From 200m to 42,200m – Irish round-up


Lindie Naughton has all of the Irish motion, from 200m upwards this week. Compensate for performances from across the globe. 

Irish athletics efficiency of the weekend got here from Tallaght sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke who took silver within the ladies’s 400m and helped her workforce to a different silver when anchoring the 4 x 400m relay at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 10-11.

In a 400m, run off in two races, Adeleke was a transparent winner of the primary in 50.45 secs which did not beat the non-public finest 49.48 secs recorded by Britton Wilson when successful the second race. Operating to choose up factors for Washington College was Brian Fay of Raheny Shamrock AC who lined out in each the mile and 3000m.

He completed eighth within the mile with a time of 4:05.07 having run 4:02.92 to qualify a day earlier. Within the 3000m, held an hour after the mile closing, he clocked 8:17.60 for fifteenth place. Washington completed fourth within the general workforce standings – three factors off bronze.

20 July 2022; Rhasidat Adeleke of Eire after ending fourth within the Girls’s 400m Semi-final throughout day six of the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Subject in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Photograph by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Roisin Willis, the 18-year-old daughter of Bandon AC Olympian Breda Dennehy Willis, gained the 800m in a private finest time of 1:59.93, which was a championships report. Willis is a primary yr at pupil at Stanford and an American citizen.

In the Division II Championships at Virginia Seashore, Stephanie Cotter of West Muskerry AC took double gold within the mile and 3000m. Her time within the 3000m was a private finest 9:06.03. Within the mile she ran a time of 4:49.96. Additionally operating the 3000m was Ava O’Connor of Tullamore Harriers who completed sixth in a private finest 9:16.59. Each athletes had been a part of the Adams State distance medley workforce which completed second. Adams State gained the general ladies’s title.

At the Leinster Indoor Championships held on the NIA, Abbotstown on Saturday (March 11), the stand-out efficiency got here from Mark Smyth of Raheny Shamrock AC who the broke the twenty-year previous Irish report when successful the 200m in 20:64 secs.

Within the center distances, Laura Tuite of Clonliffe Harriers gained the ladies’s 1500m in 4:46.76. Taking the boys’s title was Aaron Shorten of StLOT AC in 4:01.22.

18 February 2023; Mark Smyth of Raheny Shamrock AC, Dublin, celebrates after successful the senior males’s 200m throughout day one of many Nationwide Senior Indoor Championships at Nationwide Indoor Area in Dublin. Photograph by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Street operating

Efrem Gidey of Clonliffe Harriers was in Spain on Saturday (March 11) the place he completed second in the 10km Villa de Laredo with a time of 28 minutes 17 secs – not far off the non-public finest time of 27:57 he ran for a similar distance in January, additionally in Spain. Gidey simply held off the problem of Thomas Mortimer of Stroud AC who completed third in 28:18.

Race winner in 26 minutes 33 secs was Berihu Aregawi Teklehaimanot of Ethiopia, who had completed fourth within the 10,000m on the Tokyo Olympics.

Domestically, the standard race of the weekend was the Bohermeen Half Marathon in Co Meath on Sunday (March 12), the place Yared Derese of Carrick Aces was the winner in a time of 65 minutes 59 secs – not dangerous within the windy circumstances.

Second in 66:37 was Sean Tobin of Clonmel AC whereas third was Irish marathon champion Martin Hoare of Celbridge AC in 67:40. Ending fourth in 67:41 was Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers whereas fifth was Peter Somba of Dunboyne AC in 69:25.

First lady was Kate Purcell of Raheny Shamrock AC in 78:24. Edel Gaffney of Trim AC was second in 79:29 and Rachel Birt of Annalee AC third in 79:40.

Successful the Garristown Windmill 10km in 31 minutes precisely on the identical day was David McCarthy of West Waterford AC who was operating his first race in a while. The race integrated the Dublin Males’s 10km Championships.

Completed second and declared Dublin champion was Isak Eriksson of Dundrum South Dublin AC in 31:51, whereas third in 34:02 was Darren Ryan of Lusk AC. An in depth fourth and first M40 was David Kirwan of Raheny Shamrock AC in 34:08. First M50 was Steven Rice of LSA AC in 39:22. Ratoath AC took the workforce title, with Raheny Shamrock AC in second place the Dublin champions.

