Thursday 14 December 2017

Read about Tuohy's road back to fitness

Irish Runner magazine
Irish Runner magazine

National indoor 800m champion Niall Tuohy of Ferrybank AC is the cover story feature in the latest issue (April/May) of Irish Runner magazine (below).

Tuohy talks to Cathal Dennehy about his tortuous road back to fitness after suffering a rare form of tarsal tunnel syndrome in both feet while on an athletic scholarship at Providence College, USA.

Tuohy's story is an inspiring chronicle of how the Waterford man never gave up on his big athletic dream and how he has bounced back from adversity to win a national 800m indoor title.

The latest issue of Irish Runner also features a special tribute to Neil Cusack, the Limerick runner who this month celebrates the 40th anniversary of his famous Boston Marathon victory of 1974.

Cusack is still the only Irish runner to have achieved this prestigious victory.


Kenneth Rogers (St John's AC) won a closely contested Eamonn Moloney 10k road event in Ennis on Sunday, finishing in 31.17, just three seconds clear of Trevor Power (Waterford) who placed second in 31.20. Julio Cesar Castro (Kilmurray/Ibrickane AC) finished third in 32.17.

Barbara Cleary was a clear winner of the women's race in 34.20, with Orla Drumm (Crusaders AC) finishing second in 36.21 and Dymphna Ryan (Dundrum) taking third in 37.57.

There were more than 300 entrants in this annual event.


A big entry is expected for Saturday's annual Rás UCD which takes place at Belfield. This has become a very popular 5k event and there is a T-shirt and goody bag for the first 500 to register. Visit:

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