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Taggart Chase win at Aviva Leinster Schools Day 1

Eoin Taggart of Rathcoole won the senior boys’ steeplechase at the opening day of the Aviva Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships in Santry. In the inter 100m hurdles, Matthew Behan, CUS,  beat Joe Halwax, CBC Monkstown, for the title, despite suffering from a “dead” leg. Mollie Scott of Colaiste Conglais won both the  junior […]

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Road Races, Road Races Everywhere!

A good crowd of club runners turned out for the Lucan 5km, with Raheny’s Conor Dooney coming home first in  15 mins 28 secs and DSD’s Sarah Mulligan the first woman in 17 mins 24 secs. In the Phoenix Park, Mark Christie of Mullingar Harriers came a spectacular  comeback to win the Fit City 10km […]

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Sprint Win for Meade at Bandon ‘Half'(with ongoing results)

After over an hour of effort, the Bandon Half Marathon came down to a sprint with John Meade just making it to the line ahead of his St Finbarr’s club mate Cathal O’Connell.  First woman was Bandon veteran Carmel Crowley. Both half marathon and 10km were well supported by club runners. *  At the Malahide […]

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Matthews – Again! Plus mid-week round-up

Robbie Matthews of Dunshaughlin continued his recent winning streak with victory in the Simon Comber 6km in Navan. Matthews crossed the line in 19 mins 3 secs; second was Raheny master Mick Traynor in 19.14. First woman was Lorraine Manning of Raheny in her first victory for some time. * Earlier in the week,  perfect […]

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On Your Marks – Herald May 8

In the past week, runners of all standards faced a bewildering choice of close to 50 races from slick commercial operations to free Parkruns. On a holiday weekend, there were possible trips away to highly publicised races in Limerick, Glengarriff, Galway, as well as a women’s mini marathon in Mayo. Biggest of the lot was […]

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New Women’s Record at Belfast Marathon (plus Monday results)

Nataliya Lehonkova from the Ukraine lowered the women’s record to 2 hrs 36 mins 50 secs at today’s Deep River Rock Belfast Marathon.  Overall winner of the race was Joel Kipsang from Kenya in 2:19.27. Tom Frazer was the best of the Northern Irish in 2:26.24, followed by the evergreen Tommy Hughes, now an M50, […]

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Jennings Wins Limerick Half Marathon(plus ongoing results)

Former world champion rower Sinead Jennings made a winning return to road racing when she won the Great Limerick Run  Half Marathon in 79 mins 19 secs. Jennings is based in Limerick, where she is a member of the St Michael’s rowing club. Sergiu Ciobanu won the race, with his Clonliffe buddy Gary O’Hanlon first […]

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Warne beats Callaghan in Leixlip 5km (and Saturday results)

Joe Warne had a good win over Star of the Sea’s Eoin Callaghan in the Le Cheile 5km in Leixlip, with Lee van Haeften of Donore third and John Downes, also Donore, 11th overall and  first master. Best of the women was Dunboyne veteran Karen O’Hanlon. The race attracted a healthy turn-out of over 300 […]

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Aviva South Leinster Schools – Day 1

* Thanks to Roisin Farrell for supplying. Aviva South Leinster Schools T-F Championships Day 1 (Minor, junior) Girls Minor – 80m: 1 Emma Derby (Killina SS), 2 Lisa Aspell (C&P Kilcullen), 3 Ellie O’Toole (C&P Kilcullen). 500m: 1 Ellie O’Toole (C&P Kilcullen), 2 Aimee McGrath ( Newbridge College), 3 Chloe Harte (SH Tullamore). 1100m: 1 […]

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Pentathlon Record for Proper

Kelly Proper of Ferrybank has set a new Irish record on her first attempt at an international heptathlon. Proper’s total of 5,442 points  for eight place at the Multistars competition  in Florence, Italy  added 43 points to the record of 4,399 set by her clubmate Marread Murphy  in Kansas, USA  a year ago. On the […]

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