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Fighting Blindness Trail Run 2012

Updated on Nov 3rd, 2012

Fighting Blindness Trail Run 2012


The Fighting Blindess Trailrun 2012. Held in Glendalough over a 15km course on forrest trails

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The Run-a-Muck October 2012

Updated on Oct 22nd, 2012

The Run-a-Muck 20th October 2012


The Second Run-a-Muck of 2012 was held in the grounds of Clonkeeran House, near Johnstown Bridge, Co Kildare the Runamuck Challenge is a cross country running event over a wet and mucky course with various man made and natural obstacles including bale "jumps", net scrambles, tarzan swings, ladder bridges, ditchs, streams, tyres and tunnels designed to test your mental and physical strength, and to leave you with a great sense of achievement and a big grin on your face!"

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The Athlone 3/4 Marathon - October 2012

Updated on Oct 08th, 2012

The Athlone 3/4 Marathon Oct. 07th 2012


The Athlone 3/4 Marathon was held on a Certified Course of 19.664 miles / 31.646 km starting and finishing at the Glasson Hotel & Golf Club (www.glassongolfhotel.ie) near the village of Glasson, just outside Athlone.

Despite the forcast of rain the day dawned clear andthe sun shone for the duration. Barry Minnock, Rathfarnham aC took first place ahead of, Gary O'Hanlon, Clonliffe and Paul Duffy, Sportsworld in third.
In the ladies race Mary Laverty, North East Runners was first home ahead of Shona Keane, Sportsworld AC and Paula Prendergast,Mayo AC.
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Run The Line- October 2012

Updated on Oct 08th, 2012

TRun The Line Oct. 06th 2012


Run The Line was a fund raising race in Aid of the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain rescue team consisting of a 28 or 13 Km run along the Dublin mountain way from Tallaght to Johnny Fox's pub"

The race galleries contain images taken on the Tibradden ridge and at the finish :
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The Eco 2 Run Festival 2012

Updated on Oct 01st, 2012

The Eco 2 Run Festival September 30th 2012


The Eco 2 Run Festival of races kicked off at 9 am with four races heading off at 30 minute intervals, 20, 15, 10 & 5 mile races run asingle 5 mile course around the Dublin Docks in multiple laps.

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The Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt 2012

Updated on Sept 23rd, 2012

The Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt September 22rd 2012


The Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt kicked off at 11 am with two expert and thre sport waves heading off at 30 minute intervals. In keeping with previous WAR races the sun shone and the wind was elsewhere.

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The Great Pink Run, September 16th 2012

Updated on Sept 17th, 2012

The Great Pink Run September 16th 2012


The grey skies cleared in time for this year's Great Pink Run and the Dublin Docklands/ Grand Canal and the Point Village were inundated with a tide of pink as over 3,000 participants ran, jogged and walked the 5k and 10Km course in bright sunshine. Unlike last year there was nothing to dampen the spirits of the men, women, children and dogs that came out in pink to support Breast Cancer Ireland's Great Pink Run for its second year.

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The Achill ROAR adventure race - 09th September 2012

Updated on Sept 09th, 2012

The Achill ROAR adventure race - 09th September 2012


The Achill ROAR adventure race kicked off at 10.00 am with the expert wave 1 heading from keel strand toward the lagoon for the Swimming/Kayaking section beofre heading towards cloud covered mountain.

Winners on the day in the Expert race were Tim O Donaghue and Marie Boyle who have both now assured themselves of National Series victory and in the sport joint winners were Kieran Cosgrove, and Jerry O Sullivan and Colette Sweeney in the ladies.

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The Howth Aquathon race 4 - 23rd July 2012

Updated on 24th July 2012

The Howth Aquathon race 4 - 23rd July 2012


Race winners on the night and indeed all also winning the Howth Aquathon 2012 Series competitions were Kevin Thornton and Linda Clark in long course and Conal Mc Bride and Sandra O Grady in short course.

The rain held off till the end despite the grey skies and with the low tide the runners were treated to a beach run unlike the previous races in the series.

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The Howth Aquathon race 3 - 15th July 2012

Updated on 15th July 2012

The Howth Aquathon race 3 - 15th July 2012


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The Escape from Ireland swim - 1st July 2012

Updated on 1st July 2012

The Escape from Ireland swim - 1st July 2012

The Escape from Ireland Swim is a 1.9Km open water swim from Ireland's eye back to Howth harbour, Co. Dublin.

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Walk The Line 2012, in Aid of Dublin & Wicklow Mountain rescue. 22/23rd June 2012

Updated on 25th June 2012

Walk The Line 2012,23/24th June 2012

Walk the Line is a fund raising event for the Dublin Wicklow Mountain rescue team (DWMRT).

Taking place on the 23rd of June 2012 the event is a walk/run along the boundary of the Dublin & Wicklow Mountains, starting on the west of the mountains and finishing in Larch hill overlooking Dublin city. To fit in with the summer solstice the walk starts at 8pm at night and the plan is each participant would find themselves on a peak at sunrise.

