No pictures yet - will get something nicer up if they put up some photos!
The third half marathon in Waterford this year; between the postponed Dec. 2010 half marathon held in January, the national half marathon in September and the 2011 WAC club race held this December, there were plenty of grumbles from local runners at the thought of having to trek out the Waterford bypass again on what is one of the less scenic half marathon routes in the country!
A clean sweep for the club yesterday at the inaugural Eddie Murphy Memorial marathon in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, with Ruthann Sheehan winning the women's marathon and Mick Rice winning the men's, in excellent times of 3:32 and 2:51 respectively.
With a choice of three different events being run on the same course (double marathon, 30 miles and marathon), our ultra runners went short for this event and it paid off!
With perfect conditions for running, the marathon started at midday, with 26 laps of a one mile loop through the village. No getting lonely out there, then.
The DCM website seems to be suffering like my ankle tendons - overstretched and undertrained! A summary of club finishers below has been added - updated 02-Nov with as much information as we can piece together from AAI and comments. Apologies to anyone left out of initial results but it's been tricky piecing together!
Mick Rice led the Athenry men's team home, with yet another sub three hour marathon. Deirdre Quinn ran an excellent PB, dropping the 3:30 pacers to take the ladies home in 3:27.