LIKE Sisyphus in Greek mythology, who was fated forever to roll a boulder up a hill only for it to fall back down and hit him, Scott Rankin seems destined to finish second in races after doing all the running.
INSIDE TRACK: Sunday's Irish life Health National Senior Cross Country Championships at Abbotstown will have a reduced entry from the north on account of the unfortunate clash of dates with the Joe Seeley 10k Road Race in Belfast on Saturday.
Fionnuala McCormack impressed at the Autumn Open Cross Country on the new course at the National Sports Campus in Dublin yesterday. Mark Christie also caught the eye after winning out in a four-way battle for victory in the men’s race.
The advent of autumn put no dampener on participation levels in local running events with record fields turning up for most of the weekend races. Yesterday’s Armagh Adidas 10 Miles attracted almost 300 runners with a similar number in the ancillary four-mile fun run.