Report by Joe Byrne

Mid Summers evening and what a scorcher it was (weather seems to be a theme of all my race reports so far, from the depths of winter to the heat of summer).

Sportsworld were well represented by 3 female and 19 male athletes Saturday evening just past in Dunshaughlin. Fully coated in our high factor to keep away the blazing sun we lined up at 7.30 to run the annual Dunshaughlin 10k rod race. For many of us this has now become an established race on the annual calendar.


As always we were not disappointed. Brilliantly organised, cracking countryside course (did someone say flat?), lots of locals out with water, warm showers and an abundance of post race refreshments meant none of us were in a hurry home after. Yip I’ll be back next year!!!

Well done to all those who got P.Bs. Super run from Karol in breaking 33mins. To Martin Doyle for following it up with a 30min Irish runner 5 mile race Sunday morning incorporated into his 20 mile run, I can only say  “Your one hell of a man”

Thanks to Dave & Myles for support on the day.

Results as follows


21st  Andrea McNamara  42.51
42nd  Tricia Fitzmaurice 44.54
64th Margaret Crowley 47.12
91st  Rosie Mulhern  49.25
108th Maria Finnegan 108

Men (overall team place 6th)

16th       Karol Cronin   32.53
33rd       Gareth Murran 33.44
43rd       Stephen O Donnell  34.09
94th       Martin Doyle 36.07
104th     Kevin Curran  36.35
126th     Justin Mckeever 37.18
138th     Diarmuid O Suilleabhain   37.36
161st     Damien Gerathy  38.31
171st     Mark Hollowed 38.50
175th     Derek Saville  39.08
186th     Padraig Looby  39.32
208th     Joe Byrne  40.29
216th     Sean Donegan    40.52
224th     Declan Brady   41.06
241st     Anthony Gillen 42.07
252nd    Paul Hamilton  42.24
275th     Neil Purdy  43.23
334th     Adrian Lanigan 47.16
354th     Tom Kinsella  48.07