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We Need To Talk About Marathon-gate

After “Marathon-gate”, here are some of the questions that need debating: 1 Who is eligible to compete in Irish championships? – Irish passport holders living full time in Ireland – Irish passport holders born in Ireland but living elsewhere – Irish passport holders not born in Ireland – Longtime Irish residents who were not born […]

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Results round-up

Full report on SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and weekend races at  www.fastrunning.com. And yes – it’s Benard Rotich not Bernard! Sunday October 29 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 1 Benard Rotich (Kenya) 2:15.53, 2 Yurii Ruskyuk (Ukraine) 2:15.56, 3 Asefa Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:16.0, 4 Freddy Sittuk (Raheny Shamrock, M35) 2:16.05, 4 Alemu Gemechu (Ethiopia) 2:15.21, 6 […]

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Aoife Cooke runs 2:46.37 in Amsterdam. Plus results round-up

  Full report at www.fastrunning.com. Linda Byrne (Dept of Ed) won the women’s 2-mile race at the Teachers BHAA Cross-Country races held in Castleknock College. Colm Rooney won the men’s open 4-mile race, where Siobhra O’Flaherty was first woman. May masters were using the race as a try-out for next Sunday’s British and Irish International […]

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Results catch-up

For a report on the weekend’s activities, see www.fastrunning.com.  Summary of results below. Sunday October 8 Irish 3/4 Marathon Longwood, Co Kildare (1,166 finishers; www.redtagtiming.com) 1 Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Hrs, M40) 1 hr 49 mins 16 secs, 2 Richard Gorman (Sligo AC, M40)) 1:50.33, 3 Michael McMahon (Raheny Shamrock)  1:52.04, 4 John Dunne (Raheny Shamrock, […]

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Over 700 at schools C-C. Corbally and Ryan win Twilight 5km

Over 700 young athletes turned out for the inaugural Dublin Schools Minor and Junior Open Cross-Country held on a perfect autumn’s morning in the Phoenix Park. *Full report in the Herald Schools Sports Supplement on Thursday October 5. Pics at www.lindie.zenfolio.com Later in the evening, Robert Corbally and Meghan Ryan were the winners of the […]

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When €20 doesn’t mean €20…

Check out any run or road race and one of the first things you look for is the entry fee. For a 5km road race, that might be €20. You click on the “book now” button only to discover that the online entry fee is not €20 but €21.40. The extra €1.40 is to cover […]

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Round-Up: PBs for Graham and Ganiel at Berlin. Maher, Durkan win Rathfarnham 5km

Irish national marathon champion Laura Graham of Mourne Runners finished 14th woman at today’s Berlin Marathon today in 2 hrs 37 mins 5 secs. Although her time knocked a massive two and a half minutes off her personal best,  it was an agonising five seconds off the Commonwealth Games consideration time. Just one place behind […]

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Spanish pair win Liffey Descent. Peter and Jenny Egan take mixed K2 gold

Spanish visitors Luis Amado Perez and Miguel Llorens led home over 500 boats at today’s Liffey Descent, held in perfect conditions, with a good flow of water and a following wind. The Spanish pair, who were runners-up three years ago,  won the men’s K2 title finishing the 17-mile course from Straffan to Islandsbridge is in […]

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McCambridge tops at Dublin ‘Half’. Clohisey, McCormack win in Blackrock

Maria McCambridge of DSD made a winning return to the roads when she finished first woman at this morning’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon held in Donabate. McCambridge’s time of 82 mins 26 secs was not fast, but will be a considerable confidence booster before next month’s Dublin Marathon. Second was Raheny’s Tara Kennedy Monks. […]

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Coming up: Twilight Run 5km and Cork to Cobh ’15’

Just a week remains until the third DSD Twilight Team Challenge 5km, which will take place around Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin on Thursday September 28 (7.30). Entry costs €100 for a team of four, with many local business putting out not one but several teams and the mixed category already looking the most popular as […]

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