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Thursday 17 April 2014

all roads lead to popular Aware event at phoenix park

It's last call for those wishing to sign up for Saturday's Aware 5k and 10k events which take place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday. Entries have been flowing in at a fast rate for the popular event. There will be late entries accepted up to one hour before the start on the day. FIT is print partner for the event.

CURLEY BEATS THE BOYS TO CLAIM CLEAR WIN IN EDENDERRY

The name Pauline Curley is a familiar one amongst female race winners, but the 44-year-old Tullamore Harrier achieved the unique honour last Saturday of winning a race outright, writes John Walshe.

Competing in the Edenderry 10k, organised by St Mary's Secondary School, the 2008 Olympic marathoner finished in a time of 36.08, which gave her a clear margin over runner-up, her clubmate Darren Butler, who recorded 37.49.

Ollie Kearney from Donadea was third in 38.07 with Mary Bracken (Tullamore) the second woman in 42.11, which gave her 10th place overall.

CORK SIMON CHRISTMAS RUN TO ROUND OFF GREAT BHAA SEASON

The final Cork BHAA event of the season, the Cork Simon Christmas Run, takes place next Sunday at the Marina at 11am, writes John Walshe.

This is very much a fun run where participants predict their time over the four-mile distance and the winner is whoever gets it right, with the verdict usually decided by fractions of a second. Needless to say, no watches are allowed.

Entries and changing will be at the Lee Rowing Club and all proceeds from the race will go to the Cork Simon Community. Details can be had from Kevin Cummins at 021 4292509.

The number of runners (registered and non-registered) in all BHAA promotions in Cork during 2013 amounted to the staggering figure of 8,494.

RAFTERS STAY AFLOAT TO RAISE CASH FOR CONCERN

Rafting.ie, which is a relatively new adventure business based at Palmerstown, Dublin, held a raft-racing day on Saturday and raised just short of €1,000 for Concern's Philippines relief effort.

There were 21 teams participating. The races were held at Sluice Weir on the River Liffey near Lucan and involved several local kayaking clubs and lots of volunteers.

A team from the Get Off The Couch television programme on Setanta took part, along with the show's presenter, Teena Gates.

Irish Independent

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