On Sat next 18th February the Irish 50k Championships take place at Donadea in Kildare. Irish international ultra runner Keith Whyte won the inaugural Donadea trail 50k last year in a time of 3:26:27. He seems in good form recently with a 7th place finish in the Gloucester 50k last month in 3.19.06. In 8th place (3.22.51) was Daniel Doherty, Irelands top finisher in 14th place in the World 100k in Holland last September.
John Byrne will be competing and it looks like being a great race with his Irish ultra team-mates.He has recent good form with a 2.33 marathon in 2011 and a fast 25.46 last month in the Raheny 5.
He finished 17th in the World Trophy 50k race in Galway (Aug 2010) in 3.19.00.