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Byrne wins Limerick mini marathon

LINDA BYRNE of DSD, winner of the Dublin Women's Mini Marathon earlier this year, led home more than 2,000 finishers at the Limerick Women's Mini Marathon in a time of 27 mins 1 sec for the five-mile course.

SECOND was Siobhan O'Doherty of Borrisoleigh, another mini marathon regular.

Gary O'Hanlon of Clonliffe and Raheny's Barbara Sanchez were the winners at the Donadea Forest 10km, while Joe McAllister of St Malachy's and Breege Connolly of North Belfast were first man and woman at the Armagh '10'.

Catherina McKiernan finished fifth overall and first woman at the Conemara 10km in 35 mins 36 secs.

Manning's top of the class in Teachers'

Lorraine Manning and Mick Clohisey won the Teachers' BHAA Cross-Country in Castleknock -- the first BHAA Cross-country races of the season. Next up is the Dublin Marathon, followed by the Bank of Ireland Beach 5km in Dollymount on November 10. Why not register with the BHAA now? Details www.bhaa.ie

Raheny winter series to get under way

The first round of the Raheny Fit for Life Winter 2-Mile Series take places tonight (8pm), with six rounds taking place between now and Christmas. Entry is €30 for the series or €7 per race with registration at the Raheny clubhouse in Raheny village (behind scouts' den) from 7.15pm. Groups and individuals of all standard welcome.

Alsaa Track Series can aid fitness goals

An ideal way of keeping a check on your fitness and speed over the winter is the Alsaa Track Series of monthly time trials, alternating mile and 3000m races. First off next Tuesday is a mile race; entry is €4 or €20 for the seven-race series. That is followed by a 3000m on Tuesday November 30. Register on the night at the Alsaa, Dublin Airport. Info Gerry Martin 087-2132244.

Remember loved ones in Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park is the venue on Sunday November 11 for the Remembrance Run 5km (11am). With November a month of remembering, starting with All Soul's Day, the race invites men, women and children of all ages to run or walk in memory of loved ones and perhaps to raise money for a favourite charity. Entry fee is €20 for individuals or €50 for families of four. Each finisher will receive a specially designed souvenir candle, a certificate and a goody bag. Enter at www.remembrancerun.ie or call 01-8869933.

Entries open for the Dungarvan 10-mile

Entry is already open for the John Treacy Dungarvan 10-Mile Road Race on Sunday January 27. With numbers increasing every year, this year's limit is 1,750 with January 14 the closing date if that limit isn't reached. Details www.dungarvan10mile.org.