Saturday 23rd August saw the crowds gather in the Phoenix Park for the Frank Duffy 10 mile. It was unusually cold for August but just around the time the race was starting the sun came out. It was a lovely day for a run. At 10 am after all the introductions the gun went and we set off on the new 10 mile route that brought us all around the park and even in the last 3 miles brought us out the Islandbridge Gate and back in the Chapelizod Gate. No dreaded S bends, although some say they missed them afterwards! I wonder did they really!.
Sportsworld had a record number of people running with 46 finishers and some great performances. Everyone I met had big smiles at the finish and seemed very pleased with their run. Well done to everyone and keep up the training for the next challenge in the race series, the half marathon in September.
The Dublin 10 Mile championship was also ran as part of the Frank Duffy 10 mile and there were numerous individual and team medals won by Sportsworld Athletes. So well done to everyone doing the club proud.
Not only did we have a great number participating the support on the course was fantastic with Natalia, Michael, Breda, James & Nick popping up all over the centre of the park and Joe Byrne who would have been running only for injury carrying water on his bike. Will popped up all over the place with the Camera and shouts of encouragement and Dave getting ready for his come back seemed to appear where there were no other supporters and just when you needed someone to give you that shout to get you going. Of course we had Emily and Myles just outside the gate at Islandbridge shouting instructions and words of encouragement as you ran down towards Chapelizod.

Sportsworld Results – Frank Duffy 10 Mile Sportsworld Result Dublin 10 Mile Championship

27 Paul Duffy 00:54:48 Over 35 Men Paul O Connell Bronze
35 Paul O’Connell 00:55:33 Over 35 Women Ciara Foster Silver
42 Gavin Finlay 00:56:13 Over 40 Women Ruth Kelly Silver
88 Damian Kelly 00:58:59 Over 45 Women Orla O Flynn Bronze
169 James Brady 01:01:55 Over 50 Women Aileen Melody Gold
197 Conor McCarthy 01:02:45 Over 65 Women Carol Lynch Gold
198 Kevin Curran 01:02:51 Senior Team Women Ciara Foster Bronze
235 Denis McCaul 01:04:09 Ruth Kelly
248 Jim Browne 01:04:29 Shona Keane
277 Robert McMahon 01:05:10 Stephanie Bergin
284 Ciara Foster 01:05:19 Over 35 Team Women Orla O Flynn Silver
297 Sean Donegan 01:05:44 Alison Warde
301 Noel Tobin 01:05:46 Valerie Lacy Power
344 Kieran Foley 01:06:31
357 Ruth Kelly 01:06:49
409 Shona Keane 01:08:00
411 Declan Hanley 01:08:02
483 Colm Cronin 01:08:57
578 Stephanie Bergin 01:10:22
603 Eoin Cartwright 01:10:37
611 Stephen Willoughby 01:10:42
658 Orla O’Flynn 01:11:33
824 Aggie Buckley 01:13:33
896 Joe Haugh 01:14:28
933 Padraic Moran 01:14:56
1075 Sandra Gowran 01:16:42
1096 Ray Carpenter 01:17:00
1098 Alison Warde 01:17:02
1236 Valerie Lacy Power 01:18:21
1254 Patrick Killian McMorrow 01:18:32
1283 Aileen Melody 01:18:48
1391 Jakub Splawski 01:19:39
1467 Maura Ginty 01:20:21
1523 Enda McMorrow 01:21:03
1639 Catherine Gilmore 01:22:18
1672 Caroline Lynch 01:22:37
1715 John Flaherty 01:23:03
1807 Eoin O’Brien 01:23:56
2257 Jim Manning 01:27:48
2441 Bronwyn Murphy-White 01:29:39
2465 Antoinette Hawkins 01:29:52
2486 Laura Stephens 01:30:02
2759 Jason Lambourne 01:32:35
2969 Siobhan Clarke 01:34:49
3554 Audrey Nagle 01:42:57
3553 Karen Byrne 01:42:57