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AKA Phoenix Park Runners
Estd. 1867
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    Race Round-up w/e February 24

    Rathcoffey 10k

    Well done to Eoin Devlin who finished 4th in the Rathcoffey 10k in a frankly ridiculous time of 31:31. Great running Eoin. There was also a top 10 finish for Jason Reilly who finished in 34:13. Well done Jason. Brian Walls also had a great run finishing in a PB time of 35:29. Eanna Kavanagh was next home in 36:32, with Patrick Reilly close behind in a PB time of 36:41. Tibor Kulich was next in a time of 37:21. Great racing from the lads with all of their recent hard work obviously paying off.

    Adare 10k

    Bernard Duggan and local girl Brid Ryan headed down to Adare for their annual 10k. A stiff breeze made for some tough racing conditions. Bernard was 15th overall with a time of 36 minutes. Brid finished 8th in the women’s race in a time of 43:56. Great running guys!

    BHAA XC Maynooth

    The final race in the BHAA cross country calendar took place in Maynooth last Saturday. Grainne Butler was our only participant in the women’s race, finishing 9th overall and first in her age category. Well done Grainne.

    In the 4 mile race, Gareth Horgan was first man home finishing in 12th position. Dave Hipwell wasn’t far behind in 14th position and managed to bag first prize in his age category. Well done Dave. Andy Davie finished in 28th and third in age category. Well done Andy. Nick wasn’t far behind finishing in 30th place, followed by Vincent O’Neill in 37th (3rd in his age category), and Joe Delaney in 80th place. Well done guys.

    And finally….

    A reminder that the Captains’ club relay will take place next Saturday, March 2. Meeting at the club house for 10am before warm-up and then the 4×1 mile race. Would love to see everyone there!
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    BHAA Alsaa XC

    On Saturday it was the penultimate race in the BHAA cross country calendar. There was a sense of spring in the air as we arrived at the start line with “You sexy thing” blasting out of the van’s speakers. Never change BHAA!

    It was the usual 2 mile race for the ladies and a 5 mile race for the men…and Brid! The women’s race was roughly 2 laps but I haven’t a clue what the route was – we were just negotiating a series of fields. The 5 mile race was more laps of the same. All I can remember are low-flying airplanes, a cemetery and a lacrosse (?!) match that needed to negotiated to get to the finish line. Yet again there was no mud. My spikes are finishing this cross country season cleaner than when it started!

    Laura Cullen was first club woman home and, despite being steered in the wrong direction by the other leading ladies, fought off some stiff competition to finish in 4th place. Great running Laura. Next was Grainne Butler in 11th place and first in her age category. Well done Grainne. I was next in 15th place, followed by Fiona Fagan in 20th and Leonie Macauley in 37th.

    We had a big field in the 5 mile race with Gareth leading the charge, finishing in 23rd place. Next was Dave Hipwell who battled well to finish in 27th place. William Beausang had a great run finishing in 38th and second in his age category. Andrew Davies worked his way through the field to finish in 54th place, with Nick Devery not far behind in 60th.

    Brid Ryan dug deep and had a strong run, finishing in 75th. Brid was followed by Tony Garvin in 81st, Mark Carroll in 84th and Joe Delaney in 124th.

    Well done to everyone racing. The final XC race of the season is next week in Maynooth. We may finally see a bit of mud!

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    National Intermediate XC and BHAA Garda XC 2019

    National Intermediate XC

    Congratulations to Eoin Devlin who finished 9th overall in the National Intermediate XC competition in Dundalk. He was also second scorer for the Dublin team, who were silver medallists.

    Well done Eoin – everyone in the club is really proud of you.

    Full results are available from Athletics Ireland.

    BHAA Garda XC

    The rest of us mere mortals hit the familiar surroundings of the Phoenix Park hills for the BHAA Garda XC. There were idyllic scenes – blue sky, blazing sunshine, snow-capped mountains. Perfect morning for a lung-busting XC race.

    The 2-mile ladies race was up first. We had a few words of encouragement from our very own Brian Boland and we were off. Two laps of the Munich mile – easy!

    Gemma Treacy took off like a hare and seemed to get faster as the race went on. She romped home in 4th place and managed to bag the third place prize, as one of the top 3 finishers was ineligible. Well done Gemma – great running!

    Grainne Butler was on the injury comeback trail, finishing in 11th place and second in her age category. Great to see Grainne back racing. Aislinn Ahern pipped me at the post to finish in 12th. Well done Aislinn. I finished in 13th and first in my age category (don’t ask).

    Fiona Fagan finished next in 19th place, followed by Ashleigh Irvine in 29th and Maeve McQuillan in 36th. Well done ladies. Great to see so many girls out racing.

    Brid Ryan took the brave decision to run the 4 mile race and what a race she ran. Just over 28 minutes and finish 67th out of 183 running. Great running Brid!

    Well done also to Jason Reilly who finished 8th overall and looked strong throughout. Tibor Kulich also had a great run to finish in 25th. Eoin Kealy was next in 29th and Gareth Horgan not far behind in 30th. Well done guys

    Dave Hipwell was next home in 33rd. Sean Ryan finished in 40th place and also bagged first prize in his age category. Well done Sean. He was followed by William Beausang in 43rd.

    Vincent O’Neill was 59th overall and also finished first in his age category. Congrats Vinny. Christy Smith was next in 69th, followed by Mark Carroll in 80th and Joe Delaney in 127th. Well done to everyone racing!

    Full results of the 2 mile here

    And the four mile here

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