GRASS IS GREEN FOR TRINITY: Trinity's lovely grass track is the venue tonight for the Silver Jubilee Trinity Track Meet with 1,000m and 2,500m races to mark the first year and the 25th year of this popular BHAA event. Registration is in the Moyne Institute (near Lincoln Place gate) from 6.15pm, with the first race at 7pm. All grades are welcome to run on a track where some of the first organised athletics events in the world took place about 150 years ago. Organiser is Cyril Smith, a well known AAI race starter.
IRISH RUNNER CLOSING DATE EXTENDED: To allow for group entries, the closing date for the Irish Runner 5 Mile on Saturday, June 30 has been extended to June 15. The run launches the annual Dublin Races Series and is followed by the inaugural Fingal 10km in Swords on Sunday, July 22, and then the Frank Duffy 10 on Saturday, August 25 and the Dublin Half Marathon on Saturday, September 15. The latter two are both in the Phoenix Park.
mangan in peru: After 19 months, world jogger Tony Mangan reached Cusco, Peru this week, and is taking a few days off to see the Inca sites. Tony has run more than 19,100km in 13 countries since he started his run in October 2010. He's already looking for runners to keep him company when he reaches New Zealand in about six months time. After that comes Australia, from Canberra to Darwin, before he heads for Asia. See www.theworldjog.com
QUINN KEEPS IT LOCAL: Local man Martin Quinn won the Patrick Bell 5km in Dunleer, just beating Gary O'Hanlon of Clonliffe. Dervilla Holems of Donore was the first woman ahead of Dunbroyne's Emilia Dan. Eddie O'Neill of Tinryaldn was a clear winner of the Great South 4 Mile in Kilmacow, where Jackie Carthy of Kilmore was first woman. The winners of hill running's European Championships trial in Co Wicklow were Ian Conroy of Raheny and UCD's Laura Shaughnessy.
be brave in trim: Trim is the place to be on Friday night (8.0pm), when the Braveheart Run 5km trail run takes in a historic route along the River Boyne. Get there early! On Sunday, the annual Tommy Lynam Midsummer 5km in St Anne's Park, Raheny (11.0) is already attracting a healthy entry. Enter online or on the day at Cara Hall. Medals to all finishers.