn who lined out within the steeplechase on the the a centesimal ISTAF meet in Berlin on Sunday (September 12). In her closing steeplechase of a packed season, Finn clocked a time of 9:55.96 for tenth place.

Cross nation is began throughout the pond

Laura Mooney of Tullamore Harriers had the narrowest of wins within the girls’s 5000m race at the Friar Cross-Nation Invitational at Attleboro, MA on Friday (September 10)

So shut was the end that Mooney and second positioned Lily Tuck got the identical time of 17:51.4. Ending third was Orla O’Connor of Waterford AC in 17:58.2, whereas seventh was Alex O’Neill of Ennis TC and tenth was Holly Brennan of Cilles AC in Co Meath. Brennan, like Mooney, is a freshman at Windfall School, the place O’Connor and O’Neill are each juniors.

Within the males’s 8000m race, David McGlynn, of Waterford AC, a senior at Windfall, completed third.

Sorcha McAllister of Westport AC, and Irish U23 worldwide athlete, completed twentieth for Boston School with a time of 18:10.3 within the girls’s 5km at the Ken O’Brien Minuteman Invitational at Amherst, MA on Saturday (September 11).

In Arkansas, Bandon AC’s Fionn Harrington made a promising debut for Central Arkansas at a cross-country challange, completed second within the males’s 5000 in 15:26.7 and serving to his workforce to victory.

At the Mountain Dew Invitational 4km in Gainesville, Florida, Shane Bracken of Swinford AC, a senior at Saint Leo College, gained the lads’s 6km race, in 18:18.7.

Freshman Anna O’Connor of Waterford AC (Orla O’Connor’s twin) completed ninth within the girls’s 4km in a time of 14:28.0, along with her workforce ending fifth. Additionally on the workforce was junior Aoife Mahoney from Listowel who completed thirty eighth.

Evan Byrne of Togher AC completed shut third for Butler School in the lads’s 8km cross-country on the IUPI Invit3 at Northview Carmal, Indiana on Friday (September 10). Byrne’s time was a powerful 24 minutes 28.1 sec.

For Adams State in Colorado, Ava O’Connor of Tullamore Harriers completed fourth in the ladies’s 4km on the Joe I.Vigil Cross-Nation Open hosted by the school at its grounds in Alamoso on Saturday (September 11). Roisin Treacy of Dundrum South Dublin AC was twenty fifth in the identical race.

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