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Round-Up: PBs for Graham and Ganiel at Berlin. Maher, Durkan win Rathfarnham 5km

Irish national marathon champion Laura Graham of Mourne Runners finished 14th woman at today’s Berlin Marathon today in 2 hrs 37 mins 5 secs. Although her time knocked a massive two and a half minutes off her personal best,  it was an agonising five seconds off the Commonwealth Games consideration time. Just one place behind […]

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Round-Up: Wins for Clohisey and Durkan in Dunboyne ‘4’. Harty and Finn tops in Mallow ’10’ (Updated)

Mick Clohisey and Ciara Durkan were the winners at today’s Eir Grid Dunboyne 4-Mile, held in gorgeous spring conditions. Upfront,  Clohisey pushed the pace from the start and came home a comfortable winner in 18 mins 46 secs. Doing his best to stick with him was Brian Maher of Kilkenny who finished just nine seconds […]

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Maher and Mulhare Win in Portlaoise. McKinstry, Graham tops at Larne “Half”

Kilkenny’s Brian Maher won yesterday’s Streets of Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day 5km with his time of 15 mins 2 secs putting him seven seconds clear of William Maunsell from Clonmel. Mary Mulhare  made it a home win in the women’s race, finishing in 17 mins 58 secs and beating Michelle Cox of Newbridge. AT TODAY’S […]

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McCormack and Christie winners at Autumn Open Cross-Country. Hughes 1st M55 Amsterdam

Fionnuala McCormack of Kilcoole proved that she is still the woman to beat when  she won the Autumn Open Cross-Country over the newly-launched National Cross-Country Course at Abbotstown. McCormack proved the class of the field in the women’s 6000m, beating Polish visitor  Paulina Kaczynska by over half a minute. Showing a welcome return to form […]

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Hyères: Fionnuala 4th, Lizzie 13th – and team a brilliant 3rd. Plus round-up

Fionnuala McCormack of Kilcoole finished a fighting fourth in the Spar European  Cross-Country Championships in Hyeres. With Leevale’s Lizzie Lee running a wonderfully consistent race to finish 13th, Caroline Crowley, a brilliant 23rd,  Ciara Durkan 43rd,  and the backing of Michele Finn and Kerry O’Flaherty, the team ended up with 83 points. That put them  […]

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Freddy Misses Out on Strawberry ‘Half’ Record; plus round-up

  Freddy Keron Sittuk set off on a mission to break the course record at the 5th Strawberry Half Marathon in Enniscorthy today, but the weather decided otherwise . Although it wasn’t cold, gusting winds sapped the energy and though the second half of the course is less hilly,  it proved a battle all the […]

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Round-up: Maher Beats Hehir at Mallow ’10’; Records Fall at AIT

BRIAN MAHER of Kilkenny City Harriers showed some of his old sparkle  when he beat Sean Hehir of Rathfarnham WSAF to win the Eagle Sport Skins Mallow 10-mile race  in a time of 50 mins 12 secs. The pair were almost a minute clear of the field, led by West Waterford’s Philip Harty. First woman […]

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Kenneally 7th in Great North Run; Robinson Wins Galway Kenya Mile

Mark Kenneally of Clonliffe Harriers finished a creditable seventh in 64 mins 6 secs at the Great North Run Half  Marathon in South Shields/Newcastle. “Good performance competitively speaking. Time a little slower than hoped but weather wasn’t great. Onwards and upwards!” he tweeted after the race. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, running his first ever half marathon, […]

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On Your Marks – Herald May 22

Although summer is slow in arriving, the track and field season, is already well underway , with the Dublin Graded League attracting record numbers to its first two meets, athletes travelling abroad in search of times and the first National League round taking place on Sunday. Defending women’s champions Dundrum South Dublinhave the luxury of […]

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On Your Marks – Herald April 18

After the explosions in Boston, thoughts are now turning to next Sunday’s London Marathon, where 36,000 runners will spent between two and eight hours on the open streets of one of the largest cities of the world. A group of 252 runners along with 70 supporters are travelling from Ireland with Sports Travel International, the […]

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