Glen Cup 2017

 Thu, 7th Sep 2017

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The official start to the MSB season started as usual with the Glen Races which took place at The Acres in the Phoenix Park. Around 100 runners took part between the adult and kids races making for a great event.

It was a blustery evening so tough racing conditions for all. The adults ran a tough 6k course with 4 Munich laps. We were very glad to welcome Porterstown Parkrun to the Glen Race who turned up in great numbers to participate and add to the whole event.

This year the kids race was split into two races due to numbers so we ran U7 to U12 and U13 and upwards with both races run over a mile around the grass on the Acres

All the races were handicap style races giving everyone a chance to win the much coveted trophies.

In the adult event John Coghlan ran a fantastically fast time to take the win, James Monahan ran a very solid race to take the U13-U18 mile race and Emily Bolton was super speedy to take the U7-U12 race after starting almost at the back!


  • Glen Cup - John Coghlan
  • U13-U18 Glen Race - James Monaghan
  • U7-U12 Glen Race - Emily Bolton

Massive thanks to everyone involved in putting the event together. Eugen Brady organised the adult race and marked out the course for both adults and kids, Paddy Parrott organised the goodie bags and Mark Mohan took on the Run Director role for the kids race. Thanks to the parents who provided refreshments and helped out with the marshalling of the course. Thanks also to the older junior athletes who did a great job with the time-keeping and record taking. Special mention to Caoillin Mohan who took some great photos

Top 10 in each race listed below.

Glen Race (Adult 6k Cross Country Handicap Race)

Pos Name Time Note
1. John Coghlan 18:47 (Winner and Fastest Male)
2. Mel Hilliard 23:00  
3. Paul Spollen 22:09  
4. John Flynn 25:06  
5. David Troy 21:01  
6. Keith Hyland 25:17  
7. Dave Carroll 23:58  
8. Mark O'Connor 22:08  
9. Kate O'Neill 24:13 (First Female and Fastest Female)
10. Paul Farrell 23:00  

U13-U18 One Mile Handicap Race

Pos Name Time Note
1. James Monahan 5:45 (Winner)
2. Leila McCormack 6:09 (First Female)
3. Aoife Brown 5:38 (Fastest Female)
4. Scott Fagan 5:05 (Fastest Male)
5. Zoe Coquart 6:07  
6. James Bolton 5:10  
7. Gara Williams 5:52  
8. Tom Bolton 5:15  
9. Sinead Dowling 6:22  
10. Eadaoin O Mara 6:33  

U7-U12 Race One Mile Handicap Race

Pos Name Time Note
1. Emily Bolton 5:42 (Winner and Fastest Female)
2. Caoimhe Keegan 6:03  
3. Noah McCarthy 6:11 (First Male and Fastest Male)
4. Eva Crowe 6:12  
5. Toby McCarthy 6:30  
6. Leah O'Dwyer 6:20  
7. Christian 7:05  
8. Cillian F 6:51  
9. Darragh Macken 7:06  
10. Cara Mohan 6:52  

James Monahan - winner of the Junior Glen Cup

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