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Dublin University Harriers and Athletic Club

Dublin University Harriers and Athletic Club

Chariots of Fire

The First 'Chariots of Fire' Race
10th May, 1983

The first 'Chariots of Fire' race was run somewhat differently from the race today. Competitors started at the East end of the Campanile (the Rubrics side), ran down to the Rubrics and touched them. This is no longer done. The competitors turned at the Rubrics and ran back through the Campanile. They then branched left and right to run around the grass lawns of Front Square, joined up again at Regent House and sprinted to the finish line at the Library Square side of the Campanile.

The Men's race was run in heats, two athletes in each heat. The fastest four proceeded to the semi-finals and the winners of each semi-final to the final. Since there were only six women in the Ladies race, the winner was decided on the basis of the fastest from the heats. The winners received much sought after tickets to Trinity Ball.

Chariots of Fire 10th May 1983


Men's Results

Place

Name

Time(sec)

1

Denis Finnerty

49.1(Final)

2

Alan Gilsenan

49.3(Final)

3

Brendan Mullin

49.7(SF)

4

Eoin Rothery

49.8(SF)

5

Peter Campbell

50.5

6

Paul Brophy

53.2

7

Manus McWhiston

53.6

8

Liam Lysaght

54.8

9

Michael McKenna

55.9

10

Robin Bryson

57.3

11

Brian Roberts

57.7

12

Jolian (Surname ?)

58.2

13

Keith Poole

58.9

14

Dermot Judge

61.0

15

David Devine

62.0

16

John Scott

63.9

17

Sean Duffy

64.3

18

John Burgess

69.0

19

Phil Browne

69.5

20

Liam Glenn

>70.0




Women's Results

Place

Name

Time (secs)

1

Mary Nolan

60.0

2

Deirdre (Surname?)

65.0

3

Marielle Fennelly

66.0

4

Lynn Meskill

67.6

5

Mary MacSherry

68

6

Denise Kelly

>70.0