Records set at Rd 3 of Lord Mayor Series

Joseph O’Donoghue set a scorching pace to win another record breaking third round of the lord mayor of Raheny.

102 athlete’s finished the course meaning the record for both competitions has been reset for the second week in a row.

Due to the high amount of finishes and a number of blanket finishes the video referee was also called into play for the very first time in the Lord Mayor Series.

On the road in a very warm and brisk evening in Raheny, O’Donoghue set a scorching pace to win out in nine minutes 58 seconds ahead of Dermot Gorman in 10:29 and Simon Devenney in 10:38.

The women’s race was won by Ailish Murtagh in a swift 11 minutes 36 seconds, Ailish taking ninth place overall. Orla Manley was second woman home in 12:13, five seconds clear of Laura Brennan.

The age category prizes were

Cat Men Women
Jnr Dylan Evendan – Raheny Shamrock – 13:14 N/A
O/35 James Cassidy – Unattached – 11:31 Nicola Mooney – Raheny Shamrock – 13:05
O/40 Terry Keogh – Raheny Shamrock – 11:01 Elaine McNulty – Raheny Shamrock – 12:35
O/45 Eamonn Traynor – Raheny Shamrock – 11:27 Siobhan McArdle – Dublin Bay Runners – 12:54
O/50 Eddie McGrath – Liffey Valley – 11:24 Linda Spratt – Liffey Valley – 13:55
O/55 John Fennell – Raheny Shamrock – 12:37 Mary McGuirk – Unattached – 17:11
O/60 Davy Byrne – Raheny Shamrock – 13:40 Anne Reede – Raheny Shamrock – 15:28
O/65 Paddy Reilly – Liffey Valley – 14:21 June Comiskey – Raheny Shamrock – 17:32
O/75 John Fitzsimmons – Crusaders – 18:05 Not Contested


N.B. Ailish Murtagh promoted from junior category to senior race winner.

Full Results are available under the results tab.

Also a large number of photo’s were taken by Liffey Valley A.C and are available to view on their facebook page.

The next race in the series is round four on June 27 at 8pm. Entry fee €7 or €50 for the series of a further 11 races.