Today’s Dublin Half Marathon has been overshadowed by the death of a competitor. The race organisers have posted a statement on the matter.
Many of us who ran in the race saw the scene at the 11-mile mark, near the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park, where ambulance staff were treating a runner lying on the road.
For what it’s worth, I finished the race in 1:37:51, a new half-marathon personal best by over two minutes. But I’d prefer not to dwell on this race for the moment.
Enjoy your running and get home safely.