Monday April 22nd saw the annual running of the Leinster Championship 10 mile ‘Battle of Clontarf’ event in St Anne’s Park in Dublin.  

As with most big races; a large contingent of Sportworld bibs lined up on the main avenue of the park for the traditional 10 am start.  In complete contrast to last years event, we were greeted by fine, sunny, warm & calm conditions.  

The full 10 miles of this race is within the park, so you get to know the park pretty well with 2 rough laps taking in the main avenue, one unpleasant hill, the rose gardens and even a short stretch on grass.  Lots of tight turns make this not the fastest of courses, but it is a nice run if you can manage to enjoy a race at all.

Big congratulations to our male over 35s team who claimed 1st place in their age category.  3 Benjamin Button type performances from Phil Kilgallon, Martin Doyle & Kevin Curran saw the lads comfortably home ahead of Portmarnock AC and Raheny Shamrocks.

Thanks to Neven King for photography on the day. 

Full results:

13 Phil KILGANNON 00:59:38
19 Martin DOYLE 01:00:47
21 Kevin CURRAN 01:00:57
26 Karl CHATTERTON 01:01:43
53 Mark HOLLOWED 01:05:15
64 Padraig LOOBY 01:06:45
81 Peter KNAGGS 01:08:12
87 Anthony GILLEN 01:08:33
94 Naoise WALDRON 01:09:04
158 Jim BROWNE 01:15:11
188 Tim MURPHY 01:18:24
265 Bronwyn MURPHY-WHITE 01:24:06
294 Maria FINNEGAN 01:26:08
303 Catherine GILMORE 01:26:58
317 Brian O’MURCHU 01:28:19
365 Audrai O’DRISCOLL 01:35:09
380 Ellen LAVIN 01:37:57
381 Sean O’BYRNE 01:37:58