Race report and photos by Joe Byrne

Full Sportsworld results below.

Having endured the double agony of our soccer team been put to the sword by Belgium and our rugby team snatching defeat from the jaws of certain victory against South Africa it was time to make the annual pilgrimage on the 3rd Saturday evening of  June to Dunshaughlin for what the organisers call the oldest 10k in the country.


Paul O’Connell and Race Reporter Joe

Whatever about been the oldest it is certainly one of the most competitive, attracting as strong a field of athletes as any race on the circuit.


Eighteen Sportsworld vests lined up at the start with Brenda and Dave on the sidelines to shout words of encouragement. My abiding association with this race is the organisers always manage to insure a fine summer’s evening for the race. However this year like the football team it was not to be as rain drops began to fall as we went to the start line at 7.30. Albeit a warm balmy evening.

Thirty two minutes and 10secs later our own Karol Cronin crossed the line in a new PB to claim 5th place overall. Super run Karol. Our men’s team of Karol, Gareth, Paul & Karl were narrowly pipped by 4 points by Raheny for the leading team. Well done guys. Top marks also for the refreshments after.


One very happy out spot prize winner

This event continues to be one of the highlights of the running calendar for me. Take a bow organisers!!!

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Sportsworld results

Results with sincere apologies to anyone I missed.

Karol Cronin. 32.10 – PB!
Gareth Murran. 34.42
Paul o Connell. 34.56
Karl Chatterton. 35.35
Kevin Curran. 35.46 – PB!
Diarmuid O’Suilleabhan 37.41
Joe Byrne. 38.38
Jim Browne. 39.41
Peter Knaggs. 40.52
Jose Chapa. 41.47
Sean Donegan. 41.52
Philip Kerr. 42.48
Stephen Willoughby. 43.39
Adrian Lanigan. 46.25
Emma Barry. 48.36
Catherine Gilmore. 49.29
Madeline Byrne. 49.55
Rosie Mulhern. 51.15