Captain's Reports

Senior Captain's Report - October/November 2016

Recent Results

Here are some recent results from October & November

Catherina Mullen 1st lady in the Catherina McKiernan 10km in Cavan

Alan King placed 40th overall in the Ireland ¾ marathon

Catherina Mullen 19th overall in the Autumn XC in Abbotstown, terrific race with a very strong field, Catherina is and will be a great addition to the club.

We had great numbers of men competing in the Dublin Marathon, thanks must go to Eugene for all his assistance and of course to all the msb supporters on the course too it was greatly appreciated.  Kenny McAndrew, Paul Farrell & Declan Bolton all sub 3 hrs, Paul Spollen, Colm O’Grady, Darragh Hanley, Ian Treacy, Sean KIldunne, Jason O’Muiri & Michael O’Sullivan all competed on the day too. Well done to all. We will go again next year.

Well done to our senior ladies team who competed and finished 4th overall in the Dublin xc championships in santry, Kate O’Neill, Catherina Mullen, Emma Donlon, Sarah Fay & Eimear O’Leary and following on from this Catherina (3), Kate (4) & Sarah (21) competed in the Leinster xc

Just this past weekend 2 great races from Sean MacSeoin (17th overall) & Mark Woodger (73rd overall) in the BHAA XC in Santry, well done fellas

Upcoming Races

National XC are this weekend in Abbotstown, I’d like to wish Catherina Mullen & Kate O’Neill well for Sunday

Alan King is competing in the San Sebastian Marathon in Spain this weekend.

Jingle bells 5k in the park is first Saturday in December so we are hoping for a big turnout on the day, also the aware 10k is December 10th

Senior Captain's Report - October 2015

Congratulations to John Coughlan on a second place finish in the autumn open cross country race in the phoenix park.

We had great numbers and supporters for Kieran’s BHAA cross country race in Castleknock College on Saturday. Sean Mac, Kenny Andrews, Paul Farrell, Daragh Hanley, Paul Spollen, Paddy Parrott & John O’Neill all competed in the men’s 4mile, Sean & Kenny won their categories and Sean was second in the team event. Well done lads. Sharon Farrell had a great race in the women’s 2mile and Iveta who only came back very recently ran superbly too.

Also on Saturday Dave Carroll & Kate O’Neill were in the Park Run in St Anne’s both with excellent times of which their coach I believe is pleasantly surprised, Mark Woodger & Barry took park in the inaugural Porterstown Parkrun and our PRO Ciara got a 5km PB in the Malahide Parkrun.

We had a men’s and women’s team in the Dublin novice cross country, Our men’s team finished 6th with Kieran, Kenny, Sean & Paul Farrell all scoring, super finishes from Sean & Paul got us bumped up a few places, other members on the day were Paul Spollen, Michael & Podge. On the ladies team we had Ciara, Larina, Caroline & Sarah Wong. Great to see us with teams at that level. Kieran (17.00), Paul F(17:07) & Michael (19:11) all raced very well.

In the Rathfarnham 5k Paul Farrell was 2nd male in Catherina’s 5km race in Cavan, Catherina’s daughter Derbhile won the ladies in sub 20min. Eimear O’Leary ran the 5k too after the 100km cycle the day before!!

Upcoming races

This weekend we have the Leinster masters cross country in moyvalley, we have a men’s team submitted and it’s not a bad team either, Kieran, Sean Mac, Paul Farrell, Paul Spollen, Mark Woodger, Paddy Parrott & Mel are all down to run. Sharon Farrell is competing in the ladies race too. Declan, Colm O’Grady and Sean Kildunne (injury permitting) are competing in the Dublin city marathon on bank holiday Monday and Ciara is the sole female competing so best of luck to you all, there’ll be a crowd of us stewarding in Castleknock so we will be roaring you all on. The remembrance run is a nice 5km in early November and we will hopefully have a big entry of senior athletes for the Jingle Bells 5Km at the start of December.