Annual Triangle Race | Clongowes Wood College in Dublin

Posted: 24th May 2022

Students running

This year’s Annual Triangle Race took place on the evening of Tuesday 17th May.  Luckily, competitors got a break in the rain as the sun came out just in time for the run.

A staple in the sporting calendar of the College, the race covers both of Clongowes’ avenues and a section of the public road – forming a triangular running route.

It was a record-breaking evening that saw Christopher Keenan (Syntax) break OC Jack O’Leary’s long held record that was set by Jack in 2013.  Christopher shaved 3 seconds off Jack’s record of 6.54 when he sprinted home in a time of 6.51.

The Triangle Cup awarded to the fastest Higher Line student went to James Keenan (Poetry) who clocked an impressive time of 7.18.

Well done to all who took part in this year’s race, full results are shown below.


Higher Line (Record Jack O’Leary 2015 – 6.38.40)
1st James Keenan (Poetry) 7.18
2nd Tiernan O’Doherty (Poetry) 8.08
3rd Ben Smyth (Poetry) 8.14
Lower Line (Record Jack O’Leary 2013 – 6.54.00)
1st Christopher Keenan 6.51
2nd Philip McCartan 7.25
3rd Luke O’Leary 7.52
Third Line (Record Jack O’Leary 2012 – 7.17.40)
1st Cian Duro 8.24
2nd Hugo McHugh 8.35
3rd Tom Walsh 8.43

Best Time Overall: Christopher Keenan 6.51

A big congratulations goes to Christopher Keenan (Syntax) who takes home the Triangle Cup and to the winners of each year group, who received individual awards.

Elements: Cian Duro (8.24)

Rudiments: Tom Walsh (8.43)

Grammar: Philip McCartan (7.25)

Syntax: Christopher Keenan (6.51)

Higher Line: James Keenan (7.18)


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