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Doherty sets indoor record to clinch 60m national title

TALLAGHT sprinter Keith Doherty set a new Irish junior indoor record of 6.88secs when winning the 60m at the Woodie's DIY National Junior and U23 Indoors in Athlone.

Winning the junior 800m was Síofra Cléirigh Buttner of DSD, who will lead the DSD junior team at the European Clubs Cross-Country on Sunday. Multi-eventer Elizabeth Morland from Dunshaughlin won the long jump with 5.82, beating Mid-Sutton's Sarah McCarthy, who jumped 5.72.

 

UCD's Sarah Lavin improved on her own U23 60m hurdles record when she won the title in 8.33 secs – .03 secs faster than last year. A technical glitch meant there were no times for the women's U23 60m, won by Bandon's Phil Healy, with Lavin second. Ferrybank's Thomas Barr was a clear winner of the U23 400m in 47.17.

 

RATHFARNHAM'S FLYNN WINS MARATHON IN GRAN CANARIA

In the Canaries, Eoin Flynn of Rathfarnham WSAF won the Gran Canaria Marathon in Las Palmas in 2 hrs 29 mins. More than 6,000 ran in gorgeous conditions. Flynn, who lives in the Canaries, is aiming for a low 2:20 time at the Rotterdam Marathon in April.

 

WINNERS TO RECEIVE €250 AT THE ENNISCORTHY 10KM RUN

A quality field is expected at the Enniscorthy 10km on February 9 (12 noon), with €250 going to the first man and woman and €200 course record bonuses also on offer.

Down the field, there are cash prizes for teams, juniors and masters, as well as spot prizes and an extravagant spread of sandwiches and hot drinks for everyone. All finishers receive a high quality medal. Online entry is €15 until February 6. Info, Jane Porter 087 6799490.

 

CRAGG AND KENNEALLY WILL LEAD SENIOR TEAM IN PORTUGAL

Alistair Cragg and Mark Kenneally lead a strong Clonliffe senior mens' team at Sunday's European Clubs Cross Country Championships in Portugal. The team hopes to improve on the fifth place recorded by Clonliffe at these championships in 1983. Also selected are Sergiu Ciobanu. Jayme Rossiter, Gary O'Hanlon, and Colm Rooney.

DSD is sending both men and women's junior teams, with Síofra Cléirigh Buttner the best hope of an individual medal. Raheny Shamrock will compete in the women's senior race.


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