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Athletic Notes

BLACKROCK: Congrats to Mary B 3rd W55 and Gerry winning team Grade B at BHAA Teachers C-C, to the team of Gerry, John, Dermot and David who ran the Dublin Novice C-C race and to Clare, husband Joe, son Paul and daughter Hilary who ran the DLR 5km.

Belated congrats to Christina and Duncan who ran the Simon 5 and to Jennifer at Cork to Cobh '15'. For training times contact Patricia or Paddy 01-2840446.

BUSINESS HOUSES ATHLETIC ASSOC: Dates - Dublin Marathon, Mon Oct 29; Bank of Ireland Beach 5km, Dollymount, Sat Nov 10; Irish Life C-C, Santry, Sat Nov 24; Vodaphone Trail 5km, Marlay, Sun Dec 9. Newcomers welcome! Entry for BHAA races is €10, plus one-off €15 annual reg fee or €15 guests. C: 01-6232250; www.bhaa.ie.

CIVIL SERVICE HARRIERS: BHAA Teachers C-CXC 2mile women Well done to Shirley 1st O40, Mags 1st W60, Fiona 3rd W45, Paul 1st

M45 and John 2nd M70 at BHAA Teachers C-C. Training Tues and Thurs 7pm, Sat 10am and Sun 9am.Training Tue/Thu 7pm; Sat 10am, Sun 9am from clubhouse in Phoenix Park. See www.phoenixparkrunners.ie.

CLONLIFFE HARRIERS: Dates: AGM Nov 20 -- motions in writing to club sec by Nov 6. Grand Prix Presentation/McDonald Cup race night Oct11.Training: Tue/Thu 7.0; Sun 11.0. Contacts: Gladys or Joe Cooper 01-4304533 (juveniles); Peter McDermott 01-8374370 (seniors); Pamela Cooper (women's capt) 086-1503015. www.clonliffeharriersac.com.

DONORE HARRIERS: Great results at the Dublin Novice C-C, with women's team of Ide 4th, Sorcha 8th, breda 12th, Michelle M 23rd, Ashling 31st, Marianne 38th taking silver and the B team of Medhb, Jona, Cristina, Michele, Sarah and Niamh 9th. Men's A team of Eric 4th, Eoin 8th, Fergal 12th, Jono, Patrick, Eoin and Noel won bronze, while the B team of Rob, Des, Niall, Dave and George was 10th. Well done also to our juveniles at the C-C league. At the Teachers BHAA C-C, great run from Dervila 4th and 1st W35, 11th, Mary 18th 1st W40, Ann 1st W70 of the women and from Gavin 14th, Ian 2nd M40, Feargal, Ian R, and Terry 1st M65 of the men. Good run from Nicola at Donadea 10km and from Jo in the Toronto Marathon and Emma in the Munich Marathon. Training: Donore Sports Centre, Chapelizod Road, Tues/Thurs 6.45, Sat/Sun 10.0; FFL/Meet and Train Wed 6.45. Contact 01-6266209; www.donoreharriers.com

DUBLIN ATHLETICS BOARD: Entry now open for Dublin Sec/Jun C-C on Sun Nov 4; CD Oct 30. Dublin Marathon C'ships in conjunction with Dublin City Marathon, Mon Oct 27; medals first 3 all age groups; plus first 3 sen, O35 and O50 teams. Winter dates: Senior - Oct 21 Gerry Farnan C- C, Phoenix Pk (2.15pm); Nov 4 Sen/Jun C-C, Santry; Nov 18 Inter C-C, Tymon; Jan 12, Master's C-C, St Anne's. Final juvenile Lge: Oct 21, Phoenix Pk. Juvenile C'ships: Nov 4, even ages, Santry; Nov 11, uneven ages, Marley. Full list of 2012/13 fixtures at www.dublinathletics.com.

