Mary Lou Craig at the crossroads at Glencullen in south county Dublin after one of her daily runs.

These are increasingly conflicting times for the psyche of runners everywhere. More reason and motivation than ever to go running, only less hope and (...)

Two joggers run along the quays in Dublin city centre. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Distance runners moving at any reasonable pace present no significant risk of spreading Covid-19. The problem, according to Prof Kingston Mills, is, s(...)

The 2019 Dublin Marathon was limited to 22,500 participants. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Such is the ever pressing interest for race entries into the KBC Dublin Marathon that the event organisers have further increased the entry limit to 2(...)

 Sinead Diver finishes in second place during the  Half Marathon Championships on in Sunshine Coast, Australia in August. Photograph: Albert Perez/Getty Images

I ran into the great Billy Porter on Thursday and as usual he was all worked up about the Dublin Marathon. Not only the decision to declare next year’(...)

What had so far separated the Dublin Marathon from most of its other big city rivals was its guaranteed race entry. Photograph: Inpho

Of all the guarantees which come with running any big city marathon - the agony, the ecstasy, the fear of never being able to walk straight again - ac(...)

Entries for the 2020 Dublin Marathon will be allocated via a ballot. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such is the now pressing demand and interest for race entries into the KBC Dublin Marathon that the event organisers have moved to a lottery system to(...)

Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri wins the 2019 KBC Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide from his shadowy past. Othmane El Goumri from Morocco was the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nin(...)

Aoife Cooke from  Co Cork, who came first in the Irish women’s category of the KBC Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

They all had the same 26.2 miles to run and promises to keep, but, on a day sent straight from marathon heaven, there was plenty of personal reward to(...)

Frank Behan at the Mansion House in Dublin. He is the oldest of 13 people to have completed all 39 Dublin Marathons since 1980. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Lucky number 13 or 13,283.4 miles later – depending on which counts most. There is no such thing as a short cut in a marathon, only the 26.2 miles bet(...)

Marathon first-timers can look forward to the achievement of the longest run of their life every weekend for the next two months.

While many of us enjoy a relaxed and routine-free August, there is a large group of people who are forgoing their lazy summer weekends for sensible be(...)

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