ATHLETICS: Brady runs them ragged in 21km

by Gazette Reporter
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Llindie Naughton

Anthony Brady with a time of 83 mins 30 secs led home 254 finishers at the Inner City Runners 21km  on a lap=ped course based at Henrietta House in northside Dublin.

A close second in 83:36 was Brian Kelly of Raheny Shamrock AC, while third in 84:10 was Anthony O’Brien.  Finishing eighth and first woman in 89:45 was Mary Walsh. Sinead Cowan of the host club  Inner City Runners was second in 90:38 and Carmel Ward of Raheny Shamrock AC third in 93:28.  

In a  10km dominated by women,  Yumiko Bejarano was  the winner in 35:53, with Colm Cassidy of Raheny Shamrock AC second  and first man in 37:07 and Siobhan Eviston, also Raheny Shamrock, third in 38:34. The top three in the 5km were all women – Julianna Silva in 28.00, Niamh Hassett in 28:31 and Tracey Dowling in 30:52. Fourth and first man was Noely Hanney in 31:36.  

At the Kilbeggan 10-Mile in Aghamore, Co Westmeath on Sunday, Eoin Flynn of Rathfarnham WSAF AC  was first M40 in 52:55. Ciara Hickey, winner of the Terenure 5 earlier this year, was second woman and first W40 in 56:30. Dee O’Keeffe, like Hickey a member of Brothers Pearse AC , was third in 65:43.

In Co Kerry, Aoife O’Connor of Raheny Shamrock AC was  forst woman at the Banna Run 10km at Ardfert in 40:58. .

Daniel Ryan Ellis of Nenagh Olympic and Siobhan O’Doherty of Borrisokane AC were the winners of the Run with Cillian 10km on Sunday in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary.  Their times were 34:44 and 39:08.  The race was in aid of Paralympian Cillian Dunne of  Borrisokane AC, who duly won the 5km in 24.40. Joan Stakelum was first woman.

At the Carlingford 5km in Co Louth on Friday (August 4), Shane Healy of Metro St Brigid’s AC finished eighth and first M50, as well as first master overall, s in 15:16.

Faye Dervan of Dublin City Harriers  was third woman in 17:02. First of the seventeen men’s teams entered  was  the Raheny Shamrock AC trio of Kevin Moriarty, Ian Conroy and David Rooney.

 In Co Meath,  also on Friday, Brian O’Kelly of Crusaders AC was the winner of the Streets of Athboy 5km in 15:35. Fourth and first M35 was Anthony Sharkey of LSA AC in 16:16. Ian O’Reilly of Brothers Pearse AC was fifth and first M45 in  16:20. 

Fiona Clinton of Dundrum South Dublin AC  finished second woman in 16:48  with  Barbara Cleary of Donore Harriers third in 17:02.  Second  of the seventeen women’s teams was Civil Service AC.

Sean Heaslip Owens (Clonliffe Harriers) – leading the chasing pack in men’s B mile

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