Yared Derese (Carrick Aces AC) and Kate Purcell (Raheny Shamrock AC) claimed their respective national half marathon titles at sun-drenched Fairyhouse racecourse this morning (September 10th). The championship races took place alongside a hugely successful Ratoath Half Marathon.

Derese looked super smooth as her entered the racecourse for his run to home, crossing in a course record 1.05.29 to claim gold. He was followed in by Paul Maloney of Mallow AC, with Noel Carroll securing a brilliant bronze for Shercock AC.

Senior Men

  1. Yared Derese Carrick Aces A.C 1:05:29 (Course Record)
  2. Paul Moloney Mallow A.C. 1:10:16
  3. Noel Carroll Shercock A.C. 1:10:24

Senior  Men's Team 

  1. Crusaders A.C.
  2. Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
  3. Celbridge A.C.

Kate Purcell continues her brilliant season, claiming her second national title of the year following her win in the 5 mile earlier this season. The Raheny star showed no ill effects from her mountain running exploits in Clonmel last weekend to cross in a course record of 1.18.01. Purcell was followed home by Sarah Baryga of Sli Cualann and Denis Toner of Clones AC.

Senior Women

  1. Kate Purcell Raheny Shamrock A.C. 1:18:01
  2. Sarah Baryga Sli Cualann A.C. 1:21:36
  3. Denise Toner Clones A.C. 1:22:16

Senior Women's Team

  1. Raheny Shamrock A.C.
  2. Dunboyne A.C.
  3. Crusaders A.C.
  • Full list of Results HERE

Athletics Ireland would like to thank all the team in Ratoath AC for a superbly run event this morning.

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