John Byrne was a clear winner of Saturday's Flatline Athlone Half-Marathon, finishing in 1:11.39. The Mayo AC runner beat Peter Mooney, who posted 1:12.55 for second position. Paul Moran was third in 1:13.12.
Maria McCambridge of Dundrum South Dublin AC coasted to victory in the women's race in 1:15.21. Annette Kealy (Raheny Shamrock AC) was second in 1:19.10 and Orna Dilworth (Sports World, 1:23.38) placed third.
McCambridge wil be back in action on Saturday when she takes part in the Airtricity Dublin Half-Marathon.
"I had a bit of a stitch today, but I am happy enough with my performance, all things considered," McCambridge said.
There was also a marathon included in this very well-supported promotion, and this event was won by Brendan Ryan in 3:01.54. Mark Lacey (Pixels Promotions) finished second in 3:06.50 and Brian Ankers was third in 3:07.23.
Olwyn Dunne won the women's race in 3:24.25 and Caroline McGloughlin was second in 3:48.50. Leslie Crawford placed third in 3:50.07.
FINAL CALL FOR RATHFARNHAM 5K
This is a final call for runners wishing to enter the annual Rathfarnham 5k, which takes place on September 29. A fast course and a very well-organised event are guaranteed at this popular promotion which has a prize fund of €4,000. There is a special souvenir technical T-shirt too for the first 900 to enter. See www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie for more details.
PRICE IS RIGHT AT 15-MILER
There can't be too many distance races in the country with a €10 entry fee, and when the event in question carries a historic past, it certainly falls into the 'must-do' category, writes John Walshe.
The Cork to Cobh 15-miler, now organised by the Cork BHAA, takes place on October 6. It was for many years in the 1970s a national championship event.
Runners entering before Saturday, September 28 can avail of the €10 fee which includes a T-shirt and goody bag. Entries on the morning of the race cost €20.
The race starts in Cork city and finishes in the town centre. Full details can be found on the Cork BHAA website www.corkbhaa.com