Congratulation to Claire Keegan, Deidre Fitzsimon and Hajnalka Peterfi for their great run.
Tea and cakes were served in the club house and much appreciated.
October 29th - Dublin City Marathon
Well done to all our Athletes who competed in the Dublin City Marathon. Nice running conditions combined with all the hard training over the past year produced some excellent times.
First home from the club was Fintan Crehan in a great time of 3.12, well done Fintan. Antoinette Howlin in her second marathon ran an excellent PB in 3.21, 16 mins quicker than last year. Antoinette looked very comfortable throughout and a sub 3.15 is on the cards for next year. Stephen Doyle ran a steady 3.30 and was followed home by Mick Foy, Scott Willoughby and Claire Ni Fhaircheallaigh. Mick paced Scott to a 3.32 PB which was a minute a mile faster than last year - great run Scott you can pace Mick to a sub 3.15 next year. Claire's 3.32 was also a huge performance for someone who is not in the club very long, well done Claire. Pauline Hilliard ran a steady 3.44, well done Pauline. Alongside Pauline, both Roisin Bell and Martin Geogheganalso ran 3.44 - ready for sub 3.30 next year guys.
Anne Gorman ran a PB in 4.02 and took 44 minutes off last year’s time. Sub 4 next year Anne. Siobhan Carey had an excellent debut, recording 4.08 – sub 4 for you as well next year Siobhan. Joanne O'Sullivan ran 4.12, 3 minutes up on last year, well done Joanne. Sinead Thompson had a very strong marathon debut, coming in at 4.16. Ray Mitchell was 12 minutes up on last year in a time of 4.17. Deirdre Mangan and Roisin Whitty accompanied each other throughout and across the line in an excellent debut time of 4.35 – well done girls. John Holian ran this year despite having completed only a limited amount of training. John managed to get over the finish in one piece in a time of 4.37. Seamus Dunne kept up his record of running every Dublin City Marathon: this year as in last year’s race Seamus ran with Andy Taylor in a time of 5 hours.
Perhaps the most impressive performance of all came from John Cotter who recorded 6.31, giving him 3rd place in his category – over 75’s. Congratulations John!
Hard luck to all who failed to make the start line through illness or injury: Alan, Aoiffe, Paul, Michael, Sean, Michelle, Geraldine, Rosemary, Eileen, Joe and Noel - keep the fitness up guys.