A word of thanks On behalf of Sportsworld Running Club, I would like thank all the 1500 participants who took part in the Terenure 5 Mile in aid of the “Jack & Jill Foundation”; it was another fantastic success, with huge numbers, beating previous years. The gods were with us a beautiful day for runners + walkers and spectators, maybe a little too hot at the end, but it beats the rain any day!!!! Very sincere thanks to all Sportsworld members who arrived bright and early full of enthusiasm to help make this a special day, 29th years on and another great success so thanks again to one and all look forward to seeing you all again for the bigger & better 30th celebration next year.
This time three yeas ago Packie (the only person with his own name on his singlet) who has sadly gone south to Cork, was commissioned to write a short report on the graded track and field events that happen over the summer, and answer any common questions that people might have about them. He may have thought he was getting paid by the word, but the final result is a very complete explaination of these events. This years graded schedule is now up on the Dublin athletics site. The first race night is May 1st. Dublin Athletic County Board Graded T&F Meets. What? This presents a unique opportunity for club runners young and old with only a passing interest in the sport to test themselves against other club members of their own ability from around Ireland, but predominantly from Dublin clubs. Who can compete? Absolutely anyone of any age, race, colour or religion with any interest in athletics can compete. Is there an entry fee? The Dublin Athletic County Board has to live on something so yes there is an entry fee. You can pay separately on the night for one night (I think €8) where you get a temporary number. Better still you can register for the series at a reduced rate per evening (I think €45), hereby getting one number which you must bring with you to each subsequent evening. Are there medals/cash prizes? With the exception of the Dublin County Championship (Sat June 20th), these are non – competitive events. All you will gain is valuable experience. And a time/distance/height that is universally accepted and comparable to an athlete in Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong or Denmark. You can’t make such assertions with road or cross country events [...]
Great work by Maura at Dunboyne 4m road race Seven Sportsworld runners ran at the 2013 Dunboyne 4m on Sunday, and all did the club proud. First Sportsworld person home was Packie Enright, placing in the top 50 overall. Maura was the star of the day being 5th placed woman overall and netting a tidy €75 along with a PB. Not a bad day’s work indeed! Similarly recording a PB was Anna, who ran under 30 mins for the first time, super stuff; and super driving out to Co. Meath also ha ha! Breda also had a great run, coming fifth in her age category. The senior men’s race was won by MSB’s John Coughlan in 19:17; while Maria McCambridge was excellent also, winning in 21:07. Some fine food and drink were provided in the hall afterwards at the presentation, and thanks to Stephen here for handing out leaflets for the Terenure 5m in May. Overall it was a very well stewarded and organised road race that went off without a glitch, and I’m sure the many politicians attending agreed that you can’t beat experience when it comes to organising these events. Senior Men 1 John Coghlan Metro/St. Brigid’s A.C. MS 19:17 28 Patrick Enright Sportsworld A.C. MS 23:33 M40 1 Davy Byrne Tallaght A.C. M40 21:05 17 Ronan Murray Sportsworld A.C. M40 25:28:00 M45 1 Mick Traynor Raheny Shamrock A.C. M45 20:57 25 Stephen Willoughby Sportsworld A.C. M45 27:56:00 Senior Women 1 Maria McCambridge FS 21:07 4 Maura Ginty Sportsworld A.C. FS 24:32:00 F40 1 Emilia Dan Dunboyne A.C. F40 24:34:00 11 Anna Delaney Sportsworld A.C. F40 29:12:00 F45 1 Annette Kealy Raheny Shamrock A.C. F45 23:39 5 Breda Browne Sportsworld A.C. F45 28:54:00 [...]
Well done to all the club members who ran the 42.2km route in Berlin yesterday Conor Butler 3:02:12 Orna Dilworth 3:08:07 Alan Dignam 3:20:28 Anthony Ryan 3:33:34 Irene O’Connor 4:04:22
Sports world Training Week End 21st Sept – 23rd September Why not join us for the Sports world training week end in September. Get your autumn training kick started down in Kilkenny. There will be speed sessions, strengthening class, talks and lots of fun. To book a place just contact Paddy Lynch (087 6333892) or Orla Jordan (087 6374734) (Limited to 30 places) Cost per person is approx €110 2 nights B&B plus one evening meal