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Wednesday, 23rd June, marked the second event in the Dublin Graded Series for 2021 and it was great to see a few more faces take to the start line in the Sportsworld gear. Despite the enthusiasm for track racing, no-one put up their hands to write a race report...
Race Report: Tim Murphy Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021 Distance: 8.62k Climb: 360m Terrain: Field, Fire Road, Technical Rock, Cycle Trail. Participants: Deirdre McGing (1:11:31); Eileen Rowland (1:11:56); Eoin O’Brien (1:13:50) - Photographer; John Fitzgerald (1:19:29); Liam Lenehan (0:51:56); Tim Murphy (1:01:54) . The drive into Belmont Demesne and its setting are beautiful. The...

Graded Meet 1 2021

After what feels like a lifetime without “real” races, the Graded series started again last Wednesday, 9th June, in Tallaght. I didn’t enter any races during the shortened 2020 series, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect this time with rules & restrictions etc. Entries had gone on...
Liam Lenehan on location in scenic Kilkenny I posted my local Woodstock Loop trail run here a couple of weeks ago and figured with a bit of prompting (arm twisting) from one of my Sportsworld Masters buddies who shall remain anonymous (Peter Knaggs), I might as well post my own...

Dublin Virtual Marathon 2020

Apart Christmas and my summer holidays, the Dublin marathon weekend is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the tapper, the registration, the atmosphere and dinner and few pints after the race. So needless to say I was very disappointed when it was cancelled, but I’m...
As is the nature of these damned COVID times we live in, there was much uncertainty in the build-up to the event around whether it would actually go ahead or not. This was made all the more challenging with the introduction of the local lockdowns in Kildare, Laois and...
National Master’s Track & Field, Morton Stadium, Santry 6th September 2020  By Anthony Gillen, Garrett Banahan, Liam Lenehan & Brian Conway  Anthony Gillen’s 1500m I was lined up in the second heat with 5 runners from my age group and another 9 runners from the O40 category.  My overall plan for the...

Charleville Half Marathon

These last few weeks have seen somewhat of a return to racing albeit in a very different manner than what we are all used to. Mass participation events are still a long way from once again becoming the norm simply because they are impossible to operate within the existing...
The Graded Meet Series concluded with an exciting finale at Tallaght stadium on a sweltering Wednesday evening, the 12th August. Entries for ‘real’ non virtual events these days are at a premium so we were up very early at 6am booking this online a few days before as we...
OMG… Just call me Karol  Full of the joys of last week’s IMRA Scalp race, I signed up for my next Wednesday evening escapade, at IMRA Prince William’s Seat - 364m of climb, over 8.39k, according to the blurb.  This is not far from Johnnie Foxes, Glencullen.  Also, ready to...