Great Ireland Run

The Great Ireland Run is an 10-kilometre road running competition which is held in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland in mid-April.[1] It is held every year since 2003.

It is part of the Great Run series of athletics competitions. It has IAAF Bronze Label Road Race status.[2] It is sponsored by SPAR and features both an elite race (for sportspeople) and a popular race (for the general public).[3] There is also a 2.5 km fun run for 8–15-year-old runners.[4]

The 10 km race course begins at Chesterfield Avenue. It goes around in a clock-wise route to finish on Furze Road.[5] Over 10,000 people took part in the day's events in 2011.[6]

People who have run the race include former marathon world record holder Paul Tergat,[7] and World Championship medallist Meselech Melkamu, as well as some of Ireland's foremost athletes such as 1995 World Champion Sonia O'Sullivan and cross country specialist Catherina McKiernan.

Past winnersEdit

Key:   Course record   Irish championship race

Edition Year Men's winner Time (m:s) Women's winner Time (m:s)
9th 2011   Charlotte Purdue (GBR) 32:42   Jesús España (ESP) 29:26
8th 2010   Martin Fagan (IRL) 29:17   Freya Murray (GBR) 32:30
7th 2009   Rui Pedro Silva (POR) 28:45   Ana Dulce Félix (POR) 32:18
6th 2008   Abraham Chebii (KEN) 28:48   Doris Chepkwemoi Changeywo (KEN) 32:15
5th 2007   Abraham Chebii (KEN) 28:47   Victoria Mitchell (AUS) 33:06
4th 2006   Craig Mottram (AUS) 28:51   Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 31:41
3rd 2005   Craig Mottram (AUS) 28:35   Amy Rudolph (USA) 32:16
2nd 2004   Craig Mottram (AUS) 29:11   Catherina McKiernan (IRL) 33:39
1st 2003   Craig Mottram (AUS) 28:36   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 32:24



  1. Race History Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. Great Ireland Run. Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  2. IAAF Road Race Label Events 2010. IAAF (2010). Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  3. Fagan and Murray nab 10Km victories in Dublin. IAAF (2010-04-19). Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  4. Junior Great Ireland Run Archived 2010-04-20 at the Wayback Machine. Great Ireland Run. Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  5. Great Ireland Run Course Map Archived 2010-04-15 at the Wayback Machine. Great Ireland Run. Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  6. High spirits as 10,000 hot foot it in the park The Irish Independent (2011-04-11). Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  7. Cullen comes second in Dublin run . BBC Sport (2009-04-05). Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
List of winners