DUNDRUM SOUTH DUBLIN: Well done to the team of Grace, Sorcha, Orla and Niamh 3rd Dublin Novice C-C; also to all our juveniles running in the C-C league, with wins for Eimear W15 and Johanna W13. Diary date: special masters' day Sun Nov 4, Irishtown. Training times: contact Liz McDonagh 01-2984973; elizmac@eircom.net or www.dsdac.com.

IRISH MASTERS ATHLETICS ASSOC: Trials for British and Irish Master's C- C, next Sun Oct 21, Phoenix Pk. If you're over 35, why not join us? Contact Anne 087-9563134 or see www.irishmastersathletics.com

IRISH MOUNTAIN RUNNING ASSOC: End of season Slievnamon race in Kilcash on Nov 10 to be followed by agm. Race entry €7, plus one-off €10 annual reg fee. C: www.imra.ie

LIFFEY VALLEY: Well done to both women's and men's teams, both 6th in the Dublin Novice C-C. Athletes selected for Sun's Gerry Farnan C-C, meet as arranged. Coaching meeting arranged for Tuesday next is deferred for the moment. We are currently recruiting new members; if interested just call to one of our training sessions. Subs for new season are now due; see Gavin. Training - Tue/Thu 7.0; Sat/Sun 10.0 from clubhouse in Islandbridge beside Memorial Park entrance. Athletes of all grades both men and women welcome; qualified coaches. Info 01-6241609; www.liffeyvalleyacaathnotes

MEET & TRAIN: Winter League dates - Nov 4 Dunboynes tbc; Dec 2 Fingallians Swords; Jan 13 Bushy Park tbc; Feb 3 Lucan; all 2-miles, 11am start. Entry fee €7 or €20 for series. Best 3 to count; 6 on team 4 to score. New groups and individuals welcome. C: Sue Lynch 086-2327570/ www.womensmeetandtrain.blogspot.com.

ORIENTEERING: Leinster Autumn Series No 2, Carlingford, Co Louth, Sun Oct 21 (11am-1pm). Practise on permanent courses at Ticknock, Hellfire, Carrickgolligan and Donadea; www.coillteoutdoors.ie. Full fixture list at www.orienteering.ie.

RAHENY SHAMROCKS: Fit for Life 2-mile League begins tonight (Wed Oct 17) at 8pm. Regiclubhouse from 7.15. €7 per race or €30 for 6-race series.Well done to Colm 3rd Dublin Novice CC and to men's team who finished 4th. Other notable runs included Barbara, winner Donadea 10km; Mick C and Vinny 1st and 2nd Teachers BHAA C-C race and Lorraine winner women's race. Training -- Adults: marathon/road/beginners -- Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 6.30; Sat 10 (for hill training), Sun 8am (long run) clubhouse; Wed 6.0 St Paul's, Sybil Hill C-C/Track -- Sat 10.30, St Anne's Pk (Manor Hse entrance). Juveniles: Wed 6.0 Manor House; Sun 10.45 Anne's Pk (beside playground). Gen info 01-8481404/01-8345809; www.rahenyshamrock.ie

RATHFARNHAM WSAF: Well done to Paul S winner Dublin Novice C-C and combining with Jason, Alan and Robert to take team silver; good runs also Matthew, Neil, Ciaran and Peter T. In the women's race, Valerie 5th, Ciara, Claire and Aisling were 5th team. At the Teachers BHAA CC in Castlenock, Sonia was 3rd, with good runs in the men's race from John B, Gearoid, Tommie B (1st M50), Dan, Daniel, PJ, Peter and Eoin M. Training: Sen/Masters: Mon/Wed, 17.30 & Sun 8.0 or 9.0, clubhouse, easy runs; Sat, Bushy Park, 9.0 or 10.0, pace run, children's playground; Tue, Nutgrove Park, intervals,6.30; Thu, clubhouse,PE, 6.30. Juveniles (8-16): Mon/Wed, clubhouse,6.30. New members of all standards welcome. Call Adam at 087 2523092. www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie

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