Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club) and Sinead O’Connor (Leevale Athletic Club) secured their respective national 10k titles at a sunswept Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park this morning (April 9th).
Clohisey enjoyed a great battle with Jamie Fallon of Craughwell AC which saw the pair crossing the halfway point neck-and-neck, before Clohisey slowly pulled away with 3k to go to cross in 30.49.
The win marks a second national 10k title for the Raheny star, also marking his 11th national title overall. Fallon would cross in second place for a superb silver, while Rory O’Connor of North Cork made the long journey all the more worthwhile to claim bronze.
Sinead O’Connor (Leevale) secured her first national title, 9 months after giving birth to her new baby who was there to greet her at the finish line (34.20).
O’Connor had opened up a gap on the pacy Ciara Wilson of DMPAC at the 5k marker and maintained her momentum up the home straight to cross with some 23 seconds to spare.
Wilson, the 2020 national indoor 3000m champion, would cross for the silver medal, followed in by Laura McDonnell of Rathfarnham WSAF to compete the podium places.
Lead Results:
Senior Men
1. Michael CLOHISEY Raheny Shamrock A.C. 30:49
2. Jamie FALLON Craughwell A.C. 30:57
3. Rory O'CONNOR North Cork A.C. 31:25
Senior Women
1. Sinead O'CONNOR Leevale A.C. 34:20
2. Ciara WILSON D.M.P. A.C. 34:43
3. Laura MCDONNELL Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 35:29
Click HERE for full results
Full official championship results to follow.

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