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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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Aviva East Leinster Schools – Girls results

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Col Iosagain) and Sarah McCarthy (Maryfield) were both senior double winners over the two days of the Aviva East Leinster Schools Girls’ track and field championships held in (mostly) sunny Irishtown. Cleirigh Buttner raced away with the 800m in a time of 2 mins 12 secs on the opening day, late helping […]

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On Your Marks – Herald May 1

Although Dublin and Belfast are only 100 miles apart, the two biggest cities on this island are different worlds when it comes to the road running scene. Next Monday’s 32nd RiverRun Belfast Marathon had the complete co-operation of Belfast City Council from its start in 1982 and these days, has a solid sponsor. Entry fees […]

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Aviva East Leinster Schools – Boys’ Results

  Great wins in the senior 1500m for Adam Foley of Ard Scoil Ris in 4 mins 15 secs  and for Jamie Cullen of Arklow CBS in the senior 400m. Making it an inter 200m/400m double was Kevin Woods of CUS. * Results now as complete as I can make them; no hammer and a […]

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