Donore’s travers near 4-min mark

by Gazette Reporter
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Lindie Naughton

At the Griffith Avenue Mile in Dublin, held in horrendously wet conditions on Sunday,  pre-race favourite John Travers of Donore Harriers  was just two seconds off breaking the four minute barrie, finishing in 4 mins1 sec.

First junior,  finishing sixth in 4:15, was Sean Cronin of Clonliffe Harriers – one of a group  of about 20 competing for the Santry club.

Finishing fourth woman in 5:13 was Sarah Bateson, also Clonliffe Harriers.

Other good runs came from Finn Woodger of Metro St Brigid’s AC eighth in 4:18, Lorcan Benjacar  of Clonliffe Harriers ninth in 4:19  and Shane Healy of Metro St Bridgid’s AC, first M50 – and first master –  in 4:20.  

Of the women, Ciara Peelo of Clonliffe Harriers  was first W40 in 5:18, while Orla Deighan, also Clonliffe Harriers, was second W50 in 7:07.

Finished  in second place at  The Lakes 10km in Blessington, Co Wicklow on Saturday was Colm Turner of Brothers Pearse AC,  with his clubmate  Anthony O’Rourke fourth and second M40 in 35:10. Lorraine Nolan of Rathfarnham WSAF AC was first W40 in 42:55.  

All these are likely to be in action at next Sunday’s annual Rathfarnham 5km – the big Dublin road race of the autumn.

Cap 1: Runners at the start of the 460km Tor des Glaciers in the Italian Alps from September 10-16, where was Dublin-based ultra runner Eoin Keith of Sportsworld took part.
AC , who finished 38th in 169 hours and 33 seconds.  The start and finish of the race was in Courmayeur, Valle d’Aosta.

Cap 2: The Clonliffe Harriers team that took part in the Grifith Avenue Mile on Satuday in Dublin.

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