Before I begin my report on today’s Dublin Marathon , I just want to congratulate Tom Lupton on his magnificent 3rd place finish in the Leinster Novice Cross Country in Navan yesterday. Also competing in same race was Alasdair Brown who finished in 60th place.
Today, we must have had our largest contingent from TTracers with almost 40 runners taking to the line. All in all the results were excellent with a copious amount of PB’s being posted. Our first across the line was Caitriona Jennings in 5th place and 2nd Irish female in a time of 2:42.23. Caitriona was followed home by Sean Fox in ( 2:49.12) Colm Costelloe ( 2:49.18 PB) Kieran Murray (2.:51.19) Shane MaCauley (2:56.21) Sean Barry 2:58.11)Ken Whitelaw ( 2.58.57) Paddy Walsh ( 2:56.24 PB — 3 minute pb on his recent run in Berlin) Alan Bernie ( 2:59.16 PB) Tim Murray ( 3:04.10) Andrea Talpo (3:05.12 PB) Ed Hayes ( 3:06.28) Brian Kitson 3:07.06 ,5 minute PB) Anne Curley ( 3:08.35 – 2nd O/45) Florrie Curley (3.09.21) Alan Hughes (3.09.28 – 10 minute PB) Maurice McCrohan (3.13) Fergal Connolly (3:13.54) Sabrina Keogh ( 3:20.53 PB) Sorcha McCann ( 3:22.55 PB) Hugh Carberry ( 3:23.57)Shane Grennan ( 3:25.22 PB) Matthieu Scholler ( 3:30.23 PB) Ray Magourty ( 3:33.56 PB) Pat O’Loan (3:33.54) Conor Cleary (3:37)Brian MacDonald ( 3:37.58) Peter Lantry (3:39.28 PB) Robbie Brannigan ( 3:39.09 16 minute PB)Cosimo Maraschulo (3:44.21) Padraic Lennon ( 3:46.48 PB) Damien Ward (3.47 PB) Gavin Purtill ( 3:55.38 ) Rob McDonald (4:07.52) and Rob Kelly ( 4:09). Quite a few B’s as you can see and I am sure there could be a couple of more that I am unaware of.