Road Running

Clohisey on song with record run at Irish Runner 5

Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC took the honours in Saturday’s Irish Runner 5 Mile race in the Phoenix Park – setting a new course record of 23:48. Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel AC) finished second in 24:30, followed closely by Gary Thornton (GCH) in third-24:37. Over 3,500 runners, joggers and walkers took part in the event that was run in sunny conditions.

“I’m delighted with the win today,” Mick Clohisey said.” It was a challenging course in rather humid conditions, but the 5 mile is not too bad in comparison to the Half- Marathon distance. I’ve been running fairly regularly over the last while in preparation for the Berlin Marathon in September so today is another great win for me. Next up is the Rock n’ Roll Dublin Half- Marathon – so fingers crossed everything goes well for it.”

Mulligan edges women’s race

First lady: Sarah Mulligan winning the women's race

First lady: Sarah Mulligan winning the women’s race

In the women’s race, Sarah Mulligan from Dundrum South Dublin AC came home a winner in 27:54. She was followed home by former race winner Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane AC) in 28:05) and Ciara Hickey who placed third in 29:54.

The race went really well but I think it was a lot hotter than we had anticipated,” Sarah Mulligan said.” I found the four mile mark quite difficult because of the uphill climb and the heat.” I’m happy enough with my time for the Irish Runner 5 Mile because it is quite a tough course- especially the last two miles.

Team Dublin Marathon, made up of of five men and five women- also took part in the event in preparation for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon later this year. Visit to enter the next three events in the Dublin Race Series- Best Value for Entry Fee Events.

The next race in the series will be the SSE Airtricity Fingal 10K run which will take place in Swords, North County Dublin on Sunday July 19th, with the closing date for applications being the 10th July. For more information or to register for any of the events, visit the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon website at and stay in touch on Facebook/DublinMarathon or @dublinmarathon

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