Clonliffe star Gidey wins Kilcock 10 mile

by Gazette Reporter
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Lindie Naughton

While the drama continued at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, club athletes were turning to the roads last week, with the Dublin Marathon at the end of October just over two months away.

Efrem Gidey of Clonliffe Harriers produced the road race performance  of the weekend when winning the Kilcock 10- Mile in Co Kildare on Sunday (August 20).

Gidey’s sensational time of 47 mins 11 secs saw him finish over five minutes clear of the chasers, and is the seventh fastest time ever.  

Gidey could have been even quicker had he not lost up to 20 seconds when he took a wrong turning on the course. John Treacy is still the fastest ever Irishman over the 10-mile distance with his time of 46:25 dating back almost thirty years to October 1993. Gidey will make his half marathon debut at the Great North Run on September 10.

In third place with a time of 52:53,  Stephen Fay was leading of Raheny Shamrock AC to team victory over Drogheda and District AC, with Blackrock AC, led by Fionn Griffin in 16th place, finishing third and Rathfarnham WSAF AC fourth.  First woman in 61:39 was Niamh Devlin of Dundrum South Dublin AC, followed by Noreen Brouder  and Aoife O’Leary of Sportsworld AC  who were second and third in 61:46 and 61:50 respectively.

At the  Cork City 10-Mile, which incorporated the final round of this year’s Peugeot Road Races Series on Saturday (August 19),  Killian Mooney of  Dundrum South Dublin AC, finished second place in 53:27. Dundrum South Dublin AC had already nailed down the top spot in the overall Peugeot team standings. Teams consisted of three men and three women.

Winning the Man O War Round 7km,  in Co Dublin on Thursday (August 17)  in 23 mins 24 secs was Ian Conroy of Raheny Shamrock AC, with his club-mate Carmel Ward first woman in 28:14.


At  the Northern Ireland Masters’ Track and Field Championships, Mary Peters Track, Belfast on Saturday (August 19), Adina Gheorghiu of Dundrum South Dublin AC was a clear winner of the W45 100m in 12.89 secs, also winning the 200m in 26,57 secs.

Edel Maguire of Clonliffe Harriers won the W60 100m in 14.59 and 200m in 29.24. In a good outing for  DSD AC, Shane Sheridan won the M60 100m in 13.39 and the 200m in 27.37, while Kevin Byrne won the M50 110m hurdles and was second in the high jump.

Killian Mooney of Dundrum South Dublin AC, crosses the line to finish second in the Peugeot Race Series Cork City 10 Mile at Cork City.   Photo: Sportsfile

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