Medal success for Blackrock A.C. at the Dublin Masters Cross County 2018

Medal success for Blackrock A.C. at the Dublin Masters Cross County 2018 (Report by Gerry Flaherty)
A wonderful and historic day at St. Anne’s Park with 450 completing the Women’s and Men’s Masters races and with 29 members competing for Blackrock A.C in four teams, the highest ever participation from the club in any cross country race. 
First up was the ladies race over 2 laps and although the course was fairly solid, everyone found it tough. Dervla Batt had a fabulous strong run and led the club home followed closely by Rachel Kiely and Marie Therese McCoy. Great news at the end when it was announced that the Ladies F50 team (Eva, Clare, Patricia and Mary) had finished third and that Mary Butler was first in her age category. 

The Men’s race was held soon after over four tough laps with 280 competing in the race. New member Hugh Hunt had a great run and led the club home followed by Michael Carty, Paddy and Barry. Both teams came 9th overall. Also running in the race was Hugh Finlay over a 3km course and we were delighted to learn at the end that he had come third in the O-70 age category, his first ever County running medal. The following are the results:

Blackrock A.C. Ladies (3km) 
101 Dervla BATT 00:15:39
109 Rachel KIELY 00:15:49
112 Marie Therese MCCOY 00:15:56
116 Eva FAIRMANER 00:16:01
121 Clare MORGAN 00:16:08
122 Patricia FORDE 00:16:13
125 Mary BUTLER 00:16:21
140 Jennifer LEE 00:16:54
152 Lorraine KENNY 00:19:00

Blackrock A.C. Men 6km

10 Hugh FINLEY (3km) 00:22:59

30 Hugh HUNT 00:22:57
65 Michael CARTY 00:24:06
79 Paddy MCCORMACK 00:24:36
88 Barry THORNTON 00:24:48
130 Oisin O’MIR 00:25:48
176 John CASEY 00:26:53
184 Paul DUNNE 00:27:12
192 Olivier VAN PARYS 00:27:22
199 Ger O’TOOLE 00:27:30
200 David MARTIN 00:27:31
223 Johnny SHEEHAN 00:28:10
226 Dermot HUGHES 00:28:16
228 Gerry FLAHERTY 00:28:23
244 James CURRAN 00:29:36
247 Ray MURPHY 00:29:46
254 Jamie KENNEDY 00:30:02
260 Kevin FLOOD 00:30:24
269 Killian MCMORROW 00:31:13
276 Mark CAFFERKEY 00:34:07