There was a good turn out from the club at the BHAA ESB 5km beach race on Sandymount last Tuesday. With the tide out and a mild evening there was good underfoot conditions for the runners who did 2 laps of a 2.5km out and back course. Ruth Kelly put in a sprint finish to make up ground to come second, one second behind the evening ladies winner Orla Gormley and about 10 seconds ahead of our own Rachel Morgan who came third. I’m fairly sure Stephanie Bergin ran well on the evening (even if her time is missing from the results atm) and Tara Murphy who cycled to the event ran a steady race. The gents were represented by Stephen Willoughby, Conor Kenny and myself all three of whom could be said to have made it around the course without incident. If i missed anybody please let me know. Full results can be seen on the BHAA website. The next BHAA event is the 5 Mile Government Services race in Dunboyne on Tuesday May 28th.
A list of the major races with club members taking part this past week. Apologies if anyone has been left out. No results in yet but today at Leinster Novice Road Race, Gowran our senior women’s team won gold for the club and county and the men’s team took bronze. Well done All Dublin Graded 800M 8 138 Dilworth, Orna Sportsworld A.C. 2.45.12 3000M 12 (A) 177 Kilgannon, Phil Sportsworld A.C. 9.01.8H 14 (A) 182 Duffy, Paul Sportsworld A.C. 9.10.9H 4 (B) 180 Murran, Gareth Sportsworld A.C. 9.31.4H 6 (B) 189 Finlay, Gavin Sportsworld A.C. 9.48.3H Marlay Park Run 4 Gareth MURRAN 17:58 SM30-34 72.17 % M 4 First Timer! 3 12 Jean WILSON 19:09 VW35-39 78.33 % F 1 Sportsworld First Timer! 1 52 Paul CASSIDY 21:51 VM45-49 66.97 % M 51 Sportsworld PB stays at 00:21:04 5 80 Stephen WILLOUGHBY 23:18 VM45-49 62.80 % M 72 Sportsworld PB stays at 00:21:34 6 192 Tony MC GANN 27:19 VM60-64 60.28 % M 134 Sportsworld PB stays at 00:26:40 4 Mary Finn ? Tallaght 5K 5 Phil Kilgannon Sportsworld M MS 413 16:07 7 Paul Duffy Sportsworld M MS 228 16:15 9 Gareth Murran Sportsworld M MS 419 16:55 78 Lynne Merriman Sportsworld F FS 222 25:53 Limerick Runs 6M 1630 Stephen Willoughby Male 101 M45+ 8 Sportsworld 00:43:23 114 00:43:11 155 3510 Conor Kenny Male 230 M55+ 3 Sportsworld RC 00:46:20 257 00:46:14 368 1/2 Marathon 7601 Kieran Foley Male 19 M45+ 1 Sportsworld 01:23:22 20 01:23:20 20 2892 Will Greensmyth Male 64 MOPEN 24 Sportsworld 01:31:29 69 01:31:27 72 2371 Aideen Downes Female 78 F45+ 7 Sportsworld 01:49:38 470 01:48:40 458 4422 Orna Dilworth Female 20 FOPEN 12 Sportsworld Terenure 01:39:57 207 01:39:38 [...]
Sportsworld was represented well over the weekend races. Six members made the journey to Cork to compete in the Ballycotton 10. This race started in 1978 and it showed with faultless organisation and unique atmosphere. All members had strong runs in cool crisp conditions, but the stand-out performance came from Paul Duffy. With a goal of running faster than Emily’s legendary Ballycotton 56:00mins, Paul demonstrated his strength on the road by finishing a credible 13th and set new PBs across 5 miles, 10k and of course 10 miles. The Meath Spring 5k and Half Marathon was also run over the weekend and Sportsworld had eight members competing across the two distances. Some club members were using this race to gauge fitness for upcoming marathons whilst others were using them to test speed following the strength building winter. Well done to all runners. Results below. Meath Spring 5k Stephen Willoughby 20:48 Conor Kenny 21:33 Meath Spring HM Ed McEntee 1:19:14 Alan Dignam 1:28:12 Orna Dilworth 1:28:49 Ronan Murray 1:34:04 Stephen Moore 1:48:03 Ballycotton 10 Paul Duffy 53:41 Kevin Curran 1:01:19 Lucy D’Arcy 1:06:39 Peter Duggan 1:12:49 Ann Higgins 1:14:32 Breda Egan 1:15:07
Well done to our two senior teams taking part at Charleville Estate today for the Woodie’s DIY Inter Club cross country championships. Tullamore Harriers put on a great event with a firm but challenging course. Standout performances on the day came from Mary Finn and Phil Killganon who both finished off their cross country season in style with very strong races. Our ladies packed well to finish 5th whilst our men finished 8th in the team events. 32 155 Finn, Mary Sportsworld A.C. 32.48 36 157 Ginty, Maura Sportsworld A.C. 33.07 37 154 Higgins, Caitriona Sportsworld A.C. 33.11 38 158 Darcy, Lucy Sportsworld A.C. 33.22 24 319 Kilgannon, Phil Sportsworld A.C. 41.20 61 317 Duffy, Paul Sportsworld A.C. 44.24 63 321 Cunnane, Eanna Sportsworld A.C. 44.38 79 322 Kelly, Damien Sportsworld A.C. 47.02 89 323 Murran, Gareth Sportsworld A.C. (IND) 48.39 90 318 Cunningham, Michael Sportsworld A.C. 48.50 It was a great day for running with solid support for those taking part.
Eighty three women went to battle for the Woodie’s DIY Master’s Cross Country Championships of Ireland, held over 4k in Gransha Park, Derry on Sunday. Helen became the All Ireland champion in the F3 category after an inspirational display of from the gun. Helen, who came seventh in the overall field, steered our team to 5th out of 13 clubs. Well done to all four women running, and particularly to Anna for making the huge step up from Meet & Train to this very competitive level. Results are below: Place Name Club/County County Time 1 Curley, Pauline V2 Tullamore Harriers A.C. ‘A’ Offaly 35 15.13 7 White, Helen V3 Sportsworld A.C. ‘A’ Dublin 35 16.08 18 Darcy, Lucy V2 Sportsworld A.C. ‘A’ Meath 35 16.42 21 Morgan, Rachel V2 Sportsworld A.C. ‘A’ Dublin 35 16.57 55 Delaney, Anna V2 Sportsworld A.C. ‘A’ 19.10 Next to toe the line were our Intermediate women, who were present at almost full strength and comprised mainly of the team that competed in Lanzarote last November. The girls packed well over the 5k mud bath to take home team silver, behind National Novice champions Donore Harriers. Well done girls and keep up the good work. Place Name Club/County County Time 1 O’Sullivan, Maria Dublin Dublin 19.01 15 Ginty, Maura Sportsworld A.C. 20.39 16 Kelly, Ruth Sportsworld A.C. 20.46 18 Higgins, Caitriona Sportsworld A.C. 20.47 19 O’Connell, Erin Sportsworld A.C. 20.54 The [...]