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New Athlone Track hosts multieventers

* Some pics at www.lindie.zenfolio.com A smell of barely dried paint and traces of sawdust greeted competitors  at the  National Combined Events Indoor Championships – the second official event held at the magnificent new indoor track in  Athlone IT, following Tuesday’s  AIT v DCU match.A few technical glitches meant that the event ran well over […]

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Leinster Schools Round-Up

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Results Round-Up January 19-23 (ongoing)

Elizabeth Carr and Aaron O’Hanlon won the senior races at the North Leinster Schools Cross-Country held on a bitterly cold afternoon in St Clares’s DCU, Glasnevin.   Irish triathlete  Eimear Mullan made a winning start to 2013 by winning the Duathlon Internacional Lanzarote at Club la Santa. Mullan stayed with Jenny Schulz of Germany  on the […]

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Britton Wins plus Results Jan 12-16 (ongoing)

Over a thousand young athletes turned out for the 9th DCU Schools Invitational Cross-Country at St Clare’s Glasnevin. Winners of the senior races were Mitchell Byrne of Templeogue College in his first victory at this level and Louise McPhillips of Alexandra College. * Fionnuala Britton has won the women’s race at the Antrim International for a […]

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Results Round-Up January 5-6 (ongoing)

Fionnuala Britton of Kilcoole  won the Great Edinburgh Cross Country on Saturday  after taking the lead  in the 6km race with about 2km to go. Despite a minor fall with 600m remaining, Britton finished with 16 seconds to spare in 20 mins 40 secs. Behind her, Linda Byrne worked her way through the field to finish […]

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New Year 5km Wins for Coghlan, McCambridge

John Coghlan and Maria McCambridge were the winners of the New Year’s Day 5km in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Coghlan, of the Metro club,  clocked a time of 14 mins 34 secs, with Tomas Fitzpatrick of Tallaght just one second behind.In the women’s race, McCambridge  was chased hard by Raheny’s Fiona Roche winning in 16 mins […]

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Christmas Races Round-Up

Maria McCambridge, in her first outing since her Dublin Marathon victory, won the Greencastle 5-Mile in Omagh on St Stephen’s Day. Stephen Scullion of North Belfast Harriers was the overall winner.*Eoin Flynn of Rathfarnham, based in Gran Canaria these days, won the Bull Run 5-Mile on Decembed 26  in 26 mins 25 secs,leading home an […]

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Results Round-Up December 15-16

Tallaght’s Tomas Fitzpatrick  and Kerry Harty of Newcastle were comfortable winners of the ERP Clonliffe Christmas Cracker 5km startong on the Santry track and taking in a loop of the neighbouring roads. Fitzpatrick pushed the pace from the start and was out on his own  at halfway with Eddie McGinley of Annadale and Clonliffe’s Dave […]

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Angela Sets Parkrun Record

Angela McCann from Clonmel set a new women’s course record of 18 mins 17 secs  when she turned up for this morning’s Parkrun 5km in Malahide Castle. Moves are afoot for a second Dublin Parkrun – likely venue Marlay. Can’t come soon enough! * Just out is the Irish Runner  Yearbook for 2013, with Fionnuala […]

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Golden Day for Irish in Budapest; results Dec 8-9

What a brilliant run by Fionnuala Britton  to retain the European Cross-Country title!On a  snow-packed course  through a model village in Budapest, Britton pushed the pace from the start. Her grerat rival Ana Dulce Felix of Portugal stcuk to her back until about halfway round the 8km course, when she mysteriously drifted backwards. It left […]

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