Published in Reports on 1st June 2015
2007 saw the return of Cork City Marathon after 21 years (1986). The five marathons in the 80's attracted substantial participants, peaking in 1984 when 1,138 runners took part (including our very own Martin Keane pictured above!). Today saw over 7,000 athletes run through the streets of Cork City defying the bank holiday's wet and windy weather. Athenry AC had representation in both the Marathon and Half Marathon events. Conditions were tough. Cork is a city of hills and valleys and the rain and wind provided an additional challenge to all.
Athenry AC's Lyall Guiney finished in the top 20 again this year crossing the line in 2.48.24, just over a min outside his 2014 time. Mark Mitchell finished in 3.16.20 in what he described as tough conditions. While Valerie Glavin was 28th woman home in 3.43.57 running her third marathon in 4 weeks. Martin Keane made a return trip to Cork and completed the half marathon in an impressive time of 2.06.18. Congrats to all!
Martin Keane - Legend!
Martin's gun time was in the 2:04 range. What a man! He went around the night after in Tuam and is ready for a big summer, or so it's being reported in the world's media ;-).