Fergal Whitty has ran some super marathons in the past few years but he excelled himself again on the streets of Boston on Monday April 17th by acing a personal best of 2.31.37 – this knocks a few minutes of his previous time and while the ultimate goal was to break the 2.30 this was a great run and the fastest marathon by a Donore man in 7 years (when Diarmuid O’Sheaghdha ran 2.28 in Dublin)
Living in Melbourne at the moment but doing some travelling and taking in the Boston marathon was Dervila Holmes who ran 3.24.27 despite not having full training in preparation for this so very impressive!
Back in Ireland over the Easter weekend Ariana Ball was delighted to smash her 10k PB in the Kildalkey 10k Fr Murphy race with a time of 43.15. Aislinn Nic Dhomhnaill was first woman in the hilly and windy Shanagolden 5k race where she did an impressive 18.07 – worth a sub-18 on a kinder day.
St Anne’s Park Raheny was the venue for the Brian Boru 10 mile race which also doubled as the Leinster 10 mile championship. Angela Eustace showed her flair over the longer distances once again and had a super run of 71.14, a PB and bagged silver in the Leinster W45 agegroup. Joseph Maguire ran 70.15, Rhona McHugh 73.26, Des Gill 74.02 and Terry Mee 78.18 and 1st M70.
Report by Florence Curley