1,500 take part in first Griffith Avenue Mile since 2019Gary Ibbotson 19 Sep 2022
This past Sunday saw the return of the Griffith Avenue Mile for the first time since 2019.
Hosted by the All Hallows Area Association and Marino Athletics Club the event saw a record 1,500 runners of all abilities run the mile along Dublin’s Griffith Avenue.
Fresh from representing Ireland in the European Athletics Championships in Munich the male and female races were won by Hiko Tonosa Haso and Michelle Finn respectively.
Hiko Tonosa Haso, who featured in the 10,000m final in Munich, won in a time of 4:08.
While two time Olympian Michelle Finn set a new course record with a winning time of 4:35.
“The weather cooperated fully, and it was a wonderful spectacle to see so many elite runners and members of the local community enjoy the run in beautiful autumn sunshine on this unique avenue on Dublin’s north side,” the organisers said.
A post race event was held in DCU All Hallows with the support of Dublin City University and attended by Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy, DCU Daire Keogh and other dignitaries.
Race MC Liam Moggan said: “‘All we have are the days’, McGahern wrote. And today was an extraordinarily memorable one. Congratulations and Bualadh bos le gach duine.”
“The Griffith Avenue Mile is a community led, not for profit event organised by a team of volunteers from Marino Athletics Club and the All Hallows Area Association in partnership with Athletics Ireland and supported by DCU, 123.ie, Dublin City Council, Greystar and many local sponsors without whom the event would not be possible,” organisers say.