First lady residence was Jill Horan in 39:59. Second was Aisling Andrews of Clonliffe Harriers in 44:09, whereas third in 46:07 was Laura Knight. Taking the ladies’s workforce title was host membership Garristown Flyers, with Lusk AC second.

Bringing mountain velocity to the roads

In different Sunday races, Irish mountain operating worldwide Zak Hanna of Newcastle and District AC proved the category of the sphere at Jimmy’s ’10’ in Downpatrick.

Hanna accomplished the 10km distance in 31 minutes 14 – virtually a minute forward of the chasers, led by Robbie Hagen, who was second in 32:10. An in depth third in 32:13 was Owen Carleton of Annadale Striders.

First lady was junior athlete Anna Gardiner of of host membership East Down AC in 38:10. Caroline MacNab, additionally East Down AC, was second in 38:23 and Fiona McQuillan North Down AC third in 38:42. A complete of 562 accomplished the race.

Sean Hehir of Croghan AC was the winner of The Nice Gorey Run 10-mile in 53 minutes 33 secs. Myles Gibbons of SBR Ferns AC was second in 55:45 and Kate Wilson of Wexford Marathon Membership eighth and first lady in 64:51.

Winners of the 5km had been Robin Mooney of Sli Cualann AC in 16:41 and Joan Deegan in 18:31.

Jack Hopkins of host membership Tullamore Harriers led residence 361 finishers at the Tullamore 5km in 14 minutes 53 secs. He was chased arduous by Eoin Smyth of Tara AC, second in 14:58, whereas third in 15:10 was Michael Murphy of Tullamore Harriers. Daniel Ryan Ellis of Nenagh Olympic AC was sixth and first junior in 15:32.

First lady was Nadine Donegan of Tullamore Harriers in 17:20 along with her clubmate Emily Grennan second in 17:54 and Caroline Donnellan of Edenderry AC third and first W45 in 18.12. The race was the opening spherical within the 2023 Offaly Street Race Collection.

Males’s winner of the NI & Ulster 5k at Coleraine was Nick Griggs of Mid-Ulster AC in a course report of 14:06. The highest 4 males broke the earlier course report of 14:46 and ladies’s Winner was Rebekah Osborne of Dromore AC in 17:24. The aggressive race noticed 34 folks break 16 minutes, with 9 operating beneath quarter-hour.

King on the point of run longer

At the Portadown Operating Competition, Gareth King gained the marathon in 2 hrs 25 minutes 36 secs. King is making ready for the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100k in April and appears in fantastic type to PB over the ultra-distance too. Within the half marathon, the winners had been Nick Weston in 75:08 and Gillian McCrory 82:49 whereas within the 10km, Stephen Lunn was first residence in 33:20 and Louise Smith first lady in 40:11.

A day earlier, Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley AC gained the Walled Metropolis Derry 10-Mile in a time of 52 minutes 32 secs on Saturday (March 11). RankRanklinin completed snug away from Allan Bogle who crossed the road in 54:23 and was additionally first M40. Third and second M40 in 55:09 was Matthew McLaughlin of Foyle Valley AC. Ending twelfth and first M60 in 57:44 was Tommy Hughes of Try RC; it was a primary race in a while for Hughes who holds quite a few world masters’ data.

In a race dominated by masters, Claire McGuigan of Lifford Strabane AC was first lady and first W40 in 58:56. Sarahjane Cooke of Annadale Striders, additionally a W40, was second in 61:49 and Danielle Logue third in 64:39. First W50 in 65:48 was Cathy McCourt.

Winners of the 10km at the Sandymount Evening Run in Dublin on Tuesday (March 7) had been Karl Ennis of Brothers Pearse AC in 35:02 and Irene Crawley in 40:30. Numerous companies had entered groups in each the 10km and 5km races.

11 March 2023; The St Michaels Enniskillen workforce have a good time with the cup after successful the minor boys 2500m workforce competion throughout the All-Eire Faculties Cross Nation Championships at SETU Sports activities Campus in Carriganore, Waterford. Photograph by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Cross-Nation- Waterford win for Stafford

Irish junior worldwide Jonas Stafford of East Glendalough in Co Wicklow proved the category of the sphere within the boy’s senior race at the Irish Faculties Cross-Nation Championships, at Carrignanore WIT, Waterford on Saturday (March 11).

