Top Fields set for the Frank Duffy 10 Mile, KBC Dublin Race Series.


Race preview Saturday 24th August

The Frank Duffy 10 Mile will take place on Saturday 24 August as part of the KBC Dublin Race Series 2019. There are over 5,200 competitors set to the line-up. This year the race returns to its Phoenix Park roots. There is a top field set to line up in both the men's and women's field, with bonuses on offer for any race series record broken as well as time bonuses.

In the men's field, Mick Clohisey who finished second in the South Dublin 10K, part of the KBC Dublin Race Series is set to compete. The Raheny AC man also recently finished second in the National Half Marathon. Joining him will be his clubmate Mark Kirwan and Clonliffe club rival Mark Kenneally who placed fourth in the South Dublin 10K.  Also, in the mix will be Josh Griffiths of Swansea, and Yared Derese; Carrick Aces Athletic Club, who won the National Half in 1:04:58.

In the women's field Olympian, Breege Connolly who won the South Dublin 10K will be up against Gemma Rankin of Scotland.  Rankin placed third in that race behind Connolly and was the 2015 winner of the Frank Duffy 10 Mile. Linda Byrne of DSD and Fiona Stack and Leanne Butler are also set to race.

Following the Frank Duffy 10 Mile, the KBC Dublin Half Marathon will take place on Saturday 21 September. The sold-out 2019 Dublin Marathon, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with KBC, has a record entry of 22,500. The runners will take to the start-line on Sunday 27 October.

Jim Aughney Race Director said: "We are looking forward to seeing all the runners line up in the second of the KBC Race Series. We are also committed to making continued steps towards improved sustainability.  We are delighted that this year we will be using refill tumblers which are collected after the race and re-used after steam-cleaning reducing single-use plastics."
Aidan Power, Director of Customer, Brand and Marketing from KBC, said: “The KBC Race Series plays an invaluable training role in the lead up to the KBC Dublin Marathon and with less than 10 weeks before marathon day, we’d like to wish all the competitors running the Frank Duffy 10-mile race the very best of luck.

As sponsors, we want to celebrate all those whose lives are touched by the marathon – not just runners – which is why we launched our #RunThisTown campaign, encouraging the thousands of individuals who make the marathon possible to share their marathon stories online using the hashtag.”