Cross nation returns and relay win for Harriers


Relays, cross nation and the top of the mountain working season approaching means it feels quite a bit just like the autumn now. Lindie Naughton reviews. 

The journey to Belfast for the Victoria Park Relays on Saturday (October 1) proved worthwhile for Clonliffe Harriers after they completed finest within the senior males’s race in 37 minutes 48 secs. Second and taking the NI and Ulster title in 38:28 was the St Malachy’s group, whereas third in 38:37 was Annadale Striders A. A complete of 27 groups completed.

Annadale took the ladies’s title with a transparent victory in 45:31. North Down AC was second in 47:13 and Clonliffe Harriers third in 47:20. Annadale additionally proved better of the grasp girls’s groups profitable in 48:15. Beechmount Harriers A had been second in 51:41 and Victoria Park and Connswater AC third in 52:05. Nineteen senior and 24 masters groups completed.

Main house 33 groups within the males’s masters’ groups was North Belfast Harriers in 40:50. Annadale was second in 41:00 and Metropolis of Derry Spartans A 3rd I 41:12.

Sergiu Ciobanu Picture: DC Photos.

Street working victories

Sergiu Ciobanu’s profitable streak continued at the Run Galway Bay Half Marathon. The Clonliffe Harrier proved the category of the sector main house 857 finishers in an untroubled time of 70 minutes 24 secs.

A distant second in 77 minutes 38 secs was Brendan Conway. In a carefully fought girls’s race, the highest three completed inside fourteen seconds of one another. Eimear O’Leary was first in 9207, adopted by Miriam Logan 92:17 and Aisling O’Connor 91:21.

On day for feminine athletes, Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC was the outright winner of the related 10km in 35mins 25 secs. Second and first man in 35:49 was Alfie Davis. Each runners are over 40.

Within the marathon, John McElhill and Peter Burns, each M450, completed just about collectively in 2:36.38 and a couple of:36.40. Deirdre Martin was first lady in 2:57.23

In Edinburgh, Irish worldwide runner Fionnula Ross was the winner of the Scottish Half Marathon Championships in a time of 73 minutes 25 secs.

In Dublin, Darren Keegan in 27 minutes 13secs and Kate Purcell of Raheny Shamrock AC in 28:17 had been the winners of the Simon Dwelling Run 8km, within the Phoenix Park.

On the streets of London

Finest Irish outcomes at the London Marathon (Sunday October 2) got here from wheelchair athlete Patrick Monaghan of Le Cheile AC who completed ninth within the wheelchair race in a time of 1 hr 34 minutes 16 secs. Mark Miller was twenty fourth in 1:45.38.

Paddy O’Donnell was first house of over eight hundred Irish entries in 2:31.53. Quickest Irishwoman was Aine Gosling in 3:09.30. Eire’s solely winner was Mary Slocum who was first W60 3:13.26.

In Cork, Darren McCann of Navy received a battle to the road at the Janssen BHAA 6km in Cork. McCann completed in 20 minutes 36 secs, adopted by Steven Darby ofMTU 2038 and Alfie Davis of UCDD third and first M45in 20.40.

In a girls’s race dominated by masters, Carmel Crowley of Stockhealth was the winner and first M50 in 23:08. Linda O’Connor of Musgrave was second in 23:38 and Nollaigh O’Neill of Mercy Hospital a detailed third in 23:20. Winners within the A grade of groups had been the Dell Tech males and the Novartis girls.

Earlier races

Killian Mooney of host membership Dundrum South Dublin AC made it a house win at the Sandyford 5km in south Dublin on Thursday (September 29).

Mooney completed in 15:24 and was adopted house by his membership mate Robert Corbally in 16:06. Noreen Brouder was first lady in 18:47 adopted by Eilish Roe in 19:06.

Cabinteely Sunshine received the ladies’s group class, with Roughan and O’Donovan better of the lads and Beacon Finance first blended group.

Picture: John Walshe


Michael Harty was the dominant pressure at the Cork Senior Cross-Nation held at Carrigadrohid close to Macroom the place he led his East Cork membership to its first title since 2017 writes John Walshe.

Harty, who had simply returned forma four-week coaching stint in Kenya, was profitable his first ever Cork senior titles and having turned 42 on Friday, might be the oldest ever winner of a Cork senior males’s title.

His team-mate Paul Hartnett – lower than half his age at 20 – stayed with him till a lap to go and ended up second. With three-time winner Tim O’Donoghue, third and Frank O’Brien fifth, East Cork had been clear winners of the group title forward of arch-rivals Leevale.

Sinead O’Connor, contemporary from profitable the Cork Ladies’s Mini-Marathon two weeks, in the past took the ladies’s title after a tricky battle with Fiona Everard from Bandon AC. O’Connor was additionally main Leevale AC to group victory over St Finbarr’s AC. Ending third was Fiona Santry of East Cork AC.

Creating his personal small little bit of historical past was Denis McCarthy of East Cork who was competing in his fortieth Cork Senior Cross-Nation Championship.

In Navan, Dunboyne AC made it a double at the Meath Novice Cross-Nation Championships in Navan on Sunday (October 2).
Mairéad Hogan received the ladies’s race and led Dunboyne to group victory whereas Shane McCaul got here out on prime within the man’s race m, with Dunshaughlin better of the groups.

Mountain working

Irish worldwide mountain runner Sarah McCormack took second place in the WMRA Silver Label World Cup Smarna Gora at Ljubljana, Slovenia on Saturday.

Solely three weeks in the past McCormack was fifth on the Jungfrau Marathon within the Swiss Alps. At Smarna Gora, she completed behind Austrian athletics legend Andrea Mayr who was taking her seventh win within the race in a time of 48:38.2. McCormack’s time was 50:37.6.

Under is a submit race interview by McCormack with the WMRA.

USA outcomes

At Lehigh College on Friday (September30), Charlie O’Donovan was the perfect of the Irish ending fifth in the lads’s faculty gold 8km. In the ladies’s gold 6km, Laura Mooney was thirty eighth. In the lads’s open 8km race, Scott Fagan was seventh.

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