Track training began in earnest for the majority at Tallaght stadium but the Dublin graded series has been in full swing for two weeks now.

Last Wednesday the night began with the Dublin 10000 metres championships at a windswept Irishtown Stadium. With Richard Corcoran, Eddie McGinley, Brian Maher,Tomás Fitzpatrick and Sean Hehir in action the scene was set for a battle over 25 laps. The race did not disappoint. Going through 5K in 14:58 the pace for the first half was fast and only got faster as the second half unfolded. As the bell was passed in 28.47.14 it was Richie Corocran who proved he had the best kick with an impressive 62.04s final lap.

The club only had two runners taking part on the night. Paul Duffy and myself ran the 1500M B standard. After both running hard on Monday in Gowran it was tough to inject any speed in the important 3rd lap. We went around neck and neck for over three and a half lap finishing in 5th and 6th place in 4:19 and 4:20. Lots of work to be done considering the A standard was won in 3:53 and B in 4:09 but it’s early days.