Jingle Bells 5K 7th December 2013
Well done to all who competed last Saturday
Race report and full results available at
Congrats to to Emma Donlon who has been selected for the Dublin team to compete in the National Novice Championships WIT Waterford, this Sunday 15th December
We had over 30 juveniles competing in the Uneven Age Dublins last Sunday in Tymon Park.
U9 Girls Aoife Brown was 3rd and we got Team Gold
U9 Boys Louis Woodger was 3rd and we got Team Gold
U11 Girls Sadhbh Mohan was 2nd & Aisling Sheridan was 4th and we got Team Bronze
U11 boys Traian Rebegea was 3rd
U13 Girls Molly Brown was 2nd and Aisling Mohan was 8th and we got Team Bronze
Well done to all for representing our club!
Training – Santry is on Wednesday at 7pm (see Training section for more details)
Upcoming races –
The 23rd Annual Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5K Pheonix Park, 11am Sat. 7th Dec 2013 http://www.donoreharriers.com/jingle-bells-5k/ Online entry fee:€20.00 for adults, €5.00* for children(Online closing Thursday date 5th Dec). On the day registration €25.00
20th SPAR European CC Championships Belgrade, Serbia, 8th Dec http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=35574
Santa Dash on Beach at Bull Island 5k or 10k 8th Dec
Aware 10k (10am) & 5k (10:30am) PheonixPark Sat 14th
Dublin Intermediate Ladies XC 4th Emma Donlon
College Road Relays 23/11/13 John Coghlan (DCU) Gold
Woodie’s DIY Inter County Cross Country Championships 17/11/2013
1st Fionnula Britton (Kilcoole AC) 26:05
22nd Kate O’Neill 29:45
1st Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) 31:02
10th John Coghlan 32:17
19th Liam Tremble 32:45 (4th U23)
3rd and 4th scorers on the winning Dublin Team
U/12 – 25th Maria Doyle
U/14 – 11th club Team - Alanna Clarke, Emma Glynn, Katie Duggan, Sarah Linnane, Kelly Clarke, Rachel Furlong
U/16 Caoimhe Dowdall
U/18 Laura Cullenn
U/12 - 26th Robert Rebeqea (5th scorer on Dublin Team 1st County)
U/14 – 5th David Troy (2nd scorer on Dublin Team 1st County)
Full Results on AAI site
Philadelphia Half Marathon 17/11/13
109th overall Paul Farrell 1:23:19 (10k split 38:26)
57th category Sharon Keenan 1:44:31
Remembrance 5k 10/11/13
J. Warne winner 15:02, 23rd Dave Carroll 18:26, 48th Mark Woodger, 19:34 (=pb), Dave Culligan 19:39 (pb) also 10th Catherina McKiernan 17:20
BHAA Bank Of Ireland 4 Mile XC 9/11/13
10th Kieran Gallagher 21:58 (5th in Category)
Paddy Parrott 24:57 (4th in Cat.)
Tadgh Twomey (1st in Cat.)
New York Marathon 3/11/13
Wesley Nolan 3:18:04
Sean Mac Seoin
Sean Patrick Douglas (Jr)
John 19th in 29.54
Well done to all who represented our club at the Dublin Senior and Juvenile Even Championships
Ladies - 4th Kate O'Neill
Girls - U/10 1st Sadhbh Mohan, U/12 1st Maria Doyle, U/14 9th Alanna Clarke, 12th Katie Duggan, 16th Emma Glynn 19th Kelly Clarke, 21st Sarah Linnane, 22nd Rachel Furlong 2nd team well done! U/16 12th Caoimhe Dowdall, U/18 8th Laura Cullen
Boys - U/10 1st Neil Hogan, U/12 5th Robert Rebegea, U/14 4th David Troy,
also Caoimhe Deehan, Llyod Turner, Brian Coady, sorry if I missed anyone.
Ladies - Carol Booth 4:08:25, Iveta Adamova 4:12.
Men - Paddy Parrott 2:59:21, Tom O'Neill 3:14:54.
Thanks to the lads from Castleknock College and our own club members who helped out as marshals on the day.
Thanks to everyone who competed, all those that helped organize and all those who came to support the races on the day.
MSB finishers -
Ladies: 22nd Kate O'Neill.
Men: 3rd John Coghlan 3rd 24:53, 16th Liam Tremble 25:59, 85th Mel Hilliard 29:45
30th ANNIVERSARY GERRY FARNAN CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2014
Metropolitan Harriers and St. Brigids Athletic Club is delighted to announce details of the 30th anniversary holding of the Gerry Farnan Cross Country Festival, to be held adjacent to the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 20th October 2013.
The race marks the opening of the Irish Cross Country season in which Ireland’s leading senior, junior and masters’ cross country runners participate. With the European cross country championships scheduled for early December in Belgrade, the international selectors from the Athletics Association of Ireland will be on hand to monitor the progress of our potential team candidates for that race. In fact the double European cross country champion of 2011 and 2012, Fionnuala Britton, commenced her seasons by winning the Gerry Farnan in each of those years.
The race will also be used to select the Master teams for their upcoming international in November.
The festival also provides joggers an opportunity to test their fitness over the rolling cross country ‘Munich’ lap.
The event is run in memory of our club’s great coach and mentor, Gerry Farnan, who died in 1982, just one year before his most famous athlete, Eamonn Coghlan, won the World 5,000 metres championships in Helsinki.
The festival will commence with the Dublin Athletic Board’s juvenile league races for boys and girls. The feature race will be the Gerry Farnan men’s race over 5 miles and the Sheila Brennan women’s race over 3 miles. As well as generous individual prize money, there will also be cash rewards to the leading club teams.
Runners at all levels can register for the race on the day in Donore Harriers clubhouse between 11am and 1.30pm or by post (before Friday 18th October) to Mary Friel, Unit 9, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Dublin 11. Enquiries telephone 086 107 6180.
Well done to the eight members who did the session Sat morning. Training Mon 7pm Castleknock Gym. Belated birhtday wishes to John and Ronan. Happy wedding anniversary to Paul and Sharon. Good luck to Eugene on his Camino walk. Good luck to John and Kate on their altitude training in the Pyrenees.