The Tallaght 5 Mile is part of the Irish Life Dublin Race Series and took place on Sunday, June 19th at 9.30 am. That date I woke up early in the morning, had my lovely breakfast, put “Tallaght Stadium” in Google Maps and rode my bike up to the starting point. I arrived with enough time to collect my bib and ran… that’s it! Who needs time for a proper warm up?

We were 1320 runners lined up in the sunshine waiting for the race to start. The course was a single lap starting and finishing close to the Tallaght Stadium. It was nice to discover Tallaght in my running shoes, I think that this helped me to finish the race without noticing the couple of hills we had to face. Yes, it was a hilly and tough course but still there was room for enjoyment, specially once you finished it.


During the race, there were a bunch of people supporting us, which I think was pretty cool. I want to give a special mention to the little boy with the sign “Press for boost”. I simply loved him as he helped me on the last few meters, as well as Val, of course.

About 12 Sportworlders took part in the race, congratulations to all of them! Specially to Ann Sweeney who got first in her age category with an amazing time.

Race results can be found here:

If you are interested in the Irish Life Dublin Race Series, more info is available here: