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Senior Weekend Round Up June 17-18 2023

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

What a bumper weekend of action for our MSB seniors and juniors with glorious sunshine, fast times galore in the Dunshauhglin 10K on Saturday evening and record participation in the Castleknock 5K on Sunday.

Dunshaughlin 10K:

Well done the 4 athletes who represented MSB on Saturday in the Dunshaughlin 10K. Frank Hague ran a huge new PB of more than 2 minutes in coming home first for MSB with an amazing time of 34.51 to claim a 15th place finish in the M40 category.

Nick Lawlor also ran an incredible new PB for the distance, coming home in a brilliant time of 35.30. Following Nick home was Alan King, who ran an incredible 36.51 to claim 10th in the M50 category.

Ian Hughes, the final member of the quarter, romped home in a brilliant new PB of 42.55! Well done to you all.

Castleknock 5K:

Record participants in the race, and also from MSB, saw more than 1600 tow the line on a sunny Sunday morning in the grounds of Castleknock College.

The atmosphere matched the June weather as huge numbers of MSB athletes and their family and friends prepared for the race.

Well done to all our MSB athletes, pacers and stewards who supported the event this year.

The course was challenging but ultimately rewarding as it finished downhill into the party atmosphere that was Castleknock Village.

Although predominately a fun race for the community, there were a few notable performances on the day.

Congratulations to MSB’s Ellen McLoughlin, coached by Gerry Watt, who put her Leaving Cert studies to one side for the morning to romp home as first female in the race. Ellen ran a terrific time of 17.40 and looked very strong in claiming the victory.

Congratulations also to Caoimhe Kilroy, coached by Charlie Martin, who finished a brilliant first in the F40 category in a time of 18.23. Joan O’Callaghan was second home in the F40 category with another great time of 20.58.

Huge kudos to Leia Ryan, one of our promising U16 MSB athletes, who took the female Junior race prize with a brilliant time of 18.40.

In the men’s race, congratulations to Eoin Daltún who took second place in the M40 category. Eoin, coached by Charlie Martin, knocked more than 30 seconds of his PB in a spirited display.

Sean Mac Seoin, coached by Charlie Martin, ran another great race in coming home second in the M50 category with a time of 18.05. Rob Gilligan ran a great race also in taking 5th in the M40 category with a time of 18.43.

Huge kudos also to Arann Redfern, another one of our promising U15 MSB athletes, who came home in 5th place in the male Junior race with a time of 18.01.

A huge thanks to the entire MSB family for supporting the race set up in memory of Rory Doherty, brother of MSB’s Gavin Doherty.

Huge credit also to MSB’s female captain Kate O’Neill for her work alongside the Castleknock 5K race committee in coordinating such a successful race this year.

Finally, thank you everyone in MSB for playing their part yesterday in making the Castleknock 5K such a memorable event.

Report: Stephen Brett

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