• Where to Run Aug 23- 31

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Paddy Hamilton, Caroline Crowley win ‘Rochford’

Slieve Gullion’s Paddy Hamilton won the Rochford 4-Mile in Tinryland, Carlow tonight. Hamilton’s time of  19 mins 56 secs put him comfortably clear of Kilkenny’s Brian Maher, with Cillian O’Leary of Raheny in third place. Finishing 12th overall and first woman  in  22 mins 19 secs was Caroline Crowley of  Crusaders. Raheny’s Annette Kealy was […]

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40th Ballycotton ‘5’ – where it all began

By John Walshe IN March of next year, the famous Ballycotton ‘10’ will celebrate its 40th birthday. But let us not forget the race that started it all, and without it, it’s unlikely that road running in this region would have attained the huge popularity it now has. The date was Thursday August 11th 1977 […]

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Masters All Irelands: Paddy Hamilton in 5000m/1500m double

New master Paddy Hamilton of Slieve Gullion Runners proved one of the stars  of today’s Glo Health National Masters Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Hamilton was an imperious winner of the men’s 5000m in 15 mins 8.53 secs. Second overall and first M40 was Declan Reed of City of Derry Spartans in 15:27.49. Later […]

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Pollock runs 2:16.24 at Rio Marathon

Paul Pollock of Annadale Striders finish 32nd  in the marathon at the Rio Olympics, finishing in 2:16:24.  Pollock passed through halfway in 68:09 in 96th place coming through strongly in the second half of the race. His training partner Kevin Seaward  of St Malachy’s finished 64th in 2:20:06 while Raheny’s Mick Clohisey was 103rd in […]

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Roads: Sittuk, Ganiel defy elements at Frank Duffy ’10’

On truly one of the foulest days possible for road running, Freddy Sittuk and Gladys Ganiel ran conservative races to finish first man and woman at the SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy ’10’ in the Phoenix Park. Of the 6,200 who had registered, fewer than 4,000 turned up and who could blame them? The organisers from […]

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Barr “kicks like an animal” for 4th

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank smashed his own Irish record when he finished fourth in the 400m hurdles final at the Rio Olympics in 47.97 secs. Barr was back in about fifth place coming into the finish, but “kicked like an absolute animal” to claw his way to fourth place, with only quarter of a second […]

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