This year there was two options which provided options for both the novice walker to support the team while experiencing the mountains at night and for the more experienced folk who want challenge themselves with a longer run/walk.

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The Tulfarris Tough 10 - 16th June 2012

Updated on 17th June 2012

The Howth Aquathon race 2 - 11th June 2012

The Tulfarris Tough 10 is a Ten mile road run held in the hills around Tulfarris hotel, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. This year there was also a 5Km run for those who wanted a shorted challenge.

Tristan Druet took the honors in 57:25 just ahead of Declan Power in 2nd (57:47) and Colin Coyle in 3rd (60:20).
Stephanie Bergin from Sportsworld won the women's long race in 18th overall in 70:09 with Mary Dawson(71:35) in 2rd and Anna Bushe (72:32) in 3rd.

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The Howth Aquathon race 2 - 11th June 2012

Updated on 12th June 2012

The Howth Aquathon race 2 - 11th June 2012

Unlike the first race of 2012 the weather was positively balmy, with sunshine and more importantly there was no wind to greeted the 130 competitors. Stephen Earley moved up from last month's second place to take the honours in 32:54 ahead Kevin Thornton in 2nd (33:49) and Donal Sheehy in 3rd (36:08).
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The Moxie Adventure Race - 26th May 2012

Updated on 28th May 2012

The Moxie Adventure Race - May 2012

The first Moixe AR, formely the West Wicklow Roar,was held on Saturday 26th May 2012. The course which involved Road Biking, Off-Road Running and Kayaking started and finished in the grounds of the Tulfarris Hotel at the south end of the Blessington Lakes and took in the surrounding hills and lakes.

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The Howth Aquathon race 1 - 14th May 2012

Updated on 15th May 2012

The Howth Aquathon race 1 - 14th May 2012

The first Race of the 2012 Howth Aquathon series was held in Howth, Co. Dublin on Monday evening, 14th May
while the rain held off the winds didn't so the 111 competitors had to forego the sea swim in favour of a saltwater swim in the safety of the harbour.
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Urban Trail Series - Race 3 - April 2012

Updated on 21th April 2012

Urban Trail Series race 3

The third Race of the 2012 Urban trail series was held in St. Anne's Park, Co. Dublin on Saturday 21th April
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The Wheelworx Orwell Ladies Crit League Round2, April 2012

Updated on 18th April 2012

The Wheelworx Orwell Ladies Crit League Round 2 - April 2012

The Wheelworx Orwell Ladies Crit League Round 2 was held in the Sandyford industrial estate, Co. Dublin.
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The Wicklow Adventure Race - Glendalough - April 2012

Updated on 15th April 2012

The Wicklow adventure race, Glendalough - April 2012

The first WAR race of 2012 was held in the Wicklow national park, Co. Wicklow on Saturday 14th April.
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Urban Trail Series - Race 2 - March 2012

Updated on 24th March 2012

Urban Trail Series race 2

The second Race of the 2012 Urban trail series was held in Tymon Park, Co. Dublin on Saturday 24th March
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IMRA Hell Fire Spring race Race, 18th March 2012

Updated on 18th March 2012

IMRA Hell Fire Spring race Race, 18th March 2012

The first Race of the IMRA spring leauge, the "Hell Fire Spring race", was held in on Sunday 18th March in the forests and hills around the hell fire club, over looking Dublin on a fine suny, if a triffle cold, day.
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Urban Trail Series - Race 1 - Feb 2012

Updated on 25th Feb 2012

Urban Trail Series race 1

The first Race of the Urban trail series was held in Marley Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin on Saturday 25th Feb.
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Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run - Feb 2012

Updated on 26th Feb 2012

Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run

The Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run took place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday the 18th of February, starting at 10am on Chesterfield Avenue, the Main Road through the park. The event was organised by Athletics Ireland in conjunction with Irish Sports Council, Dublin City Council & The Phoenix Park. The Run was open to walkers, joggers and runners with Places are limited to 5,000 applicants with what looked like a full turn out in glorious sunshine.
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The Art O'Neil Challenge - January 2012

Updated on 16th Jan. 2012

The Art O'Neil Challenge 2012
The Art O Neill Challenge is an arduous trek from Dublin Castle in Dublin city centre to the Glenmalure Valley in south Wicklow, re-tracing the escape route of Art O Neill and Red Hugh O Donnell in 1592.
500 hardy souls signed up for the 2012 challenge and left Dublin castle on Friday night in three groups, the walkers at midnight and those running all, or part of the way, at 2.00am and 1.15am respectively.
The route stayed on tramac and frosty roads as far as check point 1 at Kilbride Army camp and then headed cross country to Checkpoint 2 in Glenbride for breakfast! All that was left then was a hike over to Glenmalure via Art's cross
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