Irish Runner 5 mile

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A number of Duleek and District AC athletes were prominent amongst the thousands of runners who sizzled and sweated their way around the phoenix park last Saturday at the Irish runner 5 mile road race. The race, which traditionally has marked the commencement of the Dublin race series this year operated on a standalone basis. There were sweltering temperatures well in excess of 20 degrees for the large field which took part. The evervescent Anne Hamilton and Sandra Cassin were once again to the fore for the club. Anne and Sandra are two of the most prolific athletes within the club and each weekend can be found representing the club throughout the region. Both put in great performances and eclipsed the 47 minute marker. This was the second 5 mile race in the space of 6 days for Anne and Sandra having completed the Howth 5 mile road race the previous Sunday. Equally impressive were Orla Hillman and Tara Dillon with Orla clocking 47.33 and Tara finishing in 54.28. Greg Dixon put in his second excellent performance in the same week finishing just over 42 minutes.