Ireland > Adidas Dublin Half Marathon
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Nearly 3,500 runners crossed the finish line in the early fall 2008
running of the annual Adidas Dublin Half Marathon, which offers runners
a warm-up of sorts to the full Dublin Marathon that takes place a month
later each year. Featuring a 13.1-mile route that takes runners through
Dublin's Phoenix Park, which at more than 1,700 acres is Europe's
largest enclosed public park and is home to pastoral green fields,
tree-lined roadways and trails, and herds of wild deer, the race
follows a mostly flat and fast paved course that never leaves the park
grounds, and includes ample views of its grasslands, pastures and
wildlife all throughout the course.
From the starting line inside the park at the corner of Chesterfield
Avenue and Ordnance Survey Road, runners head southeast along
Chesterfield until they reach Odd Lamp Road, where they turn left and
head north along this road, which merges with North Road. Runners then
follow North all the way as it loops back around along the northern end
of the park, meeting up with Ordance Survey Road, which they follow
until turning left again onto Furze Road. After a short stretch along
this roadway that cuts through the center of the park's northern half,
runners then turn right back onto Chesterfield, which they follow all
the way down to the park's southeastern end.
The course then shifts runners onto Wellington Road for a run along the
southernmost edges of the park, just across the River Liffey from the
Irish National War Memorial Park. The course stays along the park's
edge as it curves around its southwestern corner, taking the field
northward along Upper Glen Road back toward the finish line, for the
home stretch into the finish along Ordance Survey Road, not far from
the race headquarters at Castleknock College.
Weather & Climate
Nestled along Ireland's eastern coast, overlooking the Irish Sea and
just a short ferry ride from the U.K., the city of Dublin typically
experiences mild to moderately cool weather conditions in the late
summer and early fall, with rainfall that can occur at virtually any
time throughout the year. In September, the city's average monthly
temperatures range between 62°F (17°C) and 50°F
€20 for online registrations by September 18, 2008
€25 for late registrations
Online registration for the fall 2009 running of Ireland's
Adidas Dublin Half Marathon is not yet available. Please check back
later for updated information on how to sign up online for this race.
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