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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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Round-Up: Travers, Shaughnessy in Dublin club double at Charleville. Leevale 8th at Euro U20 Clubs

John Travers of Donore Harriers and DSD’s Laura Shaughnessy were comfortable winners at the Charleville International Half Marathon in Co Cork. Travers, back training for the past five weeks after a bout of illness, was first overall in 67 mins 42 secs, with  Cambridge student Jonathan Escalante-Philips over half a minute behind for second in […]

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Hills: M20 team take bronze at Junior British and Irish Championships

The U20 men produced the best Irish result at the British and Irish Youth Mountain Running Championships held over a tough course at  Cademuir Hill, Peebles, Scotland when they took team bronze behind England and Scotland. Paul O’Donnell of DSD led the team home in ninth place.  In the U17 boy’s race, Ben Ryan of […]

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Rathfarnham 5km and a few other races coming up in the next few weeks…

Over a thousand athletes are expected to line out for the 20th annual Rathfarnham 5km on Sunday September 24 (10.0) – a race known for its quality up front and for fast times. Last years, Mark Christie from Mullingar Harriers just edged out Freddy Sittuk of Raheny Shamrock with both men given a time of […]

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Round-Up: Clohisey and Shaughnessy tops at The Lakes 10km

Raheny’s Mick Clohisey and Laura Shaughnessy of DSD were the winners at  The Lakes 10km on a hilly course around Blessington, Co Wicklow. Clohisey was out on his own in the men’s race, finishing with over three minutes to spare in 30 mins 50 secs.  Shaughnessy, back on the roads after a summer break, was […]

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Multi-Events: Three PBs for Shane Aston at NI and Ulster Champs

National champion Shane Aston of Trim AC set three personal best marks on his  way to victory in the senior men’s decathlon at the NI and Ulster Championships in Belfast this weekend. Aston recorded 12.42m in the shot, 2.0 meters in the high jump and 37.76 m for the discus all improving on the marks […]

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Round-up: Waterside wins for Sittuk, Whoriskey

Raheny Freddy Sittuk outsprinted Declan Reed from City of Derry Spartans to win the Waterside Half Marathon in Derry in a time of 69 mins 18 secs.  In the women’s race, Catherine Whoriskey of City of Derry Spartans had a comfortable victory. In Belfast at the Laganside 10km, Mark McKinstry of North Belfast Harriers came […]

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Hills: Team gold for Ireland at World Masters. M45 title for Des Kennedy.

Raheny’s Ian Conroy took individual silver and led Ireland to a comprehensive M35 team victory at the World Masters’ Mountain Running Championships in Slovakia. With Rathfarnham’s Eoin Flynn fourth and Brian Furey sixth, the Irish finished with just 13 points, taking a clear victory over the home team on 44 points. Of the top twenty […]

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