Rory Chesser and Veronica Colleran are the masters in the Lees Road Cross Country Races
Whilst no longer running times to write home about, I thought (or to be precise Mick asked me to!) you'd like an insight into my run at the Dublin Half Marathon last Saturday. It has been cobbled together from my Blog entry on my Ramblings Page, so apologies if you read that and feel a sense of deja vu, but hopefully it makes decent reading here too.
Athenry sprint star Paul Hession has been rewarded for a season replete with national records and world-class competition with qualification for the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany. Paul's race is on Sunday at 03:50pm German time, which is 02:50pm Irish time.
The start list is as follows;
Now known as the Bernie Meaney Memorial road race. Race starts at 1:00pm
Prizes: 1st 6 men and 1st 6 ladies + veterans prizes
33rd year of the race.
Club Captain Brian O'Connor today announced that the annual Club Championship race over 5km will be held on Saturday the 13th of October next at 11:00am. As the track in Dangan is not currently available the race will be held on the road for the first time ever and the venue will be in Newcastle, Athenry over the course that was used earlier in the year during the May Galway 5km Series.
1. What running shoes do you train in?
2. How many miles did you run last week?
About 52 miles. I do most of my training by time as opposed to
distance, but I think that would be quite close.
3. What's your favourite racing distance?
4. Where's you favourite place to train?
On the riverbank down in UL, or the hilly 4 mile loop in Ryehill,
5. What's your favourite race or event each
As long as I’ve been a runner I’ve been aware that many runners, particularly the faster and younger ones, have nurtured an unhealthy disrespect for Triathletes. They’re such an easy target after all. Anyone who has ever seen those burly men in their skin-tight tri-suits will surely know what I mean. I’m sure there’s an audience for that sort of stuff out there somewhere but it shouldn’t be allowed really. Wanting to be part of the ‘in-crowd’ and having a general difficulty distinguishing my Gluteus from my Humerus I went along with this little ruse for a while.
Paul Hession moved up one place in the 2007 World Athletics Tour Standings at the Memorial Van Damme Golden League meet in Brussels on Friday evening.
He is now ranked in 9th place in his 200m event before the final Golden League meet in Berlin today. Johan Wissman of Sweden is the only other European ahead of him in the rankings.
Best of luck today Paul.
Official Result Men - 200 Metres Wind:+0.7m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
Having had some time to recover from his experiences at the World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Athenry AC’s Paul Hession gets back into the thick of world-class action at tonight’s Golden League meeting in Brussels.
It's that time of the year again and with the last of the summer's road races, thoughts turn to cross country running and the indoor races to be run during the autumn and winter. Many of the dates and venues have now been set for these events and are given below as a single list. When I have a chance I'll also put them into the events section of this site, perhaps later this week.