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Dublin Marathon set for October 27th

dublin marathon

Dublin Marathon – Monday October 27, 2014 is a public holiday in Ireland and Dublin, once again, will play host to one of the great European city marathons. This will be the 35th year of this great event which is run through the capital’s historic Georgian streets and its magnificent Phoenix Park. [Read more…]

St. Anne’ National School 10k

Castlerea 10k start

Castlerea 10k start

St. Anne’ National School 10k Fund Raiser took place on Sunday March 23rd, 2014. This was the brain child of one of the teachers to raise funds for the school, which saw me line up with around 200 other local people. [Read more…]

John Travers wins St. Patrick’s 5K Festival Race

St Patricks Day Run

Donore Harriers athlete John Travers has won the 2014 St. Patrick’s 5K Festival Road Race, which took place in Dublin today. He completed the course in a time of 00:14:07. [Read more…]

The Clare Burren 2013

Burren Scenery

Burren Scenery

The Clare Burren marathon, May, 25th 2013 by Lucas Verbist

With a choice of 3 different distances this organization offers something for all, both runners and walkers. After having seen the course maps we decided to go for the half marathon distance. [Read more…]

Limerick 2013 Half Marathon report

Great Limerick Run

Great Limerick Run

May 5t 2013, Limerick Half Marathon race.

We decided to drive down, from Dublin the day before. Registration and race number collection are done the days before hand. Our hotel of choice is the Travellodge just outside of town, at 45 euro per night a steal. The room is big and most important, a very nice bathroom with powerful shower. [Read more…]

Bekele strolls through Phoenix Park

Kenenisa Bekele

Kenenisa Bekele

Some 10,000 runners of all ages took part today in the SPAR Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin in very windy but warm conditions.  Among these were almost 1,500 children in the Mini and Junior Runs for five to eight year olds and nine to fifteen year olds respectively. [Read more…]

Bekele for Great Ireland 2013

Kenenisa Bekele - Great Ireland

Kenenisa Bekele – Great Ireland

Kenenisa Bekele, double Olympic gold medallist at 5,000 and 10,000 metres in 2004 and 2008, and fourth place finisher in the London Olympics last year, will return to the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 14 April to defend his title in the SPAR Great Ireland Run 10k. [Read more…]

Runegal 10k 2012 prepares

Runegal 10k 2012

Runegal 10k 2012

Ireland’s most spectacular 10K run/walk RUNEGAL 10k returns for its third year on Saturday July 14th in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, starting at 2pm.  RUNEGAL 10k – The Horn Head Challenge – has built a reputation for being one of the more difficult but rewarding routes in the country, with the tough hills competing with the astonishing scenery of Horn Head to take your breath away.

RUNEGAL 10k has a total ascent of 225 metres to the top of Horn Head giving you spectacular views as you start your descent for a fast final 5 kilometres. The run is officially measured and affiliated by Athletics Ireland and each participant will receive an official race time. The aim of the event is to challenge runners and walkers and give you a change from the usual flat 10k races across the country. As well as that, participants can make a weekend of it and get to visit one of the most picturesque locations in Ireland.

Local man and RUNEGAL 10k founder Adrian Boyle is delighted with the success of the event and believes this year will be even bigger and better. He says, “I always knew that Horn Head would make a spectacular route for a road race and walk. It’s more challenging than most around the country but the views help with the challenge and I think people are looking for something more from a 10k run. RUNEGAL 10k has grown over the past 2 years and this year it plans to be even more appealing to runners and walkers”.

Participants can run or walk the route and it’s all in aid of Donegal Hospice, while a welcoming family setting is expected at St. Michael’s GAA club of Dunfanaghy. RUNEGAL 10k starts and finishes at the GAA club with an after party planned for Patsy Dan’s.

For more information (including accommodation links), you can check out the Runegal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/runegal10k. Entry for RUNEGAL 10k is only €20, which includes medal, t-shirt, race time, goodie bag and entry to the after party, with proceeds going to Donegal Hospice. To register your participation, simply go to www.runireland.com/events/runegal-10k.

Top Competition for Great Ireland Run

Kenenisa Bekele - Ireland Run

Kenenisa Bekele - Ireland Run

Top Spanish runners, Jesus Espana and Ayad Lamdassem, will lead the European challenge against the legendary Kenenisa Bekele in next month’s SPAR Great Ireland Run. [Read more…]

Coghlan eyes London 2012

The Coghlans and Patricks Run

The Coghlans and Patricks Run

John Coghlan, son of Irish track legend Eamonn Coghlan is eyeing the forthcoming Kleinwort Benson Investors St. Patrick’s 5K Festival Road Race as another stepping stone in his bid for Olympic qualification. [Read more…]