Eoin Sugrue came home a winner in the annual Kerryman Dingle Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 2:44.04. Pat Dunworth was second in 2:47.30 and Michael Rejmer placed third in 2:51.22.
The women's race was won by Aideen Shinners in 3:19.28. Jo Reeve finished second in 3:21.24, and Nora Barry was third in 3:22.48. Close to 300 finished the course.
There was an entry of more than 1,000 in the half-marathon, where Paul Stephenson led the field home in 1:14.14. John Meade was second in 1:14.24 and Gary Hynes placed third in 1:17.09. Maura Regan won the women's race in 1:30.15. Suzanne Quinn placed second in 1:30.28 and Gillian Cotter was third in 1:30.42 – a close finish for the top three in this event.
Sean Brosnan won the ultra-marathon also on the programme in 6:38.54. Rory Campbell was second in 6:47.57 and Daibhi O'Leary was third in 6:49.28.
GET SET FOR RATHFARNHAM 5K
Entries are fast coming in for this year's annual Rathfarnham 5k road race which takes place on Sunday, September 29.
This popular road race, which has a reputation for delivering very fast times, supports St Luke's Cancer Hospital in Rathgar and takes place around the streets of Rathfarnham and Terenure. The race is being sponsored by ABB in Tallaght and énergie Fitness Gym in Rathfarnham.
More than 1,000 finished last year's Rathfarnham 5k, organised by Rathfarnham/WSAF AC, and early indications are that number will increase this year.
Walkers, joggers and runners of all standards are welcome and the first 900 finishers will receive a high-quality green technical T-shirt. There will be a goody bag, too, for all finishers. Race entry is €20 online at www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie.
You can also enter on the day for €25 with a special rate of €15 for students.
There are excellent cash prizes for the first six men and women and for the first two in the usual Masters' categories. The first man/woman will receive €400 and an additional €100 if the course records of 13.54 (Martin Fagan) and 15.25 (Maria McCambridge) are broken. There are three club team prizes for men and women.