Team Ireland marathon runner, Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock A.C.) looked in great form as he strided across the finish line to win today’s SSE Airtricity Fingal 10K. Clohisey finished with a time of 30 minutes and 24 seconds to defend his 2015 title; 21 seconds ahead of second placed Brendan Hargraves of DSD (30:46) with Kilkenny’s Brian Maher coming in third in 31:02.
In the women’s race, Laura Graham crossed the line first with a 10K personal best of 35 minutes, 26 seconds. Dublin’s Catherina McKiernan clinched her seconed silver medal of the 2016 SSE Airtricity Series with a time of 35:31, with Brothers Pearse A.C runner, Ciara Hickey claiming third position in a time of 35:52.
Nearly 4,000 runners took part in the second race of the 2016 SSE Airtricity Race Series today. The Fingal 10K is the only race in the Series outside of the Phoenix Park and participants and supporters showed their enthusiasm and enjoyment for the great racing and fun filled atmosphere.
Delighted with her win, Graham commented;
“I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t expect to do that today. I’m starting to feel the buzz back in my running and today the crowds were brilliant to help me keep pushing and hold off the competition.”
Winning the Race gives Rio bound Clohisey a boost before departing for Brazil on Thursday next;
“It’s a good challenging race and the 10K is very different to the marathon – its much more intense, but it keeps me sharp. I wanted to get a good solid run today and it was great to get the win. It’s a big confidence booster and it’s nice to go into the final phase with a win, so really looking forward to seeing what I can do in Rio.”
The next opportunity to take part in the 2016 SSE Airtricity Race Series will be the SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10 Mile which take place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 20th August. Entry for registration closes 5th August, 2016.
For more information or to register for any of the events, visit the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon website at www.
SSE Airtricity Dublin Races Series events:
Frank Duffy 10 Mile: Saturday 20th August
Dublin Half Marathon: Saturday 24th September
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon: Sunday 30th October