Peadar, Maire and Michael all finished in 5:28:06! Congrats to all!
See here for the few seconds (10:18 to 10:27) of MTB telling the world of Peadar's 37th successive DCM.
Both finished safely, in the company of another local old-timer, Michael Glynn.
Fair play all three, and to Martin Keane who was a bit ahead of them on the road!
Established in 1981 Frankfurt is classed as the third fastest marathon route in the world and Germany's second largest marathon. The course record for the 26.2 mile route is 2:03:42 set in 2011 by Kenyan athlete Wilson Kipsang. The course has a total elevation gain of 27.8 meters spread across the entire route 42,195 meters!
Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:06:48
Martin Kiprugut Kosgey (Kenya) 2:07:22
Cybrian Kimurgor Kotut (Kenya) 2:07:28
Dublin City Marathon traditionally on Bank Holiday Monday was changed this year to a Sunday resulting in a 25% increase in entries compared to last year. In its 37th year, approx 19,500 athletes including 5,700 international participants gathered at Fitzwilliam Square to take on the 26.2 mile loop around Dublin city. This race is the fourth largest event of it's kind in Europe and attracts elite athletes from around the world.
Cick here for a fascinating documentary about a girl who attempts to run a half mathon but who suffers from up to 15 seizures every day.
Well worth checking out!
Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km takes place on Saturday 12th November at 11:00am. All proceeds from this event will be donated to GAP (Galway Autism Partnership). This event is specifically for Fit4Life members from all clubs (prizes only for Fit4Life members 1st, 2nd & 3rd). If you are not a member of Fit4Life and would like to run, jog or walk, you are very welcome. Medals for all finishers!
Thanks to The Surgery Athenry for the use of their building and facilities for the Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km on Saturday 12th November. Number collection and registration opens at 9:30am in the surgery and refreshments will be provided after the race at the same venue. A map of the location of the surgery is available on their website. http://www.athenrysurgery.ie/?utm_source=Viber&utm_medium=Chat&utm_campa...
Moylough hosted three road races on Sunday, 16 October 2016: a 1.5km race for children, followed by an untimed 5km and finally a permitted 10km.
The weather was wet, cold and miserable but that didn't stop 99 brave souls gathering at the start line. Athenry AC had a great day out!
Jane Ann Meehan won the women's race in 37:24, finishing 10th overall. Yvonne Fehilly was second woman home, coming very close to breaking the 40 barrier in 40:10.