Report in from Declan Dorgan in Venice where he had a fine finishing time of 3.30. The conditions were very very warm and Declan found it very tough from the start finding it a lot tougher than the finishing time looks. Well done once again declan.
The AGONY and the ECSTACY
What a great day for most of our runners when many achieved their dreams and several PBs.
All in all it was fantastic to see so many out their earning the dividends for all the hard work that was put in.
It was brilliant to see the smiles on the faces of first timers coming near the finish and they knowing they were going to finish it and finish it they did in very fine style.
A special word of praise must go to the Midleton AC supporters who once again excelled themselves.
Showing the amazing spirit of Midleton AC . Dan Twohig and family with super support placards that his kids made.
Killian Devlin Ballinacurra an honorary Midleton AC man for the day. Killian asked to wear the Midleton AC vest in memory of his mam Frankie who unfortunately passed away recently. Frankie was one of our best athletes ever and had run many Dublin Marathons and encouraged many others including myself to do so too.
Thanks Killian for keeping the flame alive. Danny
The winner Aofe Cooke in flying form.
Our ladies Louise and Claire in the Hall Of Fame at the Expo.
Best of luck to all running this weekend. We have a mighty crew going to Dublin and our Captain Declan Dorgan is heading to Venice. Also safe travels to our huge crew of supporters heading to Dublin.
Our Dublin crew are Mark Walsh, Mary Walsh, Mark Cronin
David Ginnell, Margaret Jones,Ger O’ Regan,
Morgan O’ Regan. Derek Ahern. Amanda Cooney, Edwin Cashman, Helen Gilroy,Mary O'Keeffe, Mick Murphy,Yvonne Fitzgerald, Colette Dalton, Sheila Bulman, Claire Parker, Karen Davis, Shevaun Hogan,Brian Martin, Marian Ahern, Breda Sheedy.
Some are doing it for the first time and we especially wish them well. They are the heavy type above,
Any runners looking for last minute advice please feel free to ring Donie anytime.0862092795.
Don't forget you can track our athletes and watch the race as it unfolds. Just check into Athletics Ireland website for the links.
This race also includes the National Championships of which all our members are eligible for once they have entered as Midleton AC. Non Athletic Ireland registered runners are not eligible.