Ending his World Jog four years after he started it at the Dublin Marathon of 2010 was Tony Mangan. The 42km he ran on Monday brought Tony's total up to a nice round 50,000 km. So what's he going to do now? "They tell me I'm going to have to wind down my running gradually so I'll keep running - but not as much. And I'm getting a car!"
Santry hosts for the Dublin Cross-Country Championships next Sunday (1.15) with senior and junior races as well as juvenile titles to be decided. Defending men's champion is John Travers of Donore who beat Clonliffe's Stephen Scullion last year. DSD's Sarah Mulligan won the women's race. Clonliffe took both men and women's team titles.
Runners - Go West!
Runners from all over the country are invited to Sunday's Hollymount Road Races (2.0), taking place for a 49th year in the small Mayo village. Key race is the international 10km - billed as an international men's race. Women, of course, are welcome to run the 10km, although there's also a separate women's 3km - a throw-back to the days when women didn't run longer distances. There's also a junior 3km.
Donnelly's top novice
Niamh Donnelly of Celtic DCH won the Leinster women's novice title at Rathdrum and also led DCH to team victory. Thomas Moran of Dunshaughlin won the men's race, with Liffey Valley first team. Winners of the masters races were Jacky Carthy of Kilmore and Niall Lynch of Donore.
Clohisey hits the road
Abroad, Raheny's Mick Clohisey ran a time of 49.27 for 16th at the Great South 10-Mile in Portsmouth. Winner was James Runguru in 46.51.