The great thing about running is that eventually, unless you’re really unlucky, it gives you back what you put in and more. Sunday 27th October, the occasion of the 40th Dublin Marathon, was absolutely one of those days with PBs (personal bests) all over the place. The weather for the last week of October was almost as perfect as it can be for marathon running, cold at the start, only 4C, but sunny, not a cloud on the sky, and a light north-westerly – so ok it wasn’t flat calm, but given the conditions we experience in this part of the world, it was as good as.
Merrion Square in Dublin is like you never ever see on this weekend over the year. It is thronged by people with one thing on their mind – excitement, trepidation, torture, the pain? It’s the marathon, there’s no easy way, whether you’re on your feet for less than 2 and a half hours or over 5 hours… it’s a challenge for every single participant. Then there’s the hundreds of marshals and officials and helpers with thousands of spectators, the well-wishers along the way. It is a celebration of humanity… Continue reading
The Club Ballot for the 2020 London Marathon is now open. Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 15th November.
The form sets out the criteria you must meet to gain an entry into the club ballot.
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The Bohermeen Half Marathon and 10k takes place on 11 March 2018. Online Registration is available at the following link https://www.myrunresults.com/
Saturday 21st October 2017
10K Walk: 11:00am (Registration in St. Patrick’s Grammar School from 10:15am)
10K/5K Relay: 12:00 noon (Registration in St. Patrick’s Grammar School from 11:15am)
Parking will be available on the school grounds from 10:00am, as will changing and showering facilities. There will be medals for all finishers and prizes for category winners, maybe even a few spot prizes! After the race, there will be well earned refreshments in the school canteen.
Building on the success of last year’s event, Conor Maginn, Marc Reid and David McKibbin, Bryansford and Down Senior football players, joined with Newcastle AC’s Frank Cunningham, Mari Troeng, Deon McNeilly and David O’Flaherty to launch the Ford 5K. The race starting and finishing at the clubrooms, follows a fast and flat route through Newcastle town centre.
Race Director, Eamon McCrickard (second left), invites everyone to join in the race which takes place on Saturday 22nd July. Entry fee is £10. For information on how to register contact Eamon McCrickard on 07709433940.
Entrants must be aged 12 and over.
Refreshments will be provided in the club after the race.