In difficult climate, Stafford accomplished the 6km distance in 20 minutes 56 secs. Second in 21:39 was Niall Murphy of St Flannan’s Ennis whereas third in 21:39 was William Verling of St Colman’s Fermoy. Nenagh CBS with Daniel Ryan-Ellis, Cian Hodgins and Luke Purcell ending sixth, seventh and eighth, backed up by Jamie Moloney twenty eighth, gained the workforce title with 49 factors. Rice School Westport was second with 11 factors and St Flannan’s Ennis third with 118 factors.

11 March 2023; Anna Gardiner of Assumption Grammar College, Down, on her approach to successful the senior ladies 3500m throughout the All-Eire Faculties Cross Nation Championships at SETU Sports activities Campus in Carriganore, Waterford. Photograph by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Successful the senior ladies’ 3.5km race was Anna Gardiner of Assumption GS in 13:57. Louise O’Mahoney of Colaiste Mhuire Ennis was second in 14:12 and Avril Millerick of St Mary’s Midleton third in 14.46.

Workforce winners with 59 factors had been Loreto Kilkenny, led by Hannah Kehoe ninth, adopted by Isabella Burke seventeenth and Mia Langton thirty third. Colaiste Mhuire Ennis was second on 72 factors and the Institute of Schooling Dublin an in depth third with 76 factors.

Successful the ladies’ inter race, additionally over 3.5km, and main her faculty to workforce victory was Emily Bolton of Mount Sackville Chapelizod in 14:12. Clodagh Gill of St Mary’s Ballina was second in 14:26 and Eimear Cooney of Sacred Coronary heart third in 14:42. Behind Mount Sackville on 70 factors got here Loreto Letterkenny with 81 factors and St Aloysius Carrigtwohill on 85 factors.

Francis O’Donoghue of Connacht faculty Summerhill Sligo gained the inter boys 5km race in 18:07. Ten seconds behind for second in 18:17 was Declan O’Connell of Clarin School Athenry – one other Connacht faculty. Third in 18:24 was Finn Diver of St Malachy’s Belfast.

The groups competitions all shut

In a tightly contested workforce competitors, St Aidan’s CBS Dublin took the title on count-back from St Michael’s Enniskillen with each groups ending on 66 factors. First residence for St Aidan’s was Tom Breslin in sixth place. Third with 108 factors was Colaiste Mhuire Mullingar.

Noah Watt of Campbell School Belfast gained the junior boy’s race, with Naas CBS the successful workforce forward of St Paul’s Raheny and Summerhill School Sligo. Junior ladies winner was Sholah Lawrence of Dublin faculty Our Woman’s Greenhills. Presentation Kilkenny was the successful workforce from St Angela’s Cork and Ursuline Thurles.

Lastly within the minor races, Freya Renton of SH Westport and Rory Armstrong of Aquinas GS Belfast had been the person winners. SH Westport gained the ladies’ workforce title, with St Michael’s Enniskillen better of the boys

All Enterprise in Maynooth

George Snee and Laura Buckley had been the winners at the AIB BHAA Cross-Nation, NUI Maynooth – the ultimate race of the BHAA winter season.

First up was the ladies’s two-mile, with the 2 Lauras, Buckley and McDonnell, battling it out all the way in which. Ultimately there was only a second in it with Buckley timed at 12 minutes 4 secs and McDonnell one second adrift. Third in 13: 41 was Eimear English.

Within the males’s race over 4 miles, Snee was a cushty winner in 23 minutes 19 secs.

Second in 23:36 was John Behan whereas third in 23:40 was Colm Costello. Within the workforce classes, Academics, led by Behan, had been first in Grade 1 beating Income by three factors; ESB gained Grade 2 from Eir. The BHAA now return to the roads with the Dublin Metropolis Council street race in St Anne’s Park on April Idiot’s Day – April 1. See

Hills and Dales

In Co Antrim, Joshua McAtee gained the Glenariff Mountain Race on Saturday (March 11) – the opening spherical of the 12-race Northern Eire Mountain Operating Championships.

McAtee accomplished the 9.7 km distance in 46 minutes 36 secs. Two Mourne Runners adopted him residence – Adam Cunningham in 46:44 and Jonathan Scott in 46.50. First lady and first W40 was Aine Gosling of Newcastle and District AC in 52:37. Esther Dickson of Newry AC was an in depth second in 52:41 and Sarah Brady third in 57:47.

Subsequent NIMRA races is Slieve Gulllion, organised by Armagh AC, on Saturday March 18.

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