This race reporter focused on the numbers behind the winners! 

9 – Pm start time

22 – Date in April, a dry though cold Sunday evening

10 – Kilometer distance

41 – Metre elevation gain

20 – Mph wind, or at least that’s what the wall of wind felt like in parts

15 – Number of Sportsworld stewards, a brilliant turn out. Thanks to everyone!

€225 – The amount the club received from their stewarding efforts.

1 – Number of participants from my company, including myself, to run. It was a hopeless attempt to get a few of them signed up.

50 – Number of participants from Sinead’s company ARUP who ran – wow!

5,500 – Number of runners in total; A big event on the dark but lovely streets of Dublin City Centre. Lots of music and jazz and lights and photography and cool drone footage.

10 – Number of Sportsworlder participants

3 – Number of different colour shirts I have from over the years. It used to be the Samsung Night Run with yellow high vis tops, then it became the Virgin Night Run with red high vis tops. Now it is the KBC Night Run with blue high vis tops! Bets on next year??

700 – Workers in total who helped make the race happen

40 – Number of “po”lice

100 – Number of portaloos!

1st – Sinead Tangney as first lady home. Unreal!

2nd – Years in a row Sinead has won this title

2nd – Event of the day which Sinead competed in; having ran the National Relays earlier!

3 – No. of PBs achieved by the Sportsworlders that I know of; Grainne, Martina and myself, Deirdre

50 – Seconds difference between my fastest and slowest K, stooopid

3 – Bottles of water drank immediately at the end

2 – Am. The time you feel calmed down enough to go to sleep


12           Stephen ODONNELL (#91) 00:35:31
26           Sinead TANGNEY (#1421) 00:37:36 – FIRST LADY, AGAIN!
196         Deirdre O’CONNELL (#569) 00:43:09
254         Stephanie BERGIN (#301) 00:44:03
495         Padraic MORAN (#468) 00:46:31
547         Anne DALTON (#1911) 00:46:55
647         Martina NOLAN-JONES (#1621) 00:47:39
767         Grainne LYNCH (#1877) 00:48:36
1157       Siobhan CLARKE (#2720) 00:51:27
1715       Grainne WALL (#2771) 00:54:40


By Deirdre O’Connell