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Slick Hayes home first at Santry

AT Santry, Thomas Hayes won the inaugural Irish Life and Permanent BHAA 6km Cross-Country, with veteran Peter Mathews finishing second and Fiona Mahon first of the women on a tough, slippery course. Final Dublin BHAA race of the year is the Vodafone Trail 5km in Marlay Park on Sunday, December 9.

Byrne returns for Malahide win

For a second week, Tallaght veteran Davey Byrne led home the Parkrun 5km in Malahide Castle, with Orna Dilworth first woman. An amazing 268 finished the run. Parkruns are free, informal timed 5km runs held, naturally, in parks, usually on Saturday mornings.

Coppinger on top in Cambodia

Aisling Coppinger of Clonliffe Harriers was first woman at the Cambodia Multistage Race/Ancient Khmer Path (235km, 6 stages) in Phnom Penh.

Coppinger, who comes into her own when the going gets tough, moved into second place on the third day, a 62km trail run. A day later, she took over in front on the mountainous stage four and held on until the finish in the magnificent setting of Angkor Wat. Her time of 24 hours 21 secs put her ninth overall.

Jameson hits ultra rivals for six

Ultra runner Iveagh Jameson ran a total of 740.3km to take sixth place at the annual Monaco 8-Day Ultra, a festival of running that attracts well over a thousand runners each year, although most are happy to run a few kilometres on each of the days. Earlier this year, Jameson finished second in the Grand Union Canal Run from Birmingham to London.

Dungarvan 10 proving popular

Although the John Treacy Dungarvan 10-Mile doesn't take place until January 27, the allocated 1,750 places are already filling up fast.

Last year, entry closed in mid-December, so the message is clear: if you want to run, get that entry away now! Also taking place that day is the AXA Raheny 5. More than 2,000 runners are expected and entry is still open on the Raheny Shamrock website.

Raheny Winter League kicks off

Starting tonight with a three-mile run is the annual Raheny Winter League (8.0). Entry is €50 for the 11-race league or €7 per race. Even better, you don't need to register in advance - just pop along, pay up and run!


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