Running shorts: Gaeilge Rás around UCD!
It's not every day that you get to run a race as Gaeilge in Dublin city, which is what makes the annual Ras UCD, around the Belfield campus in Donnybrook, Dublin is so special.
This year's race takes place on Saturday (11.0), with a t-shirt and goody bag going to the first 500 to register. Entry is €15 or €10 students with all proceeds going to UCD Volunteers Overseas.
A day later, Raheny hosts the annual Glo Health National Road Relays, with the master women and men and the senior women, running a mile, a two-mile and a mile and the senior men running five legs in total - a three mile leg and two each of the mile and two mile legs.
Get on track this summer
RECORD numbers turned out last year for the Dublin Graded League, with this year’s league starting next Wednesday April 22 (7pm) at Santry with a 10,000m race along with 200m, 1500m, triple jump, pole vault and hammer.
With Irishtown still unavailable, events this year will rotate between Santry and Tallaght until further notice.
In total, six rounds of the league are scheduled, with the full programme of track and field events covered between them.
Entry per event is €8; register at www.dublinathletics.com before 12 noon on the day.
Time to head for the hills
IF there’s a stretch in the evening, then it’s time for the annual Leinster Evening Hill Running League with a pipe-opening 3x2.5km relay tonight at Killiney Hill (7.30) in aid of GOAL. The league proper starts next Wednesday at Bray Head; all who complete eight of the 13 rounds will receive a special prize. Entry is €7 per race.