Leevale's Lizzie Lee Runs in World Half-Marathon Championships, Cardiff, Sat March 26th 2016

Lizzie Lee with coach Donie Walsh
Lizzie Lee with her Coach, Donie Walsh, at last Monday's Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year awards

IAAF World Half-Marathon Championship Website

Preview of Women's Half-Marathon

Preview of Men's Half-Marathon

Women's Start List

Men's Start List

The women's race starts at 13:35pm, while the men's race starts at 14:10pm.

TV Coverage

The Event is being covered live on BBC1 TV, from 13:30pm to 15:30pm.

While Ireland was entitled to enter a full team of four athletes, Lizzie Lee is Ireland's sole representative, as many of our elite women have been, or will be, chasing Olympic qualifiing times recently.

In an interview with Cork Athletics, last Monday, Lizzie outlined her plans leading up to the Olympics, including Saturday's Half-Marathon, saying that the event wasn't a key race for her, but that she hopes to run a PB and this is likely to be her final Half-Marathon before the Olympics.  However she is planning to run a 10,000 track race, her first, during the summer.  She has been accepted to run in the British Olympic 10,000m trials in Highgate, London.

Interview with Lizzie Lee


Ireland's Women's Team

No Athlete Country DoB PB
144 Lizzie LEE IRL 22 May 80 1:13:28

Ireland's Men's Team

Ireland has declared a full complement in the Men's team event, with Sergiu CIOBANU, Thomas FRAZER, Sean HEHIR and Paul POLLOCK

No Athlete Country DoB PB
543 Sergiu CIOBANU IRL 10 Aug 83 1:04:48
544 Thomas FRAZER IRL 10 Sep 81 1:06:01
545 Sean HEHIR IRL 27 Jan 85 1:05:12
546 Paul POLLOCK IRL 25 Jun 86 1:02:10

Mass Participation Race

A mass participation race, with 25,000 participants, will take place behind teh Championship elite men.  Several Cork Athletes are involved in this, with, among others, a large Togher AC contingent.
Togher AC Contingent for World Half-Marathon Championship Cardiff 2016
Group includes: Tony Kelleher, Christina Maher, Aidan Hartnett, Dave O'Keeffe, Eoin O'Sullivan, Eric Browne, Marjorie Lynch, Brian Maher and Andrew Maher