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Details of 2010 Adamstown 10k road race announced

The 2010 Adamstown 10k race takes place this year on Saturday, September 11. Organised by Adamstown Community Partnership and Celtic DCH and Lucan Harriers, the race is limited to 2,500 runners.

Pictured are supporters of the Adamstown Road Race, Senator David Norris, Linda Byrne (Winner of Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2010) and Seán Gallagher (Dragons’ Den).

This year, the charities benefitting from the race are Pieta House and NCBI, as well as local primary schools.

A host of family entertainment is planned, and entrants are encouraged to register now.

See the roadrace link on the Adamstown website for details:


Newcomer wins Frank Duffy 10 Mile in Phoenix Park

Scottish club runner, Andy Douglas of Inverclyde AC, took the honours in this year’s Lifestyle Sports-adidas Frank Duffy 10 mile race, on a gloriously sunny Saturday morning on August 21st in Phoenix Park. The Scot, who has never visited Ireland before, finished comfortably ahead of the 6,000 plus race participants in a time of 50:52.

Speaking after the race, Douglas said “I’m absolutely delighted, I never expected to come here and win it. It’s not an easy course and the hills definitely present a challenge so I had to balance those out, but I’m happy with my time.”

Coming in second place was Clonliffe Harriers Mark Kenneally, who despite taking most of the summer off due to illness, looked comfortable as he crossed the finish less a minute behind the leader.

“‘I’m happy enough,” said Kenneally. “I didn’t have a good summer, I took a long time off as I was sick. This is only my 17th or 18th time back running so I thought I’d just jump back in and get a feel for where I’m at.”

In the women’s field, Maria McCambridge followed up her win in the Lifestyle Sports-adidas Irish Runner 5 mile last month, coming in first place in today’s race in a phenomenal time of 56.41. In second place was Sportsworld AC runner Caitriona Jennings who was followed closely by surprise entry Catherina McKiernan, who came in third place.


men’s four mile race

The mens 4 mile race was a close call between three competitors in particular.

Joe Lynch didn’t get off two the best start, but he made that up in the last two laps,making him the first Lucan man to finish with the excellent time of 22mins and 57secs giving him 18th position overall.

Next home we had Tommy Buggle finishing only seconds behind Joe with a time of 23mins 01sec, which secured him with 21st position overall and putting him second in his category.

And just behind Tommy came Gareth Fereday with a time of 23mins and 05 secs putting him in 22nd just behind Tommy.
other participants were;

John O’Leary finishing with a time of 26mims and 03secs

Shane McCarthy, not too far behind John, finished in 26mins 18secs

And also Stephen Rynne finishing with a time of 28mins 09secs, putting him 12th overall in his category.


Hague Half Marathon, Netherlands

Lucan Harrier and Athletic Club holds an annual event that the Club goes abroad to run a half marathon, it has been decided that this year’s runs will be in the Hague. The half marathon on Sunday, March 14 at 2.30pm, so if you want to come along you are more than welcome. People are travelling with AerLingus to Amsterdam on Saturday, March 13 at 9.45am and returning Monday evening at 20.45. AerLingus have a sale on at the moment, which ends on Monday. The race entries are available on-line on and cost EURO 16.50 per entry. We are planning on staying in Amsterdam for the 2 nights and travelling down to the Hague Sunday for the race, the race starts at 2.30 and the train journey is approx, 40 mins.


BHAA and Garda host annual cross country run in Phoenix Park

Business House Athletic Association (BHAA) and the Garda will host their annual two-mile cross-country and four mile cross-country this Saturday, February 27 in the Phoenix Park.

Everyone is welcome to compete regardless of ability, from the seasoned runner to the seldom jogger.

There will be eighty prizes on offer, with prizes for the first three ladies and first three men as well as prizes for age category.

After the race there will drinks and showers at the Garda boathouse on Islandbridge.

For more information, see


St Brigid’s hosting 25th anniversary Farnan Festival

uvavuMetropolitan Harriers and St Brigid’s Athletic Club are to hold the 25th anniversary running of the Gerry Farnan Cross Country Festival adjacent to the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, October 18 from 1pm.

The feature races will be the Gerry Farnan men’s race over five miles and the women’s race over three miles. The Masters events on the same day will act as trials for the teams competing in the forthcoming international cross-country event. The festival will also have a series of mixed races for boys and girls from eight to 12 years old, 13 to 16 years old, as well as the Dublin Under-18 championships for boys and girls.

Ireland’s leading senior and junior runners are expected to compete. The AAI International selectors will use the races to monitor the progress of our potential team candidates for the European Cross Country Championships to be held in Dublin in December.

For an entry form and more information, contact, or register on the day in Donore Harriers, Chapelizod.


Kealy wins Dublin Half-Marathon

RP0078173Malahide’s Annette Kealy completed an emphatic win at last Saturday’s adidas Dublin Half-Marathon in the Phoenix Park, completing the course in a time of 1.18.31, 51 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, Donna Mahon.

She emerged as the top female from a massive field of over 8,000 runners. The race marks the final hurdle ahead of the full Dublin Marathon in October, and race director Jim Aughney is hoping that many of last weekend’s participants will go on to compete on Bank Holiday Monday, October 26.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better turn out, there really was a great buzz to the race. It is a massive achievement to complete a Half Marathon and I would like to commend and congratulate each and every person, and I hope that we will see you at the Marathon in five weeks time”

The deadline for entry into the Lifestyle Sports-adidas Dublin Marathon is Monday, October 5 at 5pm. Click here for more information.