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Thornton Wins Arctic Marathon

Gary Thornton from Galway, who first ran for Ireland as a junior mountain runner, has won the  North Pole Marathon in minus 30 degree conditions. Thornton, whose marathon best is 2 hrs 17 mins, finished in 3 hrs 49 mins 29 secs.  The race, with 46 runners from 20 nations starting, took place  around 20 […]

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On your Marks – Herald 10th April

Brian Maher and Maria McCambridge lead a Marathon Mission squad at Sunday’s Rotterdam Marathon – the start of a hectic period of spring marathons in big cities all over the world. Also competing in Rotterdam are Joe McAllister in the men’s race along with a trio of women – Ailish Malone of Clonliffe, the only […]

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Record Numbers at Schools Relays

A record 100 teams from 20 schools competed in yesterday’s West Leinster Schools Medley Relays held in Santry. Girls – Minor: 1 Holy Family CC, 2 St Peter’s Dunboyne, 3 Castleknock College. Junior: 1 St Joseph’s College, 2 St Louis HS, 3 St Joseph’s College. Inter: 1 St MacDara’s, 2 Mount Sackville, 3 Holy Family […]

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Sligo and DSD Win Senior Titles at Road Relays

Dermot McDermott On a day packed with hard racing, Sligo Athletic Club, anchored by Dermot McDermott, took their first ever men’s national senior relay title, just beating Raheny Shamrock to the line.  McDermott  and Raheny’s Cillian O’Leary had set off together on the final leg,  with McDemrott only breaking away with the line in sight. […]

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Fast Times Maher, McCambridge at DCC 5km (Plus results)

  Some great running at the Dublin City Council Road Races in St Anne’s Park, Raheny today. Brian Maher was in a class of his own in the open 4-mile race with his time of 19 mins 6 secs putting him well over a minutes clear of the chasers led by Bernard Roe.  In sixth […]

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Doherty Wins Anglo-Celtic 100km (plus results Mar 30-Apr1)

Inishowen’s Dan Doherty has won the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km held in Perth, Scotland.  Doherty’s time of 7 hrs 5 mins 32 secs  knocked almost two minutes off his previous best and was just 26 seconds off the Irish record of 7:05.06. This was set  by Thomas Maguire at the World 100km in 2006.  Irish […]

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Scullion Wins Queen’s 5km plus Mar 28/29 Results

Mark Hanrahan and Laura Crowe were the winners at the Good Friday 5-mile in Killarney. Full result www.precisiontiming.net *Stephen Scullion  proved the class of the field at the Queen’s 5km in Belfast, beating Eddie McGinley and Andrew Agnew and setting a new course record time of  14 mins 27 secs. Clare Connor was first woman.  […]

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Easter Running – Spring is Here!

* If you planned on running the Galway 5km Series this year, then you’re already too late. The series sold out 40 minutes after entry opened last night. First race is in Athenry on April 30 Friday March 29 St Michael’s Good Friday 5km, Heritage Hotel, , Killenard, Co Laois, 6.30pm (under lights).C: Aidan Mullally […]

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Silver for Irish Junior Boys in Wales

A silver for the junior boys team was the high point for the Irish team at the SIAB Schools’ International Cross-Country, held in Dinefwr Park, Wales. Alan Monahan from St Pat’s Navan led the boys home in seventh place – he was the first non-English runner to finish. Close behind were Christy Conlon of Rathmore […]

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Brilliant Fifth for World Class Irish Women (plus results)

At Juvenile Indoors Fionnuala Britton may be disappointed to have finished only 14th but the Irish women’s team ran out of their collective socks to finish 5th team at the World Cross, held over a difficult, twisting course in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Against the might of Kenya, Ethiopia and a East Africa All-Stars outfit representing the […]

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