Martin Fagan of Mullingar won the inaugural Bewley's 10-Mile in Trim with his time of 48 mins 23 secs putting him almost three minutes ahead of Clonliffe's Gary O'Hanlon. Breege Connolly of North Belfast Harriers was first woman in a personal best time of 57 mins 31 secs. Next up for Fagan is the Rotterdam Marathon.
Raheny's Mick Clohisey won the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile in a record time of 48 mins 45 secs - just seven seconds clear of Leevale's Mark Hanrahan, who was also inside the old record as was third placed Seán Hehir. For the fourth time, Siobhan O'Doherty of Borrisokane was the women's winner in 58 mins exactly.
English leads Irish
Finishing second in the medley relay at the Armory Invitational Indoor Meet in New York was the Irish team of Declan Murray, Brian Gregan, Mark English and Ciarán ó Lionáird. Their time of 9mins 25.37secs put them less than six seconds behind an American quartet who ran a world record time of 9mins 19 .93secs. Mark English's split of 1:46.59 for 800m was the fastest of the day.
On a busy weekend, a record crowd is expected at the 'Three Tenners' 10th Enniscorthy 10km, with an entry fee of just €10. BHAA runners head to Swords on Saturday for the NCF event at the Balheary fields, where the women's Meet and Train League has a run a day later.
UCD's Ciara Everard and Danny Mooney of Letterkenny made the qualification marks for the European Indoors at the AI Indoor Games in Athlone. Everard clocked 2:03.50 when winning the 800m; Mooney ran a personal best 3:42.69 to win the 1500m.