Wednesday 13 November 2019

Almost 2,000 people line out for FIT magazine runs

Pictured participants before they take off at the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured participants before they take off at the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured participants before they take off at the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
09/03/2014. Pictured is Cathriona McKiernan before she came first place for the ladies Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured participants before they take off at the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are Fitness for You, running club from Redcross before the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are participants crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
09/03/2014. Pictured are participants crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are participants crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are participants crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured Body Byrne lead the warm up exercise at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k at the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured race ambassador and model Michelle McGrath and Clodagh Egan crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are Siobhan Byrne, chef, television presenter and food writer Clodagh McKenna, singer songwriter Brian Kennedy and television presenter Sile Seoige before the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
09/03/2014. Pictured Paul Byrne from Body Byrne finishes his first lap at the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured Body Byrne lead the warm up exercise at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k at the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are participants crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are Siobhan Byrne, chef, television presenter and food writer Clodagh McKenna, DJ and journalist Matt Cooper, television presenter Sile Seoige and singer songwriter Brian Kennedy before the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are participants from Body Byrne led by co-owners Siobhan and Paul Byrne before the Fit City Series in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan
Pictured are participants crossing the finish line at the Fit City Series 5k and 10k in the Phoenix Park. Photo: El Keegan

Almost 2,000 runners took to Dublin's Phoenix Park on Sunday to compete in the FIT Magazine 5k and 10k runs.

Broadcaster Sile Seoige, singer Brian Kennedy, celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna and radio personality Matt Cooper were among those lining out in sunny weather for the second year of the event.

The race was sponsored by Skechers, and their ambassadors Michele McGrath, MMA fighter Cathal Pendred, former rugby star Shane Byrne and runner Martin Kelly all crossed the finish line in good time.

The 10k winner Sean Hehir took home a grand prize of €800 following his Dublin City Marathon win last October, while prolific runner Gary O'Hanlon came in second. Olympian Catherina McKiernan took home the ladies first prize.

"I love running in the park anyway as I live nearby," she said.

"So it was great to come out today, I love the route. There were a few younger girls ahead of me in the beginning, but I managed to gain on them! It's all about pacing."

FIT Magazine Editor Vicki Notaro was thrilled with the turnout. "The atmosphere was fantastic, thanks in part to the weather and also the sense of camaraderie between the runners. There was a nice competitive edge too though! And lots of people came out with their kids and pets which just added to a lovely morning."

Next up for the FIT City series is an event in Cork on July 13th with a 5k and 10k option around the marina. Early bird entries are available now on www.fitmagazine.ie/events.

Irish Independent

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