There’s a clutch of half marathons on the current calendar and many runners are hoping they will help in the plan being hatched for autumn marathons, such as Dublin in five weeks time. On Saturday Paula Prendergast finished 4th woman in the Dublin Half Marathon in 87:10 (86:57 chip). She was almost six minutes faster than last month’s National Half 92:45. A great run by Paula and she was very happy with the result given a busy work schedule in the lead in and reduced miles in training. As she says ‘it may have been an advantage’. It’s always wise to arrive fresh on the start line. The Dublin Half course is within the confines of the 1500 acres of Phoenix Park.
Dublin Half Marathon: 6,776 finishers, results www.tdl.ltd.uk
Una McGrath ran in the Cuisle 10k on Saturday in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association at Donamon. She finished 2nd o50 in 54:58, a fine performance and a few minutes faster than her 58:35 Balla 10k. Results www.redtagtiming.com.
Another reminder that Run West Ballyhaunis 8k is on next Sunday at 3pm. See full details on poster and in events calendar.