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English plods to victory

DONORE'S Kevin English raced away from North Laois veteran Aengus Burke to win hill running's Dublin Plod Half Marathon in 85 minutes 55 seconds. Lucy O'Malley won the women's race.

Meanwhile, the Leinster Evening League draws to a close this evening at the Sugar Loaf in Kilmacanogue after record numbers all season. Tristan Drute must race if he is to win the league. The Sligo man has five wins from six starts to far this season.

MARK REACHES 800M FINAL: Star of the 15-strong Irish team at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona was Letterkenny's Mark English who finished fifth in the men's 800m final on the last day of competition. English ran 1:46.02, behind race winner Nigel Amos of Botswana.

TIMES TUMBLE IN OFFALY: At the Woodie's DIY National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore, Adam King of Iveragh, smashed the M16 hammer record with a magnificent throw of 72.16m. Laura McSweeney of Bandon threw 13.67 to break Eva Massey's W18 shot put record and in the W19 discus, Gowran's Sophie Parkinson set a new record of 44.03m.

FLEMING TAKES 5KM CROWN: Paul Fleming won a well-supported Dublin City Council BHAA 5km in Ringsend Park, coming home in 15 minutes 57 seconds, with Neil Callaghan in second place and Maura Kearns first of the women. The BHAA now takes to the track, with the Aviva BHAA Mile at Irishtown next Wednesday evening (7.30pm). All standards welcome.

TRAVERS SETS KINNEGAD RECORD: Roads performance of the week came at the Kinnegad GAA 5km, where John Travers of Donore set a new course record of 14:26, with Tallaght's Tom Fitzpatrick 10 seconds behind for second. Close to 5,000 have entered the inaugural Fingal 10km in Swords on Sunday. See www.dublinmarathon.ie for parking instructions.