Race report by Carmel Dolan

The final Meet and Train race was hosted by Donore Harriers in the beautiful setting of the Phoenix Park last Wednesday, 10th May.

Myself, Val and Bronwyn arranged to meet at the Donore Harriers clubhouse and jog up to the start and we bumped into Orla who ran up with us –  and I mean UP when I say up – it was very  uphill!

As usual myself and Val got our excuses in early on how we were tired and it was late and we were hungry and so on!

When then became royally indignant when we found out that there would be a delay due to dignitaries escaping the park via helicopter, apparently fearful that they would be trampled upon by a wild herd of meet n trainers!


Sportsworld fielded a very strong team and it’s great to see us back where we belong at the top of the pile.

The flat course definitely played to our strengths, well mine anyway as I don’t dig hills!

Off we went on our 2 laps lead out by Jean Wilson who won the race for Sportsworld followed by Naoise Waldron in 2nd place who also had a fantastic run.

Everyone seemed really pleased with how they raced and Sportsworld cleaned up, taking Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Team C did especially well to finish so far ahead of their rivals that opponents’ times weren’t recorded. J

After the race Donore hosted a lovely spread of Tea and Buns that we absolutely scoffed.

Overall it was a great evening’s running and a particularly enjoyable event.

I would like to thank Aileen for a great job in organising all of us, and also thanks to our regular supporter Nick, whose encouragement is much appreciated.

Till next time,

Carmey D.

Sportsworld Results

Jean Wilson 1
Naoise Waldron 2
Patricia Fitzmaurice 9
Deirdre O Connell 15
Valerie Power 21
Ann Higgins 22
Amy Looney 23
Sandra Kelly 34
Anne Belton 36
Carmel Dolan 40
Anne Maria Scanlon 43
Bronwyn Murphy-White 48
Orla Greaves 51
Laurence Delair 59
Aoife Lavin 63