Last updated on 24.09.2014
"Dublin 10 Miles Road Championship 2015"
Important Notice for all Club Captains and Secretaries.
The Dublin Athletic Board's 10 mile Road Championships will again be run in conjunction with the Frank Duffy 10 Mile Road Race which takes Place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 22nd August 2015. Closing date for entries is on August 7th. Athletes should enter the race through the normal channels.
Club should be clearly stated on the entry.
Over 200 athletes competed in the penultimate meeting of the Graded Series at Morton Stadium. Competitors travelling from all over the country to compete in what is arguably the most comprehensive track and field competition in the country.
Sarah Murray continued her good form winning the 100 metres in 12.08s ahead of Claire Brady with Catherine McManus third. Patrick O'Connor of Clonliffe was the fastest in the men's 100 winning in 11.27s into a head wind. Menapians Conor Wilson won a 100mtrs in 11.47s and came back on to the track later to win the "B" 400 in 51.40s. David McCarthy moved down to more familiar territory and won the 400mtrs in 48.73 whilst Cathal O'Cleirigh of Raheny looked like a man who will run faster clocking 50.88s in a "B" race. Emma Kelly just edged out Mary Horgan to win a 400 mtrs. in 59.78 to the Crusaders woman's 59.97.
A total of 28 women competed in the two 1500 metres races. DCH's Niamh Donnelly looked very smooth as she won in 4.35.71s with Denise Toner from Clones A C. moving through in the last 150 to take second in 4.39.88s.. DSD's Rick Nally took the field along in the fastest of the two "A"races but it was Donore's Daragh Fitzgibbon who had the best kick down the home straight to win in 3.59.06 with Conor Duffy coming through strongly for second edging out Clonliffe's Cathal Doyle. Fergus McCormack got the verdict in a "B" 1500 but could not be separated on time from Mullingar's Paddy Kelly.
No pacemakers in the ten 1500 metres races just honest to god racing!
A fine Summers evening attracted good fields in all events with the added bonus of championship medals as the Dublin Championships were incorporated into the meeting. Susan Scallan made a winning return to competition to win the 200 metres in 26.06 with Christopher O'Donnell making the journey from Sligo to win the men's equivalent in 22.56. Nadia Power from Templeogue was in search of European Junior qualifying time in the 1500 metres and her clubmate Kate O'Halloran took the pace along for the first 800 metres. Maria O'Sullivan and Rachel Gibson were hanging on to the diminutive Power as she pressed and left her pursuers trailing in her wake as she won in 4m29.59 just outside the required 4m28.00 there were quite a few personal bests throughout the field among them Maria O'Sullivan who clocked 4m34.52 in second place.
A reluctant men's 1500 metres field saw opening laps covered at a moderate pace Donore's Lee Van Haeftan at the front. Ferrybank's Andrew Connick had the best sprint over the last 300 metres to win in 4m01.77 ahead of Andrieu Jenkinson with Peter Gaffney third in 4m03.30.
Tight finishes were the order of the day in the 1500's Ronan Duggan outleaned Richard Lucas to win in 4m12.73 and Garreth Murran sprinted down the straight when it looked like Sam Allen was on his way to victory. The 21 man field in the 5000 metres divided into groups very quickly and the leading group of Mick Clohissey, Sean Hehir, Aaron Hanlon, David Rooney and David Flynn detatched themselves from the field early on. David Rooney making a welcome return to the track had a short spell at the front but Mick Clohissey pushed it along and David Flynn was the first to be dropped.
The diminutivey Clonliffe man Aaron Hanlon , based in Providence College, was mixing it with the marathon men Clohissey and Hehir but the sheer power of the Raheny man over the last 1000 metres saw him win 14.30.45 with Hanlon second in 14m37.53 holding off Sean Hehir who clocked 14m38.80. Ann-Marie McGlynn won a mixed 5000 metres in16m30.17s ahead of Siobhan O'Doherty's 17m05.98 and Una Britton third in 17m13.05s