What a truly remarkable day yesterday was. We had record numbers competing, record number of PB’s and record number of sub 3 hour runs at the Dublin Marathon. As far as I can make out we had 48 running and each and every one ran a great race. Our first home was Brendan Murphy in a remarkable time of 2:28.43 (PB) . Right behind him was Fergal Whitty in 2:29.09 ( only 17 seconds off his best) with Caitriona Jennings next ( 4th Irish Lady – 2:37.56 , her fastest Dublin and second fastest ever) Derek Taylor ( 2:42.34 – 3 minute PB) Barry Aherne ( 2:48.27 PB , first sub 3) Niall Lynch (2:48.59) Martin Gaynor (2:49.01 PB, first sub 3) James Hoare (2:49.49) Ciaran Alyward (2:50.41) Sean Fox (2:51.44) Daragh O’Reilly ( 2:51.49 – 22 minute PB) Paul Dunne (2:52.32 PB) Mark O’Connor (2:53.28 PB) Paddy Walsh (2:54.53 PB) William Byrne (2:55.14) John Clohissey (2:55.19 PB) David Naylor (2:55.46 PB) Darren McGrath (2:56.19) Ed Hayes (2:56.21) Brian Kitson (2:56.48 PB) Gary Cullinan (2:57.03 PB) Alan Bernie 2:57.59 PB) , Shane McAuley (3:04.14) Robert Gilligan (3:05.44) Shane Walsh (3:05.56 PB) Sabrina Keogh ( 3:07.16 PB) Anne Curley (3:09.20) Chris Bigley (3:13.44) David Tonge (3:14.31 PB) Conor Cleary (3:16.58 PB) Shane Toman (3:17.06) Ronan Fennell (3:18.08 PB) Andrew Davies (3:19.12)Tim Murray (3:25.51) Leah Benson (3:27.05 PB) Sorcha McCann (3.27.15) Shane Greenan (3:28.01 PB) Conor Boyle (3:29 PB) Will Morris (3:31.47) Gavin Purtill (3:32.35 PB) John Fennelly (3:33.43) Rob Priestman (3:38.06 PB) Johnny O’Brien (3:40.10) Christine O’Connor 3:53.05 PB) Nicola Rice (3:57.19 PB) Jack Drea ( 4:00.09) Damien Ward (4:06.48) . Finally Aidan Blake ran it by helping pace a friend to his first marathon.
As you can see , a fantastic set of results and a massive well done to each and every one.
Tom Lupton and Ian Conroy represented Ireland at the prestigous Trofeovanoni Internatioanal race in Italy. Waiting to hear how it went,
At the Leinster Novice Cross Country in Kilkenny James Kelly continues to show fine form with a 2nd place finish with Colm Costello finishing 10th and Conor McCarthy 63rd.