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Minnock returns to his roots

Minnock leads men: Rathfarnham's Barry Minnock returns to his roots when he leads the Irish men's team at this weekend's World Mountain Running Championships in Albania. Also selected are Brian McMahon and Ian Conroy.

DSD's Sarah Mulligan leads a women's team that includes Fiona Clinton, Donna Mahon and Sarah McCormack. James Egan of DSD leads a strong junior men's team.

Zoran Skraba won the Dublin Peaks 36km in a record time of 2 hours 52 minutes 16 seconds. Second was Dallas Baird (3:10.5).

BHAA at Firhouse: Dublin's BHAA runners are back on the roads this weekend, with Firhouse the venue for the Saturday's Grant Thornton 10km (11am). Registration is at Firhouse Community Centre on Ballycullen Road from 9.30am.

James McFadden proved fastest of a good entry at the BHAA Zurich 2-Mile track meet in Tallaght. McFadden was timed at 9:41 in the first of five races. Fastest woman was Edel Madigan 11:56.

Lotto run full:

Entry for the National Lottery Half Marathon on September 17 in the Phoenix Park closed early after the limit of 8,500 entries was reached last week. Entry for the Dublin Marathon closes October 5.

T-shirt for 900: A quality technical t-shirt, courtesy of Sub-4, is on offer for the first 900 to finish the Rathfarnham 5km on September 25. Register online at www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie. Entry is €20.

Ashford, Co Wicklow, is the venue on September 18 (2pm) for a 5km charity race in aid of the Haven house building project in Haiti. Details www.haiti5krun.com.

Raheny's Aoife Talty not only was first woman, but finished second overall in the Kilbride GFC 5km, held in Clonee, Co Meath. Paul Cowhie won in 16:40 with Talty a minute behind.