Monday 21 January 2019

Mooney Tops at Glendalough

Killian Mooney of DSD produced the best local result at the British and Irish Junior Mountain Running International held in Glendalough, Co Wicklow.

Mooney finished third in the M20 race, a week after competing at the World Mountain Running Championships. His time of 26 mins 59 seconds left him just 18 seconds behind the winner, Iolo Hughes of Wales.

Cross-country returns

Cross-country resumes this weekend with two annual warm-up events. In Co Meath, Star of the Sea hold their annual cross-country at Stamullen, while in Co Kilkenny, the St Senan's Cross-Country takes place at Kilmacow.

Venues for both the national intercounty and national novice championships will be announced early next week.

Moone a perfect prep

Just over four weeks remain until the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Sunday's Moone Kilomarathon is ideal preparation, with the distance of 26.2 kilometres or 16.3 miles a good test for anyone in the middle of marathon training.

Online entry at €20 closes today. There is also a 10km; entry fee €20. See www.moonekilomarathon.com.

Hehir backs for home 5k

Rathfarnham WSAF are hoping Sean Hehir will make it a first ever home win at Sunday's New Ireland Rathfarnham 5km (10.0). Hehir, the current Irish marathon champion, will team up with Louis McCarthy, Paul Stephenson, Eoghan McGinley and Paul Fleming in the team competition. Online entry is €21.40; race HQ is Terenure College.

Robinson sub-4 in Sligo

Paul Robinson of St Coca's ran a time of 3:53.4 to beat Donore's John Travers in the elite mile at the Ballymote Sub-4 Minute Mile Meet, Co Sligo - the first sub-4 minute mile to be run in Sligo.

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