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Dublin City Council Road Races 2013

Dublin City Council Road Races 2013

Dublin City Council/BHAA Road Races – Final 5 Alive Challenge for Lord Mayor’s Team

The Lord Mayor’s team will take on their final race in the Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge on Saturday, 6th April, 2013 at St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5.

The Ladies 2 Mile Race will take place at 11.00am while the Men’s 4 Miles race starts at 11.30am. Ladies are also welcome to run in the Men’s 4 Mile race. The flat course on roads and paths is inside the grounds the park. Registration is in St Paul’s College from 9.30.

I have really enjoyed the series of races with my 5 Alive Team and I hope all team members will keep up the good habits in the years to come. What better place to run our final race than in the magnificent St. Anne’s Park. The park has witnessed several improvements over past year including new paths and wall near the boat pond. Both races take place entirely in the park, on a fast flat course due to the new pathways provided by Dublin City Council” said the Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí.

The Lord Mayor will compete in the race as he has done in all the race series. It is a testimony to his personal contribution to health and fitness.



7 Responses

  1. AJ Cotter says:

    This race kicks-off the summer league & with the weather fast improving, the sun may even make an appearance. Last year, 70 women ran the 2 mile race with Kate O’Neill, Loraine Manning(Gardai) & Annette Kealy the first trio home. In the 4 mile race, there were 216 runners & Eoin Flynn(Bank of Ireland), Mick Clohisey(Spar) & Paul Fleming took the top three spots. Get there early as larger numbers are expected for the last of the “5 Alive Challenge”.

  2. Web Master says:

    Course maps added now

  3. Joe Gleeson says:

    Is the registration being held at St Paul’s or is it the Red Stables? The map seems to suggest the latter though previous experience suggests the former.

  4. Tim Farmer says:

    Hi, are the results fully uploaded. I seem to be missing 🙁

  5. AJ Cotter says:

    Here Comes Summer

    My first task on arrival was with the race organiser, Jim Kelly, to advise the owner of a Classic Mini that the exhaust pipe was on the road & maybe moving the car wouldn’t be a great idea. This theme of exhaust(ion) on the floor was something I identified with later as I crossed the finish line. The weather was perfect with little or no wind (except from some contestants) and sunshine with a bit of heat in it. This year, the races were within the confines of the park.

    Kate O’Neill retained her title as the top woman in the 2 mile race, she was followed home by a comfortable looking, Orla Gormley (Aer Lingus) with Orna Dilworth third in a field of 101. There were notable performances from the almost back to her best, Peig Dunne(Health Ladies A), the evergreen Ann Woodlock & Nuala Reilly(Health Ladies A) just back from injury.
    The 4 mile race was won by Brian Maher with Bernard Roe(Gerard Labs) & Brian Leahy in second and third. Former Olympian, Maria McCambridge, put in a stunning run to finish fifth of the 225. Other stand-out performances came from Ian McGrath(Bank of Ireland), Liam Molloy(AIB), Paul O’Connell(IT self-employed) who started when we were well into our first lap but managed to finish 13th and Paul Cullen returning from injury.

    We were greeted by a fine feast for the afters in St. Paul’s College while the annual quiz associated with this race was as ever warmly contested from an enthusiastic floor. Every runner received a DCC key-ring, a huge number of people won things in the quiz & prize winners got technical tee shirts. It was great to see the Lord Mayor, Naoise O’Muiri, start and run the race & then present the prizes.

    There was a minor issue with team prizes which will be resolved. A huge well done to Jim Kelly, all at Dublin City Council, the BHAA and all who ran & supported this race, it was a wonderful way to start the summer league. Our next port of call is the K Club for a great 10k PB course on Saturday 20th when I’m sure, temperatures will have risen dramatically.


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