5-10,000m the candy spot – Irish round-up


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5-10,000m the sweet spot - Irish round-up


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As soon as once more Lindie Naughton brings us all of the motion from the Irish endurance world, regardless of spending the weekend working onerous to assist juvenile observe and area athletes as effectively. 

Jake O’Regan from St John’s AC in Co Clare set a brand new course document of 14 minutes 22 secs on his technique to victory at the Bweeng 5km close to Mallow in Co Cork on Sunday (Could 8).

O’Regan gained by nearly a minute from James Hayes from Cork TC who completed in 15:20. Third in 15:31 was Eric Curran of Leevale AC. Ending sixth and first grasp in 16:05 was M50 athlete Joe Cunningham of St Finbarr’s AC.

High three males at Bweeng 5k. Photograph: Mick Dooley

O’Regan’s run units him up effectively for Saturday’s ‘Night of the 10,000m PBs’ at Parliament Hill, London the place he ought to enhance on his earlier better of 29:29.23 set in Belfast in December 2020. O’Regan has additionally recorded spectacular instances of 48:40 for ten miles and 64:52 for the half-marathon this season.

Leevale fully dominated the ladies’s race, taking the highest three locations. Sinead O’Connor was first in 16:23 adopted by Jessica Coyne in 16:40 and Michelle Kenny in 17:33; Kenny was additionally first W40.

House win for Fogarty

Mick Fogarty made it a house win at the Ferbane 5km, additionally on Sunday, which is a part of the Offaly Highway Race Sequence. Fogarty completed in 15 minutes 23 secs, simply holding off junior athlete Luke Purcell of Nenagh Olympic who was given a time of 15:25. First girl was Kate Kelly of Athlone IT AC in 17:30.

John Travers of Donore Harriers, who lives in Sligo, gained the Ballyshannon 5km in Co Donegal on Friday night (Could 6).

Travers completed in 14 minutes 26, comfortably away from Sligo AC clubmates Shane Hayes and Martin Brennan, who completed second and third in instances of 15:45 and 16:14.

First girl was Michelle Lennon of Carrick-on-Shannon AC in 18:14. Sliog AC’s Mari Johnson was second in 18:58 and Emer O’Brien of Finn Valley AC third in19:09.

O’Flaherty flying on the runways

On the Run the Runways 5km, additionally on Friday, Owen Carleton was the winner in 15 minutes 54 secs, with Olympic steeplechaser Kerry O’Flaherty of Newcastle AC second and first girl in 16:36.

Gareth Lyons gained the 10km in 33:05 with Erin McConnell the primary girl in 37:03.

A day later, on Saturday (Could 7) in Co Kerry, Paul Moloney of Mallow AC led residence over 800 finishers on the the Dingle Half Marathon with a successful time of 69 minutes 18 secs. Derek Griffin was second in 71:48 and John Meade third in 72:03.

Hannah Steed was tenth general and first girl in 82:16, adopted by Catherine Thornton of Galway Metropolis Harriers in 86:44 and Greta Maher Collins in 92:04.

Winners at Pat’s 5 in Pomeroy Forest, Co Tyrone, additionally on Saturday, had been Hughie Taggart in 18 minutes 30 secs and Gemma Whitehouse in 21:54.

Victory for Harty and Gaffney

Photograph: Mick Dooley

On Thursday night (Could 5), Michael Harty of East Cork AC continued his document breaking spree with a brand new race better of 24 minutes 21 secs at the Midleton 5-miler, a race that has been on the go since 1984, writes John Walshe.

Harty completed 80 seconds forward of Mark Walsh from Leevale with the outstanding Vivian Foley of Eagle AC recording 26:11 for third place, simply over two weeks after he completed second M50 on the Boston Marathon with a time of two:33:32.

Harty, disenchanted that his current 14:14 for 5km in Kilkenny will not be ratified as an Irish M40 document because of doubts in regards to the course accuracy, had the comfort of setting a Irish M40 observe better of 14:24.89 the earlier Saturday on the Irish Milers Membership meet at Santry. This was nearly 10 seconds sooner than the earlier document held by Brian Maher.

Breda Gaffney from Mallow is one other masters athlete in wonderful kind and regardless of current sickness gained a detailed ladies’s race at Midleton, her 30:18 giving her six seconds to spare over Rosaleen MacKeown of Leevale with the ever-consistent Carmel Crowley from Bandon third in 30:52..

Photograph: Mick Dooley

Excessive class observe working stateside

At Friday night’s Sound Working observe meet in San Juan, Capistrano, California, Hiko Tonosa, representing Dundrum South Dublin AC, completed fifth within the 10,000m with a time of 27 minutes 53.10 secs, which places him prime of the present Irish rankings. Sean Tobin completed twelfth in 28:27.16 and Stephen Scullion one place behind for thirteenth in 28:42.76.

Within the ladies’s 5000m, Northern Irish athlete Roisin Flanagan’s time of 15.38.64 for 18th place was contained in the Commonwealth Video games qualifying normal. Flanagan was repreenting Adams State College.

Working within the Part 2 race, Leevale’s Michelle Finn completed tenth in 15:54.24.

Over 1500m, Georgie Hartigan, representing the On Working crew and competing within the Part 2 race race, completed third in 4:10.70. That point was outdoors her season’s better of 4:09.87 run on the Penn Relays per week earlier.

Within the males’s elite 1500m, Andrew Coscoran clocked a time of three:38.64 for fifth place, with Brian Fay of Raheny Shamock AC ending ninth in 3:40.43.

On the identical day, Ava O’Connor and James Dunne, each Tullamore Harriers, had travelled to Eugene for the Oregon Twilight Monitor and Discipline Meet. Within the ladies’s 1500m, the place she completed ninth, O’Connor’s time of 4:21.15 was a private greatest and comfortably beneath World U20 Monitor and Discipline Championships normal.

Regardless of worsening climate, with a powerful wind and driving rain, Dolan managed to clock a time of three:46.25 for his 1500m warmth when ending twelfth. Ending fouth within the earlier warmth with a time of three:42.29 was Cathal Doyle of Clonliffe Harriers.

Off-road and into the wilds

Andrew Tees of the BARF membership in Co Antrim was the clear winner of the Glacier Lakes solo run on Saturday (Could 6).

Tees completed the 42.7km run by means of the remoter corners of the Wicklow Mountains in 4 hrs 39 minutes 20 secs. Second and first M50 in 5 hrs 1 min was East Antrim AC’s Billy Reed, who runs within the M55 age group. The highest 19 on this race had been throughout 35 and most of them a lot older.

Profitable the handicap four-leg relay over the identical route had been orienteers Roisin O’Donnell W60 and Ruth Lynam W65 in 6 hrs 6 minutes.

At the Leinster Eveing League spherical, to the highest of Prince William’s Seat and again on Wednesday (Could 4), Conal Whelan of UCD AC was the winner in 42 minutes 9 secs, with Sarah Brady first girl in 48:54.


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