Dublin City Council Raheny 2010
Dublin City Council / Business Houses Athletic Association ( BHAA) races at St Anne’s Park, Raheny, on Saturday 10th April 2010
Dick Hooper, Dublin Marathon winner and Olympian will present the prizes to individual and team winners following Dublin City Council’s/BHAA road races on the 10th April. There will be a ladies two-mile race and a men’s 4-mile race.
Both races will start and finish in the magnificent tree lined Main Avenue of the park. It is a beautiful park, the former residence of the Guninness family, and the racecourse follows an attractive route.
The race passes the fringe of the Millennium Arboretum, the World famous Rose Garden and the Victorian splendour of the Red Stables. Also another fascinating and least known aspect of the park is that the wall at the tennis courts comprises stone from Nelson’s pillar.
The course is considered a fast one and many runners may feel it represents an opportunity for personal best times.
Dublin City Council runners – notably Noel Carroll – were among the founders of the Business Houses Athletics Association (BHAA) in 1979. Since then BHAA has organized series of races – track, cross country and road – on a corporate basis. Individual participant represent their employer on a team basis. The Dublin City marathon continues as a testimony to BHAA.
It is indeed appropriate that Dublin City Council and the BHAA be linked to the Dublin European Capital of Sport 2010.
The prize presentations will be between 12.30 pm and 1.00 pm in the gym hall, St Paul’s College.
The results, photos of the action and a video will be available from Sunday on www.bhaa.ie.
The race headquarters will be in the Gym Hall, St Paul’s College, Sybil Hill/Vernon Avenue, and Raheny adjacent to St Anne’s Park. The ladies 2 mile race commences at 11.00 a.m. The men’s 4-mile race commences at 11.30. a.m. All grades and standards are welcome. Entry fee of € 15 is open to non-registered B.H.A.A. runners.