Organisers issue apology as Dublin half marathon delayed due to traffic mayhem 3 years ago

Organisers issue apology as Dublin half marathon delayed due to traffic mayhem

Several people expressed their frustration on social media at the turn of events on Saturday morning.

Organisers of the Dublin half marathon have issued an apology to participants and have been forced to push back the start of the event due to traffic chaos on Saturday morning.

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The annual event was moved to a new location in Newbridge Demesne in north Dublin for 2017, but traffic delays, particularly on the M1, forced organisers to push back the start time from 9.30am to 10am.

A picture posted by the Gardaí on Twitter of traffic at Lissenhall on the M1 illustrated what people travelling to the event had to put up with.

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Image via Twitter/An Garda Síochána

Notices of delays were posted on the Dublin Marathon account on Twitter from early on Saturday morning and it was initially decided to push back the start time by 15 minutes to 9.45am and subsequently by 30 minutes until 10am.

Race Director Jim Aughney issued the following apology to some 9,200 participants and promised that a full traffic management review with all stakeholders would take place after the event.

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Several people expressed frustration at the situation on Twitter on Saturday morning.

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