Congratulation to Lucy Darcy who came second in the national half marathon, and to the guys who travelled down to waterford last weekend. 78 Merrick Ronan Sportsworld A.C. M 80.5899 Darcy Lucy Sportsworld A.C. F 83.22126 Duffy Paul Sportsworld A.C. M 85.40184 Splauski Jakub Sportsworld A.C. M 92.50 Waterford Halfmarathon
As if to motivate runners for the Longford marathon and half marathon Tony Mangan was breaking the world record in the registration hall for the longest run on a threadmill in 48 hours. He covered 251 miles and then went on to run in the marathon. Runners where to need of this motivation as the half marathon course was changed from last year and although it can’t be described as hilly it certainly wasn’t flat with the men’s winning time 3 minutes slower then last year. We where treated to a nice cooling shower (or downpour) for the first couple of miles and then the sun came out for most of the race but there where plenty of water stations and locals giving out water along the route. Although it was a challenging course Lucy D’Arcy came home in first place with a 20 second lead to claim her first Longford half marathon win, Mary Finn also claimed the 6th place prize with Orla Jordan a top ten finisher. 19 – 2641 – 01:21:08 – Michael Cunningham1 – 2326 – 01:23:14 – Lucy D’Arcy6 – 2580 – 01:30:23 – Mary Finn10 – 2214 – 01:35:29 – Orla Jordan144 – 2353 – 01:39:30 – Eoin O’Brien30 – 2380 – 01:43:52 – Anne Jordan186 – 2553 – 01:44:56 – Ray Carpenter37 – 2198 – 01:45:00 – Louise Bruton Thanks to Michael for the report. If people have any photo’s please forward them on.
Congratulations to all the sportsworld runners who took part in the Adidas Half Marathon today in the Phoenix Park. Eanna Cunanne 3rd PlacePhil Kilgannon 6th placeFollowed not too far behind by Ed McAtee and Ronan Merrick. Sandra Gowran 1st over 35Carol Lynch 1st over 55
Congratulations to everybody who took part in the AAI National Half Marathon Championships held in Ballybofey in Donegal on September 2nd and a special congratulations to the SportsWorld Mens Team who finished in second place. This is the first time the Sportsworld men’s team has won medals at national level. Eanna Cunnane: 4th place in 70:45Phil Kilgannon: 9th place in 73:52Packie Enright: 24th place in 78:01Ronan Merrick: 33rd place in 79:24 Team results:1. Letterkenny2. Sportsworld3. City of Derry